78 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Karen Wise, acclaimed Brooklyn wedding photographer, has been recognized as one of the best in her field by American Photo magazine (“World’s Top 10”) and The Knot (“Best in New York”). Karen’s work has appeared in New York Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, VOGUE India, Marie Claire China, Style Me Pretty, and many more magazines. Karen has been perfecting the art of wedding photography for more than 15 years, combining technical expertise in digital and film with a fine arts finish. From 20s glamour to marigold splendor, Karen captures the unique spirit of each wedding she shoots, rendering it with stylistic elegance and emotional richness. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Brooklyn wedding photographer Karen spent five years as an apprentice with some of New York’s finest commercial still life, fashion, and portrait photographers. Having acquired this practical and creative background, Karen then launched her own business. She has since photographed celebrity weddings, including Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer’s wedding in San Francisco and Yo-Yo Ma’s daughter’s wedding in Massachusetts, Joy Cho, and Gaby Dalkin’s wedding, five-day long Indian extravaganzas, tropical destination nuptials, and many distinctive New York weddings. In addition to weddings, Karen photographs food, families and portraiture. In 2020 she started photographing families on their stoops, from a safe distance: Brooklyn Stoop Portraits. Before 2020, she also taught food photography & styling workshops collaborating with chefs and food stylists in the New York area. She loves organic, locally grown food, weekly yoga classes, and traveling (she’s originally from Montreal and speaks French too). Karen lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn with her husband and 5 year old son.