Monday, August 23, 2010

From KISO Fotografia to Karen Evans Pictures

Big news folks. After seven years as KISO Fotografia, I'm ready for a change. So, effective immediately, my new business name will be Karen Evans Pictures. I didn't realize just how much work it would be to make a change like this; I was just excited to have a new name that better suits me - and, for you all - will be easier to say and spell! Part of the process is done - all the official government paperwork, insurance forms, etc. - and a new blog (, but the new website is still in the works. I couldn't keep this under wraps any longer!! So, please hop on over to the new blog and check out the new feel. Same great images - all imported from here - just a fresh new look and a new, easy name!

Thanks everyone!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Oh no, not me, but Ken of Alyson and Ken, one of my June wedding couples. When Ken called me up a month ago and asked if I'd come up to the Sandusky River to photograph him doing wakeboard tricks, I admit I was nervous. While I shoot fast-moving events for a living, I'm not usually on a fast-moving boat while I'm doing it. I'm also not a swimmer or a sports shooter, so that's three strikes right off the bat. However, Ken's a man with a plan and it was all smooth sailing, you could say. We warmed up with Ken's brother and friends, and then Ken took his turn. It was a really great time - I had an absolute blast - and would do it again in a minute. I loved being out on the boat and the river was beautiful with the golden sunlight, even if it was in the 90s!

Here's a look at my foray into sports shooting while bracing myself on the engine compartment of a chase boat:

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Misty and Dan - Columbus Athenaeum wedding

I always love shooting at The Columbus Athenaeum and was thrilled to be there for Misty and Dan's wedding held in the Priory and the Olympian Ballroom a couple Saturdays ago. Misty was beautiful in her very unique gown and the wedding was just a wonderful time all around.

Let's look at some pictures!

The ceremony was performed by Dan's aunt.

Image by Andrew.

If you look closely, you can see that the only part of this guy that's touching the floor is his tie!

Congratulations, Misty and Dan!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Katherine and Chris - Greek Orthodox Cathedral wedding

I've always wanted to shoot in the ornate Greek Orthodox Cathedral, and shooting Katherine and Chris' wedding there made the experience even better. What a great, fun couple! We had a little rain, which cleared up right before the ceremony, and we even got in a trip to Graeter's, Katherine and Chris' favorite ice cream (even though I tried to change their minds with Jeni's at their engagement session!). Their reception was held at NorthPointe Conference Center and was filled with lots of Greek dancing, which is always a blast to photograph.

Let's look at some pictures, shall we?

Photo by Andrew.

Photo by Andrew.

That's Chris' mom in the background really flinging the petals.

Katherine's maid of honor Amy brought a rain poncho to drape over Katherine's dress, and even provided mouth-wiping services.

Chris admitted afterward that smashing a little bite of cake into Katherine's face was a terrible idea, especially since she used both hands to plaster him with cake in retaliation. Katherine looks relatively unscathed, while Chris' face is covered with cake.

Congratulations, Katherine and Chris!