Wow! I'm thrilled. Ecstatic. Elated. Honored. Blessed that you have found me! Hazy Lane is my baby - literally. Hayden ('Hay') and Delaney ('Lane') are my two little girls and the sparkle of my eye and the very reason I began photography in the first place.
Since my first snow-filled wedding in 2011, my photography has simply blossomed and for that I'm ever thankful. I advertise very little, so odds are that you came across my business by someone who has worked with me in the past. I cannot boast that I've shot hundreds of weddings, not because I couldn't, but because I wouldn't. I want to know my couples and have them know me. I want to create a relationship that has you coming back for more year after year. You are a name, not a number. I want to be able to not only remember you, but remember your parents, your sister and most importantly, how awesome your wedding was.
I'm a fun, easy going gal who is in love with, you guessed it, love. I have been married for 12 years to my partner in crime, Greg. We have a fun little love story that I will share with you, after you tell me yours! I cry at the following: weddings, movies about true love, 'The Notebook', and when I meet a couple that reminds me of my grandparents. I have a love/hate relationship with Bar Method and have been known to stare at a black line for enjoyment while wearing cool pink goggles. I don't have a favorite color - I love pink, green, gold, blue, orange, teal and purple all pretty equally. I do have a favorite Disney Princess though - Princess Aurora (maybe that is where my inability to decide a favorite color comes from). I'm an avid Oakland and San Jose Sharks fan... most times of the year. Summer is my favorite season, even though I really dislike being hot. I'm a Disney-loving, Potterhead, Twihard, Divergent kind of gal... Oh, and I love making new friends...
Welcome - peek around - fall in love.
I am committed to creating genuine personal bonds with my clients. I strive to catch every emotion and expression of you and your guests. I also maintain efficiency and organization throughout your wedding day. My enthusiasm for letting your personality and unique love story shine through comes first, although I'm more than happy to provide subtle direction to get the perfect shot. My attention to detail when it comes to lighting and location is key, but it's my passion and knowledge for photography and love is what makes me stand out in the wedding industry.
Love at First Sight (it happened to me).
Soulmates. Happiness. Joy.
Following your heart.
While many photographers will photograph anything, I specialize and only photograph weddings and couples. This allows me to truly understand couples, their dynamics, and has enabled me to create a flawless and efficient wedding day workflow.
I frequently photograph Orthodox ceremonies, as well as indoor/candle lit ceremonies. Think you have a challenge? Don't worry - I've got this!
You have questions. You should! Here are a few common questions couples ask when planning their wedding.
All images are made available usually within 4 weeks after your wedding. I will often post a few teaser images on Facebook the following day and will potentially blog your wedding about a week before you receive your gallery.
I edit every image in your gallery. What you see online and in my studio is all standard editing. No tricks or hidden information here. I average about 100 images an hour. 8-hour wedding galleries usually have about 1,000 images.
You'll receive a questionnaire from me that you'll complete about 6 to 8 weeks before your wedding. You'll let me know all of the important details and what's a must for you. From there, we'll meet and review everything. I can not guarantee any specific pinterest shot, but can always view your boards for inspiration.
This is a very serious concern from a lot of couples. I'm right there with you. If you've never seen me work in person, I can only tell you that I'm incredibly efficient. When working with large bridal parties and families my, "teacher voice" comes out and things move rather quickly! This is definitely one of my strong points.
Featured in regional and national print magazines.
Featured over 100 times in regional and national wedding blogs.
Voted #1 wedding photographer in San Francisco by SF wedding vendors.
Voted The Knot's "Best of Weddings" in 2016 and 2017 by past couples.
Numerous international and national award winning images.
Karey is so amazing! I found her through the facebook page of our venue. I was really impressed by one of her photographs where she captured a wedding couple with a flair of airy winery romance. And our engagement and wedding photos also truly turned out amazing. Not only she was a professional on the day-of, but she followed through after the wedding. She quickly put together our wedding album from the photos we've chosen in the most story-telling way with a good layout. I couldn't have done it myself. My sister-in-law actually loved our engagement photos so much that she asked for Karey's contact info for her wedding next year.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Karey crafted a masterpiece for our wedding. So easy and fun to work with, she managed to bring two introverts out of their shells (and manage their families, too!). Karey is an expert resource and helped us create our wedding-day dream team. The day of the wedding she was organized, flexible, and creative. She was seemingly everywhere at once throughout the day, but was never obtrusive and somehow managed to capture the most poignant, beautiful, and funny moments of the best day of our lives. We are so thankful that Karey was our photographer, and for the sensational pictures that we will treasure forever. We would highly recommend Karey and her photography services!
Karey was absolutely wonderful to work with for our engagement session and wedding! We were referred to her by my sister-in-law – Karey also did her wedding. From the beginning, Karey was extremely organized, had great communication and just made the process fun... Karey is excellent at giving direction when taking photos... The wedding day went off without a hitch – all due to Karey’s organization and communication. Prior to the wedding day, she has the timeline down to a T. She is excellent at commanding the group to get the pictures done in a timely manner. And just trust her with the locations and lighting at your venue – she reads it perfectly. Our pictures were absolutely stunning. I feel like Karey captured all of the small details and emotions of the day beautifully. I will continue to use Karey in the future for family photos.
1954 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Suite B
Walnut Creek, California