Karen French


Early in her career, Karen assisted some of Los Angeles’ top fashion and celebrity photographers which laid the foundation for her distinctive fashion-inspired style. She is an expert in capturing the beauty of her subjects, whether a woman during her boudoir session or a bride on her wedding day.


Karen is the most published wedding photographer in the country, and her work accounts for over half of the images in the top three best-selling wedding books in the nation. Over 2,500 of her images have been featured in or on the cover of national publications, including InStyle, LA Confidential, Ceremony, Modern Bride, Home Journal, and Town & Country.


Considered by many of her colleagues to be a “photographer’s photographer,” many of them choose Karen to shoot their own weddings. Karen has also been commissioned by entertainment, sports, and business personalities, and several of her weddings have been featured on the television series Platinum Weddings. 


Karen brings her reputation for making people look good to her boudoir shoots. Her talents for posing subjects, creating flattering lighting, and composing visually striking environments all come together to create stunning photographs.


A collector of fine art photography, Karen is extremely knowledgeable about the history of photography and the work of photographers around the world. She attends gallery and museum exhibitions, lectures, and workshops, which keeps her abreast of innovations and trends in the industry. She then incorporates these influences into her own work.


Karen frequently volunteers her photography services to various charities that help children in need. One of these organizations, Training, Education & Research Institute (“TERI”), honored Karen with its Hero Award in 2010.


Karen has lectured on photography for several organizations and is a past president of California Women Photographers. She was listed in Who’s Who in Executives & Business.