Photography By Karen: Blog en-us (C) Photography By Karen [email protected] (Photography By Karen) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:29:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:29:00 GMT Photography By Karen: Blog 120 80 Colter | Oconto Falls | Class of 2020 IMG_3968IMG_3968

Everyone meet Colter from Oconto Falls, he modeled so well his photography session was a breeze! I really enjoyed getting to know him through out his session.  IMG_4041IMG_4041


I wish him the best in his senior year and in his future education of becoming and engineer!


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[email protected] (Photography By Karen) Sat, 31 Aug 2019 14:16:54 GMT
Courtney | Neenah | Class of 2020 A couple weeks ago I got to see Courtney from Neenah High School. Fun are the words that come to mind when I think about this young lady. 

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Since she purchased my Golden Senior Package she got four hours of photography and she split it up 3 in the summer and 1 in the fall. I am so excited to photograph her and her family this fall!


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Best of luck in your senior year Courtney!!



[email protected] (Photography By Karen) Sat, 31 Aug 2019 14:12:27 GMT
Allison | Southwest High | Class of 2020 Today I want you to meet Allison. Fun and vibrant personality are the words that come to mind when I think about this young lady. 


Allison is a senior at Southwest High. Most of her session was photographed at the studio location, we traveled a little down the road to get some photos in a wheat field. 

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I loved the outfits that she brought to the shoot. For example, the purple top was great with her hair and skin tone!






Best of luck to Allison in your senior year! I know you'll be awesome in wherever life take you.




[email protected] (Photography By Karen) Tue, 06 Aug 2019 13:05:22 GMT
Stella | Newborn Gather round, dear blog readers! 


Today's post is all about a certain baby with the kind of sweet little face that will surely put a smile on your face. Stella was so much fun to photograph and our session turned out so perfectly!




This particular session was a very special since her dad has served in the military for almost 20 years, so we took a little time to some photos of that. The flag wrap is from my studio props, it was perfect for this photo with her dad. 


Stella is so adorable. I couldn't have asked for a better session! 

Take a look at the pictures for yourself! Enjoy the adorableness below!

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I get to hang out with this cutie even more in the coming months thanks to my first year package (
). Lucky me!

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[email protected] (Photography By Karen) Thu, 18 Jul 2019 19:17:20 GMT

Hello Everyone! 
The annual BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS COMING! The sale runs November 25 and 26 ONLY! The minimum purchase is $150 and coupon code is BLACKFRIDAY2016. 
If you have any package or edit request please provide them by November 22, so I can have them up and ready for the sale. Also if you have any questions please email me before November 22. Email is the best way to reach me, my phone is always on silent due to my 9 month old. 
** I WILL NOT be by my computer during the sale or have my phone on. I am CLOSED from November 24-28 for the Holiday to spend time with my family.** Thank you for understanding. I hope you enjoy your holiday weekend! Enjoy Shopping!

[email protected] (Photography By Karen) Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:00 GMT
2016 Oconto County Fair Display Booth Display Booth At the Oconto County Fair


Come check out my display booth at the Oconto County fair August 18-21. It is full of this past years photos and a slideshow! Come see if your photos is on display.

​If you are new client please come grab a coupon to save you on your next session. Or sign up for a chance to win a FREE SESSION and a $50 GIFT CARD.

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​I have been putting up a booth at the fair for about 7 years, it has paid off in many ways. It started out with just a few photos on a faux brick wall my dad built (which I still use a backdrop now) to old doors and pallets. The best part is most of the stuff you see in the display are ether props or decorations from my house. What you see here is what my house looks like. Or some of it is even old wedding decorations. The barn wood pieces with photos on them, I made to display my personal photos at home, but hey why not use them here. So my house looks really bare for a couple days!

​I get some many new clients because of this display, I love to display all my clients happy memories. 

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[email protected] (Photography By Karen) Fri, 19 Aug 2016 16:30:40 GMT
A Little Update From My Family To Yours IMG_7457IMG_7457 This is really late but everyone meet my little man, Walker Alan! He is a blessing that my husband and I have prayed for a long time for.  On February 8 2016 he graced us with his presence 5 weeks early and was only 5 lbs 3 ozs. He was healthy and happy just wanted to come early, I guess he has patience like me. He is now 6 months old and is working on crawing and eating solids, he loves his sweet peas. 

Long before I started my photography business I knew that I wanted to have a family and become a mom. Growing up on a dairy farm my parents were always just outside if we needed anything and always had time to spend time with us. I knew that I wanted to do the same. I decided that I was not going to send him to daycare and continue my photography business while having Walker home with me. 


Since he came early my maternity leave was cut short since I thought I had a whole another month of time to photograph some clients, but thankful they all moved their sessions to the following month so I could learn to jungle my new life with a newborn. 

​Now a couple months later Im a back to work and lucky to have a great extended family to watch him while I photography clients couple days a weeks. Grandparents love their Walker time, and his aunts. 

​Before Walker I could schedule anytime, and not have to worry about where my child was going or when I have to pump. Now I make sure that I have enough time between each session to take care of pumping so I can focus on my clients session. 

Now when it comes to editing, this is a whole new area! Walker and I are learning this together, instead of the old saying "sleep while the baby sleeps" In my house it is "edit while the baby sleeps"  It may take me little longer then usually to edit one photos but it is all worth it when Walker smiles at me and I know that I am here for him. I know that I am lucky that I can work from home and not need daycare, some mothers need daycare and its totally okay to send them. Daycares are a great social experience and wonderful for kids. And who knows maybe when he is older or I have another I will choose to send them. Life is ever changing. 


I also decided about a year ago before Walker came that I was going to start to honor business hours. I am closed on Sundays and Mondays to run errands and spend time with my family. I also have business hours on weekdays, I shut my phone off after Im closed and return all messages the next business day. I was so clued to my phone/emails that life was passing me by. I want to live in the moment. 

​Working mothers all need a gold metal and lots of love! I am new at this and I dont know everything and Im sure I will make a mistake every now and again. I do have a great supportive husband that helps when he is home. 

​I just thought maybe my current or new clients would like to knew a little bit of what it is like to run a photography business with a newborn. Love it! 

[email protected] (Photography By Karen) Wed, 10 Aug 2016 22:34:25 GMT
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Hello Baby Branson, this little man was such a sweetheart. He is just about a month old but did so well at his newborn session. 

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 I had the honor of photographing this guys parents engagement and wedding just over two years ago and now I get to photograph his entire first year! So excited to see how this little guy grows!

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[email protected] (Photography By Karen) Wed, 10 Aug 2016 21:51:11 GMT
Welcome To The World Bridget Doo doo doo doooo! Introducing...  BABY BRIDGET!


I'm still flying high from one of the most wonderful shoots I've had in a while.  The pretty little lady in front of the lens was wonderful to work with.

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As for baby Bridget, she was a little angel and slept peacefully through the majority of our 3-hour session. 


Okay, no more talking (or would that be typing?). Check out little Bridget for yourself!





 You may be seeing more of little Bridget in the very near future! I'm lucky enough to photograph her every few months with my "Grow with Me Package".


[email protected] (Photography By Karen) Wed, 10 Aug 2016 17:58:56 GMT
Having Trouble Ordering Online! Ordering From Your Gallery

1.  Go to your gallery link

2.  Once your gallery is open you should see all your proofs.






  1. If I premade your 4x8 card
  2. To order cards scroll to the card of your choice, and “BUY” will appear on top of the picture, click that.
  3. If you click greeting cards, they will show you many size options
  4. 4x8 photographic greeting card will be the first option you see
  5. Click “Customize”
  6. It will bring you to a new screen and you will see your card
  7. At the bottom of the screen is the “QTY” please select the number you will need
  8. Click “ADD TO CART"
  9. Continue Shopping


  1. To order Prints in a package scroll to the proof of your choice, and “BUY” will appear on top of the picture, click that.
  2.  This will take you to a new screen with many choices, click PACKAGES
  3. Find the package of your choice 
  4. Click “Customize”
  5. You will boxes that represent your package on the right and your photos on the left (make sure you have the “ALL” Tab clicked.
  6. Drag over the photo of your choice and place it in the box of your choice (keep in mind that what you see in the white box is what will be printed)
  7. Keep in mind that for wallets, one box represents 4 wallets
  8. Once all complete click “ADD TO CART”
  9. If you are all done, click “VIEW CART”
  10. This will take you to your cart, here you can see everything and make any changes.  At this point if you want to zoom in on a photo click on the photo of your choice
    1. Here you can zoom in, do not zoom out too far and see white, if you see white in the red/yellow guide lines that will print on your photo.  A lot of clients leave photo as in, the company automatically centers photo.
    2. You can also change it black and white or sepia here
    3. Once done click Save, this will take back to your cart.


  2. Follow their direction to add in coupon, shipping, etc, It may ask to create an account if you haven’t done so already



  1. To order Prints or other items scroll to the proof of your choice, and “BUY” will appear on top of the picture, click that.
  2.  This will take you to a new screen with many choices, click Item of choice
  3. Find the Item of your choice 
  4. Click “Customize”
  5. This will take you to your cart, here you can see everything and make any changes.  At this point if you want to zoom in on a photo click on the photo of your choice
    1. Here you can zoom in, do not zoom out too far and see white, if you see white in the red/yellow guide lines that will print on your photo.  A lot of clients leave photo as in, the company automatically centers photo.
    2. You can also change it black and white or sepia here
    3. Once done click Save, this will take back to your gallery.
  6. Continue this and order what you would like
  7. Once all done click “VIEW CART”
  8. Check things over and then click “PROCCED TO CHECKOUT”
  9. Follow their direction to add in coupon, shipping, etc, It may ask to create an account if you haven’t done so already




[email protected] (Photography By Karen) Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:50:45 GMT
Schowalter Family Hi everyone!


Let me stop for a second to tell you that I am seriously the luckiest photographer in the world. My clients are always so amazing to work with. That's true of my session with the Schowalter family, too!

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I met up with them last week at the studio, we travel just down the road and the weather was perfect for photo-taking. It was warm and the sun was hiding perfectly behind the beautiful leaves. While the weather was fine, it was the Schowalter family that made this shoot such a joy. Im pretty excited for February when they welcome their first baby boy!


Hope you enjoy the pictures! Our Session highlights are below. If you need a family session please contact the studio via email today at photoby-karen@outlook.


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[email protected] (Photography By Karen) Wed, 04 Nov 2015 16:00:00 GMT
Sales For The Rest of The Year Hello all my clients, I have been getting a ton of emails, texts and Facebook messages about what sales are coming up.  I did send out a fall newsletter of all the fall info you need.  But Im sure I have missed a few people, so I listed the sale info below.  Please note that the studio maybe closed during some of these sales. so please if you have any changes or edited please contact studio via email before the sale starts. 



2015 HALLOWEEN SALE 30% OFF October 29-31
Minimum Purchase $100 Coupon Code: HALLOWEEN2015

2015 BLACK FRIDAY SALE 40% OFF November 27 & 29 Minimum Purchase $125 Coupon Code: BLACKFRIDAY2015

2015 EARLY CHRISTMAS SALE 25% OFF December 4-5 Minimum Purchase $75 Coupon Code: EARLYCHRISTMAS2015

2015 FLASH CHRISTMAS SALE 40% OFF December 26 & 27 Minimum Purchase $125Coupon Code: CHRISTMAS2015

2016 NEW YEARS SALE 30% OFF January 1-3
Minimum Purchase $100 Coupon Code: NEWYEARS2016 

[email protected] (Photography By Karen) Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:15:00 GMT
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Ashley was a model from Ashwaubenon High School, she contacted me a year prior to her senior year to get an application to model.  We started out in the spring taking photos in my grass at my studio.  At that moment I knew I had made a great choice of model to spread the word of the studio in the Green Bay area.  We had another session in July, we started out on the soccer field at her high school and drove back to Spruce area to get some water photos.  Then we met up in Green Bay again for a mini fall session with the beautiful colors. Such a great girl and loved working with her.  If you see her around ask her about the studio referral program.  If you would like to model for Photography By Karen, please contact the studio at [email protected] for a application. 

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[email protected] (Photography By Karen) Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:00:00 GMT
News From My Family to Yours! Hello to all my wonderful clients!

As you may have already herd or seen on social media, my husband and I are expecting our first baby in March 2016.  We are a little nervous but very excited to start this new chapter in our lives.  We have been waiting for this for a long time, and can't wait. 

I will be taking maternity leave from mid February to June, give or take.  Since this is my first baby, I am not sure how my body will react and don’t know how things will go.  I could work all the way up to delivery or put on bed rest, wont know till February/March.

You are all very important to me and I know that you have trusted me with your memories.  I understand if you need to go to another photographer during my leave, but please contact me first to see how I'm coming along with my leave and see what my schedule looks like. 

All contracted "Grow With Me Packages" will not be an issue and I have contacted all of you and you know how we will work through this. Any regular child sessions will start after leave is over. 

All contracted booked weddings during my leave will be photographed with 110%, tho I do plan on breastfeeding and will need to step aside at slow times.  I do have a second photographer that will come in handy.

All Senior Model Sessions will not start till after my leave,  please email me at [email protected] if you are interested. 

Normally Senior crazy season don't start till July, so I will start booking all sessions starting then, same for family and engagement sessions.


In the past I have been able to take sessions whenever, now with a baby on the way. I have to look at my schedule and see when it works best for my family and the people that will be watching my bundle of joy. 

I will be setting up a schedule that will give me days to edit, and days to take photos.  

Photography Sessions will be on Wednesday to Saturdays. Editing Days will be Tuesdays. Closed on Sundays and Mondays for family time. (this may change, like I said I have no idea how things will change and how things will work)

If you have any questions please contact me via email! Thanks Karen  


[email protected] (Photography By Karen) Thu, 17 Sep 2015 20:35:40 GMT
10 Year Anniversary Good Afternoon Everyone!


I just want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all my past and current clients! This summer marks the 10 Year Anniversary of Photography By Karen. I started off with a dream and a film camera and grown into a successful photography business.  It has been a lot of hard work and dedication but all worth it to be able to do this full time. And its all thanks to you! 

I was very lucky to have two younger sisters willing to model for me back when we have to do project for 4-H and FFA for the county fair.  I started with my mom's film camera and dressed up my sisters.  We walked around the farm (thank God my dad had a lot of tractors) and took pictures next to buildings and random things.  I remember my mother telling me after she developed them that I should really think about being a photographer, and this was at the age of 14.  Now Im using my sister's baby to model for me! Its funny how time flies and things change. 

As my sisters go older I had them model for me when I started the business 10 years ago.  But I was very blessed to have two friends of mine let me take their senior photos our senior year. Took those photos with the old Canon Film Camera and traveled everywhere to find some amazing spots for photos.  

remember my first wedding on a film camera and changing the roll every 24 shots, I would never go imagine going from that to taking a photo every second on a wedding day and walking away with over 5,000 to go through and edit.  I was so scared at my first wedding, now I can't wait til my clients wedding days. Weddings have become a favorite of mine to photograph.  Capturing a loving couples special day and freezing it in time is an honor.

Back when I first got this all started I was taking maybe 5 seniors a summer and a few child/family shoots now I take 2-3 sessions a day and 1-2 weddings a month during the slow season and 4 a month during the summer. I am so blessed to have a great client base and wonderful clients that spread the word of the business. 

I am also very blessed to photograph some seniors and then their weddings and now their babies.  Love it!

Each session and client has meant so much to me and I have created a lot of wonderful friendships and memories for myself and for my clients over the last 10 years. It actually makes me tear up a little thinking about how much you all mean to me. I try really hard to make every session unique and fun for each client. I know that my photography style and work has changed/grown over the years and I am willing to keep growing and learning for all of you!


No words can express how grateful I am for all of you! Heres to 10 years and more of great friendships, photos and smiles!




[email protected] (Photography By Karen) Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:34:58 GMT
Senior Model Application Photography By Karen Model Application is Here! Please fill out and return by April 1! Only two per school! Lena is filled and Suring has one spot filled already.  


Model Application For Photography By Karen

Please fill out form and return by April 1 either by email/Facebook or mail.



High School:




Cell Number:










Are you on Facebook? YES/NO if Yes Address____________________________________


How did you hear about us:






What activities are you involved in at school?





What activities are you involved in out of school?





What are your plans after graduation? List your hobbies:






How would you plan to spread the word about Photography By Karen?








Do you have any fun/creative ideas for your photo shoot?





I ask that the shoots be finished by the end of May-is this possible for you?






Would you agree to not represent any other photographers?





Any other information you would like to share?






Senior Model Application/Agreement (to be filled out by senior)



Please read and sign the following:

I understand that by participating in the Photography By Karen Senior Model Program my images may or may not be used in Photography By Karen portrait gallery/website/facebook advertising. However, if I am Photography By Karen Senior Model I agree to have my senior portraits exclusively taken with Photography By Karen the end of April and I will place my finial order for portrait by May 31.

As a Photography By Karen Senior Model I will refer my classmates and friends to Photography By Karen and will make positive remakes about the studio. I understand that not only am I promoting my school and myself but I am

also promoting positive images of Photography By Karen. I also understand that any violation of this agreement will cancel all commissions, etc that I may be entitled to from my referrals.


Applicants Signature______________________________________________________


Parent/Guardian Signature_________________________________________________



[email protected] (Photography By Karen) Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:55:31 GMT
Need Help Ordering? Ordering From Zenfolio

1.        Go to your gallery link

4.       Once your gallery is open you should see all your proofs.

5.       To order cards, canvas, single prints, etc please run your mouse over “Add to Cart” a couple options will scroll down, click “Select Product”

6.       This will take you to a new screen with many choices, click what you would like, at this point the website is very easy you will see all prices and options for cards or other items such as mugs, mouse pads, etc.

a.       Cards:

                                                               i.      Click on the photo you would like and follow the above steps to get to the card category

                                                             ii.      If you click cards, they will show you many categories to choose from

                                                            iii.      Click your category, and then it will show you all the cards

                                                           iv.      Click on the card you would like and start to create it

                                                             v.      Add in your own text and check spelling

                                                           vi.      If you want a 4x8 card, I need to make it for you and upload your samples and you can use those samples for a 4x8 card, the 4x8 card is under other.

b.      Single Prints:

                                                               i.      Click on your photo you would like and follow the above steps to get to prints

                                                             ii.      There you will see many choices for a single print or packages.

                                                            iii.      Once you choose what you need it is very simple to order

7.       Once you get all you need, it will take you to a screen to view and edit your order if you choose

8.       Check over your cropping, click on the image and you may change your cropping, what you see in the white frame is what your picture is going to look like

9.       Click “check out now” and follow their steps 

[email protected] (Photography By Karen) Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:01:39 GMT