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. She has also been commissioned by entertainment, sports, and business personalities, and several of her weddings have been featured on the television series Platinum Weddings.
At Karen's 3,600 square foot studio dedicated exclusively to boudoir, the all-female staff creates a comfortable environment. A talented team of hair and makeup artists gets clients ready for the lights and cameras, then Karen or associate photographer Lysa Nalin utilize different backgrounds and set designs to create a variety of looks. Retouchers, using the same techniques as in fashion advertising campaigns, are the final step in producing stunning boudoir images.
Whether you want to capture a certain time in your life, make a memorable gift, celebrate getting into shape, or just reconnect with your sexy side, Karen and her staff will make you look your best. They use posing, lighting, visually striking sets, and retouching techniques that turn women at all stages in their lives—whether brides-to-be, soccer moms or boardroom execs—into cover girls.
A collector of fine art photography, Karen is extremely knowledgeable about the history of her craft 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.