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

brooklyn wedding photographer

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!

Summer Foundry Wedding

You gotta love a portrait of a happy bride. Yasaman and Ian’s summer Foundry wedding couldn’t have been more chic. The rich colors: cream, violet and brown were so beautiful. I just love how the colors and textures were captured on film and digitally. Yasaman, an architect, chose the perfect New York venue to depict her passion.

Usually, a summer wedding in NYC, especially if there ceremony is outside, is quite hot and sweaty. Yasaman and Ian’s wedding day was no different than a typical Saturday in July! It’s usually a challenge to photograph sweat-soaked guests, but in Yasaman and Ian’s wedding photos, you could not tell that it was a hot day! In fact, I love how their wedding pictures convey cool, calm and collectedness. The couple and their guests and details are all so elegant. Summer Wedding at the Foundry by Karen Wise Photography

Summer Wedding at the Foundry by Karen Wise Photography

Summer Wedding at the Foundry by Karen Wise Photography

Summer Wedding at the Foundry by Karen Wise Photography

Summer Foundry Wedding

Summer Foundry Wedding

Summer Foundry Wedding

Summer Foundry Wedding

Summer Wedding at the Foundry by Karen Wise Photography

Summer Wedding at the Foundry by Karen Wise Photography

Summer Wedding at the Foundry by Karen Wise Photography

Summer Wedding at the Foundry by Karen Wise Photography

Summer Wedding at the Foundry by Karen Wise Photography

Summer Wedding at the Foundry by Karen Wise Photography

Summer Wedding at the Foundry by Karen Wise Photography

Summer Wedding at the Foundry by Karen Wise Photography

Summer Wedding at the Foundry by Karen Wise Photography

NYC Wedding Vendors:

Brooklyn Wedding Photographer: Karen Wise Photography

NYC Wedding Venue: The Foundry

Floral Design: fLorEsta

DJ: 74 Events

Jewelry: Tiffanys

Hotel: Z Hotel

Wedding Officiant: Hope Mirlis of A Perfect Union

Catering: Pinch Food Design

Winter Comfort Foods

This cold weather has me bundled up in my NYC studio looking through cookbooks and fantasizing about winter foods I plan to cook! In the winter section of Savoring the Hamptons, there are some delicious recipes. These include pears, onions, seafood chowders and root vegetables. The warm leek and goat cheese crostini with pomegranate, which I photographed on a winter day in Water Mill, NY first caught my eye. Maybe it was the sunlight that day at Silvia’s house, or the pop of color from the garnish of red pomegranate. I love the simplicity of the prop styling and the textures and drool-worthiness of the canapés. Looking at them again makes me want to throw a holiday party!

Winter Foods I Plan to Cook - Karen Wise NYC Food Photographer

Winter Foods I Plan to Cook - Karen Wise NYC Food Photographer

Winter Foods I Plan to Cook - Karen Wise NYC Food Photographer

NYC Food PhotographerNYC Food PhotographerI would also like to cook more from my Aunt Julie’s cookbook, The Way We Cook. I still haven’t made these delicious Rosemary Biscuits. It’s about time! The above image was shot on color film, and hand printed in the darkroom as an 8×10″ print.

Please feel free to check out more of my food photography at Food Art.

Wedding at Hotel on Rivington and Angel Orensanz

Now that it’s mid-December, it is time to reflect on my favorite wedding photos of the year.  I love the film photography I shot in October at a wedding at Hotel on Rivington and Angel Orensanz. The images of Criseida getting into her dress were so infused with light, and the joy can be felt in the images with her mother and friends on the balcony. Capturing intimate moments at the beginning of the wedding day are priceless.

Hotel on Rivington - Karen Wise Wedding Film Photography

Hotel on Rivington - Karen Wise Wedding Film Photography

Karen Wise Photography - Brooklyn Wedding Photographer

Hotel on Rivington - Karen Wise Wedding Film Photography

These 5 images were shot on Kodak Portra film. Film is slower than digital, you pause, you craft your image, you load more film you shoot more. I love how these film images exude calm before an energy-filled ceremony with drumming and dancing to come. Crissy, with her mother and friends soon after strolled over to Angel Orensanz to meet her groom. It was a very exciting walk over!

 

 

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