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Karenscape Photography

Wedding Photographer
Main Office Location:
By Appointment Only
Sebastopol, California 95472
Contact: Karen Gordon
Phone: 707/978-0142
Service Area:

Napa Valley, Wine Country, San Francisco, East Bay, Greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Free engagement or day-after shoot with any wedding package that is 6 hours or longer.

Services Offered

Interesting angles, creative composition, and a unique perspective are the hallmarks of Karenscape Photography’s wedding imagery. Karen Gordon specializes in high-quality, artistic wedding photojournalism and is always at-the-ready when it comes to capturing spontaneous, candid moments.

Karen herself says, “I am naturally easygoing, friendly, and funny, but most importantly, I seem to have a natural knack for capturing the unexpected moments that will make your wedding day come to life years after it’s passed.”

Flexible packages are available for any number of hours, and high-resolution, full-copyright digital files are always included with your wedding photography package.

Questions and Answers

What 3 words best describe your work?

Photojournalistic, emotional, authentic.

What drew you to this field/how did you get started?

I used to be an editor at a teen magazine called Tiger Beat in New York City. They sent me to Florida to interview Justin Timberlake with his boy band 'N Sync. I took black and white photojournalistic pictures of them hanging out and when I got the photos back, I was officially hooked on photography.

Tell us about a favorite, unusual or very interesting moment at a wedding:

Early in my wedding photography career, I used to love the song "Hava Nagila," which is used for a celebratory circle dance at Jewish weddings. I had the song as my ringtone and one day my cell phone rang in the middle of a very quiet church ceremony. I was mortified! For the rest of the day, all the groomsmen called me "Hava Nagila!" Now I always make sure my phone is on silent during ceremonies! :)

What makes a wedding memorable for you?

The best weddings, for me, are not about the decorations or the dresses or even the venue—they are about the love that I can feel between the couple and among their families. I am so inspired by love. It pushes me to do an amazing job and capture the moments that will make the wedding come alive years later.

What is the best advice you give a couple when planning their wedding?

The best advice I can give is to put as much effort and time as you can into getting all the details right before the wedding, but as soon as the day arrives, let it all go and remember what your day is really about: a beautiful celebration of your love and union. This letting go will allow you to be truly present in the moment you are living, to soak it all in, and live your wedding experience with fierce joy and pleasure!

What are 3 words that describe your personality?

Easygoing, funny, focused.

Extracurricular activities:

I love to hike and explore the absolutely breathtaking beauty of Northern California. I love to take photographs of nature and I love spending time with my daughter. Also, I love ice cream—I consider eating ice cream an extracurricular activity in and of itself!

Karenscape Photography Covers These Areas:

  • Northern California
    • East Bay
    • Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
    • North Bay / Marin
    • San Francisco
  • And other areas by special arrangement.
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This is a list of the areas that Karenscape Photography normally serves. However, be sure to ask them if they'll be able to work at your particular location.

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