Bio photo by: Karen Cline

Karen Wise, acclaimed luxury wedding photographer, has been recognized as one of the best in her field by American Photo magazine (“World’s Top 10”). Karen’s work has appeared in New York Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, VOGUE India, Town & Country and more. Karen has been perfecting the art of luxury wedding photography for 20 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, Brooklyn wedding photographer Karen Wise apprenticed 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, Joy Cho’s wedding, five-day long Indian extravaganzas, tropical destination nuptials, and many distinctive New York weddings. 

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, hiking, skiing in the Berkshires, and traveling (she’s originally from Montreal and speaks French too). Karen divides her times between Park Slope, Brooklyn and the Berkshires with her husband, and 6-year old son.


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
East by NorthEast, Montauk
Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados
Four Seasons Hotel, San Francisco
The Foundry
Frankies 457
Gansevoort Hotel
Garrison Golf Club
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
River Cafe
Rockhouse Hotel, Jamaica
Saddlerock Ranch, Malibu
SoHo Grand Hotel
Stonover Farm
St Ignatius Church
Tappan Hill Mansion
Tribeca Rooftop
Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Wainwright House
The William Vale
The Williamsburg Hotel
Wythe Hotel
Udaivillas, Udaipur, India
Yale Club
Karen Wise Photography