Karen Kelly is not only an outstanding photographer from the technical aspect she also has a way of capturing the real personality of each person she photographs. If she is photographing a family or a couple, she creates such a relaxed environment that she captures the relationship perfectly.
Karen is a true artist and nothing short of amazing. When my first child was born, we did photo sessions with three other photographers before I found Karen. They were great; but, each time, I walked away feeling that the experience lacked something. Our first photo session with Karen was at the Arnold Arboretum, nearly four years ago. It was about to rain. Our car broke down. We had a 6 m.o. and a 2 y.o. in tow. I didn't have a plan. When we met Karen, she said "this is actually perfect; this is my favorite weather to shoot in". Her optimism was infectious; so, we carried on, as planned. She captured our story that day simply and beautifully. It wasn't forced or staged. It was just a regular day. There is no doubt that Karen is our photographer for life. She has taken our family photos every year since 2012. Each set of pictures is better than the last. Did I mention that she is also great with kids? Last year, my then 4 y.o. asked if he could take pictures with her Nikon and, before I could convince him otherwise, she handed her camera over him!
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