We're Karen and Frank, a husband and wife team and we'd like to share a little about our background in photography.

I’m Karen and my background is in fine art photography. I graduated with a BFA from Pratt Institute and an MFA from the Yale School of Art, both in photography. I've been shooting ever since.

My background is based in traditional film and to this day I love shooting with film cameras. Film camera lenses are so much softer and to me better capture a sense of beauty, romance and emotional content. I find that film has more depth and as a tool, it captures more of a feeling. I like working with both film and digital, each medium has very strong elements, but I prefer the look of film, I guess it's my first love. To me, it's a matter of really seeing what's in front of you on a deeper, more instinctual level. My background in photography includes teaching photography at Columbia University, exhibitions, editorial and private commissions.

Over the past few years, I've added an important photographic and personal partnership to the studio with my husband Frank Marshal. Together we form a pretty unique working vision.

Frank’s background is in editorial, advertising and fine art photography, and his background is also based in traditional film and film cameras. Frank studied photography at the University of Penn. Since then he's worked as a photographer for editorial, advertising and fine art. He brings his immense talent to the studio and is a perfect compliment to my style of shooting. (And he keeps me laughing).

Our work is widley published and can be seen in periodicals such as Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, PDN Top Knots, in New York Weddings, and online on wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty, Snippet and Ink, Carats + Cake, Once Wed, Junebug and on Elizabeth Anne Design, to name a few.

We hope to hear from you soon!


Background Photo by Susan Baker

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