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KAREN HILL PHOTOGRAPHY

New York , NY

LOCATION

New York, NY US (map)

PHONE

646-688-3385

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Love is in the Air! Please visit www.karenhill.com and fall in love!

At Karen Hill Photography, we love what we do and we love photography. Our style of coverage is a natural,... Read more
Love is in the Air! Please visit www.karenhill.com and fall in love!

At Karen Hill Photography, we love what we do and we love photography. Our style of coverage is a natural, organic approach that allows the day to describe itself as we create the most beautiful and poignant wedding day story through timeless imagery.

We're a preferred vendor on Snippet and Ink, Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book, Junebug Weddings, the Wedding Library and 100 Layer Cake. We’ve been published on Snippet and Ink, Style Me Pretty, The Knot, Once Wed, Ruffled, Elizabeth Anne Designs, and in Martha Stewart Weddings and The Knot Magazine.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope to hear from you soon.

Karen Hill
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Portraiture
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Still loves and shoots with film.
Is your media preference film or digital?
A Mix of Film and Digital and All Digital Coverage Available
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Flash Drive or FTP Image Delivery
Will images be available for viewing online?
Online Gallery for Viewing, Sharing and Ordering
What kind of albums do you offer?
Exquisite Albums and Beautiful Press Printed Books Available for Purchase

REVIEWS

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Lisa
Wedding:
12/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I got married this past weekend, the beginning of the month and I am so excited to see my pictures! I've seen Karen Hill's work before and I was truly amazed. It was so great to work with Karen Hill Photography. The whole time pictures were being snapped of my guests and I; I know they'll come out beautifully. Definitely recommended!
I got married this past weekend, the beginning of the month and I am so excited to see my pictures! I've seen Karen Hill's Read more...
I got married this past weekend, the beginning of the month and I am so excited to see my pictures! I've seen Karen Hill's work before and I was truly amazed. It was so great to work with Karen Hill Photography. The whole time pictures were being snapped of my guests and I; I know they'll come out beautifully. Definitely recommended! Read less
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Crista
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Karen Hill is the perfect wedding photographer! My husband and I spent a lot of time looking for the right photographer to capture our wedding, finding other photographers to either be too frothy and cheesy or too gritty and serious. Then we found Karen whose photos are a perfect blend of artistry and thoughtfulness with ample amounts of joy and light. Each and every shot she delivered captured some special moment - each with beautiful composition, spontaneity and clarity.
Just as important as her amazing skill is Karen's fantastic personality. Leading up to the wedding she was responsive, informative, calm, patient, inquisitive, accommodating... we went through the entire timeline and worked everything out perfectly. And (as I'm sure she knew ahead of time) when the timeline totally got thrown to the wind on the day of the wedding, she was still calm and patient, yet firm and decisive so we got every single shot we needed. She is great at directing group shots in a quiet but clear way, cutting through the chaos of the day. During the ceremony and reception, I hardly even noticed Karen was there, yet she captured the event beautifully, minute by minute. She manages to be invisible yet omnipresent during the event - it's amazing!
We were also lucky enough to have Karen's husband Frank working with us. While Karen was covering the girls getting ready, Frank was downtown with the boys. The guys had great fun taking shots on the roof, doing an impromptu shoe shine photo session, and walking to the church. During the reception, Karen and Frank worked together seamlessly. I would highly recommend hiring them as a team since they work magic together.
I can't imagine anyone in the world doing a better job than Karen and Frank. We just received our wedding album and it's stunning. You can see some of our wedding photos on Karen's site under "Real Weddings - Crista & Alexander, Lotos Club, NY". Definitely look no further - Karen is absolutely the best!
Karen Hill is the perfect wedding photographer! My husband and I spent a lot of time looking for the right photographer to Read more...
Karen Hill is the perfect wedding photographer! My husband and I spent a lot of time looking for the right photographer to capture our wedding, finding other photographers to either be too frothy and cheesy or too gritty and serious. Then we found Karen whose photos are a perfect blend of artistry and thoughtfulness with ample amounts of joy and light. Each and every shot she delivered captured some special moment - each with beautiful composition, spontaneity and clarity.
Just as important as her amazing skill is Karen's fantastic personality. Leading up to the wedding she was responsive, informative, calm, patient, inquisitive, accommodating... we went through the entire timeline and worked everything out perfectly. And (as I'm sure she knew ahead of time) when the timeline totally got thrown to the wind on the day of the wedding, she was still calm and patient, yet firm and decisive so we got every single shot we needed. She is great at directing group shots in a quiet but clear way, cutting through the chaos of the day. During the ceremony and reception, I hardly even noticed Karen was there, yet she captured the event beautifully, minute by minute. She manages to be invisible yet omnipresent during the event - it's amazing!
We were also lucky enough to have Karen's husband Frank working with us. While Karen was covering the girls getting ready, Frank was downtown with the boys. The guys had great fun taking shots on the roof, doing an impromptu shoe shine photo session, and walking to the church. During the reception, Karen and Frank worked together seamlessly. I would highly recommend hiring them as a team since they work magic together.
I can't imagine anyone in the world doing a better job than Karen and Frank. We just received our wedding album and it's stunning. You can see some of our wedding photos on Karen's site under "Real Weddings - Crista & Alexander, Lotos Club, NY". Definitely look no further - Karen is absolutely the best! Read less
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Stefanie
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
My wedding photos are absolutely beautiful, thanks to Karen Hill! I was a little anxious when looking for a photographer, because you only get one chance at a great wedding photo, but when I saw Karen's website, I knew I wanted her as my photographer. She is so professional and easy to work with, and she just made everything so special for us. When we saw the photos, everyone just gasped because they were so gorgeous! Karen captured every detail beautifully, from the rings to the venue, and the bridal party to the ceremony. I have no idea how she made everything look so wonderful, but she really is an artist. I highly recommend Karen Hill Photography - Karen is a pleasure to work with, and I couldn't be happier with our photos!
My wedding photos are absolutely beautiful, thanks to Karen Hill! I was a little anxious when looking for a photographer, Read more...
My wedding photos are absolutely beautiful, thanks to Karen Hill! I was a little anxious when looking for a photographer, because you only get one chance at a great wedding photo, but when I saw Karen's website, I knew I wanted her as my photographer. She is so professional and easy to work with, and she just made everything so special for us. When we saw the photos, everyone just gasped because they were so gorgeous! Karen captured every detail beautifully, from the rings to the venue, and the bridal party to the ceremony. I have no idea how she made everything look so wonderful, but she really is an artist. I highly recommend Karen Hill Photography - Karen is a pleasure to work with, and I couldn't be happier with our photos! Read less
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Yazmine
Wedding:
9/2/2013
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved the wedding photos that I received from Karen Hill Photography. They were absolutely beautiful and I cannot stop looking at them! I have not yet ordered a wedding book, but I plan to and I cannot wait for it to come. Karen was so professional and she was very easy to work with. She made all of my guest feel at ease. I still can't believe how great the photos turned out. I can't wait to frame the photos and put them up in our home!
I absolutely loved the wedding photos that I received from Karen Hill Photography. They were absolutely beautiful and I Read more...
I absolutely loved the wedding photos that I received from Karen Hill Photography. They were absolutely beautiful and I cannot stop looking at them! I have not yet ordered a wedding book, but I plan to and I cannot wait for it to come. Karen was so professional and she was very easy to work with. She made all of my guest feel at ease. I still can't believe how great the photos turned out. I can't wait to frame the photos and put them up in our home! Read less
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Abby
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Karen Hill was amazing and so much fun to work with. She was professional, considerate, creative and attentive. Her pictures were absolutely brilliant, especially her ability to perfect the colors and lightings. And the quality of the pictures were amazing. We will have no hesitation recommending her to other couples.
Karen Hill was amazing and so much fun to work with. She was professional, considerate, creative and attentive. Her Read more...
Karen Hill was amazing and so much fun to work with. She was professional, considerate, creative and attentive. Her pictures were absolutely brilliant, especially her ability to perfect the colors and lightings. And the quality of the pictures were amazing. We will have no hesitation recommending her to other couples. Read less
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Elisa
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Karen did a magnificent job with our photos. She made the entire process simple and easy with her service. She was amazing with her professionalism and quality of her work. She surely is a true artist and very good at her craft. We absolutely loved her shots! We haven't ordered a wedding book yet but I'm definitely looking forward to getting her wedding book! Overall, I would say Karen went above and beyond what we expected and delivered an exceptional value for the price. I can't recommend her enough! She helped make our special day as perfect as it could be :)
Karen did a magnificent job with our photos. She made the entire process simple and easy with her service. She was amazing Read more...
Karen did a magnificent job with our photos. She made the entire process simple and easy with her service. She was amazing with her professionalism and quality of her work. She surely is a true artist and very good at her craft. We absolutely loved her shots! We haven't ordered a wedding book yet but I'm definitely looking forward to getting her wedding book! Overall, I would say Karen went above and beyond what we expected and delivered an exceptional value for the price. I can't recommend her enough! She helped make our special day as perfect as it could be :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I would not hesitate to recommend Karen Hill Photography! We had an evening wedding, and the photography was beautiful! Karen did such a great job, and we really appreciated her patience and professionalism, especially with all of the questions we had. She was able to capture so many special moments prior to, during, and after the ceremony, and there were certain shots, like one of my wedding gown, that I didn't think about at the time but that made me tear up when I saw the photo. Karen has such a great eye and artistic passion for photography, and she was an absolute pleasure to work with!
I would not hesitate to recommend Karen Hill Photography! We had an evening wedding, and the photography was beautiful! Read more...
I would not hesitate to recommend Karen Hill Photography! We had an evening wedding, and the photography was beautiful! Karen did such a great job, and we really appreciated her patience and professionalism, especially with all of the questions we had. She was able to capture so many special moments prior to, during, and after the ceremony, and there were certain shots, like one of my wedding gown, that I didn't think about at the time but that made me tear up when I saw the photo. Karen has such a great eye and artistic passion for photography, and she was an absolute pleasure to work with! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Karen Hill Photography was fantastic! Truly one of the best photographer around. The photos came out amazing. We showed friends and family our wedding pictures and everyone is blown away. She captured the best moments. She is a true artist. Everything we expected was delivered. She was professional and very fun to work with and has an amazing personality.
Karen Hill Photography was fantastic! Truly one of the best photographer around. The photos came out amazing. We showed Read more...
Karen Hill Photography was fantastic! Truly one of the best photographer around. The photos came out amazing. We showed friends and family our wedding pictures and everyone is blown away. She captured the best moments. She is a true artist. Everything we expected was delivered. She was professional and very fun to work with and has an amazing personality. Read less
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Cherilyn
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
It was such a pleasure and an amazing experience to have Karen Hill Photography to photograph my wedding! I absolutely love the photos they took! I'm planning to order my wedding book soon and I'm just so excited to see it. I'm throughly impressed with Karen Hill, she is a true artist who maintains a sterling standard of professionalism and everything that I asked for was delivered! Highly recommended!
It was such a pleasure and an amazing experience to have Karen Hill Photography to photograph my wedding! I absolutely Read more...
It was such a pleasure and an amazing experience to have Karen Hill Photography to photograph my wedding! I absolutely love the photos they took! I'm planning to order my wedding book soon and I'm just so excited to see it. I'm throughly impressed with Karen Hill, she is a true artist who maintains a sterling standard of professionalism and everything that I asked for was delivered! Highly recommended! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Karen was a pleasure to have photograph my wedding. I am an artist so I was very picky when choosing a photographer, and I put my trust in Karen because of the great things I read about her, and also after meeting with her I sensed a great energy from her.

I am so happy with the photographs from my wedding. She has a wonderful sense of light, the photos came out absolutely beautiful.

She was calm and very good at directing us the day of our wedding. She was well organized, reliable, and is a talented artist. I definitely would recommend her to others getting married or who need a photographer for other occasions.
Karen was a pleasure to have photograph my wedding. I am an artist so I was very picky when choosing a photographer, and I Read more...
Karen was a pleasure to have photograph my wedding. I am an artist so I was very picky when choosing a photographer, and I put my trust in Karen because of the great things I read about her, and also after meeting with her I sensed a great energy from her.

I am so happy with the photographs from my wedding. She has a wonderful sense of light, the photos came out absolutely beautiful.

She was calm and very good at directing us the day of our wedding. She was well organized, reliable, and is a talented artist. I definitely would recommend her to others getting married or who need a photographer for other occasions. Read less
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Taylor
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Karen Hill Photography was great! I felt as if she really captured the essence of my wedding and the pictures are gorgeous. She really is a true artist and I love the special moments that she captured! It was such a pleasure to work with her. She is very professional and easy to get along with. The photos are great and I got even more than I expected.
Working with Karen Hill Photography was great! I felt as if she really captured the essence of my wedding and the pictures Read more...
Working with Karen Hill Photography was great! I felt as if she really captured the essence of my wedding and the pictures are gorgeous. She really is a true artist and I love the special moments that she captured! It was such a pleasure to work with her. She is very professional and easy to get along with. The photos are great and I got even more than I expected. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Karen and Frank beautifully captured memories that will be treasured for a lifetime. They were both so kind and dedicated to getting the perfect shots, most without me even noticing they were there. Our guests have been oohing and ahhing over our wedding photos and I'm so grateful that our day and the look and feel of it were captured so perfectly. We don't just have wedding photos, we have art from someone who is a professional at a real craft. Thank you!
Karen and Frank beautifully captured memories that will be treasured for a lifetime. They were both so kind and dedicated Read more...
Karen and Frank beautifully captured memories that will be treasured for a lifetime. They were both so kind and dedicated to getting the perfect shots, most without me even noticing they were there. Our guests have been oohing and ahhing over our wedding photos and I'm so grateful that our day and the look and feel of it were captured so perfectly. We don't just have wedding photos, we have art from someone who is a professional at a real craft. Thank you! Read less
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Sandra
Wedding:
11/22/2012
5.0/5.0
We had a fall NYC wedding, and I was so pleased with Karen Hill's services as a photographer! We knew that being close to Thanksgiving, the city would be more congested with people, but I really wanted some pretty Central Park photos. Karen certainly delivered on that! She worked with us ahead of time to find the perfect locations, and she treated us so well and professionally. She came up with some great ideas for poses, and we could not be happier.
We had a fall NYC wedding, and I was so pleased with Karen Hill's services as a photographer! We knew that being close to Read more...
We had a fall NYC wedding, and I was so pleased with Karen Hill's services as a photographer! We knew that being close to Thanksgiving, the city would be more congested with people, but I really wanted some pretty Central Park photos. Karen certainly delivered on that! She worked with us ahead of time to find the perfect locations, and she treated us so well and professionally. She came up with some great ideas for poses, and we could not be happier. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Karen Hill provided photography services for us during our destination wedding in Mexico. Everything went very smoothly, and we couldn't be happier! We had a small wedding, so Karen was able to get excellent photos of everyone, and she captured so many details. She was easy and professional to work with, and even though we were out of the country for the wedding, Karen managed everything perfectly. As a result of her artistic vision, we have the most beautiful photos! They exceeded even my highest expectations. I would highly recommended Karen Hill Photography!
Karen Hill provided photography services for us during our destination wedding in Mexico. Everything went very smoothly, Read more...
Karen Hill provided photography services for us during our destination wedding in Mexico. Everything went very smoothly, and we couldn't be happier! We had a small wedding, so Karen was able to get excellent photos of everyone, and she captured so many details. She was easy and professional to work with, and even though we were out of the country for the wedding, Karen managed everything perfectly. As a result of her artistic vision, we have the most beautiful photos! They exceeded even my highest expectations. I would highly recommended Karen Hill Photography! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Karen and Frank are not only true professionals but also wonderful people. We were so pleased to have them photograph our wedding and will cherish the beautiful photos forever!
Karen and Frank are not only true professionals but also wonderful people. We were so pleased to have them photograph our Read more...
Karen and Frank are not only true professionals but also wonderful people. We were so pleased to have them photograph our wedding and will cherish the beautiful photos forever! Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
10/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Karen was a pleasure to work with. She was willing to work within our budget and made the entire process easy. Our photos looked amazing! We had so much fun shooting with her. She was so calm throughout the wedding day, which isn't always true of wedding photographers. She kept everyone on schedule and made sure we got all the shots we wanted.
Karen was a pleasure to work with. She was willing to work within our budget and made the entire process easy. Our photos Read more...
Karen was a pleasure to work with. She was willing to work within our budget and made the entire process easy. Our photos looked amazing! We had so much fun shooting with her. She was so calm throughout the wedding day, which isn't always true of wedding photographers. She kept everyone on schedule and made sure we got all the shots we wanted. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We hired Karen Hill for our wedding in upstate New York, and we were thrilled with what she achieved. The outdoor photos, with the fall foliage, were outstanding and so lovely. We knew the landscape would make for good photos, but Karen took it a step further and all of the natural beauty was enhanced to an entirely different level. Karen was a joy to work with, and she took all of our requests and questions very seriously. There is no doubt in our minds that we hired the right photographer for this important day.
We hired Karen Hill for our wedding in upstate New York, and we were thrilled with what she achieved. The outdoor photos, Read more...
We hired Karen Hill for our wedding in upstate New York, and we were thrilled with what she achieved. The outdoor photos, with the fall foliage, were outstanding and so lovely. We knew the landscape would make for good photos, but Karen took it a step further and all of the natural beauty was enhanced to an entirely different level. Karen was a joy to work with, and she took all of our requests and questions very seriously. There is no doubt in our minds that we hired the right photographer for this important day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Karen Hill Photography to anyone who wants beautiful, artistic photos. We had a smaller, more informal wedding in New York City and wanted some fun shots on the city streets. Karen was able to capture so many quirky yet gorgeous photos of us with not only landmark buildings but also fun little shops. The fact that there were other people and traffic around us didn't seem to faze or distract her in the least. We ended up with unique photos that everyone comments on. Karen was a real pleasure to work with, and we are so pleased with our photos!
I would recommend Karen Hill Photography to anyone who wants beautiful, artistic photos. We had a smaller, more informal Read more...
I would recommend Karen Hill Photography to anyone who wants beautiful, artistic photos. We had a smaller, more informal wedding in New York City and wanted some fun shots on the city streets. Karen was able to capture so many quirky yet gorgeous photos of us with not only landmark buildings but also fun little shops. The fact that there were other people and traffic around us didn't seem to faze or distract her in the least. We ended up with unique photos that everyone comments on. Karen was a real pleasure to work with, and we are so pleased with our photos! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I knew I wanted the BEST photographer in New York for our big day sparing no expense. I was recommended by my childhood friend to check into the photographer she had recently discovered. I was simply amazed at the beautiful work Karen Hill produced. I knew instantly I must have her for the big day! Communication was a breeze; she was upfront with her cost/packages and was familiar with the church/wedding venue. The day of I was stressed (as every other bride is!) but knew my portraits/candid shots were in good hands – and I was right! Karen and Frank (her husband) were top-notch, getting the best shots and producing absolutely gorgeous prints for us. My husband and I cannot thank Karen enough for all that she has done. She went above and beyond and I greatly appreciate it. If you’re looking for a professional photographer in New York, contact Karen Hill!
I knew I wanted the BEST photographer in New York for our big day sparing no expense. I was recommended by my childhood Read more...
I knew I wanted the BEST photographer in New York for our big day sparing no expense. I was recommended by my childhood friend to check into the photographer she had recently discovered. I was simply amazed at the beautiful work Karen Hill produced. I knew instantly I must have her for the big day! Communication was a breeze; she was upfront with her cost/packages and was familiar with the church/wedding venue. The day of I was stressed (as every other bride is!) but knew my portraits/candid shots were in good hands – and I was right! Karen and Frank (her husband) were top-notch, getting the best shots and producing absolutely gorgeous prints for us. My husband and I cannot thank Karen enough for all that she has done. She went above and beyond and I greatly appreciate it. If you’re looking for a professional photographer in New York, contact Karen Hill! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.6/5.0
I booked Karen for my wedding in September based on the rave reviews and after a great consulation with Karen. I am writing this review to warn future brides that if conditions are not "perfect"..beware. Karen's artistic abilities will not shine through. In fact, Frank (her husband & photo assistant) told my husband the day of the wedding that most of the nice images on her website & samples in her albums were taken by him. NOTE: Frank works as the photographers assistant when you contract w/Karen.
Unfortunately there was terrible weather on my wedding day. We had planned an outdoor ceremony and tented reception. The wind was insane. I guess this not only tainted my day, but affected Karen's ability to perform her job. This must explain why I have ZERO bridal pictures. All the gorgeous pictures of brides posing in their gowns, close-up with their husbands, close-ups of the bride, etc... I have NONE and will never have them. I have hundreds of photos that are unflattering to both the bride & groom because apparently the weather was to much of a distraction for Karen to do her job & guide us or think of a plan B. We actually have pictures where we are standing in the rain- not in an artsy way which ruined my hair/make-up - now that i have the pictures it was not even worth it... but its too late. In addition when i asked if Frank could take photos of my husband & groomsman getting ready an hour before the ceremony while i was getting ready, we had to pay an extra $175 - even though he was already there and contracted to be working. This was apparently an additional service. So, Given the circumstances, we asked Karen to meet us at the venue 2 weeks later to re-do some of the shots of my husband & I, the bridal shots we wanted etc... Karen came back to me & said she would love to, but her rate had gone up by $500/hr!!! Beware of this advantageous vendor!! I do NOT recommend her & will never have the pictures i dreamed of.
I booked Karen for my wedding in September based on the rave reviews and after a great consulation with Karen. I am Read more...
I booked Karen for my wedding in September based on the rave reviews and after a great consulation with Karen. I am writing this review to warn future brides that if conditions are not "perfect"..beware. Karen's artistic abilities will not shine through. In fact, Frank (her husband & photo assistant) told my husband the day of the wedding that most of the nice images on her website & samples in her albums were taken by him. NOTE: Frank works as the photographers assistant when you contract w/Karen.
Unfortunately there was terrible weather on my wedding day. We had planned an outdoor ceremony and tented reception. The wind was insane. I guess this not only tainted my day, but affected Karen's ability to perform her job. This must explain why I have ZERO bridal pictures. All the gorgeous pictures of brides posing in their gowns, close-up with their husbands, close-ups of the bride, etc... I have NONE and will never have them. I have hundreds of photos that are unflattering to both the bride & groom because apparently the weather was to much of a distraction for Karen to do her job & guide us or think of a plan B. We actually have pictures where we are standing in the rain- not in an artsy way which ruined my hair/make-up - now that i have the pictures it was not even worth it... but its too late. In addition when i asked if Frank could take photos of my husband & groomsman getting ready an hour before the ceremony while i was getting ready, we had to pay an extra $175 - even though he was already there and contracted to be working. This was apparently an additional service. So, Given the circumstances, we asked Karen to meet us at the venue 2 weeks later to re-do some of the shots of my husband & I, the bridal shots we wanted etc... Karen came back to me & said she would love to, but her rate had gone up by $500/hr!!! Beware of this advantageous vendor!! I do NOT recommend her & will never have the pictures i dreamed of. Read less
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KAREN HILL PHOTOGRAPHY responded with the following comments:

6/3/13

Dear Daisy and Michael,

I'm so sorry to hear about your dissatisfaction with my photography coverage and service. Your review is the first I'm hearing about this. I wish you would have brought these issues to me so that we could talk about them and work things out.

There are so many beautiful photographs from your wedding day last September, and yes the storm was really awful, the wind was fierce and it was a very muggy day without any air conditioning. Most of the day - the portraits, ceremony and cocktails - were all planned to be held outdoors. I'm sure it was very disappointing that the weather turned and interfered with your plans in such a big way. But the day was still fantastic and the photographs reflect the happiness and the fun everybody had at your wedding. I know how difficult it can be to edit through 100's of images, I'm happy to offer help with this! I‘ve also offered light retouching at no additional cost, a long with a few other things to try to help you through this process and to give you some comfort, but I’ve not heard back from you.

Unfortunately, the same thing happened when I followed up about my proposal for a portrait session when you contacted me two weeks after your wedding. I never heard back from you then either. I'm sorry if my portrait session proposal was disappointing. I do charge a minimum of $500 an hour for an all digital portrait session and prefer to book two hours but was more then happy to work with you for an hour or so. I also live three hours from the venue out on Long Island making this proposed portrait session a full day. I followed up but never heard back. I checked your Facebook page and was surprised to see that you had posted a set of wedding portraits shot on a sunny day on your wall. It seems you hired someone else to shoot the portrait session so I’m not sure why you say in your review that you don’t have any portraits and never will. I do wish it had been me who took the photos on a beautiful sunny day - that would have been really awesome. If money had been an issue, and if you had let me know, I would have tried to work something out with you, without question. But I never heard back from you until this review.

It’s my experience that every wedding, not only has it’s own story, but also takes on a life of it's own. It is this sort of magic that I look for photographically and what I let dictate the days’ coverage. This is my style of coverage and this is the style of coverage you fell in love with in my photographs when you saw my work. Unfortunately, all the best laid plans in the world aren’t going to be enough when sheets of rain are coming down with extremely high winds and tornado warnings, dampening your vision of the beautiful seaside wedding you had in mind. It must have been very disappointing. I captured the day as it unfolded in beautiful poignant moments. At the end of a wedding, what you're left with is a set of photographs, you have each other and a day to remember always. How you choose to remember it is up to you, I only hope that you can see the wonderful photos for what they are, a lovely document of your day filled with love, happiness and joy. In fact, your weddings was filled to the brim with joy which is so apparent in the photographs!

Here is the link to your wedding on my blog, I also welcome visitors to take a look: http://karenhillphotography.blogspot.com/2013/01/recent-wedding.html

We were never standing in the rain, as you mentioned in your review. Fortunately, it did not start to rain until after we had a pretty good, albeit quick, couple portrait session outside and we ran inside as the rain began to fall. Cameras don't like the rain either and I wouldn't have been able to stand in the rain with them. There was the Canon lighting at dusk, where you both ran out with a large red umbrella and I followed with my own umbrella to capture the Canon lighting. We did take a few really fun photos with the umbrella afterward but then the rain started to come down much harder and we ran inside again. I would never make a couple stand in the rain! The plan B was to take the group photos on the porch where you were married. I agree that the blue tented background was not ideal for the ceremony or for the group portraits, but there was simply no other place to do the portraits in the few minutes we had. Inside the Country Club, the cocktail party was in full swing, the other two sides of the porch were drenched and we could not get to the tent where the reception would take place - the dance floor might have been a possibility but we could not get there without getting completely drenched. The porch location was the only place to do the group photos and we did them as quickly as possible because everyone wanted to join the cocktail party. I sent you some versions of the group shots to choose from, to either digitally remove the blue color in the background, or to desaturate the images to b&w. I personally love the b&w and think it's a perfect solution in this case, but I have not heard back from you. When I build the photography timeline with a bride before the wedding, I like to suggest doing the couple portraits before the ceremony so that you look fresh and we have the time we need, but not everyone wants to see each other before the ceremony and in the end, it's really up to you and in this case, you didn't want to see each other before the ceremony.

To address the issue you mention about the photography on my web site and in my sample albums - I took the photos on my blog, my web site and the ones in my sample albums. Frank does work with me and his photos do end up in the mix. He's an extremely talented photographer and I'm lucky to have him on my team. Any photograph not taken by me on my web site is clearly indicated. If you click on Info, just under an image on my website, you'll see credit given to Frank as “Photo by Frank Marshal for Karen Hill Photography”. I'm sorry for any confusion concerning this comment you mention in your review that your husband says Frank made. I’m not sure what was said since I wasn't there. Perhaps he simply misunderstood some for most? What I can say is that I’m sorry for any misunderstanding and truly hope that this clears this misunderstanding up.

The next issue you mention is about the 2nd photographer's fee. Frank's fee for 2nd shooting is an additional fee and this is clearly indicated on my rate sheet and in the contract. Sorry if it wasn't clear to you. Your contract was for my lower rate, all digital package and included the Principal Photographer and her assistant for 8 hours. To add a second photographer is an additional fee of $1000.00. Adding coverage adds images which adds time to the post-production, etc, and we do charge for this. I broke it down to what I thought was a fair rate for you when you requested this additional service for one hour for $150.00. This seemed fair and clear to me, I'm sorry it wasn't to you. Most of my clients who contract with us contract us as two photographers - Principal Photographer and 2nd photographer - and this type of coverage costs more. The assistant, as part of your contract, was there to help me, he does light shooting, in particular during the ceremony, but the assistant primarily helps me with lighting and equipment. (This is especially true when I shoot with film cameras and the assistant also manages the film). Since we are so often hired together, I decided to eliminate the lower rate all digital package and no longer offer it, in doing so I have hopefully also eliminated any chance of a misunderstanding concerning the assistants role at a wedding. Frank is a wonderful photographer and is an amazing addition to my business. For the all digital coverage package, our future bookings will be for the two of us as Principal Photographer and 2nd photographer, and our rate will reflect this change.

I truly hope my response is somewhat helpful and that I don't sound too defensive. At the same time, I do feel the need to “defend myself” by responding to these allegations and share my side because your comment is, after all, posted in a public forum and concerns my business. I've spent the last 20 years building and providing a service in good standing. I’m well known and respected in the industry and don't think I'm an “advantages vendor” as you mention. I hope other's can see from my response and by the other reviewers here, that I am not. I do think I run a small business and that I get paid for a service. As a small wedding photography studio, I've worked with couple's in all types of locations and situations all over the globe. I make a living doing what I love and I do feel incredibly lucky, honored and unbelievably responsible towards my clients. When a client is unhappy, I feel terrible and I do whatever I can to help them through whatever it is, wether it's the color of the album fabric, my travel fee, my hourly rate etc, I do what I can to try to help. I personally wouldn't leave a negative review without first reaching out to a business owner to try to work things out. I'm personally really uncomfortable leaving this response but unfortunately feel I have no choice since you haven't responded to my letters. I understand you're upset and disappointed, but it's my hope that at some point you'll reach out to me so we can start a constructive dialogue, which I'm hopeful and happy to participate in.

Sincerely,
Karen Hill
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Margaux
Wedding:
8/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Karen is a true master of her craft. Her photos not only captured my wedding and our story as a couple - but because her background is fine-art photography, the end product was like flipping through a high-end editorial glossy magazine.

Working with her was also very easy before, during and after the event. She is a pro - very responsive on email, accommodating and detail oriented. As a first time bride - I had many questions and she left no stone unturned. I also didn't expect to be as overwhelmed on my actual wedding day as I turned out to be with pre-wedding/hair and make up jitters. Karen has a very calming/confident presence.

She and Frank did both our wedding and engagement shoots. They are a great team - extremely easy going, creative and super fun to work with! Our engagement portrait session came two months prior to our wedding. It was at Jane's Carousel in Dumbo/Brooklyn. Karen came up with the location, I didn't even know about Jane's carousel, but i mentioned to her that my wedding was whimsical and i wanted that whimsy to carry over into our engagement photos. I had recalled seeing photos of a bride and groom on a carousel in Central Park once. Jane's carousel was waaaay better than i could have hoped Our pictures are set on a restored carousel with scenes of the Manhattan waterfront in the distance. It doesn't get better than that!

Rest assured that you will fall in love with Karen's work. Her photos are compelling, inspired and beautiful. In fact, I loved working with her so much that it was a no-brainer to hire her to take promotional portraits for an upcoming record I am putting out.
Karen is a true master of her craft. Her photos not only captured my wedding and our story as a couple - but because her Read more...
Karen is a true master of her craft. Her photos not only captured my wedding and our story as a couple - but because her background is fine-art photography, the end product was like flipping through a high-end editorial glossy magazine.

Working with her was also very easy before, during and after the event. She is a pro - very responsive on email, accommodating and detail oriented. As a first time bride - I had many questions and she left no stone unturned. I also didn't expect to be as overwhelmed on my actual wedding day as I turned out to be with pre-wedding/hair and make up jitters. Karen has a very calming/confident presence.

She and Frank did both our wedding and engagement shoots. They are a great team - extremely easy going, creative and super fun to work with! Our engagement portrait session came two months prior to our wedding. It was at Jane's Carousel in Dumbo/Brooklyn. Karen came up with the location, I didn't even know about Jane's carousel, but i mentioned to her that my wedding was whimsical and i wanted that whimsy to carry over into our engagement photos. I had recalled seeing photos of a bride and groom on a carousel in Central Park once. Jane's carousel was waaaay better than i could have hoped Our pictures are set on a restored carousel with scenes of the Manhattan waterfront in the distance. It doesn't get better than that!

Rest assured that you will fall in love with Karen's work. Her photos are compelling, inspired and beautiful. In fact, I loved working with her so much that it was a no-brainer to hire her to take promotional portraits for an upcoming record I am putting out. Read less
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Jeff
Wedding:
8/11/2012
4.7/5.0
We loved working with Karen and Frank. They are true artists and professionals. We did our engagement photos and our wedding photos. Two thumbs up. They were non-intrusive and yet they captured the real moments of our wedding. I strongly recommend anyone looking for a photographer who is professional, talented and an artist who will capture both the traditional and non-traditional essence of your even (digitally and on film).
We loved working with Karen and Frank. They are true artists and professionals. We did our engagement photos and our Read more...
We loved working with Karen and Frank. They are true artists and professionals. We did our engagement photos and our wedding photos. Two thumbs up. They were non-intrusive and yet they captured the real moments of our wedding. I strongly recommend anyone looking for a photographer who is professional, talented and an artist who will capture both the traditional and non-traditional essence of your even (digitally and on film). Read less
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Jiwon
Wedding:
6/30/2012
4.6/5.0
Karen took beautiful photos of our wedding last June. She was very calm, attentive and detailed. She also had no problems telling one of our over zealous relatives to SIT DOWN and get out of the way so she can do her job during our ceremony. If it wasn't for her, that relative would be in all of our ceremony photos. THANK YOU KAREN. She may be soft spoken but she is not timid!
When we got our photos, it brought smiles to our faces because it was like reliving that special day. She captured every moment of our wedding in an artistic and naturally thoughtful way.
Karen took beautiful photos of our wedding last June. She was very calm, attentive and detailed. She also had no problems Read more...
Karen took beautiful photos of our wedding last June. She was very calm, attentive and detailed. She also had no problems telling one of our over zealous relatives to SIT DOWN and get out of the way so she can do her job during our ceremony. If it wasn't for her, that relative would be in all of our ceremony photos. THANK YOU KAREN. She may be soft spoken but she is not timid!
When we got our photos, it brought smiles to our faces because it was like reliving that special day. She captured every moment of our wedding in an artistic and naturally thoughtful way. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I could not have been more satisfied with choosing Karen Hill Photography to photograph our wedding! Her level of professionalism, patience (due to several children included in the precession) and dedication to getting a wide variety of shots gave me complete confidence in her work. Karen’s passion for art shows through in all of her photos. I fell in love with every shot and the amazing quality of the prints. I simply can’t choose one favorite picture; in fact I change out the portraits several times a year! The wedding book was a huge success; it’s always passed around at family functions with plenty of “ooh’s” and “ahh’s”!
I recommend Karen Hill Photography to anyone who is looking for the highest quality of work for one of the most important days of your life! She has a life-long customer and huge fan who will be using her services every chance I get!
I could not have been more satisfied with choosing Karen Hill Photography to photograph our wedding! Her level of Read more...
I could not have been more satisfied with choosing Karen Hill Photography to photograph our wedding! Her level of professionalism, patience (due to several children included in the precession) and dedication to getting a wide variety of shots gave me complete confidence in her work. Karen’s passion for art shows through in all of her photos. I fell in love with every shot and the amazing quality of the prints. I simply can’t choose one favorite picture; in fact I change out the portraits several times a year! The wedding book was a huge success; it’s always passed around at family functions with plenty of “ooh’s” and “ahh’s”!
I recommend Karen Hill Photography to anyone who is looking for the highest quality of work for one of the most important days of your life! She has a life-long customer and huge fan who will be using her services every chance I get! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Karen is an amazing wedding photographer. She captured our special day in a way I could never have imagined. All the photos were beautiful and when put into the wedding album she done for us, just looked gorgeous! She is a true artist and very professional to work with. Everything expected was delivered and more. I can not stop looking at my wedding album, which is always out on our coffee table.
Karen is an amazing wedding photographer. She captured our special day in a way I could never have imagined. All the Read more...
Karen is an amazing wedding photographer. She captured our special day in a way I could never have imagined. All the photos were beautiful and when put into the wedding album she done for us, just looked gorgeous! She is a true artist and very professional to work with. Everything expected was delivered and more. I can not stop looking at my wedding album, which is always out on our coffee table. Read less
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TLCooke
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are so happy with how our wedding photos came out. We keep receiving glowing reviews from our friends and families. Karen along with her husband Frank, who assists her, did an amazing job. She's incredibly professional, and is able to completely document your wedding day without being intrusive. Most importantly, her shots are absolutely beautiful. She's truly an artist. One of the reasons why my husband knew we wanted Karen to photograph our wedding is that she doesn't just shoot using a digital camera. She also brings along some film cameras and is able to get some really amazing and unique photos with them. If you want your photographs to capture how special your wedding day is, I highly recommend Karen Hill.
My husband and I are so happy with how our wedding photos came out. We keep receiving glowing reviews from our friends and Read more...
My husband and I are so happy with how our wedding photos came out. We keep receiving glowing reviews from our friends and families. Karen along with her husband Frank, who assists her, did an amazing job. She's incredibly professional, and is able to completely document your wedding day without being intrusive. Most importantly, her shots are absolutely beautiful. She's truly an artist. One of the reasons why my husband knew we wanted Karen to photograph our wedding is that she doesn't just shoot using a digital camera. She also brings along some film cameras and is able to get some really amazing and unique photos with them. If you want your photographs to capture how special your wedding day is, I highly recommend Karen Hill. Read less
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risdgal
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot rave enough about Karen Hill Photography.
From start to finish she embodied the utmost professionalism and the best part, she is a creative genius behind the camera. I was so glad that I hired on her second photographer, because they both were SO lovely to work with. They were so flexible with their schedules to accommodate last-minute changes in plans. Best of all, they both made my groom feel comfortable in front of the camera, since he is a bit reserved usually. From the moment I talked to her on the phone, I knew Karen was a true artist. I could not imagine trusting anyone but her and Frank to capture the best day of my entire life. I lost track of how many cameras they had between the two of them. As a fellow artist, it was inspiring to watch them create and compose their pictures in such a seamless flow. I cannot recommend Karen Hill Photography enough to future brides out there. I would also like to add that I hired her to shoot some photos of my rehearsal dinner, and I am 10000% happy that I did. My wedding weekend was the pinnacle of my life and I can rest assured that it's been documented in the most beautiful and timelessly chíc way. Karen's photographic point-of-view is simply breathtaking. I am one lucky bride.
I cannot rave enough about Karen Hill Photography.
From start to finish she embodied the utmost professionalism and Read more...
I cannot rave enough about Karen Hill Photography.
From start to finish she embodied the utmost professionalism and the best part, she is a creative genius behind the camera. I was so glad that I hired on her second photographer, because they both were SO lovely to work with. They were so flexible with their schedules to accommodate last-minute changes in plans. Best of all, they both made my groom feel comfortable in front of the camera, since he is a bit reserved usually. From the moment I talked to her on the phone, I knew Karen was a true artist. I could not imagine trusting anyone but her and Frank to capture the best day of my entire life. I lost track of how many cameras they had between the two of them. As a fellow artist, it was inspiring to watch them create and compose their pictures in such a seamless flow. I cannot recommend Karen Hill Photography enough to future brides out there. I would also like to add that I hired her to shoot some photos of my rehearsal dinner, and I am 10000% happy that I did. My wedding weekend was the pinnacle of my life and I can rest assured that it's been documented in the most beautiful and timelessly chíc way. Karen's photographic point-of-view is simply breathtaking. I am one lucky bride. Read less
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kkfellows
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
It really was a pleasure working with Karen and her team. Our photos turned out beautifully and we are so happy with them. I'd absolutely recommend her to anyone.
It really was a pleasure working with Karen and her team. Our photos turned out beautifully and we are so happy with them. Read more...
It really was a pleasure working with Karen and her team. Our photos turned out beautifully and we are so happy with them. I'd absolutely recommend her to anyone. Read less
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HannahSmith
Wedding:
9/25/2011
4.9/5.0
Karen and her team were fantastic! They were friendly and easy to work with and the pictures were beautiful! My husband and I couldn't be happier!
Karen and her team were fantastic! They were friendly and easy to work with and the pictures were beautiful! My husband Read more...
Karen and her team were fantastic! They were friendly and easy to work with and the pictures were beautiful! My husband and I couldn't be happier! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/6/2011
4.9/5.0
Karen is a true artist and I would strongly recommend her work to anyone looking for a fantastic photographer. She was such a pleasure to work with. She is professional and playful, and she did an amazing job capturing our special day.
Karen is a true artist and I would strongly recommend her work to anyone looking for a fantastic photographer. She was Read more...
Karen is a true artist and I would strongly recommend her work to anyone looking for a fantastic photographer. She was such a pleasure to work with. She is professional and playful, and she did an amazing job capturing our special day. Read less
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Brooklynite
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
You can see that Karen takes gorgeous photos by looking at her website. What you wouldn’t really know until the wedding day ends is how experienced and professional she is as a wedding photographer. She did an excellent job photographing each moment of the day without interfering with the event. She’s very calm and soft spoken and polite, but she also has a strong will. That’s how she manages the timing and the crowd to seize the opportunities to get the best shots while remaining in the background. We had a fabulous wedding day but it went by amazingly quickly. We so enjoy looking at Karen’s photos to relive the experience. We highly recommend Karen Hill for your wedding.
You can see that Karen takes gorgeous photos by looking at her website. What you wouldn’t really know until the wedding Read more...
You can see that Karen takes gorgeous photos by looking at her website. What you wouldn’t really know until the wedding day ends is how experienced and professional she is as a wedding photographer. She did an excellent job photographing each moment of the day without interfering with the event. She’s very calm and soft spoken and polite, but she also has a strong will. That’s how she manages the timing and the crowd to seize the opportunities to get the best shots while remaining in the background. We had a fabulous wedding day but it went by amazingly quickly. We so enjoy looking at Karen’s photos to relive the experience. We highly recommend Karen Hill for your wedding. Read less
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chickenlover5
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
The photos were absolutely gorgeous! Great service. The photographers were personable and a pleasure to be around. Most importantly, I didn't even notice them during the ceremony! They captured amazing moments during the ceremony but weren't obtrusive at all.
The photos were absolutely gorgeous! Great service. The photographers were personable and a pleasure to be around. Most Read more...
The photos were absolutely gorgeous! Great service. The photographers were personable and a pleasure to be around. Most importantly, I didn't even notice them during the ceremony! They captured amazing moments during the ceremony but weren't obtrusive at all. Read less
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eqclifton
Wedding:
12/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Karen Hill photographed my wedding in December 2010 and I could not have been more pleased! Our wedding was in Chicago and she travelled to photograph both our rehearsal dinner and our wedding. All the pictures are frame worthy and we've received so many compliments from guests and vendors! When we have a family some day I hope she will agree to photograph us again. She is the very best in every way.
Karen Hill photographed my wedding in December 2010 and I could not have been more pleased! Our wedding was in Chicago and Read more...
Karen Hill photographed my wedding in December 2010 and I could not have been more pleased! Our wedding was in Chicago and she travelled to photograph both our rehearsal dinner and our wedding. All the pictures are frame worthy and we've received so many compliments from guests and vendors! When we have a family some day I hope she will agree to photograph us again. She is the very best in every way. Read less
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haejinc
Wedding:
11/20/2010
4.7/5.0
My husband and I loved our photos from Karen Hill. She captures beautiful spontaneous moments, not canned ones, and tells the story of the special day that you can relive again and again. We highly recommend her!
My husband and I loved our photos from Karen Hill. She captures beautiful spontaneous moments, not canned ones, and tells Read more...
My husband and I loved our photos from Karen Hill. She captures beautiful spontaneous moments, not canned ones, and tells the story of the special day that you can relive again and again. We highly recommend her! Read less
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Jen1281
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Karen takes the most GORGEOUS photos, everyone who has seen them are just amazed. They are each little works of art. Karen is also so easy to work with, not pushy at all and a calming force. I would definitely highly recommend her!
Karen takes the most GORGEOUS photos, everyone who has seen them are just amazed. They are each little works of art. Karen Read more...
Karen takes the most GORGEOUS photos, everyone who has seen them are just amazed. They are each little works of art. Karen is also so easy to work with, not pushy at all and a calming force. I would definitely highly recommend her! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Karen Hill is one word - amazing. She is an expert photographer. Her beautiful photographs aside, she helped us create a schedule for our wedding day that ensured we caputured all of the most important moments and was the most calming force on the big day. Now back to her photos - My family and I continue to be blown away by the beauty that she captured - from the small details (flowers, the dress, my jewlery, the stained glass in the church...), to the broad strokes (all of our guests at the church, the reception space, the bridges where we took our photographs...). And, of course, she captured my husband and I (who aren't always the most photogenic...) in the most beautiful and touching ways. You can see the happiness, see the love, the excitment and see the day - our wedding day in each of the photos. I am so glad that we hired Karen Hill to be our wedding photographer. Thank you, Karen, for everything!!
Karen Hill is one word - amazing. She is an expert photographer. Her beautiful photographs aside, she helped us create a Read more...
Karen Hill is one word - amazing. She is an expert photographer. Her beautiful photographs aside, she helped us create a schedule for our wedding day that ensured we caputured all of the most important moments and was the most calming force on the big day. Now back to her photos - My family and I continue to be blown away by the beauty that she captured - from the small details (flowers, the dress, my jewlery, the stained glass in the church...), to the broad strokes (all of our guests at the church, the reception space, the bridges where we took our photographs...). And, of course, she captured my husband and I (who aren't always the most photogenic...) in the most beautiful and touching ways. You can see the happiness, see the love, the excitment and see the day - our wedding day in each of the photos. I am so glad that we hired Karen Hill to be our wedding photographer. Thank you, Karen, for everything!! Read less
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RCP
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Karen is a smart, artistic and insightful photographer, and a pleasure to work with. We knew we were working with an artist, not just someone who is good at taking pictures of a special event. She and her husband Frank were fun and comfortable to work with throughout the whole day, and make a great team. I gasped when I got our proofs: it was an overwhelming experience to look through them, because there were so many amazing shots that beautifully represented our day and all the love between my husband and I, our family and our friends. I would highly recommend Karen to anyone, but especially to people who appreciate art and photography, and who are looking for someone above and beyond the average wedding photographer.
Karen is a smart, artistic and insightful photographer, and a pleasure to work with. We knew we were working with an Read more...
Karen is a smart, artistic and insightful photographer, and a pleasure to work with. We knew we were working with an artist, not just someone who is good at taking pictures of a special event. She and her husband Frank were fun and comfortable to work with throughout the whole day, and make a great team. I gasped when I got our proofs: it was an overwhelming experience to look through them, because there were so many amazing shots that beautifully represented our day and all the love between my husband and I, our family and our friends. I would highly recommend Karen to anyone, but especially to people who appreciate art and photography, and who are looking for someone above and beyond the average wedding photographer. Read less
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Taryn
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Karen's photos are real pieces of artwork. It was so important to us to have beautiful images of our wedding day, and everything Karen did surpassed our expectations. She was great to work with on the wedding day itself (as was her husband, Frank), and she was able to capture so many special moments in such a beautiful way. We are thrilled we had the opportunity to work with her!
Karen's photos are real pieces of artwork. It was so important to us to have beautiful images of our wedding day, and Read more...
Karen's photos are real pieces of artwork. It was so important to us to have beautiful images of our wedding day, and everything Karen did surpassed our expectations. She was great to work with on the wedding day itself (as was her husband, Frank), and she was able to capture so many special moments in such a beautiful way. We are thrilled we had the opportunity to work with her! Read less
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Tricia
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Karen is an absolute artist. Our wedding pictures are so much more than we ever could have hoped for! They are beautiful and real and she worked so hard to capture every moment from the moment I put my gown on until the party was going strong. Book her in advance, she is well worth it!
Karen is an absolute artist. Our wedding pictures are so much more than we ever could have hoped for! They are beautiful Read more...
Karen is an absolute artist. Our wedding pictures are so much more than we ever could have hoped for! They are beautiful and real and she worked so hard to capture every moment from the moment I put my gown on until the party was going strong. Book her in advance, she is well worth it! Read less
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katie
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
I don't know where to start, Karen and Frank were unbelievably fantastic. Karen has such a wonderful ability to capture the true spirit and joy of the day. Her style and eye for light is impeccable and the artistic quality of her work makes for truly stunning photographs. And on top of our amazing photographs, she and Frank were an absolute pleasure to work with - both leading up to our wedding and the day itself. My husband and I will cherish these photographs forever - we envision sharing them with our children and grandchildren :) I couldn't recommend working with Karen and Frank more highly.
-katie
I don't know where to start, Karen and Frank were unbelievably fantastic. Karen has such a wonderful ability to capture Read more...
I don't know where to start, Karen and Frank were unbelievably fantastic. Karen has such a wonderful ability to capture the true spirit and joy of the day. Her style and eye for light is impeccable and the artistic quality of her work makes for truly stunning photographs. And on top of our amazing photographs, she and Frank were an absolute pleasure to work with - both leading up to our wedding and the day itself. My husband and I will cherish these photographs forever - we envision sharing them with our children and grandchildren :) I couldn't recommend working with Karen and Frank more highly.
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jyc31
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
One hires Karen Hill for her vision. She has a strong aesthetic and is a perfectionist when it comes to composition and lighting. We thought Karen did a fantastic job capturing the mood and beauty of our day and took photographs that are timeless and classic. We were fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her and can't say enough about her professionalism and talent.
One hires Karen Hill for her vision. She has a strong aesthetic and is a perfectionist when it comes to composition and Read more...
One hires Karen Hill for her vision. She has a strong aesthetic and is a perfectionist when it comes to composition and lighting. We thought Karen did a fantastic job capturing the mood and beauty of our day and took photographs that are timeless and classic. We were fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her and can't say enough about her professionalism and talent. Read less
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Lizi Jacobs
Wedding:
1/6/2010
5.0/5.0
As the mother of the bride , I was grateful for Karen's beautiful photographs. They remind me not only of a wonderful day but also capture the emotions of the moment.
Karen was a pleasure to with and guided the family through the process of choosing photos for the book. During the Wedding Karen was unobtrusive ,yet did not miss a moment. Luckily, I have one more daughter!
As the mother of the bride , I was grateful for Karen's beautiful photographs. They remind me not only of a wonderful day Read more...
As the mother of the bride , I was grateful for Karen's beautiful photographs. They remind me not only of a wonderful day but also capture the emotions of the moment.
Karen was a pleasure to with and guided the family through the process of choosing photos for the book. During the Wedding Karen was unobtrusive ,yet did not miss a moment. Luckily, I have one more daughter! Read less
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Cho
Wedding:
5/26/2007
5.0/5.0
One word - perfect!
One word - perfect!
One word - perfect! Read less
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helena
Wedding:
12/31/2006
5.0/5.0
I enjoyed the candid shots the most. Karen really captured the moment well. She moved with us and you didn't even fell like she was there photographing you. But she was there, taking great shots.
I enjoyed the candid shots the most. Karen really captured the moment well. She moved with us and you didn't even fell Read more...
I enjoyed the candid shots the most. Karen really captured the moment well. She moved with us and you didn't even fell like she was there photographing you. But she was there, taking great shots. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
8/26/2006
4.7/5.0
Karen's work is beautiful. She really captured the essence of our wedding day and we have a special wedding album that we'll have forever to remember. We highly recommend working with Karen to any couple looking for a photo journalistic style photographer to shoot traditional film. Karen's work is true art, not just snapshots like so many of the newer photographers shooting weddings these days. The work that you get is worthy of a professional editorial shoot, like looking at your own wedding in Martha Steward Weddings, and the shots are like works of art. In addition, Karen is a true pleasure to work with and really blends into your wedding day making it so easy to have them shooting the wedding, they didn't disrupt the flow of the day at all which is so important.
Karen's work is beautiful. She really captured the essence of our wedding day and we have a special wedding album that Read more...
Karen's work is beautiful. She really captured the essence of our wedding day and we have a special wedding album that we'll have forever to remember. We highly recommend working with Karen to any couple looking for a photo journalistic style photographer to shoot traditional film. Karen's work is true art, not just snapshots like so many of the newer photographers shooting weddings these days. The work that you get is worthy of a professional editorial shoot, like looking at your own wedding in Martha Steward Weddings, and the shots are like works of art. In addition, Karen is a true pleasure to work with and really blends into your wedding day making it so easy to have them shooting the wedding, they didn't disrupt the flow of the day at all which is so important. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
5/10/2003
5.0/5.0
As someone who was once considering an MFA in photography, the choice of a photographer was particularly important to me. Karen does spectacular work. Our album is not only a wonderful record of our wedding day, but a work of art in its own right.
As someone who was once considering an MFA in photography, the choice of a photographer was particularly important to me. Read more...
As someone who was once considering an MFA in photography, the choice of a photographer was particularly important to me. Karen does spectacular work. Our album is not only a wonderful record of our wedding day, but a work of art in its own right. Read less
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jennya
Wedding:
4/28/2001
4.9/5.0
Karen is the most artistic wedding photographer ever. We were absolutely delighted with the results.
Karen is the most artistic wedding photographer ever. We were absolutely delighted with the results.
Karen is the most artistic wedding photographer ever. We were absolutely delighted with the results. Read less
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tracey
Wedding:
1/16/1999
5.0/5.0
My husband and I have been married for almost 12 years and I still have MANY of the photos displayed around our home. We live in LA now so the photos of us on 5th Ave and Grand Central Station in our wedding garb are very meaningful and people always ask about them because they are so unique.
My husband and I have been married for almost 12 years and I still have MANY of the photos displayed around our home. We Read more...
My husband and I have been married for almost 12 years and I still have MANY of the photos displayed around our home. We live in LA now so the photos of us on 5th Ave and Grand Central Station in our wedding garb are very meaningful and people always ask about them because they are so unique. Read less
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