Karen did a lovely job with my daughter's Senior pictures. She suggested a great venue and worked with us -- and the weather -- to schedule at the best time of day for our photos. Karen has a great eye for light and color, and she put a lot of work into creating a wonderful "reveal" show a week or two after the shoot. The pictures are lovely and caught a whole range of personality -- earnest, confident, shy, contemplative, and silly. My husband hopes to have Karen take headshots for the jacket of his next book. Highly recommended, whatever your photography needs.
- Leslie Bush
The first time I saw Karen's work was from my best friend's wedding. She was able to capture the beauty of the day in all of her photographs. When the time came for my son's graduation pictures, Karen was the first person that came to mind. She was professional and creative. Karen's prices were reasonable. She was able to provide samples of the photo session within a week. The final product was amazing! I highly recommend Karen.
- ChyAnn Conley
For anyone looking for a photographer - whether it be for a wedding, engagement, family, kids, senior photos or WHATEVER - Karen Rowe can do it all!!!
We had our engagement photos and our entire wedding day photographed by Karen. The pictures are absolutely beyond amazing and she is has such a natural ability to make you feel and look comfortable. I've never liked pictures of myself but Karen made me feel so beautiful every time! She is so knowledgeable about photography equipment, lighting, and envisioning great photo opportunities. Her personality is so welcoming, fun and warm - we were best friends after like 10 minutes! Please book with Karen Rowe Photography if you want the best!!!
- Marsha Ruppert
We Hired Karen to shoot our wedding back in October. Having our wedding in TX and planning it from VA Karen was very accommodating and understanding when it came to setting up a time to meet with me. She listened to what I was wanting and was able to give me directions during picture taking that actually gave me some of my favorite pictures. I would highly recommend her for your wedding!!
- Karen and Carson Ryan
Karen is professional and personable and made me feel super comfortable and confident in my photo shoot with her. She is delightful and interesting to talk with and makes the process of being photographed feel very natural and relaxed. Karen is very responsive, and an effective communicator. She listened to what I wanted and needed in a headshot and captured just that with her talent and dedication.
- Wendi Slaton Anderson
Karen did a great job for us on short notice. Great quality photos. Very prompt return of work product.
- Brent Biggs
I have hired Karen to do the photography for the Austin Uptown Dance performances for the past few years and I am always impressed by her professionalism and talent! Karen is always accommodating, kind, and her work is fantastic. I highly recommend her services to everyone!
- Austin Uptown Dance
Karen is fantastic. She was quick to respond, extremely accommodating to a busy schedule, and fairly priced. The headshots she took exceeded my expectations, and working with her was easy going and fun. I would highly recommend her for commercial and social events.
- Heather Powell
My daughter was graduating from UT and my wife wanted those special senior photos in and out of the gown. Karen found the perfect location for her to take some really great shots. We got some incredible memories from these photos. I'm glad we used Karen and won't think of anyone else for our professional photos.
- John Lubenow
We loved having Karen shoot our engagement and wedding photos. She was so warm and friendly; we knew that she would make our family and friends comfortable enough to get great photos… And she did! We chose Karen because she has such a talent for capturing candid moments. We have so many great shots of people laughing and smiling the whole evening! Their personalities and love really come through. We would highly, highly recommend Karen as a talented (and bonus, reasonably priced!) photographer who is a pleasure to work with.
- Reece Price
It's like having a really good friend taking pictures for us. We got along great with Karen which is an important bond to have because she was able to capture who we really are as a couple. Anyone can take "posed" pictures, but Karen was able to capture both of our personalities in every photo.
We're not photogenic people, but Karen was able to get numerous photos of us looking great! Not only did we look great in the photos, but we definitely looked like ourselves in the pictures.
- Christie Truong
Karen Rowe is such an awesome photographer! She is funny, personable, creative, and open to suggestions or personal preferences when capturing our most amazing memories. Unlike other stiff, stuffy, and staged shots, our pictures convey the natural beauty, emotion, excitement, and expressions of our family. Even when the pictures are composed as portraits, they seem genuine and unpretentious. Karen’s ability to incorporate the best features of our venue into so many pictures makes those moments so much more vivid and real when looking back on them. We will be calling Karen for future events and family occasions.
P.S. Karen’s vast skillset even includes underwater photography for those who want to create the perfect SCUBA wedding.
- Tom Wolf
I am going to start with Karen is priceless. I was so impressed with the pictures she took during my wedding. She got all the shots I told her were important to me but even more so, she seized very special moments during my wedding, most when we didn't even know she was taking photos. I am so grateful that I was able to have such a talented photographer be part of my special day because thru her pictures I will be able to relive the happiest day of my life. She really is that great!
- Vanessa Crespo
We are so happy with Karen Rowe Photography. She did such a great job capturing how happy we are. She was very easy to work with and very open to suggestions. She was prompt, approachable, very innovative and had artistic concepts. I highly recommend her, and plan on using her as our family photographer for years to come!
- Eileen Wolf
Karen did a live photo shoot for my band (The Sophisticates) in FEB 2015 at the Hyatt Downtown. She was incredibly intuitive to what we were looking for and went above and beyond to accomplish the end result. She's easy to work with, talented and ultimately committed to the highest quality!
- Dax Robertson, The Sophisticates
Karen Rowe did my son's senior photo shoot. The pictures came out better than I ever dreamed they could! She developed a comfortable rapport with our 18 year old which instantly put him at ease. Usually his smile looks forced an unnatural in pictures...but not with Karen! She turned him into a supermodel!
My son had his own ideas for location and poses, which Karen gladly obliged. She also made a few of her own suggestions. Karen's suggestions turned out really well! She has the eye for photography and can see things in the moment that my untrained eye cannot see. I am delighted with the end result. Karen really captured the essence of our son's personality and who he is.
Karen's turnaround time was crazy fast! She created a photoshoot video of our son and set it to music all within days of the photo shoot. This momma had a hard time keeping the tears from flowing! Even my super rational, logical husband is in awe.
Most importantly, our son is proud of his pictures as they perfectly commemorate the young man he has become.
My only complaint is that the pictures ALL turned out so amazing that it is difficult to choose among them. So guess what?! We bought them all! I am historically a tight wad...but these photos....and the entire experience with Karen are worth every penny.
After this sensational experience we will now hire Karen for family portraits as well.
- Beth and Paul Kuhn
I'll start by saying how friendly and informative Karen is. I heard about her through a family friend who holds the Austin Bridal Extravaganza. I told her my fiancé and I were looking for a photographer and she raved on and on about Karen. I got her contact information and sent Karen and e-mail. I got a very quick response and Karen wanted to meet me at my earliest convenience and discuss our visions. We were able to sit down and get all of our questions answers and of course chose her as our photographer for our engagement pictures and for our wedding (which haven't happened yet but is in the near future). Karen has already taken our engagement pictures not ONCE, but TWICE. The first time our lighting went bad and Karen insisted that we do another round of pictures to ensure that we got the perfect shots and all of the pictures we wanted to capture! She had many suggestions and was excited to get all of the pictures I wanted to capture (thanks for the ideas Pinterest!). She had also viewed my Pinterest board before our shoot so she knew everything I wanted without me even having to ask her. I highly recommend Karen for her professionalism, knowledge, and her true passion for capturing precious moments and making sure her clients get exactly what they want! We can wait for her to shoot out wedding!
- Kelsey McHugh
Karen is a wonderful photographer! She works hard to put you at ease and listens to what makes you tick. I am very uncomfortable in front of the camera but needed a professional head shot and so she reduced my stress and even got me to laugh! A miracle worker! Everyone loved the results and I finally had something to upload to LinkedIn. Thank you, Karen!!
- Sharla Smith