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welcome  friends!

 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. 


This man is my rock. He is my best friend and comedic relief. He keeps me centered and keeps our family's eyes on God. He is my most trusted advisor, technical guru, and personal chef. He serves as my second shooter for weddings even though I only pay him in kisses. He hates haircuts and would run around in an old tattered flannel shirt every day if I let him. He is a real country boy (wait till you hear him talk!) with an honest heart  who prefers whiskey over wine. 

my husband


Photo by Greg Finck

It really is true that "not all who wander are lost". I grew up in a small town with dreams to see the art and places I saw in my history books. After graduation, I joined the Navy to serve my country and get to travel the world. I am always ready to pack a bag and go on a new adventure. My absolute favorite cities in the world are New Orleans and Paris. The people, food, art and culture are such perfection! If you are getting married or eloping in either one of these cities; call me right now and we will work it out! 



Photo by Eau Claire Photography; New Orleans

Photo by Greg Finck; Paris

 The guy and I LOVE to entertain and have family and friends over.  While we love the entertaining, we both hate doing dishes!  We usually trade the kids a cupcake or meal out for dish duty. It's a win for everyone! 

family  get  togethers


There is nothing like breathing in the fresh sea air while feeling the sand on your toes and watching the sun come up. Totally worth getting out of bed early!

the beach


I absolutely LOVE to create costumes for myself and my family! I grew up doing musical theater so these days I like to do anything that I can get away with dressing up for.  I rather enjoy the hunt for the different pieces and crafting my own costumes. I particularly love Halloween and Renfest but am seriously considering Comicon next.

being a theater dork


Meet "Wheatie" aka Furby, Furbious Puffious Rex, Stuffed Animal Dog, Puff and Stuff....well you get the picture. This little guy had my heart the moment I saw him. I know I take WAY too many pictures of him but can you blame me? Just look at this sweet furry face!

This furry guy


I have a real love affair for vintage items because they all have a story.  This particular piece I hand painted for a shoot on the beach.

vintage items


I grew up surrounded by fresh flowers because my mother has such an ability to grow them. I LOVE to bring her garden indoors and place the blooms on the mantel. 

fresh flowers


A few more of my FAVORITE THINGS


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... 
    beautiful paper 
         anything blush       
unplugged wedding ceremonies (I don’t want to fight your guests for a good shot) 
    wedding dresses in shades of ivory, blush, and grey 
red lipstick 
   natural light 
 exposed brick   
  farm tables   
oak trees
    heartfelt, personalized vows
    emotional grooms
    pretty much everything at BHLDN  and Adriana Papell
Audrey Hepburn's Style
Signature Wedding Day Scents
a good music playlist
sleeping in on Saturdays
scented candles
vintage items


Featured On

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!

FOR the future Mr. and Mrs.

We are so beyond happy for you! This adventure is going to be exciting! We want only the best wedding day for our brides and grooms. We want you to get to enjoy your family and friends and still get those sweet romantic portraits that everyone dreams of.  We have seen way too many stressed couples with less than ideal timelines on the big day. To help avoid stress for you we have put together a "Couples Guide" where we have compiled a list of everything that you and yours need to ensure the most incredible wedding experience. 

Upon booking with us, we will gift you this guide and help you as much as you much as you will let us. 
For more detailed information, contact us today! We are super excited to hear from you!


Full service wedding photography

It is not just a job. It is a passion.
We are not just photographers; we are WEDDING photographers. We specialize in weddings and we love every single minute of it. That means we are excellent under pressure and will work our booties off to make sure your day unfolds beautifully. 
We bring pretty extra items to style your invitation suite with and make things as awesome as we can. 
We simply can't get enough of weddings, or wedding blogs...or questions about weddings. We love it all. 
We are constantly learning new skills and bringing our A game. It's who we are; it's how we roll. Non-stop in love with love stories and telling them so that our AWESOME couples can relive their day over and over. Did I mention we also love to have fun doing all of this? Be prepared to step outside of your comfort zones and laugh until your cheeks hurt! 


Getting to know you

Getting to know each other is so very important to the kind of images that we can ultimately deliver. It is during the engagement session that we really get to know one another before the big day. We include a complimentary engagement session to all of our couples. We use this time for you to get comfortable with us and for us to learn more about you as a couple. THIS is how we get those sweet and romantic images you see on the site. By the time we get to the wedding day, our couples are familiar with us and the poses. We also get to know your special quirks that makes you both so unique. If you know us, you are not afraid to be who you really are with each other in front of us. We love to see the genuine you!!

KTP Couples >

karen theresa couples

Our couples come from all walks of life, but they all share the following beautiful traits.
~take the time to pray. 
~are kind and gentle at heart.
~ always make sure everyone around them is comfortable.
~love the classics because they know that true style will stand the test of time.
~stay away from anything trendy and veer towards simplicity.
~value real relationships over social media and truly appreciate everyone and everything around them.
~write "thank you" letters and make time to love others.
~are best friends who can laugh, cry and forgive.
~can spout movie quotes and music lyrics like true bosses. 
~are total dog people


love letters

"I was so fortunate to have Karen shoot my engagement, boudoir and wedding photos. From the start she was absolutely incredible to work with. She made my husband and I feel comfortable right away, She took the time to get to know us and our style and listened to every idea (good and bad) we had. The results were absolutely amazing and are some of my most prized possessions.

 Karen did an amazing job capturing every special detail of our day and I truly feel so fortunate! Her work is beautiful and she is a beautiful soul. You can't get better than Karen!"  

~Megan and Michael Coombs 

Read more real reviews from our clients on FB. Reach out to them if you want and get your own testimonies about our services. I am proud to say that most of our clients end up as friends. Until we hear from you; we are sending nothing but LOVE your way.


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Families and Portraits


LIFESTYLE sessions
Couples, Maternity, Family & Seniors
beginning from

Elopements + intimate ceremonies
Beginning from $1200

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.

wedding collections
beginning from

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. 

Instagram Snaps @karentheresaphotography

Photo booth

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

$600 or as a wedding
ADD ON $500






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.

Much Love~Karen

Thank you!

Your message has been sent. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO contact you within 24 hours during the week. if you have sent us a message on the weekend, please give us until monday.

get in touch!

Baytown based Houston & Galveston Wedding Photographer | Engagement, Bridal, Boudoir,Maternity & Baby Photographer, Pregnancy and Baby Photographer, Photobooth.
Yes we travel! Our bags are always packed ready for a new adventure! 


favorite vendors

Choosing wedding vendors can be exhausting and overwhelming. where does a couple start? Well lucky for you we have a great team we can refer you to! Just click on the heart below the names for THEIR websites or phone numbers. 

Flowers and Event Design
Edith: Black Orchid Floral and Event Design

Linens and Event Design
Susan: Innovative Linens

Taryn: Honeybees Bakery

Invitations, Event Design  and Venue
Jessica: Paper Roses Studio/The Qwin Room

Hair and Makeup Artist
Maria Rangel