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Hi, there! I’m Karen - a boutique family photographer with a special love for babies! 

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This beautiful fall season brought me beautiful love stories. I captured my very first engagement session and it is with a very special theme – Row Boat.

Raleigh enjoys fresh water fishing while Isabel enjoys horseback riding. They both enjoy spending time outside and with their rescue dog, Robbie.

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They met through a mutual friend. They chatted via email and eventually went out.

Raleigh proposed in the middle of Palmer Square with friends hiding in trees taking pictures and a champagne toast.

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Raleigh and Isabel-2

They will be getting married at Mercer Lake with a reception immediately following on June 9th, 2017. Isabel is most excited about all the personal touches they are making to make their wedding unique. Can’t ruin the surprise!

They went for their usual outdoor hiking or adventuring outfits. They chose colors that would really stand out with the changing leaves while staying comfortable. They are really lucky to have a personal stylist!

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Raleigh and Isabel-3

Isabel’s best friend suggested the row boat theme as an omage to Raleigh’s love of fishing and setting the theme of getting married on a lake. She said she imagined it to be like “The Little Mermaid’s Kiss the Girl” scene. The Autumn leaves were a huge bonus! And their dog Robbie is part of their family and he will be in the wedding so it was only fitting to have him in the shoot. The row boat was only scary when Isabel had to change positions and it got a little rocky! Not to mention she does get a little sea sick!

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MuSen’s Notes: Prior to the session I did a pretty throughout location scouting to make sure we can fully take advantage of the beautiful sunset lighting during golden hours. It was a fun session and to add more varieties we also captured pictures at the nearby park, the dock, and the edge of the lake. I reserve the couple’s most favorite images to be used for their Save-The-Date announcement and not sharing them anywhere in my blog, website, or social media sites. Congratulations once more and wish the two happily ever after.

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Interested in finding out what the couple say about MuSen? Read their testimonial here.

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- L. (maternity and newborn sessions customer)

I had an extremely anxious pregnancy after my miscarriage, which is why I didn't reach out to you until so late, but you really went out of your way to accommodate and make it happen for me and my family. I'm so glad that I have all these photos of this special time in our lives and the captures of (our) brand new baby. I'll be forever grateful for the perfect moments you captured. Thank you again, so much."

"Hi Karen. Just wanted to really say thank you again for everything with our sessions. I could not be happier with how they both turned out."

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We have gotten many compliments from visiting guests. The photos you took are candid and captured true moments of joy. The product has amazing quality and yet very easy to install. I can’t wait to get another great collage for the upcoming family shoots. Thank you Karen.

"We absolutely loved the wall collage you designed for us. It has become the focal point of our great room"

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She listened to what type of photos we were looking to achieve and offered suggestions since she is in fact the professional! Karen was always very responsive if I had any questions leading up to the actual photo shoot and was an absolute pleasure to work with the day of our session. Everything went very smooth, and our proofs were delivered very quickly. After the selection process, our final images were delivered also very quickly and looked so amazing. We have received so many compliments and will be using Karen again in the future. I highly recommend MuSen Photography to anyone looking for quality professional photography!

"Karen was amazing to work with from the very beginning through to the delivery of our final photos"

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I hired her to do my daughters first birthday party photos and she captured the moment perfectly. I was so pleased with her work I hired her again to do a mother and daughters photo shoot for Mother’s Day. She NAILED IT one of the most beautiful photo shoots I have ever seen. Karen picked the location, lighting, told us how to pose her eye for perfection is beyond words she saw my vision and made it come true. She also was very easy to contact and communicate with. The turn over time to receive the photos was fast and easy. Karen is also very sweet it was truly a pleasure working with her.  I highly recommend her and if perfection is what you seek Karen is definitely the one.  I look forward to working with her again. Thank you so much Karen you rock .

"Karen is absolutely amazing."

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Truthfully from the beginning when we met in the diner to the very end of our day to stay to capture all of our memories. You were a pleasure to work with and we will be using you again for sure for our family photos and every event we have. I love most about you that your attention to details and making sure you get everything right and perfect for us. 

"Karen what can I say but you are fabulous"

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Once again I'm so grateful that you managed to squeeze us in and did such wonderful work with our newborn! We absolutely love the prints and can't wait to put them up around house! I can't wait to book you for his 1 year shoot!

"Hi Karen, thank you so much!"

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