Your Wedding will be
Your Wedding will be 

I know planning a wedding can be fun and also a lot of work. And choosing your photographer is a big decision that will  have a lasting impact – with how the wedding day flows and also how you will remember the moments afterward. That is why my top priority is helping my couples enjoy their wedding day memories over and over again through beautiful pictures to not only strengthen their marriage but leave a legacy for their children and grandchildren.

I love making sure the wedding experience is as stress-free and fun as possible - from our first phone call, to your engagement session, your wedding day, and the delivery of your beautiful heirloom photo album. I am here for you!

"My top priority is helping my couples enjoy their memories through beautiful pictures to not only strengthen their marriage but leave a legacy."

Learn more about the 

The Karen Schanely Wedding Experience

average investment $5000


Do you think we'd be a good fit? Yay! Let's meet up for coffee or cocoa (my treat!)! I'd love to hear more about the dreams and plans for your wedding day and how I could help you with that! 

Once officially booked, you are part of the KSP Family, and you'll receive my Bridal Guide with tips and inspiration for planning your special day!


Honestly, the Engagement Session is one of my favorites part of the Wedding Experience because it's a relaxed time where we can get to know each other, while also getting some beautiful pictures! I love coaching my couples through natural, fun poses and activities. Be prepared to laugh and have fun!


You are not alone in the planning process - I am here for you! I love helping my couples put together a Wedding Day Timeline to make sure the day runs smoothly and we have time for all the different pictures you'd like. I also send my couples a Questionnaire to ensure we got all the correct details, names, and pieces so that we can perfectly capture your day!


The Day you've been dreaming of is finally here! My goal is to help your day be as fun and stress-free as possible, so that you can slow down and savor all the moments. Because it truly does go fast! I'll be there, capturing all the laughs, tears, and details for you to relive for years afterward. 


I will post Previews on Instagram and Facebook right after your wedding so that you can enjoy and share your pictures with friends and family immediately! Within 8 weeks of your wedding day, be prepared for beautiful picture overload! I will email you a private gallery link where you can view, download, and share your images and order any professional prints and products. 


My goal is for you to enjoy your pictures in person as soon as possible after your wedding day. So, after your Gallery Delivery, I will put together a Design for your handcrafted Album. You will be able to view it online and make any comments and adjustments you like to the design. Once it's approved and printed, your beautiful album will be waiting on your doorstep within 4 weeks. 



Wedding Experience Process

want to have a fun, stress-free wedding day

are excited about marriage

love dreamy light

want to remember how you felt on your wedding day

appreciate luxury details but also love the everyday classics

love to travel and try local food

treasure beautiful heirlooms 

We'd be a great fit if you...

We are so thankful that we found Karen to photograph or engagement session and wedding. She is the most kind, sweet and tentative person. She remembers details and really connects with you on a personal level to ensure she gets the photographs just the way you want them. Our photos turned out absolutely beautiful for both our engagement session and wedding. She was very knowledgeable of the city of Charleston. We got beautiful photographs that we will cherish forever. After working with Karen I feel like I have made a friend and can’t wait to return to Charleston to have her capture more moments in our lives in the future.

- Brianna and Jordan

Where do we start?! The first time we had a zoom call to check in and meet Karen, we fell in love with not only her photography style but her outgoing and caring personality as well! We had our engagement and wedding photos taken by Karen and she has captured such priceless moments we can look back on forever. Working with Karen was so effortless we enjoyed every interaction with her! You can tell she loves not only what she does but capturing the best moments for YOU! She takes the time to get to know you and makes your photo session / Big Day more than just a “pose and say cheese” event. We’re so blessed to have Karen as our photographer and we would choose her again every time!

- Elsbeth and Franky 

Since the moment that we met Karen, we were blown away. Not only is she the absolute sweetest person, but her pure talent is out of this world. Our engagement session was so much fun and it was great to get to know her before our big day. As soon as we saw those pictures, I knew that our wedding day would be absolutely perfect because of her, and we were right. . My friends and family have been blown away by her photos. She captured our day so perfectly and I feel like we have gained a lifelong friend! She is an absolute superstar.

- Mallory & Mike 

Karen is not only an incredible photographer, but also an absolutely wonderful person! Her sweet personality made my fiancé and me feel so comfortable from the moment we met her. Having a photoshoot can sometimes be awkward, but Karen will make the entire process so sweet. You will absolutely love your time with her and LOVE her stunning work!

- Savanna & Josh

Thank you for everything, Karen! I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. You are a great photographer and you have given us one of the best gifts that we will always cherish. We love our pictures so much and the album is so beautiful! We really appreciate all that you have done for us!

- Matt & Megan