Karin Belgrave Photography | Hopewell, NJ | Wedding, Portrait & Commercial Photography

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Hi, I’m Karin.

Why do I do what I do? Life moves quickly, and photos help us pause. They tell our stories and preserve memories forever. I grew up loving art and photography, and I knew I wanted to help others tell their stories and proudly display their own art and memories after two life-changing events: when I lost my Mom, and after the birth of my children.

My documentary style of photography captures your true-life story through timeless images you will be proud to share. The unscripted moments, the authentic experience – to me, these are the images that make the investment worthwhile.

People sometimes ask why I don’t specialize in one field of photography. The truth is, I’m proud of the balance I’ve achieved shooting weddings, commercial work, and portraits. I accept a limited number of weddings per year to ensure every client receives the personalized attention and time I am known for. At the end of the day, when clients tell me they consider me a part of their family because I’ve photographed so many aspects of their lives – from their engagement to their wedding to their first born and their new family, and even the start of their new business – the efforts in managing a diverse business become worthwhile.

So, what else do you want to know about me? I crave good coffee, crusty bread with real butter, and fresh air. My love for my kids is primal. I am a long-time “horse person”, and my husband is an Equine Veterinarian – so I know better than most the incredible bond between horses and their people (and how to capture it). We used to have five dogs and now we have one. I think it’s time for a new addition…

I am a huge champion of supporting local and small businesses, and much of my commercial work is with local businesses. I love being able to help them grow through a great web and print presence in a creative way.

So, what’s with the logo? A very good friend who is familiar with my Mother’s incredible artwork and legacy of creating beautiful paintings, meals, music (and so much more) once said: “Clearly the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” It was the nicest compliment anyone could ever pay me, and served as my inspiration.

I take my business very seriously. I have ample insurance and backup equipment to give both of us peace of mind. I have over a decade of experience in the Animal Health Pharmaceutical industry, and I carry with me the high-level professional skills I learned there into this business. I am honored to have been selected as a member of both the prestigious Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) – an organization dedicated to excellence in wedding photojournalism and Fearless Photographers. I also firmly believe in continuing education – I am a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA),  Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), and the Equine Photographers Network (EPN).

Oh, and I laugh a lot (often at myself). Don’t be surprised if your belly hurts after your session.

Just shoot me an email via the Contact form to get started. Let’s make a date for a cup of coffee – I’m eager to learn the stories you want to tell, and how we can work together.

All my best,