Featured in a Kodak Film Brochure

One of my portraits is featured in a Kodak film brochure!

This portrait of Abbi and Luke, on a Brooklyn stoop was taken on a chilly winter’s day, was chosen to promote Kodak’s Portra 160 print film. Really proud to be a part it, as most of you know I continue to love and support film photography, using it as often as allowed with every project I do.

You may see the whole brochure here.

And you may see more images of Abbi and Luke on my website here.

Wedding Album Design

Lately I’ve been using Skype a bit more to “meet” with prospective clients, some of whom live in London, Montreal or California. I photographed a few albums and album layouts to show what they would typically see at my meetings.

Here are a few pictures of Beth and Josh’s 12″ x 15″ Duo Queensberry Wedding Album Design which I thought came out exquisitely:

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Below is an example of Marina and Sam’s Flush Mounted 12×12″ Queensberry wedding album in Slate silk.

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And below is an example of Lindsey and Scott’s Flush mounted 11×14″ Cypress wedding album in Sage silk.

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Here are a couple of 12×12 wedding albums in contemporary leather by Queensberry:

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And here are a few more layouts. Our wedding album designs have been created by Tamar Avni in Los Angeles, or Queensberry’s designers in New Zealand.

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At our meeting I can show you a swatchbook of leathers and silks for your album cover:

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Some Favorite Wedding Photos from 2012

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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

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Wishing you a holiday filled with warmth, love and happiness!

All the best in 2013, Karen

Featured in The Knot – Angel Orensanz Wedding

I’m thrilled to be featured in The Knot magazine with Michele and Daniel’s gorgeous Manhattan wedding! What a pleasure it was to collaborate with the talented Ron Wendt Design on this Angel Orensanz Wedding. The bride and groom got ready and had their first look at Trump Soho Hotel.  I love shooting at Angel Orensanz. It’s a vast cavernous old synagogue in the lower east side, on Norfolk Street. It looks old-world and historic, because it is – it dates back to the 1800’s. There is no daylight inside (except for maybe a smidge emanating from the stained glass way up high) but the uplighting used at this venue accentuating the gothic architecture is so beautiful, luminous and photogenic. On this day, Roberto was the lighting designer, he is so talented!

Michele and Daniel chose a light blue and icy white lighting backdrop which contrasted nicely with the season – their wedding took place in the heat of August.  Please check out the story in The Knot print magazine and online this month.

You may see more of the photos from Michele and Daniel’s wedding HERE in another of my blog posts.

 

Michele & Daniel – Angel Orensanz + Trump SoHo

I was so honored to photograph this beautiful Angel Orensanz Wedding which was also featured in The Knot magazine! Michele and Daniel’s wedding was beautifully decorated by Ron Wendt of Ron Wendt Design. I’m always inspired by beautiful design and decor, and of course a happy and gorgeous couple too!

 

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Photography by Karen Wise Photography

Florals and Design by Ron Wendt Design

Venue: Angel Orensanz

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Wedding dress by Vera Wang

Cake designed by Momofuku Milk Bar

Image of the Month – Santa Barbara Farmers’ Market

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Happy fall everyone!

I just returned from an awesome 3-week
trip to sunny California where I photographed a gorgeous wedding in Malibu, a mid-century
modern home in Palm Springs, and a farm-to-table shoot in Santa Barbara. The
latter was an inspiring 3-day collaboration with Santa Barbara ChicCould I have that, and Duo Events.

Here is one of my favorite photos
from the trip. I love the rich rainbow colors of vegetables contrasting against
the deep black of Kelly’s dress.  We
had just returned from shopping at Santa Barbara’s farmers’ market with a ton
of fresh local produce. Duo was ready to cook, and we were ready to style,
shoot, and eat!

Many thanks to Richard Photo Lab in
LA, they did a beautiful job with the film.

There are many more photos where
this came from, so stay tuned…

Gramercy Park Hotel Wedding

I hadn’t seen anything as sweet as this intimate wintery Gramercy Park Hotel wedding. I used a mix of film and digital on this wedding. I just love how bold and saturated the blues and reds from their hotel room, flowers + accessories were captured on film.

Sarah and Travis’ wedding day started with both of them and just family getting ready at the Gramercy Park Hotel, followed by portraits in Gramercy Park and their intimate and fun City Hall ceremony.

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We all ended back at the hotel with toasts and a champagne celebration!

Congratulations Sarah & Travis!

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