I love weddings and I want you to love yours. I love glowy golden light, vibrant unexpected color combinations, and fun people who aren't afraid to get a little dirty, be a little crazy, or go on an adventure. Modern, stylish weddings with lots of personal details and lots of laughter are my jam.
My goal is to provide a relaxed and personalized photography experience with an eclectic, fine art edge. I believe in bringing to life authentic moments that will induce nostalgia 30 years from now for my clients. I'm committed to giving my absolute best to every client. For me, the magic formula is creativity, flexibility, dedication, enthusiasm, continued education, organization and technical proficiency.
My style is authentic and fun. My work has been featured on Martha Stewart Weddings, Wedding Chicks, Buzzfeed, Brides, The Baltimore Sun, Cosmopolitan and more. I work with couples in Pennsylvania & Maryland, and I am always up for travel adventures, elopements or destination weddings.
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32 Reviews for Karen Rainier Photography
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Ben Cramer · Getting married on 04/09/2021
Great to work with and great photos
She was very flexible with dates and locations for the engagement shoot including when we had to reschedule only a couple days out. The photos were great. Karen was thorough but never obtrusive. She turned edited images around quickly and in the time frame she told us. We have received a lot of compliments from guests on the quality of the images but also about the quality of her work day of. All around joy to work with.Sent on 10/23/2019
Carrie Arentz · Getting married on 02/22/2020
I cannot say enough good things about Karen. She goes above and beyond to capture every detail, moment, emotion, and is so accommodating. My fiance and I are having a winter wedding so we wanted photos in the snow to use for our save the dates but also an engagement session that was vibrant, colorful, and floral - opposite of our winter themed wedding. She was so accommodating and went above and beyond to deliver the vision we had. I am absolutely BLOWN AWAY by our engagement photos and cannot stop looking at them! Karen is personable, responsive, goofy, talented, and all around just a great person. There really is no way that you couldn't LOVE HER. She has been by far the best decision we have made in our wedding planning process and I would recommend to her anyone. We cannot wait to have her be a part of our day in February!Sent on 07/09/2019
Jennifer Horner · Married on 09/27/2019
Look no further, you found your girl
I don't even know where to start. Wedding planning is not something I ever desired to do, nor would I ever desire to do again. I was lucky enough to stumble upon a few people in my wedding planning process who made it bearable- one of which was Karen. First, she is one of the kindest humans on earth. Second, she is incredibly flexible. I texted her 2 days before our engagement pictures completely changing the location- no problem. She drove an hour & a half to a location where she had never shot before & ROCKED IT. I was having a meltdown about finding a makeup artist- guess who cam through with 10+ recommendations? You guessed it- Karen. Third, she is so incredibly talented. I am picky about photography. Pictures matter to me. After the big day, pictures and memories are all you really have left. She sent me the sneak peaks of our engagement session and literally blew me away. I can't wait until she photographs our wedding! Incredible talent on top of being a downright good human... what more could you ask for?Sent on 10/30/2018