Hey! I’m Karen, a wedding photographer based in Brooklyn + the Berkshires. Writing a bio feels a bit self-centered, because I’m all about connecting with you and hearing about your wedding plans and photography needs! But since you’re curious about me, here’s a little peek into who I am:

With more than two decades behind the camera and at least 600 weddings under her belt, Karen Wise is a true expert in both digital and film photography. Each wedding she captures is infused with her unique blend of elegance and emotional depth, creating memories that stand out from the crowd.

After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, Wise learned the ropes from top New York photogs before diving into her own business. She’s captured moments at high-profile weddings like those of Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer and Yo-Yo Ma’s daughter, as well as extravagant Indian celebrations, beachy destination receptions, and unique New York nuptials. Acknowledged by American PHOTO magazine as one of the “World’s Top 10,” her work has graced the pages of renowned publications such as New York Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, VOGUE India, BRIDES, Business Insider, and more.

Besides weddings, Karen photographs families (check out her Brooklyn Stoop Portraits – a project she lovingly started in April 2020), and food/cookbooks. She’s into vegetarian cooking, yoga, tennis, hiking, basketball, skiing, gardening and travel. Originally from Montreal, she speaks French and splits her time between Park Slope, Brooklyn, and the Berkshires with her husband and their 7-year-old son.

Get in touch today (email, text, call, DM) and share a bit about yourself!


501 Union
Angel Orensanz
Blackbarn NYC
Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Bowery Hotel
Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Winery
Buttermilk Falls Inn
Culinary Institute of America
East by NorthEast, Montauk
Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados
Four Seasons Hotel, San Francisco
The Foundry
Frankies 457
Gansevoort Hotel
Garrison Golf Club
Gedney Farm
Gramercy Park Hotel
Highlands Country Club
Irish Historical Society
Jedidiah Hawkins Inn
The Kaaterskill
Hotel Le St-James, Old Montreal
The Lake Palace, Udaipur, India
Liberty Warehouse
Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
Mandarin Oriental, Manhattan
Metropolitan Building
Montauk Club, Brooklyn
Hotel Nelligan, Old Montreal
Navy Beach, Montauk
New Leaf
New York Botanical Garden
New York City Hall
New York Historical Society
One Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
One & Only Palmilla, Mexico
The Park Hotel, New Delhi, India
Per Se
Pleasantdale Chateau
Pratt House
Ritz Carlton, Palm Beach
The River Cafe
Rockhouse Hotel, Jamaica
Saddlerock Ranch, Malibu
SoHo Grand Hotel
Stonover Farm
St Ignatius Church
Tappan Hill Mansion
Tribeca Rooftop
Udaivillas, Udaipur, India
Vinegar Hill House
Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Wainwright House
The William Vale
The Williamsburg Hotel
Wythe Hotel
Yale Club
Karen Wise Photography