Reviews and Photography Raves



Thomas and Melanie

After speaking with Karen at the bridal show in Greenville, NC my fiancé, now husband, and I knew she was the perfect person to make our memories last with her photography. All of the moments in time she captured are beautiful, everyone who has seen our photos raved about them. Most importantly my husband and I are very pleased with how she captured our special day and our engagement photos as well.


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Jonas and Lauren

My Husband and I could not have asked for a better photographer! Five stars across the board! When we first met her, we fell in love all over again! Her personality rocked!! She is so personal and into your wedding. She will make you feel like you are the only bride and groom that matters!! She is easy to get in contact with whenever you need her. Karen pays close attention to the small details that you will be happy she catches. At our wedding Karen actually got on her back on the floor to catch the perfect shot!!  The one thing I wanted in my photographer when I started looking was someone that when they walked up on my wedding day, I would know them personally. Someone that I could trust to get all the shots I wanted. Someone I had full confidence in. Someone that made me feel like I had nothing to worry about and they were going to be all about my wedding. Not someone on a time schedule and to them my wedding was just another job. With Karen you get all that and more! She is probably more excited to be at your wedding than you are. haha! Along with Karen you get her sister! She is just as awesome! Always helping out in anyway she can! Overall, Karen Doody Photography is the best there is around no questions asked! I can not wait to have more pictures done by her!!

black bride and groom beach wedding

Ray and Diahann

My daughter and I chose Karen because from the start we felt very comfortable with her, she was very friendly . She didn’t disappoint us on this important day. Karen did a fabulous job on our precious pictures. You can’t go wrong with Karen. She and her sister did an amazing job and are loads of fun.



Corey and Suzanne

From the moment I met Karen Doody at the bridal show in Morehead City, NC I knew that it was meant to be for her to photograph my wedding. Karen did a phenomenal job with my whole wedding experience. She did my engagement photos (which are gorgeous despite strong wind and freezing cold), my bridal portraits (which are amazing despite a day full of pouring rain), and my wedding. I can’t begin to describe how much all of these photos mean to me. Karen managed to perfectly capture the love between Corey and me. On my wedding day, I was so nervous and excited. Karen was so professional, kind, and caring and was able to perfectly capture my day. I was in tears the first time I looked at the photos from the day I had dreamed about my whole life. They are perfect! We had such a hard time deciding which ones to order, and our home is now decorated with Karen’s awesome work!! I would highly recommend Karen Doody for your photography needs. She captured the most important moments in my life beautifully, and became a friend along the way.

Military couple engagement photo

David and Olga

We had been waiting for five months to finally get our engagement photos shot. We chose Karen because we loved her previous photo sessions with other customers AND she was such a great deal for the price. Let me just say that right off the start, she offers an incredible deal for the quality of photos that she delivered. She was so down to earth that even my fiancé felt comfortable doing a photo shoot with multiple shots and ideas. She knew all the best spots to go and was incredibly fun to work with. She was so fast to get us our photos and, we were so impressed and happy that we decided to go with her. Absolutely recommend having Karen for photo shoots and we would definitely have Karen as our wedding photographer if we had stayed in the area and not moved.


Will and Kristina

“Karen was wonderful to work with before the event even via long distance. When the wedding weekend was here Karen was terrific balancing the chaos of all the wedding party and getting all the great shots leading up to the wedding. Beautiful shots of entire event. Our photos are breathtaking. She is truly an artist! Thank you for capturing such an amazing day for our family!”

Coast Guard wedding Couple

Trey and Sara

“Karen is an extraordinary photographer. She made this part of planning the wedding so easy and relaxing. She is professional and fun at the same time! My experience was great from the time of booking to the time I received my pictures.  I am in love with my pictures and will cherish them forever!!! I also have used her for other family events since then and I’m never let down!! She definitely exceeded our expectations.”


Jared and Crystal

“My husband and I got married on the beach in Atlantic Beach, NC. This was our first time meeting and working with Karen. We had a wonderful experience! She coordinated with us via email beforehand to get our requests and ideas for photos with ease, since we were flying in from MA. On the day of the event, she was punctual, friendly, and professional. She jumped right in to help us with props and poses; all off the long list she created from our email conversations. We felt so comfortable and sure we were going to get great photos to remember the best day of our lives, and we did! Thank you Karen for making our big day so special!”


Carlos and Laura

“Karen did our Maternity shoot, and went above and beyond to capture one of the most magical moments in our life. She advised and answered all our questions in advance so we knew exactly what to expect even down to what would be the best color clothes to wear and to what time of day it would be best to get the shots taken. She is extremely talented and creative, very easy to work with and made everything feel so relaxed and natural that we really enjoyed it and had a lot of fun.Her turnaround time was amazing and we were given a sneak peek of some images just a couple of hours later. Karen’s approach resulted in the most amazing, tasteful pictures that succeed in demonstrating her skills as a photographer and also capturing our precious moments and memories.

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Anthony and Missy

“A good photographer has to have skill behind the lens with an eye for detail and know how best to capture the image. Karen does that with such ease! We absolutely love our pictures and are always getting compliments on them. It’s no wonder she has won awards for her photography! She also has the ability to calmly manage the chaos & pandemonium that goes along with a photo shoot. Not everyone can do that. Karen does that and makes it look easy. We put months of planning into our shoots. We were in an unfamiliar country. The weather didn’t cooperate as well as we had hoped. Karen completely adjusted her schedule as needed. She scouted alternate locations and took care of setting those up. She kept an eye on all the moving parts. All we had to do was show up and smile. She LITERALLY handled everything else. She is nothing short of FANTASTIC! To say that she went the extra mile doesn’t begin to do justice to what she really did. It was so reassuring to know that we were in such capable hands. We can’t wait for our next shoot! Thank you Karen!