Reviews

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Kayla + Kevin

Karen is an absolute powerhouse! She knows how to strike a balance between artful composition and still keeping things feeling natural. I love how Karen lets the story of the day inform her work - she is silently capturing all the most poignant moments and funny moments and romantic moments - but in a respectful observer way. I felt like I could relax and enjoy my day - Karen is going to ensure you get gorgeous pictures. If you want to treasure your wedding pictures forever, invest in hiring Karen! She will deliver. She is also super sweet and cool and has a deep appreciation for film - she is the real deal. I can not empathize this enough - hire Karen for your wedding photos!! You will be in love with every single picture - she is that good.

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Christina + Jack

The best and most important decision you can make for your wedding. The wedding came and went at the speed of light, like many warned us it might. And with so many things competing for your attention, moments can get lost pretty easily. A good photographer will-- like a good historian-- document the history; but a superior one will tell the story. Karen and Frank told the story -- they (seamlessly, thoughtfully, elegantly) captured its themes, moments, characters, emotions, and nuances with the eyes and unmistakable grace of artists. As artists, they carefully curated an album that combined timeless, clean, whimsical images with gorgeous high portraiture. We often and liberally leaf through our album. When we do, we see artwork that captures the wedding's story, moments, and emotions. Karen and Frank created a gorgeous, living, breathing storybook teleporting us back to a day that felt like the length of a single eye blink. Jack and I don't remember what we ate. We don't remember the best man's embarrassing college tales, or what the band played -- and with time, you won't either. When you pick a photographer, you pick the steward of life's most precious memories. Invest in photographers like Karen and Frank who honor the art, the science, and the divine purpose of photography -- artists who deeply respect their roles in protecting and telling the stories of your life. Karen and Frank told ours beautifully and compellingly.

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Sam + Nick

Our experience with Karen Hill Photography was perfect from start to finish. As a professional event planner, I work with numerous vendors every day across multiple areas. From our first meeting, Karen made us feel heard regarding our wedding vision and executed the documentation of our special day flawlessly. What drew my husband and I to Karen is that her photos capture how special a wedding day is while still looking natural. The photos turned out beautifully and were void of the cheesy staging and sheen that I see in so many wedding photos. They turned out perfectly. Karen executed the timeline of the day perfectly and took so much stress off of my plate. She made it a perfect experience for everyone, even for my family, who are notoriously impatient. She captured a number of unexpected moments, such as taking us to the roof of our wedding venue, which ended up being some of my favorite photos. We had so much fun with her as well! The first look was a moment I will never forget and she made it incredibly special for us. I have worked with nearly 100 wedding and event photographers in New York City and Karen is my favorite of the bunch. I can’t recommend her enough.

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Siming + Andrew

Karen and Frank are true artists at what they do. They captured the true spirit and feeling of our engagement and wedding and every single photo was absolutely beautiful. I cannot thank them enough for the amazing photos they delivered and for capturing all the moments of our special day. We will truly treasure these photos for the rest of our lives. Karen and Frank not only captured all the expected photos, but more importantly, they captured the candid photos which truly meant the world to us. We are truly beyond grateful to them! Any bride should have zero hesitation in working with Karen and Frank. We look forward to working with them again for family portraits in the future.

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Megan + Devon

The most important part of our wedding day for me and my husband were the photographs, and I had spent months researching photographers after we got engaged. I fell in love with Karen Hill instantly because her photographs are so incredibly unique and timeless. I loved that she primarily shoots with film, and her classic, beautiful images really stood out to me among the sea of photos I’d seen from other photographers. Our engagement portrait photos came out beautifully, so I knew no matter what happened on the day of the wedding, those photographs would be perfect as well. Karen and Frank truly captured the feeling and happiness of our day in every photo. Almost a year and half later, we can’t stop going through the pictures and love being able to relive our special day anytime we look at the photographs. Working with both Karen and Frank was a dream come true and we can’t wait to work with them again someday for family portraits!

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Anna + Byron

Karen and her husband were absolutely fantastic at our New York wedding at Bryant Park. They took control of the whole process, were totally professional and joined in the dance floor right at the end!! The results were world-class and a solid value for money. We highly recommend them if you're looking for top-tier photography.

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Alisa + John

Karen, these are incredible. As the reluctant groom I am so glad we chose you to capture these two days for us. I have just made a quick first run, and am excited to spend time with them.

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Kelly + Ted

I am so overwhelmed with joy as I look through the wedding shots! You captured the day with truly amazing photographs. Thank you so much!

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Lizzie + Alastair

We've had more fun reliving our wedding weekend with our family and friends with your pictures. Thank you, they're absolutely beautiful and we truly couldn’t be happier with how they all turned out. Please convey our thanks to Frank as well.

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Nathalie + Hugo

What can we say other than thank you so much for capturing the essence of the day so memorably and so beautifully. We love the photos and the creative process you incorporated into many of your still and additionally not still work. Dreamy!! The photos are magical!!

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Veronica + Cooper

What can we say, they're absolutely beautiful. You (and Frank) are incredible artists. As Cooper and I were looking through them, we were amazed how they're all so lovely, and then every few shots we would gasp because one would strike us as a piece of art, supernaturally gorgeous. Thank you for capturing our wedding day so wonderfully; we are forever grateful.

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Kathleen + Colin

We can't stop going through the photos. Thank you to you and Frank for capturing all of the energy, excitement and happiness on our day. We are beyond thrilled with them and wish we had enough room in our apartment to frame every picture. Thanks again - the work is amazing and we really can't express how pleased we are with everything.

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Alexis + Jason

Jason and I wanted to thank you for the incredible photos from our wedding. Thank you for your patience and professionalism. Wishing you all the best, and we will certainly recommend you most highly for any friends and family looking for a wedding photographer.

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Jenna + Chad

We zealously wanted to write a great review for Karen and Frank. We highly recommend Karen and Frank to anyone looking for photographers that not only love what they do but so well bottle the memories through great mediums (digital, film, color and black and white) into the most wonderful photos.

Hanna and Jacob

Hanna + Jacob

Karen and Frank both have such wonderful talent - they are true artists in the sense of being able to spot the unexpected, the lovely, the hilarious, the perfect light, and to capture that moment and frame it perfectly.

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Catharine + Dito

Karen and Frank were a dream to work with during our wedding. There is nothing that matches their elegance, their service, and their personal touch. Seriously, honestly, truthfully - hire them.

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Monty + Ryan

Karen and Frank were a delightful addition to our big day. They were both incredibly interested in detail and listening to our specifications. Karen's use of light is out of this world, I would recommend them to any of our friends.

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Lucy + Alex

Thank you Karen, the photos are amazing!

Gretchen and Will

Gretchen + Will

Oh my goodness the pictures are incredible!! Thank you so much for capturing our most special day! I can't believe how many photos there are...how will I ever choose my favorites for the album?!

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Haejin + Michael

My husband and I loved our photos from Karen Hill. She captures beautiful spontaneous moments, not canned ones, and tells the story of the special day that you can relive again and again. We highly recommend her!

Jen and Nick

Jen + Nick

We are just blown away by the photos. They are absolutely beautiful - you and Frank did an amazing job capturing the beauty and joy we felt that day. I am obsessed!

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Katie + Connor

These photos are absolutely stunning and made both Connor and I tear up!!!

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Liz + Bert

Thank you so much! We appreciate the care and thoughtfulness you put in, it's clear that you bring an artistic eye and heart to your work.

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Megan + Josh

Yes! Really great job with the photos! Thank you!

Heather and Jonathan

Heather + Jonathan

The pictures are all amazing (and I don't use that word lightly!), truly gorgeous work, an incredibly talented photographer. Thank you, Karen!!!!

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Tiffany + Chris

The pictures look AMAZING. We cannot thank you enough!!

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Rachel + Brett

Karen was a pleasure to have photograph my wedding. I am an artist so I was very picky when choosing a photographer, and I put my trust in Karen because of the great things I read about her, and also after meeting with her I sensed a great energy from her. I am so happy with the photographs from my wedding. She has a wonderful sense of light, the photos came out absolutely beautiful. She was calm and very good at directing us the day of our wedding. She was well organized, reliable, and is a talented artist. I definitely would recommend her to others getting married or who need a photographer.

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Crista + Alexander

Karen Hill is the perfect wedding photographer! Her photos are a perfect blend of artistry and thoughtfulness with ample amounts of joy and light. Each and every shot she delivered captured some special moment - each with beautiful composition, spontaneity and clarity.

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Annie + Phil

Thanks for capturing us so beautifully!

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Jiwon + Jin

Thank you Karen for taking such amazing photos of our wedding!