Working with me goes far beyond photography. It’s my priority to deliver a fun and memorable experience that is filled with quality communication, guidance, and providing my team’s expertise. As long as I have a hand in your story, I’ll do my part in telling it in the most authentic, beautiful, and educated way that I can.
Honestly? I have a major soft spot for engagement sessions. It’s just you and the love of you life in your element. No wedding day time crunch. No big white dress and tux. No one else watching you. This is a unique hour, where the two of you have nothing else in the world to do but focus on each other and be your absolute selves.
Alexa Karen senior sessions are styled and shot as if these are the photos that are going to grace the next issue of Vogue. To me, a senior session is fashion photography and I focus on the details that make each of my seniors uniquely beautiful. I highly recommend that all of my seniors also choose to work with my in-house stylist to curate the perfect outfits and accessories for their photoshoot.
I’m not into stuffy, uptight family portraits. I prefer an editorial take that illustrates the real deal. Not to be too forward, but invite me into your home! Let me capture your family candidly, in your element, and being your real selves. Let’s meet at a park and let the kids laugh, run, and play. I want to photograph these REAL LIFE moments for you because I promise they will be the ones that you cherish most.
Consistent and timeless imagery that captures the essence of who you are and what you do is the foundation for every good and functional brand. I work with small businesses and blossoming entrepreneurs to create new, fresh content that is completely original for them. No more worrying about setting up self- timer, asking your friends to take pictures of you, or paying for a stock photo that isn’t unique to you. Whether you’re looking for a new profile picture, images for your website, or photos to post on social media, I’ve got you covered.
For those of you who want to dive a bit deeper into building a brand, I also offer extended content creation packages that includes new photos monthly as well as social media guides, brand-building resources, and phone-photo editing tips!
Seriously cool and seriously simple. Jon and I are a creative wedding duo that have combined our talents to produce edgy, editorial documentation of weddings through high-end photo + video…we’re sort of a package deal. AKP Films by Jon are now available with all Alexa Karen wedding collections. See Jon’s work here.
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These services can be used in combination with my photography packages to take your photos to the next level, or purchased independently for a unique creative endeavor.
I use my knowledge as a photographer and design graduate to strategically style, prep, and stage elements of the photoshoot to ensure the most beautiful and effective photos. Creative direction is most often used in accordance with my commercial photography services including content creation, as well as home and editorial shoots.
Why creative direction? Developing a brand is a true science, an art form really. Maybe you have no idea what “having a brand” even means, but you know that having one is necessary to grow your following and your business. That’s where I can help. No matter where you’re at with your understanding of brand concepts, together we’ll get at the heart of what your brand is, what it’s founded upon, and how you can use it to market and grow your business. We’ll also take a deep dive into the root aesthetic of your brand, and I’ll provide general design and style advice that you can take to a graphic designer and implement in the curation of your photos and other visual brand elements!
What you wear is reflection of who you are and plays a major role in telling your visual story. However, sometimes getting the perfect look put together can be a bit intimidating, especially if it’s for a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity or event. That’s where a personal stylist comes in.
The Alexa Karen in-house stylist, Taylor will meet with you for a 1-on-1 consultation to get to know you and your vision for your event, photoshoot, or even your day-to-day wardrobe to curate your dream closet, styles, or photoshoot looks within your desired budget.