Karen Gage is a Richmond, Virginia-based photographer who specializes in weddings and portraits. Her photography style (and personality) is bright and bold. Karen loves greens and atmosphere. Your images will reflect your day with creative and quality photographs. She prides herself on candid captures but understands the importance of an experienced and trustworthy professional for those major moments. Karen’s background includes time as a portrait studio manager and 8 years as a high school photography teacher. In 2016 she began photographing full time. As a wedding photographer, her work with Virginia Bride Magazine and other Richmond area publications allow her to pursue creative outlets and editorial photography while still working within the wedding scene. Karen’s career has truly been a pursuit of her passion and she looks forward to working with you on your special day!
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Robbie J. · Married on 11/09/2019
Karen is awesome!
If the photographer is important to your fiance(e), know that when we left our meeting with Karen, my fiance was very impressed and wanted to book her right away. I did too, of course, but it was nice to have his approval as well!Sent on 12/09/2019
Karen is an awesome photographer! She takes great candid shots and also tells you exactly how to pose to get the best pictures possible. She is very organized and always replied to me in a timely fashion...and I had a lot of questions! She went above and beyond what was required in the contract.
She rearranged her schedule when the weather did not cooperate so that I could have my bridal portraits at UVA.
If you want quality photos that capture the essence of your relationship and of your wedding day, hire Karen!
My husband and I have found our family photographer for all of those happy moments to come in our marriage.
Karen Gage Photography's reply:You guys are the absolute sweetest. I enjoyed working with you and your family immensely and hopefully we see each other in the future!
Leslie D. · Married on 07/20/2019
Karen is the best! We were so lucky to book her for our July wedding in Charlottesville. Karen is professional, hilarious and most importantly and stellar photographer. We could not be happier with the photos she captured of our wedding. She knew what to do, where to be and we are forever grateful for the beautiful work she did. If you’re lucky enough to book Karen for your wedding, you won’t be sorry! Thank you, Karen!Sent on 01/15/2020
Karen Gage Photography's reply:You guys are the best!! Thank you so much for having me!! You’re wedding, friends and family are too much fun. Congrats again!!
Kimberly · Married on 11/03/2018
Karen Gage was an absolute dream to have at our wedding! She was so spot on with every single photo she took! She made me feel comfortable, and even took the time to make sure she knew if there was anything I was self concious of so she could capture every little detail the way I wanted. I can’t even explain how incredible she was with our 16 month old daughter! She made her laugh and smile in almost every single picture and I’ve NEVER been able to do that! She was extremely professional, and very good at her job. She helped keep the pace of events running smoothly, and helped me create a timeline for the day. She was probably the most helpful vendor I had. Made me and my husband, our family and guests feel comfortable and well heard. Worked well with our other vendors, and captured everything I could have ever imagined! Thank you Karen!Sent on 01/26/2019
Karen Gage Photography's reply:Thank you so much for the kind words! I was honored to be apart of your wedding! I hope to work with you and your beautiful family in the future!
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Team of Karen Gage Photography
I grew up in central New York and was lucky enough as a kid to spend my summers on the legendary, St. Lawrence River. So after college when my then boyfriend (now husband) asked me to move to Richmond with him. I decided a place called the River City couldn't be that bad. I was right! Since 2006 we have called Richmond, VA home.
My professional life began here when I accepted a studio photography position and within a year, was managing a successful, studio franchise. In my second year with the company I was approached to leave the studio and teach Photography at the high school level while still photographing (privately) on the side. I accepted that challenge in 2008 and loved every second of it for 8 years. My students were (are) amazing and I genuinely love them. I'm still in touch with many of them and their creativity and their passion challenge me to this day to pursue my craft. I'm grateful for their collaboration.
In 2016 my side gig became a full time career when I left traditional teaching to run Karen Gage Photography, LLC., full time!
I am more than lucky to have the love and support of my husband, Justin and Super Dad to our beautifully talented and silly daughter, Lucy. My light and muse has 2 fur siblings named Olive and Penny, and their shenanigans keep me on my toes.
I look forward to meeting you and hearing your story!
Assistant Photographer/2nd shooter
Shelby Joined KGP as a second shooter, in 2019. She has since become an experienced lighting a assitant and second shooter. Her attention to detail makes her a value asset to our team. Did we mention Karen was her photography teacher, once upon a time...?