I'm Karen, and I am a photographer.
Welcome to my little place on the web! I am a happy gal who just happens to be a hopeless romantic. Yes, I am that person that is in LOVE with love. I enjoy living in a small town with my sweet husband David (who I call Guy), our daughters and our fur-baby, Wheatie.
I love Jesus and enjoying the simple things in life. There is not a beat I won't dance to or a song that I won't try to karaoke or at least sing harmony. I love fresh flowers, cheese, chocolate covered strawberries, the beach, sipping tea in the evenings, traveling, tackling DIY projects with the hubbs, and spending time cuddled on the couch binge watching Netflix or Disney movies.
Photographing weddings and portraits makes me one very happy lady! Weddings or portraits on the beach, at a vineyard, in a garden, or historic venue make my heart sing!
I am passionate about capturing honest moments even in unexpected places. I LOVE the ethereal light that comes late in the afternoon. I am drawn to romantic, and pensive moments but am even more drawn to heartfelt outbursts of laughter. Creating genuine images of sweet moments is why I am a photographer.
To see more of my recent work, visit the Blog. To stay up to date on our latest news, exclusive sneak peeks and special offers, be sure to "like" us on Facebook and follow us on instagram. To see what inspires me, and to get ideas on what to wear to your shoot, follow my picture boards on Pinterest. Links for everything are at the top and bottom of the screen.
Photo by Greg Finck
Photo by Eau Claire Photography; New Orleans
Photo by Greg Finck; Paris
My mother's garden roses are always in first place. I love peonies. I know, big deal — who doesn’t?! And give me eucalyptus all day, every day, and I will style the hell out of it with your wedding stationery.
I have a serious weakness for beautiful shoes. Please wear beautiful shoes on your wedding day so I can photograph them!
I love french fries with honey. Hey..don't knock it until you have tried it! HEAVEN!!
I super heart chips and fresh salsa..hands down my favorite over sweets anytime.
I love special touches like pretty linens and chair rentals and deliberately mismatched table settings, but I also want you to relax and enjoy your wedding day instead of fretting the details (and maybe have a dual on the dance floor — I love to dance around you). I want you to be open to adventure and unafraid of breaking tradition.
I love hand lettering...
unplugged wedding ceremonies (I don’t want to fight your guests for a good shot)
wedding dresses in shades of ivory, blush, and grey
heartfelt, personalized vows
pretty much everything at BHLDN and Adriana Papell
Audrey Hepburn's Style
Signature Wedding Day Scents
a good music playlist
sleeping in on Saturdays
Our philosophy is simple. It all starts with love...for God, for family and for life. We take beautiful photos to remember the moments and looks that you'll want to cherish forever. The ones that you'll frame in your home for years to come.
We truly LOVE our clients and we love it even more when they let us love them back. Marriages are the foundation of weddings. Moments in life are the foundation of portraits. We believe in having a foundation in love, faith and trust. But best of all, we are going to have a great time doing it!
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We offer full-service wedding photography. This means we help you through your entire process to include your timeline, doing venue visits and even suggesting the best vendors. We know your wedding day is the MOST IMPORTANT DAY, and we are not messing around. We are here to take care of you.
Photography is the part of your wedding day that outlasts any other item on your planning checklist, aside of course from each other. It is so important to choose someone you feel comfortable with!
When we are not capturing weddings, we also love to capture gorgeous sun filled portraits at the beach, in a field, a historic venue or under the canopy of trees.
When you've got Karen Theresa as your wedding photographer, your memories are not the only thing that you are signing up for. You are also investing in your peace of mind because you are getting years of wedding day expertise. Planning a wedding can sometimes feel like pure insanity! Trust! We feel you! For the record, we really suggest hiring a wedding planner or putting someone specifically in charge of the wedding day flow. But, we like to help a lot too! We also have put together an AWESOME couples guide that will help you with just about every thing you might be wondering about. We may be photographers, but we also know how to run a wedding day.
Basically, we are here for you. Ever heard of full-service wedding photography? Well; that is what we do.... it's how we roll! Every Karen Theresa wedding collection includes a complimentary engagement session, (6) hours of coverage with two photographers, an online gallery, and 500-800 high resolution watermark free digital images.
Are you eloping or having a civil ceremony? If so, you still deserve great pictures! We love intimate ceremonies and would to be a part of your day! Please get in touch with us for additional details.
We LOVE romance but we also love to cut loose and have fun! I think our couples all think the same thing! We now offer a photo booth as crazy amazing as our clients! It is a must have for weddings, bridal showers, or any event. After all... who doesn't love a photo booth? We have rigged up an awesome open-air booth that uses a high quality DSLR camera and great lighting. We bring the props and you get to have fun!
3 Hours of Coverage
Choice of Backdrop///Champagne Sequin, Gold Sequin, or Silver Sequin
Unlimited 4X6 Instant Prints
Our Prop Box
Gallery to Share Your images via Social Media
Digital Download of All Images After the Event
As much as we would love to shoot every session and wedding out there, to be the best for you; we can only accept a limited amount of weddings and portrait sessions a year.
We would love to hear from you to see if we are a good fit! All consultations are done by appointment at our residential studio or via video conference so we can get a good feel for each other.
In your message, please be sure to be as detailed as possible. Include dates and the type of photography you are looking to have done.
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Linens and Event Design
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Invitations, Event Design and Venue
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