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Elegant Forest Green Wedding

Lorraine & Paul

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Wisconsin Backyard Wedding 

edna and  jeremy

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My sister is Zander’s nanny which makes me his “almost aunt.” Doris met Richard and Emma Lou a little before their son, Zander was born. They were looking for a nanny, as well as a part time business assistant and it was a match made in heaven. Through that relationship, I’ve gone to visit Doris […]

Emma Lou & Richard’s Family Session

Indiana Fall Family Session - Karen Elise Photography

Family Portraits

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Joanna absolutely glowed. But it wasn’t without previous hard work and overcoming challenges. She’s faced some health challenges I can only imagine going through. There’s been some really hard days, dark days even. While I know that her journey’s not over and that choosing joy is a daily choice, I loved seeing her vibrant and […]

David and Joanna’s Indiana Autumn Family Session

Family Portraits

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I had a feeling Lisa and Lester’s Coppes Commons wedding was gonna be a fun one but I didn’t expect their incredible attention to detail. From handwritten place cards for the servers to the carefully chosen jewelry Lisa wore, each piece reflected their graceful, elegant taste. Not every couple can rock the dance floor alongside […]

Lisa & Lester’s Dusty Pink Coppes Commons Wedding

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The lights twinkled overhead. Guests’ quiet tones were muffled by the soft music drifting across the room. The candles were lit. Close family and friends were seated on either side of the aisle. The roses and eucalyptus draping the altar had been arranged to perfection. Everything was ready. Paul stood at the altar, waiting expectantly. […]

Lorraine & Paul’s Elegant Forest Green Wedding

Elegant Forest Green Wedding | Karen Elise Photography

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I first got to know Dave and Joann’s family when their son, Kevin, married my friend, Royal. Now almost two years later, not only do they have a beautiful daughter in law, but they have a little grandson as well As a mom to the first grandbaby in my family as well, I’ve seen the […]

Joann & Dave’s Fall Mini Session

Mini Sessions

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Kevin and Royal’s Fall Mini Session was the first time I’ve photographed them since their wedding almost two years ago. Since then, they’ve added a sweet little baby boy to their family with eyelashes that would make any girl envious. At eight and a half months old, Keveon loves his mama and daddy and smiles […]

Royal & Kevin’s Fall Mini Session

Mini Sessions

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I never imagined I’d get to photograph a baby sibling’s in-home newborn session after having my own baby. I’ve been asked if it seems strange, and honestly, not at all. It’s definitely uncommon but it’s also the coolest big family. While it’s obviously not the same as having my own baby, in a way it […]

My Baby Brother’s In-home Newborn Session

in-home newborn session | Karen Elise Photography

Personal

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like behind the scenes with me on a typical wedding day? You’ve probably watched wedding photographers from a distance as a guest but you’re wondering what the experience is actually like as a bride. I’m taking you with me throughout the process of photographing a wedding and what you […]

A Typical Wedding Day Behind the Scenes

Karen Elise Photography Wedding Day Experience

For Brides

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The Lake Michigan wind whipped around us as we stood on the beach near Portage Point. As the sunk sank behind the cotton candy clouds, a foreboding deep blue sky hovered overhead. The waves rolled towards shore, tossing and churning. Cool currents meeting warm air tickled and kissed my skin in turn. A storm was […]

Summer Travels to Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan Portage Point | Karen Elise Photography

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I’ve heard it described as the last birthday you really look forward to. I’ve decided that’s not for me. With getting married at 18 and having my first baby at 19, my life has been an adventure and I’m not about to change that up just because I’ve hit the supposed golden age. This past […]

I’m 21! My Birthday Thoughts and Goals

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