happy mother’s day!


Dear Mom,

I will see you in a few hours in the Milan airport, but I wanted to wish you an early Happy Mother's Day! I will be off the blog while traveling to Milano, Cinque Terre, Firenze, Orvieto and Roma, but I will be returning with a lot of shot (and hopefully un-x-rayed) film (and Chandler with a lot of Super 8)!

Hope you have an amazing time in Santa Margherita Ligure, I look forward to spending the next 3 sea-side days with you.

Collectible Ideas for the HOME



In Philadelphia HOME magazine this past summer, an inspiring article about Philadelphia Designers and their collections featured the tea cups and other cute things of Joy D. Cho of Nantaka Joy.
My photo of Priti’s Slippers is up on her bedroom wall : )

Congrats, Joy!

Oh Canada!
















My home and native land…
Chandler and I took a wonderful trip up North to visit (and meet!) my family in Montreal. We took a day trip during this time up to the Laurentians to go corss-country skiing in Tremblant! I had never been despite my many young years of down-hill ski bumming…

We got there a bit late, as the sun was setting so we didn't get a ton of runs in, however we did get the opportunity to shoot in gorgeous warm light. Thanks for the drive Chandi..

Winter in Israel



the wailing wall in black and white.
jerusalem's old city.

views from the women's side of the partitioned wall.

more to come from my trip to israel. it was such a wonderful trip, i can't wait to go back in the warmer months to come..

Published in Brides, Elegant Bride and New York Weddings


I’m happy to be published in Brides, Elegant Bride and New York Weddings magazines this season!

Brides Philadelphia magazine recently published my clients Joy Cho and Bob Cho’s wedding. I photographed Joy and Bob’s elegant nuptials at PAFA (Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts) last September.

Elegant Bride magazine just featured my Hamptons bride, Jade Holdaway, as one of 4 of their featured “elegant brides” in a full page spread. Jade and Chris tied the knot on the beach at Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club.

It was also fun to see New York Weddings magazine feature Lauren and Carlos’ stunning and florally abundant wedding at Banchet Flowers in the West Village.

Better Late than Never

After a trip back from Israel in February, with hundreds of photos, and trying to find an integrative way to show my images to non-Facebook friends and family members, I have started a blog of my very own.

I’m hoping this will be the most integrative medium on which to feature my thoughts and photography series which don’t always fit into the categories of Food, Still Life or Weddings. Finally a place to put everything.
Some things I will wish to share to my viewers are:
-interesting weddings I have documented and/or locations at which I have shot and definitely want to return to (perhaps even for my own wedding one day)!
-fun still life projects to share
-travel photos (Israel, England, Italy, and Mont Tremblant to name a few of my amazing and recent travel experiences this year)
-photos of my adorable new niece, who lives in Boston with my sister Laurie and my brother-in-law Matt, and who is growing way too quickly!
-restaurants in new york city (a different way to restaurant journal :)
-everything else that inspires me along the way!


Karen Wise Photography