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

Lighting by Roberto at Angel Orensanz

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!

Onteora Mountain House Wedding

From a lovely and lush Onteora Mountain House wedding in the Catskills.

Could this first image just blow you away? I love how medium format Fuji film saturates enhances those summer greens and pinks. This film was just perfect for Megan sister’s floral bouquet.

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And how unique is Megan’s dress? I just loved photographing Megan and Connor’s portraits overlooking the stunning green of the Catskill mountains and valley.

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