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KarenWise
Brooklyn, NY
Offering Unique and Artistic Wedding Photojournalism & Food/Still Life Photography
Interests: fashion, good food, interior design, good company and traveling.
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It is always an honor for me to photograph a friend's wedding. I first met Jennie a few years ago at The Clay Pot, a jewelry store in my Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope. For years I would visit and buy small gifts for myself and others. I'd often gaze at the gorgeous, unique hand-crafted wedding rings in the back room. It was, and still is, a very special place to me. My husband proposed to me in Hawaii with a ring from The Clay Pot. Chandler and I ended up purchasing our wedding bands there too - a lovely... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Karen Wise Photo Blog
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Hanna and Jimm's elegant Kaaterskill wedding is featured on Martha Stewart Weddings! It was wonderful working with Saipua and Sonnier & Castle on such a beautiful event! More of images from this beautiful fall celebration coming soon... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Karen Wise Photo Blog
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This image was shot on Kodak Film and developed by Chelsea Photographic in Manhattan. I'm excited to share more beautiful images from Jennie and Joe's flapper-style Brooklyn wedding soon, so stay tuned! Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Karen Wise Photo Blog
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Last week I hosted another food photography workshop in Brooklyn. My previous workshops were so enjoyable, I was really looking forward to working with this new group. We started the day off meeting at Naturally Delicious' newly renovated space called PDR (Private Dining Room). Chef owner, Loren Michelle, and her talented staff prepared and styled both delicious and beautiful plates for us to photograph, including some lovely cocktails. Thank you to those who were able to attend! We had a great turn out, and I was so pleased to meet my attendees--some of which traveled to Brooklyn from Pennsylvania, New... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Karen Wise Photo Blog
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Last week's workshop went so well we are excited about the next one! Join us next week on July 9th for BBQ in Loren's gorgeous garden at Naturally Delicious in Brooklyn, while simultaneously shooting and enjoying the barbequed food and refreshing drinks! To register please go HERE! Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Karen Wise Photo Blog
KarenWise is now following Bloesem
May 22, 2014
KarenWise is now following Ruth Reichl
May 22, 2014
KarenWise is now following julianna smith
May 22, 2014
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Last month, wedding season started with a bang! I photographed a gorgeous, joy-filled 3-day Indian wedding in New York, and since then it's been shoot after shoot. This week, I am posting a series of food + party images from a recent collaboration between my team and Naturally Delicious in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Naturally Delicious is the professional home of chef and food stylist, Loren Michelle. Loren and I have a mutual appreciation for delicious food and beautiful imagery, and we enjoy collaborating whenever possible, whether it be on weddings or food photography workshops. When she told me that she... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at Karen Wise Photo Blog
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A while back I posted about a cookbook project I was a part of last year. The final product turned out so well, I decided to share more images from this delicious shoot. The recipes and images are full of fresh ingredients--perfect for preparing and sharing this spring and summer. This is the third cookbook I've shot. It's been described as a "Brooklyn-hipster-centric" project, and as a Brooklyn resident who likes to eat--I love that title. It was a pleasure to work with Lee Frank and Rachel Anderson, of Nachos NY, on this project. Just a heads up--you will probably... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at Karen Wise Photo Blog
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Happy May Day everyone! I had the pleasure of photographing Camille and Jonathan’s wedding last year in May 2013. As I was looking through their images again almost a year later, one thing particularly strikes me--and that is the warmth they feel towards one another and towards their children--so beautifully evident in their faces throughout the ceremony and reception. They chose the Foundry in Long Island City for its intimate and rustic rooftop garden. The sprawling ivy was perfect for creating natural, lush portraits of the bride and groom. The floral arrangements were full of radiant, exploding peonies. One special... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at Karen Wise Photo Blog
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Hello and Happy Spring! I just returned from a beautiful Indian wedding in Locust Valley, New York. A huge affair spread over three amazing days! This week I'm busy developing film and editing images. The colors, the outfits, the emotions are all still very fresh and inspiring to me. Meanwhile 2 of my New York weddings from last year are being featured on Style Me Pretty this week! Here are pictures of Dana and Stuart's gorgeous autumn wedding at Angel Orensanz in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. James Abel Events designed and planned the wedding beautifully. From James: When... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at Karen Wise Photo Blog
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FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY + BLOGGING WORKSHOPS - 2 upcoming classes w/ KAREN WISE Choose 1 or choose BOTH! June 24 - "Camera Fundamentals + Restaurant Visit" Location: Meet greet and technique at PDR (Private Dining Room). Lunch, styling and shooting at Runner & Stone, Brooklyn $200 / 11am-5pm July 9 - "Photography, Blogging + BBQ" Location: Naturally Delicious' Garden. Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. $200 / 11am-3pm. Learn how to improve your photography technique, how to use better lighting, master composition in a controlled setting and out in the field. Learn styling and plating from professional chef Loren Michelle and learn the tricks... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Karen Wise Photo Blog
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I'm so flattered to be featured in the Style Stalker section of the Knot Magazine's Fashion Issue! Credits: dress: Monique L'Huillier, from Mark Ingram Atelier feather and rhine stone hairclip: Sara Gabriel bouquet: Flore, Montreal location: Hotel Nelligan, Montreal, Quebec photography: Heather Waraksa Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Karen Wise Photo Blog
KarenWise is now following Seth Godin
Mar 18, 2014
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Happy Valentine's Day! With winter in (more than) full swing, I've been enjoying looking through the photos from Hanna and Jimm's gorgeous November wedding at The Kaaterskill in the Catskill Mountains. There was a crisp chill in the air that day, and the sumptuously muted autumnal colors of our surroundings were augmented by Sarah Ryhanen of Saipua's gorgeous floral design. The wedding was a pleasure to shoot and the velvety colors in the photographs are a nice reminder of the beauty of each season. Stay tuned for the full photographic story soon... Bride's Dress: Dress: Pnina Tornai Groom's Suit: Micheal... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2014 at Karen Wise Photo Blog
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So honored to be featured in all of these beautiful publications recently: The Knot Magazine (Wed 100 - Insider Advice from the Experts), Flower Magazine, Weddings by the Ritz Carlton and Well Wed! Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Karen Wise Photo Blog
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Part 2 Last August, I had the awesome and unique experience of photographing for 3 full days in and around Santa Barbara, California, in organic tomato and corn farms, in dahlia-filled fields, farmers' markets and in a private lemon orchard. Organized by Kelly Oshiro of Santa Barbara Chic, we decided to collaborate on this farm to table shoot from long distance. I was in New York, having never visited SB before. But with phone calls and scout pics, we were able to produce something great from afar. Before I headed out west, I just knew it would be a stunning... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at Karen Wise Photo Blog
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Wishing you much happiness and peace this holiday season! It's been lovely sharing work and fun images this year with you via my blog, Facebook and Instagram. See you in the New Year! Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2013 at Karen Wise Photo Blog
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It's been a couple of weeks of "down time" after my Food Photography & Styling Workshop to finally gather images together and write a recap of that awesome day. In the interim I have been delivering many weddings to happy brides and grooms who got married in September and October. I photographed my last wedding of the year in the beautiful Catskills and then traveled to Kentucky for Thanksgiving with Chandler's relatives. While I was away I received tons of praise and got sent images from my workshop attendees, thanking me for the fun time they had at my Food... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at Karen Wise Photo Blog
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There are still a few spots left for next week's workshop with Karen Wise and Xochitl Gonzalez at iCi restaurant on 11/6 from 10-5pm. To register click HERE! http://karenwiseworkshop.bpt.me/ announcement designed by Katie Fischer Design Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2013 at Karen Wise Photo Blog
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Please join me for a one day intensive Food Photography & Styling Workshop at iCi Restaurant in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. It's two weeks away, on Wednesday, November 6th, and there are still spots available! Learn how to improve your photography technique, how to use better lighting, master composition, styling and photo edting. You will receive film photography tips from me as well! Special guest, Xochitl Gonzalez, of A.a.B. Creates will be helping with styling that day. Learn how to prop-style a table from one of the most talented event designers in the city as Xochitl will be designing a gorgeous... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at Karen Wise Photo Blog
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September is one of my favorite months of the year. In New York, New England and Quebec, where I spend a lot of time, the weather cools down perfectly while the foliage stays lush and colorful. Last September, I had the pleasure of photographing Elisabeth and Peter's gorgeous wedding at Stonover Farm in the Berkshires. It was a drizzly day, but the warmth and love really shone through in Elisabeth and Peter's photographs. Elisabeth + Peter's talented vendors: Venue: Stonover Farm | Caterer and Day-of Coordinator: Mezze Catering | Florist: Crocus Hale | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Lighting: Julie... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at Karen Wise Photo Blog
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Aug 15, 2013
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Part 1 Last August, I had the awesome and unique experience of photographing for 3 full days in and around Santa Barbara, California, in organic tomato and corn farms, in dahlia-filled fields, farmers' markets and in a private lemon orchard. Organized by Kelly Oshiro of Santa Barbara Chic, we decided to collaborate on this farm to table shoot from long distance. I was in New York, having never visited SB before. But with phone calls and scout pics, we were able to produce something great from afar. Before I headed out west, I just knew it would be a stunning... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2013 at Karen Wise Photo Blog