Father’s Day Family Sessions

June is here; take a look below at some Father’s Day family sessions photographed in and around Park Slope, Brooklyn. I love photographing precious portraits of dads and families with their kids. The one film shot of Chandler and my 9 month old son Henry in Ogunquit, Maine makes my heart melt!

Karen Wise Photography - Henry + Chandler

Dads - Brooklyn Stoop Portraits

Brooklyn Stoop Portraits

Brooklyn Stoop Portraits

Brooklyn Family Portraits

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since the pandemic started. On April 7, 2020 I created Brooklyn Stoop Portraits, a project photographing Brooklyn family portraits of local friends and neighbors.

Brooklyn Stoop Portraits - Brooklyn Family Portraits

Please check out my new webpage for Brooklyn Stoop Portraits, where you may see a recap of the year in stoop portraits. The neighborhoods in which I shot these sessions include Park Slope, Fort Greene, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Red Hook, Bushwick and Bedford Stuyvesant. I also photograph these outdoor family sessions on the Brooklyn Promenade, Brooklyn Waterfront and in Prospect Park.

Spring sessions have started again, and compared to last April, there is much less fear in the air. Many of us have been fully vaccinated, including me! Although we are still wearing masks, and keeping socially distant, there is more to feel grateful for this year. Soon we will get to see grandparents, friends and family who live far away. We have a president who has already helped get this economy going again while vaccinating millions each day.

Feel free to book a family session now to document your family’s milestones. Let’s create new memories and celebrate new beginnings!

Spring Family Portrait Sessions

Happy Spring! I’m offering 15% off spring family portrait sessions, until April 15, in Prospect Park at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, or on your stoop!

Please take a look at some of my recent family photo sessions and feel free to contact Brooklyn Stoop Portraits today to book your session! If you book before April 15th, you will receive the generous discount.

Another wonderful thing: 5% of the total session price also goes to No Kid Hungry. Since the pandemic started, I’ve raised almost $500 from my family sessions for No Kid Hungry, an organization which helps to feed hungry kids in this crisis. In this pandemic, vulnerable kids need our help now more than ever. I hope to see you in the next few weeks amongst the magnolia trees, cherry blossoms or on your stoop!

Brooklyn Stoop Portraits - Brooklyn Family Photographer

spring family portrait sessions

spring family portrait sessions

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New York Family Photography at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden with Cherry Blossoms.

spring family portrait sessions at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

spring family portrait sessions

New York Family Photography at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden with Cherry Blossoms

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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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Brooklyn Stoop Portraits

Brooklyn Stoop Portraits

Brooklyn Stoop Portraits

Brooklyn Stoop Portraits

Brooklyn Stoop Portraits

Brooklyn Stoop Portraits

Brooklyn Stoop Portraits – Fall Family Portraits

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

 

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