Good Morning America

I was so happy to see my Brooklyn Stoop Portraits on Good Morning America!

My clients Kristin and Phillip were interviewed by Robin Roberts in the piece titled, “Leap into Love with these secrets to a successful relationship.”⁠⠀Three of my portraits accompanied the interview.

Congratulations, Kristin + Phillip, on an inspiring and great appearance talking about how you strengthened your relationship during the pandemic⁠.

Furthermore, welcome newborn baby Owen, he is simply adorable! Ryleigh is already such a terrific and loving big sister.

 

 

 

Ring in the New Year with a Proposal or Engagement Session

A marriage proposal is an exciting major life event. When you are planning your secret proposal why not treat yourselves to some professional photos? Ring in the new year with a proposal or engagement session.

Winter Family Photos in Brooklyn

As the end of 2020 approaches, now is the perfect time to snuggle up with your loved ones for a family photography shoot. Despite the drop in temperature, winter creates some of the most beautiful scenery. This season provides an opportunity to capture unique iconic images in NYC. I am excited to offer winter family photos in Brooklyn on your stoop or in the park.

Outdoor Winter Family Photography Sessions

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A major benefit of getting photos taken in the winter is the soft lighting and gorgeous sunsets. Even cloudy days are ideal for a photo shoot, as the soft light is flattering for skin. The darker, moodier setting enhances colorful sweaters and jackets. Some iconic locales like Prospect Park, The Brooklyn Promenade or the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, tend to be quieter in the colder months. This makes it ideal for capturing quiet backgrounds, and for young children to stay focused. You’ll be able to get a beautiful shot whether you’re taking pictures in the park or on your Brooklyn stoop.

Your loved ones will be thrilled when they see your final pictures. Putting these winter photos in frames or in albums are perfect presents for the holidays. Additionally, you can create holiday cards to send to relatives and friends you have not seen in a while.

Book Your Winter Family Portraits Today!

Don’t wait to book your Brooklyn Stoop Portraits during the most magical time of year. If you’re interested in making memories of your loved ones before 2021 arrives, call (917) 539-9908 to reserve a date soon.

Brooklyn Stoop Portraits – Fall Family Portraits

September is finally here! It won’t be long ’til school (whether remote or in person) is underway.  With fall around the corner, the next few weeks will be busy with elopements, engagements and many family sessions (Brooklyn Stoop Portraits – Fall Family Portraits).

In August, I shot a few more Brooklyn Stoop Portraits in Park Slope, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill and Bushwick. I also photographed a socially distanced rooftop wedding in Jersey City.  I love that these sessions have expanded to many different neighborhoods around the borough, and have even crossed state lines!

Cooler weather and fall colors will be here sooner than we think!  Why not plan your engagement, ceremony or family session in the next few weeks? To book your session, please call, email, text or click HERE  to fill out my contact form.

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Micro Weddings

You may have seen the hashtag on Instagram, #dontcancelpostpone in regards to 2020 weddings. Of the 12 2020 weddings I had booked in April, only 2 are actually taking place this year. Most of my events have been postponed until 2021, but some of my clients have chosen to celebrate “micro weddings” on their original 2020 wedding dates!

Micro weddings are similar to elopements, except there are a few guests and sometimes details you’d see at a larger wedding. Micro weddings may include immediate family or a a handful of close friends as guests. Before the pandemic I occasionally shot elopements and also micro weddings. Sometimes the couple came from California or from the UK to NYC to elope. Often times we started at Manhattan’s City Hall, or sometimes an officiant met us in Central Park for the ceremony or on the Brooklyn Promenade.

Please take a look at Sherryl and Jonathan’s rooftop micro wedding I photographed this summer in Jersey City. It was a beautiful sunny day, and the couple chose to have a friend officiate. An intimate family style dinner was prepared by the groom. The bride held a stunning and full bouquet and the groom sported a matching boutonniere. The rooftop ceremony I photographed couldn’t have been sweeter, with Sherryl and Jonathan, their moms, Jon’s sister, their 2 kids +1 on the way!

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Duotone Portraits

I’ve been experimenting with making duotone portraits in Adobe Photoshop by altering images of my niece, my sister and I. These images are recent, all shot in 2020, but some were made right before the start of the pandemic.Karen Wise - Duoton Art

Karen Wise Duotone Portrait

Karen Wise - Duotone Art

Karen Wise - Duotone Art

Karen Wise - Duotone Art

 

Brooklyn Stoop Portraits this Summer

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As we continue to try to keep our families healthy and safe, and strive for equality and justice, the passing of time has been on my mind now that we’re contemplating reopening our city.

In June I photographed families on their front steps, in the park, and in closed off streets. Maternity sessions, second birthdays, Fathers Day portraits and newborn babies were all my subjects. I’m continuing to offer Brooklyn Stoop Portraits this summer (shot from a safe a distance) throughout July and August.
For $499, you can have a gallery of beautiful, professionally shot and edited images of you and your loved ones with 5% of each session donated to No Kid Hungry, a charity which helps children in need.

These 30 min sessions are social distancing approved, and shot with a telephoto lens.  You can make it dressy or casual – whatever way you would like to remember this point in time. Let’s make the most of the summer, be with family and capture the memories you are making right now!
To schedule your stoop session, please call, text or email me. You may also reach me via Instagram. I look forward to capturing this unique time in your family’s life! – Karen

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Karen Wise - Brooklyn Stoop Portraits

Karen Wise - Brooklyn Stoop Portraits

Karen Wise - Brooklyn Stoop Portraits

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Karen Wise - Brooklyn Stoop Portraits

Karen Wise - Brooklyn Stoop Portraits

Stoop Portraits for Dad on Father’s Day

With Father’s Day approaching have you thought of what you will gift dad? How about Brooklyn Stoop Portraits for Dad on Father’s Day, taken from a safe distance?

During these last few months, I’ve been photographing families and couples in front of their Brooklyn homes. I started this series with the idea that families were spending so much more time together than ever, celebrating birthdays and milestones at home, so why not continue to document this time together? I used telephoto lenses, so it is safe, and my mask stayed on during the shoot.

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Karen Wise - Brooklyn Stoop Portraits

Brooklyn Stoop Portraits - Fathers Day

Karen Wise - Brooklyn Stoop Portraits

If you are looking for a memorable and fun gift idea this year for husband and your dad, feel free to reach out! To book your 30 minute photo session, email, text or call in time for Father’s Day. You may view more Brooklyn Stoop Portraits here, and peruse my most recent Stoop Portraits photos on my family Instagram.

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I hope this finds you all well and safe sheltering at home to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus and take the burden off of our frontline medical workers.  It’s certainly a difficult time and we’re all feeling cooped up at this point.

Meanwhile, it’s spring and our children are growing; they may be taking their first steps or celebrating a big birthday. Perhaps you are pregnant and haven’t yet had the opportunity to have maternity photos taken.

With my 3-year-old son growing in front of my own eyes, I can relate and am excited to offer Brooklyn Stoop Portraits. For a reasonable price (please inquire) you can have a gallery of beautiful, professionally shot (from a safe a distance) and professionally edited images of you and your loved ones. 5% of each session will be donated to No Kid Hungry, a charity which helps hungry kids in need.*

These sessions will be social distancing approved, with me shooting with a telephoto lens. It’ll be a short 30 minute shoot.  Please feel free to wear anything you’d like! You can make it dressy or casual – whatever way you would like to remember this point in time.

Why Shoot a Family Stoop Portrait?

Do you love your historic neighborhood? As a long time Brooklyn resident myself, I have made so many memories here over the years. I remember shooting my first clients’ headshots on my Park Place brownstone’s stoop. My first weddings and engagement sessions were shot around Park Slope.

Perhaps you have a similar history or perhaps you recently moved here. You always loved the architecture in this wonderful historic district, so why not include your historic steps, banister, gaslight post, detailed door or even your window sill in the photos?

Home is where we’re all going to be for the next few weeks, so let’s document it and celebrate it as we shelter in place. To schedule your session, please call, text or email me. I look forward to capturing this unique time in your family’s life and bringing some much needed joy.

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Sheila and Isaac

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*I know many of you have already donated to causes that you care about. I am happy to work with families on a case by case basis, and therefore the charitable donation on top of the session fee is optional.

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