Work With Me - KDG Photo Designs

Welcome

Central Florida Portrait and Wedding Photographer
Thank you for your interest! My name is Karen Gardner, and I am a photographer based in Central Florida. I specialize in photographing families, landscapes and special events and am currently accepting sessions to capture your special moments.

I enjoy capturing the natural, organic moments as they come, with limited posing. My style is considered “documentary” – where the experience of being photographed as well as the final result of the images are both made as enjoyable as possible.

Please check out my Portfolio to see some of my favorite images from a selection of recent work.

If you have any questions about my work or are interested in working together, please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the “Contact Me” link above.

Cheers!
Karen

Services

First and foremost, PLEASE find a photographer that you like.

A good photographer will give you great photos, which is important, but it it’s even more important that you find a photographer whose personality and style is a good match with you and your loved ones.

Cost is important, too . . . just try not to let it be the deciding factor.

Meet and talk with a lot of photographers before making your decision. Find someone who meets these two criteria:

1. You love their photos
2. You really like the photographer

If you’re interested in working together, or want to ask the “difficult” questions (schedule, cost, etc.), please click on the “Contact Me” link to set-up a consultation. 

I look forward to hearing from you!

Testimonials from Happy Customers

We had the BEST experience with KDG Photo Designs. Karen was very professional, patient, and prepared


She brought props for our family picture and had some wonderful posing suggestions. She also took some candid photos of my children, which were beautiful. I will definitely use Karen for any future professional photographs that I purchase.

:: KJohnson
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We had the pleasure of working with Karen for our engagement party pictures. She was such a pleasure to work with her. <b>She listened to all of our requests and had such great ideas!</b>

We were so excited to see our pictures, and she got them back to us so quickly. One of the things we liked most was that we could hardly tell that she was taking pictures during our party.  Our guests are still commenting on how great our pictures are! I would highly recommend Karen Gardner.

CWilson
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We had the pleasure of working with Karen for our engagement party pictures. She was such a pleasure to work with. She listened to all of our requests and had such great ideas!

We were so excited to see our pictures and she got them back to us so quickly. One of the things we liked most was that we could hardly tell that she was taking pictures during our party. Our guests are still commenting on how great our pictures are! I would highly recommend Karen Gardner.

:: CWilson
I joined Karen on a sailboat cruise in beautiful St. Augustine, Florida. She took fabulous photos of my friends, family, and I while we were on our four-hour tour.

Karen was an absolute joy to work with, and we had a great time capturing beautiful shots on the water and the setting sun. Within a week I was sent proofs, and I couldn't have been happier with the results. 

Karen is <b>creative, fun and truly wonderful at her craft.</b>

SWebb
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I joined Karen on a sailboat cruise in beautiful St. Augustine, Florida. She took fabulous photos of my friends, family, and I while we were on our four-hour tour. Karen was an absolute joy to work with, and we had a great time capturing beautiful shots on the water and the setting sun. Within a week I was sent proofs, and I couldn't have been happier with the results. 

Karen is creative, fun and truly wonderful at her craft.

:: SWebb
A group of friends and I set sail on an evening sailboat cruise -- a perfect atmosphere for some fun picture taking and good laughs.  Karen was a <b>blast to work with!</b>

Our photo shoot never felt like a typical session (You know -- that awkward feeling when someone asks you to "sit with your arm turned this way, and your chest out towards the right, now stay put, smile just a little, hold it, hold it, ok good.")  I felt completely at ease. I was comfortable smiling, relaxing, and I genuinely had a good time with the experience. 
 
When I received the photos back, they were amazing! Some of them had been edited to add an edgier look; others were very natural with little touch-ups.  I also thought a few of the pictures would look really neat in black and white, so I e-mailed Karen and asked if she could change them; she did so without hesitation and sent me the edited pictures back within two days.  Overall <b>great experience and extremely satisfied with the results.</b>  I would absolutely work with Karen again!

SSothen
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A group of friends and I set sail on an evening sailboat cruise -- a perfect atmosphere for some fun picture taking and good laughs. Karen was a blast to work with!

Our photo shoot never felt like a typical session (You know -- that awkward feeling when someone asks you to "sit with your arm turned this way, and your chest out towards the right, now stay put, smile just a little, hold it hold it, ok good."] I felt completely at ease. I was comfortable smiling, relaxing, and I genuinely had a good time with the experience.
When I received the photos back, they were amazing! The pictures were amazing! Some of them had been edited to add an edgier look; others were very natural with little touch-ups. I also thought a few of the pictures would look really neat in black and white, so I e-mailed Karen and asked if she could change them; she did so without hesitation and sent me the edited pictures back within two days. Overall great experience and extremely satisfied with the results. I would absolutely work with Karen again!

:: SSothen

Great experience with KDG Photography!  She was great with my two year old (not the easiest kid to photograph).  Proofs came back quickly and my family was thrilled with the quality of her work. I highly recommend!<br />
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JMalcolm

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Great experience with KDG Photo Designs! She was great with my two year old (not the easiest kid to photograph). Proofs came back quickly and my family was thrilled with the quality of her work. I highly recommend!

:: JMalcolm


I had a great time during my photo shoot with KDG Photography. Karen has a <b>great eye for picking out backgrounds and creative ideas for photos.</b>  She helped me feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera.  

Karen's talent, passion for catching a great shot, relaxed attitude, and great personality are the perfect match for an incredible experience and amazing photos.  Not only did I end up with great results, but I had so much fun taking pictures with her.  I'd recommend Karen to anyone looking for great individual or group photos.

BHooker
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I had a great time during my photo shoot with KDG Photo Designs. Karen has a great eye for picking out backgrounds and creative ideas for photos. She helped me feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera.  


Karen's talent, passion for catching a great shot, relaxed attitude, and great personality are the perfect match for an incredible experience and amazing photos. Not only did I end up with great results, but I had so much fun taking pictures with her. I'd recommend Karen to anyone looking for great individual or group photos.

:: BHooker
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