Hi! I’m Karen!! I’m the lucky owner of Élan Photographie Studio. It grew from a place of hobby and most organically turned into a business. It has allowed me endless love for so many new faces during the last 12 years, some incredible friendships, and the capturing of some of life’s most beautiful moments.
II founded this business in Colorado in 2008 and as of 2015 I replanted in Colorado Springs. My photography career carried me to NYC for two years to be apart of the wedding industry in ways I could n’t have imagined. The experts that I worked along side of and for in New York refined so much of what I thought I had mastered and taught me a dozen things I didn’t know I needed. I love to carry that through in my work today.
When I’m not taking photos, I’m likely welcoming people to our home to share food, stories and life. I thrive when I’m surrounded by the ones I love- while hosting friends new and old, and in the midst of exploring and adventuring all of that I can around me. I travel all over the map to photograph clients. I want to meet you wherever you are both for the celebration and for the documentation. Please dig through the site and if you love what you see, I’d love to hear from you. I cannot wait to get to know you + document your story.
“Karen was nothing short of amazing for my fiance and I’s engagement photos! We were visiting Colorado Springs for a family vacation from Houston, Texas. We thought why not have our engagement photos somewhere scenic while we were vacationing?! Karen kept everything STRESS FREE and FUN – even given my initial frantic email when our other photographer (a totally separate photographer from Elan Photographie Studio) cancelled less than a week out from our engagement shoot – to making our first photo shoot nerves become calm and natural during our two hours with Karen. It also rained all day up until about 15 minutes before our shoot and the photos still turned out amazing. Karen is very professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy. We couldn’t be happier with the final product! We have more than enough photos to reminisce on forever! If you’re looking for documentary, natural, candid style photos – look no further!”
“Karen and her team of photographers captured every laugh, every tear, and every little detail from our wedding day. We could not be more pleased with how beautifully the pictures turned out! We now have endless pictures that allow us to relive our special day. We recommend Elan Photographie Studio for anyone in need of a wedding or engagement photographer. They are the best!”