Get to know your photographer!

Updated March 2019

Hi! I’m Karen, the photographer of Love and Laughter Photography here in Ottawa. I’m looking forward to meeting new faces this spring! For those that haven’t met me yet, I thought I’d do a little introduction here.

A few random facts:

  • My husband and I met about 20 years ago, and we’ve been married now for 6.5yrs
  • We have two adorable cats who sit and cuddle with each other all day long. Since we are huge animal lovers, we decided to incorporate that into our wedding so the theme was an ‘elegant safari wedding”. Yes, I did wear a leopard print ball gown :-)
  • We are kinda Disney obsessed…
  • On September 4th 2016, our first little princess was born. (I apologize in advance for all the photos I post of her!) Her name is Stella, and although the beer is quite delicious… she was named after the song “Stella by Starlight”. My husband and I met through music, so it was neat to incorporate that into her name.
  • On August 27th 2018 (pretty much exactly two years later!) our second little princess (Josie) was born. Life with two girls is wonderful! They keep us very busy, cause our grey hair, yet fill our hearts more than we could have ever imagined.
  • I like to laugh!
  • I’m usually the awkward person at the dinner table not knowing when to stop talking.
  • I’m in a Michael Bublé music video!
  • I’ll never understand why eating chips, pizza, and poutine is not acceptable. Is there really anything better?
  • My husband is obsessed with Star Wars. Note the engagement photo below… marriage is compromise right? One classy photo, one nerdy photo, & repeat! He has written a song about Storm Troopers, basically only owns Star Wars T-Shirts, and yet in our 10 years together I have yet to watch a single Star Wars movie :-)
  • When I’m not behind my lens, you’ll find me spending time with family and friends, attempting to learn how to wood work, or eating Boston Pizza. (Yes, I do accept Boston Pizza gift cards as payment haha)

Well that about sums me up! Can’t wait to meet new faces this spring, and to get to know old faces even better :-)

Ottawa Engagement PhotoHere are a few of our engagement photos, yup we are nerds!

Karen's wedding photoSafari WeddingOur wonderful engagement and wedding photos were taken by the incredibly talented Steve Bezanson. If you are getting married, book him!!

Ottawa Newborn PhotoMy absolute favourite photo in the entire world (at least before our second daughter was born!) My sister took this photo for us and I will be forever grateful xoxo

Here is Josie at 9 days old. Now she’s already over 18 months. Time goes far too quickly! We are due for an updated family portrait…


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