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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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
Amber Keesecker · Married on 06/29/2019
Karen is a ROCKSTAR!!!
I do not have all the words to describe our incredible experience with Karen Rainer. From our first phone conversation she made me feel comfortable and at ease and I felt an immediate connection with her. At our engagement photos Karen took two people who’d never had professional photos taken and made us look like models. Her direction and clear communication made our shoots easy and fun! Karen is creative, eclectic and an amazing photographer. I am beyond obsessed with our pictures and look forward to having her shoot all of our major life experiences. Choosing her as our wedding photographer was easily the best decision we made about our wedding.Sent on 07/08/2019