​​"I met Karen through another satisfied client of hers, and she truly has been a blessing to me in starting the next chapter of my business.  Not only has Karen been professional and attentive, she was also clear with her intent to help bring my vision to life.  
I had a negative experience with another photographer a year prior to my first shoot with Karen, but she helped me to evolve my opinion of working with new photographers.  Before we even met for the first time in person, her proficiency in organizing my many ideas allowed me to enter our shoot with confidence, and I left with a tremendous sense of peace.  
I have received so many compliments on my photos - no one even knew that behind-the-scenes, she and I were enduring 100-degree temperatures while we were shooting!  I literally almost melted my wig off during the shoot, but Karen remained steadfast in helping me complete my vision that we had been co-creating.

There is something wonderful that happens when you connect with someone effortlessly - it seems the energy shows through to the final product - I believe this is the experience many will have when working with Karen.
I would recommend her services again and again, and I will certainly take full advantage of her artistry the next time I have a campaign or marketing strategy for my business.  Karen has shown exceptional client rapport and great quality in her work ethic.  I cannot express in words how grateful I am to have had such a positive experience working with her.

Thank you, Karen!"​

Shira Jackson, Synchronicity Studios

Working with Karen wasn't anything short of amazing! She managed to capture a side of me that helps me visually depict my brand, the Skinny Black Girl's Code, in new ways. Karen helped brand me from my outfit to the poses I displayed in my photos. She was very patient and offered a wealth of knowledge to help me define my image. During the shoot, she was friendly, courteous, and challenged me to "let my hair down" and work towards the desired look I wanted to achieve. I almost cried when I saw the photos because they represent freedom. I wouldn't have had anyone else to capture these moments. Thank you for capturing timeless photos Karen -- they are some of the best I have taken in my life

​Whitney L. Barkley of  Skinny Black Girl's Code

As we're re-branding our company(Visionop) we partnered with Karen to capture who we are, what we're doing and where we're going; all thru her picture taking. This was very important to us and Karen exceeded our expectations. She kept us calm, made the sessions fun, listened to everything we said and delivered! Karen is our teammate and we strongly recommend her to become yours too! (Charlie and Eva
Eva Lewandowski & Charlie Lobosco

Working with Karen was like working with someone who has known me my entire life, except I only met her in person for the first time on the day of my shoot! Even though we spoke prior to the shoot we were already on the same page. I’d say something and she laugh and say “I just wrote that down!” There was very little I had to explain about what I wanted because she knew me like a book! I have never felt so understood by someone before and it shows in my photographs. She captured aspects of my personality that I would not have known how to explain. Working with Karen was such an amazing experience, I can’t wait to do it again. If you’re looking for a professional who can easily capture you in your most beautiful form, Karen is it.


Chantrise Holliman of Holliman Speaks. Published author.

Thank you, for stopping by! Embrace Your Power, Authenticity and Truth with confidence and style, is an affirmation that speaks to me and my journey. It is also an affirmation for my clients, especially women and girls who sometime question their self-worth and value. It is an affirmation that boldly says "We are Beautiful and valuable! Helping photography clients to embrace who they are is an important aspect of being a photographer. The heart of a shoot starts from an inspired and creative photographer who inspires and encourages their client to truly embrace their authenticity with confidence and my motto: "there is nothing wrong with a little bit of Style"!  Read what my clients say about their experience, and schedule your brand image signature photo shoots today!

I truly enjoyed my professional shoot with Karen of Karen Marie Images & Branding.  This was my very first time getting professional pictures done. She and I, collaborated several times before the shoot to make sure that the location, props and clothing would convey the message that I wanted to project.  On the day of the shoot, she handled all of the logistics.  She was very involved and complimentary on the many poses that I presented during the shoot.  In addition, she was very creative and innovated in helping me to select the right outfit for the right image. Her recommendation to choose Chenese Bean, Makeup Artist to do my makeup was on point.  Karen is a true professional and artist! Her work speaks for itself.  It was truly an honor and a privilege to watch her in action.  Use Karen Marie Images & Branding to help you create the image and brand that speaks to your Authenticity & Truth! Looking forward to my next shoot! 
Barvenia Wooten
Professional Women’s Basketball Coach
National Girls Basketball Evaluator

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”
                                        Mary Lou Cook

This quote embodies the beauty of working with Karen. Her branding and imaging process is creative, fun, and engaging. Karen is incredibly flexible and approachable. She does a superb job of considering, absorbing, and incorporating ideas.
Karen is a visionary. She is a natural at selecting on-site shoot locations that enhance and convey the essence of your persona.
In addition to her endless talent, she is warm, friendly, attentive, and funny. When you work with her, you will feel like you’ve known her your entire life. She truly cares about her clients. This attractive trait radiates from her being.
I am eternally grateful to call Karen my Branding and Imaging Consultant!

Dara Fairman
Founder/CEO Simple Better Solutions®

I had the amazing opportunity to work with Karen back in June (2017)! I wasn't sure the kind of look or feel I was going for, so she set aside some time to converse with me via phone to throw out some ideas. The day of my shoot, Karen greeted me with love and kindness! Her passion for photography is more than just taking pictures, she gets down to the essence and root of who YOU are so it'll be conveyed on the other end of the camera. For me, it became an emotional shoot, as she took me out of my comfort zone and urged me to just be me - flaws and all! What I gained was a new appreciation for the person I was becoming and everything I was destined to become. Karen is incomparable and I highly recommend her for anyone that needs beautiful pictures.

SC Pressley

I love Love Karen! She captured exactly what I was looking for and the shoot was creative, fun and she will let you get involved in the poses! Looking forward to our next photo shoot!


Sherry Sims, Founder and CEO of Black Career Women Network 

 My photo shoot was a great experience! It is really helping my brand and me to be more seen. The pictures are amazing, cute, and something people like to see. With Ms. Karen’s pictures, more people will know about me in no time!

The shoot is fun. I got to go to many creative places (even a place at Music Hall I’d never seen before) for some great results. Ms. Karen has incredible ideas for pictures that you may have never even considered before. The quality of the photos is well worth the time and money, and I’m very satisfied with my results.
 I learned what goes behind a photo shoot. It is more work than it looks like (of course the pictures are always smiley), but the experience is great. Ms. Karen is an enthusiastic person who is great to work with because she puts a smile on your face which is convenient when taking photos.
 I would highly recommend Karen Marie Images for when you need a picture!

Maxwell, the violinist!


Karen did an awesome job at capturing the look we wanted to represent. The pictures exceeded our expectations. Any person in business that wants to capture their band needs Karen's vision to carry it out in photography. The freshness sets her apart.
Crystal Guyton-Grace, Co-owner of Pathway Day Spa & Nail Bar

When I started the process with Karen and received her questionnaire, I knew she was serious about her craft. She went the extra mile to make sure that my photos were EXCELLENT. I HATE having my picture taken and Karen actually made the experience fun! On top of that, she totally nailed the feeling that I wanted to capture in the photos. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for the best!
Shari Goldsmith, Coach Shari

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