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Karen Wise Photography

Brooklyn , NY
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Brooklyn, NY 11215 US (map)

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917-539-9908

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Karen Wise, an acclaimed wedding photographer, has been recognized as one of the best in her field by American Photo magazine (“World’s Top 10”) and The Knot (“Best in New York”). Karen’... Read more
Karen Wise, an acclaimed wedding photographer, has been recognized as one of the best in her field by American Photo magazine (“World’s Top 10”) and The Knot (“Best in New York”). Karen’s work has appeared in New York Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, VOGUE India, Marie Claire China, Style Me Pretty, and many more magazines. Karen has been perfecting the art of wedding photography for more than 15 years, combining technical expertise in digital and film with a fine arts finish. From 20s glamour to marigold splendor, Karen captures the unique spirit of each wedding she shoots, rendering it with stylistic elegance and emotional richness.

After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Karen spent five years as an apprentice with some of New York’s finest commercial still life, fashion, and portrait photographers. Having acquired this practical and creative background, Karen then launched her own business. She has since photographed celebrity weddings, including Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer’s wedding in San Francisco and Yo-Yo Ma’s daughter’s wedding in Massachusetts, five-day long Indian extravaganzas, tropical destination weddings, and many distinctive New York nuptials.

Couples choose Karen not just for the artistic quality of her work, but for her disposition behind the camera. Karen effortlessly soothes wedding-day jitters and draws out her subjects’ natural personalities, resulting in pictures that never look stiff or posed. Moreover, she has an innate gift for capturing joyful moments without intruding on the experience. Clients often remark that they “didn’t know Karen was there” when they see photos of their vows.

In addition to weddings, Karen photographs food, families and portraiture. She also teaches food photography & styling workshops collaborating with chefs and food stylists in the New York area. She loves organic, locally grown food, weekly yoga classes, and traveling (she’s originally from Montreal and speaks French too). Karen lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn with her husband and two cats.

Check out Karen's WEBSITE for more of her work!

See our most recent Hamptons summer wedding featured on Style Me Pretty HERE!

and a recent Catskills, NY fall wedding featured on Martha Stewart Wedding HERE! Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Boudoir Shoot, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proofs, Thank You Cards

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Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We're really lucky to have found Karen Wise as our engagement photographer, she is extremely professional, experienced and efficient. My fiancé and I are very pleased with the images! Having spent a month time in search of the right photographer, we're most impressed with Karen's attention to details and and the use of natural sun light. We felt that her artistic / natural style will most express who we are as a couple (ie. not overdoing).

We had so much confidence on the day of the photoshoot (given we have not met with Karen prior), she guided us professionally on how to pose or where to look, and threw out different ideas of making our images more interesting.

Due to the tight schedule we have, Karen had to work on our images in a short time-frame which was timely delivered. We appreciated her outstanding client service, responsiveness and flexibility. I would definitely recommend Karen to my friends in the future.
We're really lucky to have found Karen Wise as our engagement photographer, she is extremely professional, experienced and Read more...
We're really lucky to have found Karen Wise as our engagement photographer, she is extremely professional, experienced and efficient. My fiancé and I are very pleased with the images! Having spent a month time in search of the right photographer, we're most impressed with Karen's attention to details and and the use of natural sun light. We felt that her artistic / natural style will most express who we are as a couple (ie. not overdoing).

We had so much confidence on the day of the photoshoot (given we have not met with Karen prior), she guided us professionally on how to pose or where to look, and threw out different ideas of making our images more interesting.

Due to the tight schedule we have, Karen had to work on our images in a short time-frame which was timely delivered. We appreciated her outstanding client service, responsiveness and flexibility. I would definitely recommend Karen to my friends in the future. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
3/20/2016
5.0/5.0
Karen and her team were a pleasure to work with. We had over 250 guests and Karen brought along two assistants who were also great. We ended up with with beautiful photos and are looking forward to receiving our albums.
Karen and her team were a pleasure to work with. We had over 250 guests and Karen brought along two assistants who were Read more...
Karen and her team were a pleasure to work with. We had over 250 guests and Karen brought along two assistants who were also great. We ended up with with beautiful photos and are looking forward to receiving our albums. Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
12/3/2015
4.7/5.0
We have booked Karen for our engagement shoot (which is what we're rating) and our wedding later on in the spring of 2016. The shoot was great! Karen is very open to collaboration and was really quick with getting the images to us. We had our photos within a week so that we could send out our save the dates the following Friday!
We have booked Karen for our engagement shoot (which is what we're rating) and our wedding later on in the spring of 2016. Read more...
We have booked Karen for our engagement shoot (which is what we're rating) and our wedding later on in the spring of 2016. The shoot was great! Karen is very open to collaboration and was really quick with getting the images to us. We had our photos within a week so that we could send out our save the dates the following Friday! Read less
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Justin
Wedding:
11/22/2015
5.0/5.0
Karen was incredibly professional and personable, characteristics that can sometimes be mutually exclusive.
Karen was incredibly professional and personable, characteristics that can sometimes be mutually exclusive.
Karen was incredibly professional and personable, characteristics that can sometimes be mutually exclusive. Read less
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Aya
Wedding:
11/22/2015
5.0/5.0
Karen Wise is an incredibly talented artist! After 20 years together, we had a very small wedding, and Karen captured that intimacy and joy of celebrating with our families and friends perfectly. She was extremely patient, flexible and gave great direction when we needed it. All of the photos are fantastic, and I am especially pleased with how Karen composed our shots, the lighting, and the richness of the photographs. Her attention to details is extraordinary and we will always treasure the moments she captured!
Karen Wise is an incredibly talented artist! After 20 years together, we had a very small wedding, and Karen captured that Read more...
Karen Wise is an incredibly talented artist! After 20 years together, we had a very small wedding, and Karen captured that intimacy and joy of celebrating with our families and friends perfectly. She was extremely patient, flexible and gave great direction when we needed it. All of the photos are fantastic, and I am especially pleased with how Karen composed our shots, the lighting, and the richness of the photographs. Her attention to details is extraordinary and we will always treasure the moments she captured! Read less
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Aya
Wedding:
11/22/2015
5.0/5.0
Karen Wise is an incredibly talented artist! After 20 years together, we had a very small wedding, and Karen captured that intimacy and joy of celebrating with our families and friends perfectly. She was extremely patient, flexible and gave great direction when we needed it. All of the photos are fantastic, and I am especially pleased with how Karen composed our shots, the lighting, and the richness of the photographs. Her attention to details is extraordinary and we will always treasure the moments she captured!
Karen Wise is an incredibly talented artist! After 20 years together, we had a very small wedding, and Karen captured that Read more...
Karen Wise is an incredibly talented artist! After 20 years together, we had a very small wedding, and Karen captured that intimacy and joy of celebrating with our families and friends perfectly. She was extremely patient, flexible and gave great direction when we needed it. All of the photos are fantastic, and I am especially pleased with how Karen composed our shots, the lighting, and the richness of the photographs. Her attention to details is extraordinary and we will always treasure the moments she captured! Read less
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Jung
Wedding:
10/17/2015
4.7/5.0
Karen was a delight to work with. She made us (the bride and groom) and our guests very comfortable, and the pictures came out wonderfully. We highly recommend her to photograph your special occasion.
Karen was a delight to work with. She made us (the bride and groom) and our guests very comfortable, and the pictures came Read more...
Karen was a delight to work with. She made us (the bride and groom) and our guests very comfortable, and the pictures came out wonderfully. We highly recommend her to photograph your special occasion. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
10/13/2015
5.0/5.0
Karen and her team were wonderful and the photographs are beautiful. I'd also like to mention how calm and supportive they were on the wedding day. Karen is the consummate professional.
Karen and her team were wonderful and the photographs are beautiful. I'd also like to mention how calm and supportive they Read more...
Karen and her team were wonderful and the photographs are beautiful. I'd also like to mention how calm and supportive they were on the wedding day. Karen is the consummate professional. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
9/19/2015
4.8/5.0
Karen and her assistant took the most beautiful photos at our wedding. I hired Karen because I loved her clean and artistic photos. I am a wedding photographer as well, so I was pretty selective with choosing the right person for our wedding. My whole family and I are very impressed with how the photos turned out.
Karen and her assistant took the most beautiful photos at our wedding. I hired Karen because I loved her clean and Read more...
Karen and her assistant took the most beautiful photos at our wedding. I hired Karen because I loved her clean and artistic photos. I am a wedding photographer as well, so I was pretty selective with choosing the right person for our wedding. My whole family and I are very impressed with how the photos turned out. Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
8/15/2015
4.9/5.0
My wife and I hired Karen for our end-of-summer wedding and couldn't have been happier with our choice of photographer. She did so much more than simply snap pictures of our attendees. She paid attention to details in her setups and utilized our venue's natural lighting at dusk. There is an elegance to her shots and she captured the moment of our special day perfectly. She was such a pro and we are so happy we made the choice to use her.

Karen used a second shooter during our event, which had about 130 people. At first I was skeptical we needed one (my wife was not), and we are so glad she did. She met us in person well in advance of our event, so we could get to know one another ahead of the big day.

There were photographers that were less expensive than Karen, but given how important a decision the photographer was to help us remember the day, we felt it was worth it to get one that we knew would be amazing. And she was.

The day went smoothly from start to finish and we got our photographs from her a few weeks after the wedding. We would highly recommend Karen to anyone.
My wife and I hired Karen for our end-of-summer wedding and couldn't have been happier with our choice of photographer. Read more...
My wife and I hired Karen for our end-of-summer wedding and couldn't have been happier with our choice of photographer. She did so much more than simply snap pictures of our attendees. She paid attention to details in her setups and utilized our venue's natural lighting at dusk. There is an elegance to her shots and she captured the moment of our special day perfectly. She was such a pro and we are so happy we made the choice to use her.

Karen used a second shooter during our event, which had about 130 people. At first I was skeptical we needed one (my wife was not), and we are so glad she did. She met us in person well in advance of our event, so we could get to know one another ahead of the big day.

There were photographers that were less expensive than Karen, but given how important a decision the photographer was to help us remember the day, we felt it was worth it to get one that we knew would be amazing. And she was.

The day went smoothly from start to finish and we got our photographs from her a few weeks after the wedding. We would highly recommend Karen to anyone. Read less
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