Kodak Brownie by Parkwin Photography


My name is Karen and I am a professional, qualified, full time wedding and portrait photographer based in Hertfordshire celebrating 30 years in the photographic industry in 2018. I cover weddings throughout Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Surrey, Middlesex, North London, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire and beyond. I also photograph family celebrations, parties, location portraits, theatre and headshots within a 20 mile radius of Watford Hertfordshire.

Photographs are amazing.....They can hold the history of your family or the emotions of those most special days, whether it's your wedding celebration or a perfect day on the beach. After people and pets they are often someone's most treasured possessions.

Weddings and other family celebrations.

I am passionate about photography and work hard to capture the atmosphere and emotion of your special occasion, from a small gathering celebrating a birthday, anniversary, Confirmation or Christening to the grandest wedding, Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah. As primarily a documentary/reportage photographer, I specialize in taking photos for people who may be a little camera shy, capturing your story in an unobtrusive way, plus a few groups and informal portraits for the best of both worlds.  I like you to feel at ease with me around, just like one of your guests. I pride myself in giving a professional yet personal service. For full details of how I work please go to the Your Wedding Day page or Your Celebration Page. Don't know which style of photography to choose for your wedding day? Check out my Choosing your Photographer page.


My children's portrait sessions are fun and led by your child's imagination.  As a mother I know that children are natural and feel more at ease when playing in a familiar environment and not being asked to pose. Family lifestyle photos also available.

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The technical bit.

I became a photographer when my Mum and Dad gave me their old Kodak Brownie. I think I was about 6 at the time. I still have it on my desk.  I studied photography, film and video production full time for three years and graduated with an HND and British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP) Professional Qualifying Exam (PQE). With over 25 years in the photography, video and AV industry, my career has included working in commercial photography studios in London both as an assistant, prop buyer and background artist, in the Media department at a University as an AV technician, trainer and consultant and since 2008 running my own business as a wedding and portrait photographer. I hold Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance and am a member of the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers. I use top of the range professional equipment ( I have four cameras and several lenses with me on the day) and carry spares of everything. Infact people often ask 'what's in the bags around my waist?' Well... its spares of everything plus chocolate - lots of it.
What do I love?  Well...
I love my family, photography, chocolate, weddings, films, autobiographies, the seaside, walks in the country, cupcakes, books, maps, boats, my pets, a day out in London, chocolate, handbags, all things vintage, all things contemporary, good food, listening to my daughter sing, vw camper vans, old family photographs, shoes, West End musicals, my son's jokes, cars, parties, history, family holidays, Christmas, bonfire night, gardening and chocolate.

Please CONTACT me to check my availability.
I look forward to hearing from you as it would be a pleasure and privilege to capture those special memories for you. Karen





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