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Hayley Erickson · Married on 02/02/2020
Do yourself a favor and book Karen!!
We did a destination wedding to Kona, Hawaii and found Karen thorough our wedding venue's blog. When first looking at her photos compared to other photographers, we instantly knew she would be the best fit for us and deliver fantastic photos as well. All the positive reviews which describe her down to earth, personable and professionalism are spot on.Sent on 02/11/2020
We've never hired a photographer before and wasn't sure what to do and how to pose, but Karen and her assistant, Hannah, were great with guiding us along the way and making us feel relaxed and at home. When spontaneous things happened (tearing up before the wedding and impromptu dancing), Karen and Hannah would spring out of nowhere to capture the moment.
Even with her computer in the shop and on a loaner laptop, she was extremely punctual and gave us sneap peek shots within a few days. And of course, the shots looked amazing!! We are excited for all the shots to come our way. Thank you Karen and Hannah!
So do yourself a favor and book her now! :)
Helen · Married on 09/30/2019
Karen photographed our elopement on Big Island in September 2019 and did also a session of honeymoon photography. We couldn't have wished for a better experience! She was very well prepared for both photoshoots, had great ideas and guided us perfectly, as neither of us is used to having our pictures taken. But in front of Karen's camera, everyone can feel like a supermodel! ;)Sent on 10/08/2019
We got a selection of sneak peek photos the next day and they were much more than we could have hoped for! Karen has a perfect eye for lights and colours and every picture looks like it could be in the cover of a magazine. Highly suggested!
Cynthia Loudon · Married on 07/22/2019
Big Sky, Montana Wedding
I got married in Big Sky, Montana back in July of 2019. She captured some pictures that were just simply breathtaking. She does beautiful work and is very professional. I couldn't have asked for a better person to capture my special day.Sent on 11/13/2019
Meredith · Married on 02/22/2019
Gorgeous Wedding Pictures and Video
Karen was the only wedding photographer we interviewed, as from the first time I connected with her, I was sure she was the right choice. She was flexible and easy to communicate with, and the option to add videography at such a reasonable cost was perfect! She was timely in getting our photos back, as promised, and the cost to expedite to just a 2-week turnaround was SO reasonable, she truly came through for us every step of the way. The photos themselves are absolutely breathtaking, and I would recommend her to anyone!! She captured the best day of our lives with a true eye for beauty and I could not be happier with the end result. She took almost 1200 pictures and I am thrilled with every single one. The video we added on was so worth it, they captured the entire ceremony and wonderful highlights of the rest of the day and night, and the photo albums that one of my bridesmaids paid to have added on is of the highest quality and the photos Karen chose for it are perfect. It will be a keepsake we'll treasure for the rest of our lives!Sent on 07/23/2019
Kealin Branson · Married on 12/08/2018
Branson Wedding in Kona
Our wedding photos by Karen Loudon are nothing short of breathtaking. The lighting, the angles... everything was perfect. She is a true genius behind the camera. We could not have asked for a better photographer and I am so grateful for these photos that we will cherish for a lifetime.Sent on 12/28/2018
Amanda · Married on 03/31/2018
Our wedding was captured so beautifully by Karen!! She helped us plan out the ceremony and was there from the beginning giving us tips and suggestions for vendors. Her knowledge of light and angles was amazing! We are so happy with her work and her assistant Hannah! She managed to make our pictures romantic, beautiful and fun! She was also super nice and laid back. They managed to get many pictures where we forget they were even there! Then the next day we got 50 previews and were already in love with the results. The rest of them came a few months later and we were blown away. So talented!! We are grateful we found her!Sent on 07/11/2018
Anita · Married on 04/28/2017
Karen was the photographer at our recent wedding on the big island. She was absolutely amazing to work with and captured the most beautiful moments from our special day. We were planning a destination wedding and Karen was always available and very responsive by phone and email. She had us pick out shots we really liked and post it on Pinterest, and then had a copy of those images with her at our wedding and was able to capture everything we wanted. When we arrived on the big island, we met with her in person to go over all the details of what we envisioned. She came fully prepared and had great ideas on everything. She and her assistant took getting ready photos and truly exceeded my very high expectations. She is very easy to work with, calm, organized, and captured light and sunsets in a way I had never seen done before. She even drove us in her car to another site to get sunset pictures. Despite unplanned delays and flooding at our wedding, Karen was very flexible and made sure we got all the images we wanted. She was very efficient and such a pleasure to work with. I also did a lot of price comparisons before we booked her, and she was very reasonable for the high quality of the product you get. We got a sneak peek with around 50 images from our wedding the day after our big day. She also provides the print release for everything and a USB of all the images, making it super easy and cheap to get the pictures printed from any site. We also have an online gallery that our entire family was able to view and order from. Karen is also making our wedding album where we get the final look and pick of the pictures. She has such creative, artistic ideas and we cannot wait to see the wedding album. Hiring Karen as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. She went above and beyond in every single thing and even came to our rehearsal, so she knew my family and friends before our wedding day! I would highly recommend her to anyone!!Sent on 05/01/2017
Paul · Married on 11/19/2016
Look at her photos and see whether her artistry speaks to you. We chose her from many others and not only did she capture our hearts but did so beautifully. She know what photos can be special and was totally unobtrusive during the entire ceremony.Sent on 12/08/2016
Kari · Married on 05/29/2016
I cannot say enough great things about Karen! She was incredible to work with, and made everything about our day go smoothly. She suggested the timeline for our day, which was so helpful, especially with planning a destination wedding. She captured the true essence of us as a couple and how we felt our day went. Everyone has been blown away by her work and I would recommend her to anyone!Sent on 06/04/2016
Brittany · Married on 05/14/2016
Karen did an incredible job photographing my husband and I's wedding on the big island. She went above and beyond what we had hoped for, really capturing the feel of our wedding day in every photo. They will be treasured for a lifetime.Sent on 07/03/2016
User6599282 · 2+ years ago
Karen was everything I can expect from a wedding photographer and much more. She respond to my emails in a short period of time, which in Hawaii was not that common. All my interaction with her I can feel her professionalism, kindness, and above all, caring for us on our special day. I didn't hire a wedding planner, so Karen recommended me florist, makeup artist. She even brought her own new year sparklers when I mentioned that I couldn't find any vendor to ship sparklers to Hawaii. Working with her was such a breeze. She is responsive, on time and the best at what she does. She sent me tips about how to prep for the wedding photography. Those were helpful and made the day less stressful as we always had some extra time for a few more photos at each session. And I enjoyed the wedding, felt relaxed throughout. The sneak peak photos were amazing, also personal, like telling a story. I highly recommend Karen for wedding and other photography sessions. She is so nice, so sweet, so acommodative and I will never forget my time with her.Sent on 04/15/2016
Kasey · Married on 03/09/2016
Karen was included in our package through the Royal Kona Reaort. She was amazing to work with and very easy going. She does amazing pictures and she has a lot of good ideas for pictures.Sent on 03/20/2016
Amy · Married on 01/15/2016
If you are looking for a wedding photographer in hawaii, look no further! I was lucky enough to have Karen photograph my wedding elopement last week and I couldn't be happier with the sneak peak photos she sent us! In just a short amount of time, she was able to capture such a variety of beautiful photos for us. And coming from someone that considers herself unphotogenic, thats saying a lot! My husband and I always look so awkward when posing for pictures but she gave good instruction and jumped right in to demonstrate different poses, which was so helpful! She has such a good eye and really makes her vision come alive beautifully. As we are not from hawaii, I was nervous about flaky vendors, but Karen was always very responsive via email, which put my mind at ease. Your photos are all the memories you will have at the end of the day so you want to invest in a talented and experienced photographer. I highly recommend her, you will not be sorry!Sent on 01/22/2016
Stephanie · event on: 08/27/2015
Karen was AMAZING to work with for my recent portrait shoot in Hawaii! For identifying as primarily a wedding photographer, she's extremely talented at capturing high fashion. Plus, she's fun, energetic, and offers useful tips and suggestions for making sure your photos come out the best way possible. Highly recommend!Sent on 08/28/2015
Ashley · Married on 06/12/2015
Our photography experience was perfect. It was everything I could have asked for. We traveled very far to get married on the beautiful Big Island and I am grateful for how smooth all the planning with Karen Loudon went. Thank you!Sent on 06/17/2015
User5062897 · 2+ years ago
If I could give Karen 10 stars I would!Sent on 05/10/2015
She absolutely MADE our wedding! It was the best money spent, and the thing we treasure the most afterwards. The wedding was perfect and I get to relive it with these photos. It went by so fast and going back through and seeing it captured on film is such a gift. Karen has a way of capturing the essence of a person in her photos, their personality shines through.
I have never seen another photographer who can do this. She made me and my husband feel so comfortable! Not to mention the whole family!
She was the reason everything went so smoothly on the wedding day; her advice before hand, and her help the day of, not to mention her calming presence, were a huge factor in it being so perfect!
I can't recommend her enough! There isn't another photographer with her skill that I have found. She is an artist in every sense, but she has no ego or any of that high maintenance stuff that some artists bring. She is happy for your suggestions and requests, and damn does she make you look good!!!
Karen really made me Princess for a day... actually 2 days cause I got another shoot afterwards!
Karen makes me feel like a model. As someone who spend a quarter of a century describing herself as un-photogenic, that's saying a Lot! She is gifted and she is a gift.
Susan · Married on 03/07/2015
We chose to do a destination wedding on the big island of hawaii. So my husband did a search for photographers in the area and we found Karen. We really liked her style of photography. And let me tell you we are so glad we picked Karen. She is amazingly talented and our wedding photos turned out amazing. I'm so happy with the way our photos turned out. We hired her for the whole day; she must have been with us for about 12 hours that day. She gave us more than a thousand photos, and I like so many of them that I do not know which photos to post. Getting it down to even 800 photos were hard. I have to cut that down to even less, like 200 to post. Her photos are so good that it's hard to do. She's very calm and kind of on a softer spoken side and she gives really great artistic direction so you don't have to have much experience taking photos. She had me at ease and I was not stressed out at all at my wedding taking photos. She took photos from me getting ready in the morning to our departure with the sparklers around 10PM that night - 12 full hours and still all quality photos from beginning to end. You should look at her portfolio, they speak for themselves.Sent on 06/16/2015
Kimmy · Married on 12/06/2014
It was a pleasure to have Karen as our wedding photographer. She was very familiar with the area and knew all the perfect spots for beautiful portraits. She was calm and patient with us and all our guests. We loved the sneak-peak photos she sent us, and we can't wait for the rest of the wedding pictures!Sent on 12/30/2014
Julia · Married on 11/15/2014
We picked Karen for our wedding because her style and portfolio matched what we were looking for. The result was beyond our expectation!Sent on 02/21/2015
She was extremely organized. She provided questionnaires to try to understand our needs and gave us some to-do list and tips to help us prepare ahead of time. She saved us so much time and work by taking initiatives to learn about us and our day-of.
The photos turned out phenomenal because we were so comfortable around her and her assistant. If you are looking for photographer on the Big Island, we highly recommend Karen. You will definitely be satisfied with working with her!
Ashley · Married on 11/14/2014
Karen photographed our wedding at the Royal Kona Resort. My family and I are a tough group to handle but she wrangled everyone to get all the group shots. She was extremely professional and the sneak peak shots she sent us are incredible. Like something you see in bridal magazines! I cannot wait to see more! I would book her again if I ever have another event in Kona!Sent on 11/25/2014
Tony · Married on 10/30/2014
My partner (now husband) and I decided to get married on the Big Island while on vacation this past October. We looked at quite a few photographers and based on web searches and reviews, we decided on Karen Loudon Photography. Our primary reason for using Karen Loudon Photography was her eye for incorporating the natural beauty of Hawaii into her photos!Sent on 12/06/2014
Karen provided us with great service. From my initial inquiries, to finalizing the contract, payment processing and setting up the location date and time, Karen answered my questions in a timely manner. Everything was handled via email which worked out great for me since we're so busy at home. On the day of our ceremony, she introduced herself and provide us with great input as to where to have the ceremony and from there, she dropped back and did her magic during our ceremony. After our ceremony we took her direction and had our photo session. It was a fun experience!
My husband and I would highly recommend Karen Loudon Photography to anyone looking for wedding pictures! In fact we are talking about doing another session the next time we're on the Big Island.
User4533442 · 2+ years ago
Karen photographed our elopement ceremony at Puakea Ranch and every photograph captured all the special moments, the essence of our day and the spirit of the ranch. She was timely, unobtrusive, professional, and comfortable to work with. She was quick to post our sneak peeks which we immediately shared with family and friends. Everyone commented on how beautiful the pictures are. We just received the final package and all we can say is "Wow!" Karen has an exceptional talent. Highly recommend her service. Mahalo, Karen!Sent on 11/08/2014
Sharon · Married on 09/21/2014
Karen was very accommodating. We booked her for our wedding in January, but we came to Kona early for a test/engagement photo shoot. She understood the exact lighting we were going for and she made recommendations as to where we should shoot. We were more than overjoyed with the outcome. She is easy to work with and very flexible. We are so happy with our choice and can't wait to work with her in January!Sent on 09/28/2014
Nancy · Married on 09/15/2014
We hired Karen for our wedding and we couldn’t have made a better decision. She is very professional, easy going, and has very good eye to capture intimate and joyful moments without being intrusive. The post production of her photos is impressive and adds a special mood depending on the location and situation taken. Thanks Karen!Sent on 10/07/2014
Melissa · Married on 06/23/2014
Karen was great! I appreciated her quick turn around for us to view some of our photos a few days after our wedding!Sent on 07/22/2014