River Cafe Brooklyn Wedding

I loved shooting Alisa and Richard’s River Cafe Brooklyn wedding this summer! What a lovely couple! The weather was warm in late August, but not too warm to stroll before the ceremony. We walked around DUMBO (short for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) and took portraits amongst the food vendors, the cobblestone streets and in the courtyard of St. Ann’s Warehouse (in old Tobacco Warehouse), adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge. We utilized different photo techniques such as long exposures, shallow depth of field, and silhouette to highlight the bride’s flowing gown and veil, as well while featuring bokeh of the bright city lights. The River Cafe never seemed prettier than it did on this day.

Lapis Luna + Karen Wise Photography + River Cafe Brooklyn Wedding

Brooklyn Wedding at the River Cafe

Book a Fall Family Photo Session!

Are you interested in a fall family photo session? Why not book it now, for October, November or even early December, in Prospect Park, Brooklyn? Plan it f’or when the temperatures begin to cool and the leaves start to change colors.

The sooner you book a family photo shoot, the sooner you can get started on designing your holiday cards!!

Here is a bright and fun shoot I did for my friend and fellow photographer Sheila Griffin. What a pleasure it was to photographer her, with her husband and sweet newborn son Isaac, as well as with Ivy, their greyhound! I photographed them on film and digitally, to mix it up and capture the season’s beauty in full color.

Fall Family Photo Session

Fall Family Photo Session

Fall Family Photo Session

Karen Wise Fall Family Session

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Karen Wise Fall Family Session

Karen Wise Fall Family Session

Prospect Park Engagement Session

Thunder and grey skies didn’t stop me from photographing Alex and Zach’s Prospect Park engagement session. We just stayed near the boat house, to be safe!

Take a look at this joyful and cozy series of portraits I made. You will see just why this loving couple is tying the knot next year!

Catskills Fall Wedding on Style Me Pretty!

Please check out my Catskills Fall wedding photos, also featured on Style Me Pretty! Here is an excerpt from the feature, I couldn’t have described Hanna and James’ impeccable style any better!

“And the bride wore…GOLD! And a stunning, gold Pnina Tornai dress at that! Hanna and Jimm said their ‘I Do’s’ at The Kaaterskill, a family farm that they visit each year, which felt just like home surrounded by family and friends, horse pastures and beautiful backdrops. The bride’s dramatic dress mixed with an array of colorful florals by Saipua made for the perfect pair and Karen Wise Photography captured it beautifully! Take a look and see why this wedding has us ready for fall and be sure to check out their gorgeous hand-painted wedding cake!”KWisePhoto-Hanna-James-Catskills-Wedding

Karen Wise Photography - Catskills Wedding on Style Me Pretty

Family Session Photos in Prospect Park Brooklyn

Interested in family session photos in Prospect Park Brooklyn? Why not choose Brooklyn’s Karen Wise as Your Family Photographer?

Karen Wise Photography, based out of Park Slope, is a well-known Brooklyn wedding photographer. She was named one of American PHOTO Magazine’s Top Ten Wedding Photographers in the World. She is also a sought-after maternity and family photographer. If you want to capture treasured memories of your pregnancy, birth, newborn baby or entire family, she can provide you with keepsake portraits you will enjoy forever.

Family Session Photos in Prospect Park Brooklyn

Family Session Photos in Prospect Park Brooklyn

Family Session Photos in Prospect Park Brooklyn

Family Session Photos in Prospect Park Brooklyn

Karen Wise - Brooklyn Family Photographer

Family Session Photos in Prospect Park Brooklyn

What a Professional Family Photographer Offers

Consumer cameras have never been of higher quality or as affordable as it is now, and you have an iPhone, so you may wonder why you’d need to hire a professional photographer for your family photos?! The skills required to be an exceptional family photographer go beyond the camera you have. They also require finding that perfect moment, and being able to engage young subjects. A great family photographer works quickly while her young subjects are running, playing and wriggling all around!

Karen has been honing her skills for more than 15 years, and her work has appeared in countless publications, including New York Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, VOGUE India, and Marie Claire China. She is herself a mother of a 3-year-old and understands how quickly time passes and how important it is for parents to capture images of their family at each stage and all ages. A Brooklyn resident, she knows the area well and can recommend photogenic locations for your family or maternity photo shoot, including the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, and around Park Slope including Prospect Park.

For an experienced, talented, and dedicated Brooklyn family photographer, contact Karen Wise Photography. She blends technical skills with experience, creativity, and an unmatched eye for a memorable shot.

Karen’s specialties range from wedding and event photography, to maternity, newborn and family portraits, so you can enjoy a lifetime of beautiful images. Call 917-539-9908 to schedule a consultation.

 

Indian Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau

I’m honored to be featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style magazine for Nandini and Karan’s 3-day Indian wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau!

Being able to capture so much color, joy, and tradition among this wedding’s festivities reminds me of why I am so in love with my craft. The chateau was the perfect setting to make vibrant images in which you could almost hear the beat of the drums and the chanting during the groom’s horse procession.

I was enamored by Nandini’s hand embroidered reception dress designed by Zara Umrigar. The color red in Hindu culture represents prosperity and fertility. Sabyasachi designed Nandini’s other fabulous lehengas.

What a regal wedding!

Indian Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau

Indian Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau

Indian Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau

Karen Wise - Indian Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau

Indian Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau

Indian Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau

Indian Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau

Karen Wise - Indian Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau

Indian Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau

Indian Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau

Indian Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau

Indian Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau

Karen Wise - Indian Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau

Karen Wise - Indian Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau

Indian Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau

Indian Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau

Indian Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau

Indian Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau

 

Indian Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau

Indian Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau

Karen Wise - Indian Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau

I’ve photographed many Indian weddings, including one in Udaipur, India, but this is one of my favorites!

Brooklyn Wedding Photographer: Karen Wise / KarenWise.com / Instagram @karenwisephoto
Venue: @pleasantdalechateau
Bride: @nsharma0077 Groom: @karanification
Planning: @eventscherished ⠀
Floral Design: @crestflorist
Event Design: @elegant.affairs ⠀
Ceremony Gowns: @sabyasachiofficial
@bridesofsabyasachi
Reception Gown: @zaraumrigar
Catering: @moghulcaterers
Makeup/Hair: @stylebysusmita
Video: @theweddingfilmer
Publication: Grace Ormonde @wedding_style

Brooklyn Winery Wedding

Alexis and Lee had a stunning Brooklyn Winery wedding. The couple got ready at the Wythe Hotel, where they also had a smashing portrait session. Their Chinese tea ceremony took place in a rustic room at the Brooklyn Winery. Their ketubah signing took place adjacent to it. Both ceremonies were surrounded by family and friends. You’ve gotta love a unique mingling of cultural traditions at a wedding!

Brooklyn Wedding Photographer: Karen Wise is a Brooklyn wedding photographer based in Park Slope. She photographed this wedding using both film and digital cameras. Karen has been photographing local and destination weddings for over 15 years, both digitally and on film.

Brooklyn Wedding Venue: Brooklyn Winery is a rustic and chic Brooklyn wedding venue located in the heart of Williamsburg. It’s proximity to Manhattan, to many unique boutiques and romantic restaurants make it ideal for out of town guests. Furthermore, this venue is close to chic Brooklyn hotels, including the Wythe Hotel where the couple got ready.

Floral Designer: Designs by Ahn designed the most luscious and springy florals for the chuppah, the centerpieces and for Alex’s bouquet.

Wedding Dress: Alexis wore a stunning Tara Keely by Lazaro bridal gown in ivory. The lace and crepe trumpet dress had a built-in sweetheart corset bodice with lace straps. All I can say is Wow!

Cake Maker: Lael Cakes designed their red and gold cake. Brooklyn based Lael Cakes specializes in organic, gluten-free, vegan, or dairy-free cakes!

Groom’s suit: Lee looked dapper in his navy suit by My.Suit!

Publication: Alex and Lee’s Brooklyn Winery wedding photos were published on Carats and Cake. Scroll down to see the featured images!

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Karen Wise - Brooklyn Winery Wedding

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Karen Wise - Brooklyn Winery Wedding

Ketubah Signing

Tea Ceremony

Ketubah Signing

Ketubah Signing

Karen Wise - Brooklyn Winery Wedding

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Brooklyn Winery Wedding Photographer

Brooklyn Winery Wedding Photographer

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brooklyn wedding photographer

brooklyn wedding photographer

Karen Wise Photography - Brooklyn Winery Wedding

Alex and Lee’s rustic chic Brooklyn Winery wedding was published on Carats and Cake!

Summer Wedding at the BBG

I’ve photographed my share of Brooklyn Botanic Garden weddings, but Patty and Tim’s summer wedding at the BBG was so inspiring! From the bold pinks and oranges of Seaport Flowers’ bouquets to the lush summer greens in the BBG’s summer garden, this wedding was definitely a stunner.

Karen Wise Photography - Patty and Tim - BBG

Karen Wise Photography - Brooklyn Wedding Photographer - BBG

Karen Wise Photography - Patty and Tim - BBG

Karen Wise Photography - Brooklyn Wedding Photographer - BBG

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Karen Wise Photography - Brooklyn Wedding Photographer - Patty and Tim - BBG

Karen Wise Photography - Patty and Tim - BBG

It’s been such a busy Fall that I’m just getting around to posting some film images of Patty & Tim’s wedding from late summer. I photographed Patty and Tim’s wedding at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on a hot and humid August day…

Jewish Spring Wedding at the BBG

Going through my archives, I found this gem: Shira and Jim’s pretty spring wedding at the BBG.

Living and working in Park Slope, in close proximity to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, I’m fortunate to photograph weddings, engagements, and family sessions at the BBG.  Shira and Jim married under a beautiful Hebrew tallit-turned chuppah, enveloped by magnolia and cherry blossoms. This was one of the most scenic Jewish ceremonies I had seen, and Shira and Jim really used the BBG’s grounds to its fullest.
Our film and digital pictures were enhanced by Saipua’s floral design. Sarah’s arrangements are literally breath of fresh air, you can almost smell them through the computer screen!
Karen Wise Photography - BBG Wedding

Karen Wise Photography - BBG Wedding

Karen Wise Photography - BBG Wedding

Karen Wise - BBG - Brooklyn Wedding Photographer

 

Karen Wise - Magnolia - Brooklyn Wedding Photographer

Karen Wise Photography - BBG Wedding

Karen Wise - BBG Cherry Blossoms - Brooklyn Wedding Photographer

Karen Wise Photography - BBG Wedding

Karen Wise Photography - BBG Wedding

Karen Wise - BBG Magnolias - Brooklyn Wedding Photographer

Spring is finally here, and it won’t be long until the magnolias and cherry blossoms are in full bloom.

Now’s the time to plan your engagement, elopement, family and maternity sessions with Karen Wise to catch all the spring flowers at peak bloom!

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