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"Absolutely hands down one of the best photographers I've worked with! It's rare to find such talent with an open mind and willingness to bring a vision to life. Karen is amazing!"  DANIEL HOSSE

"If you're looking for someone professional, talented, and down-to-earth, look no further. Karen is your girl. I had no experience with these sort of sessions and was a bit nervous about the whole thing until I met Karen. She was super cool, very friendly, and had no trouble taking charge of the situation and guiding me gracefully through it. I would recommend her to anyone and will definitely seek her out the next time I am in need of a top-notch photographer."   JACOB THOMAS

“It was such a pleasure having Karen Richard do my professional photos for new marketing for Re/Max Fine Homes. It was very refreshing to get a true photo of myself and it is the best one that I have had in my career. I love it and the experience was wonderful!”   CYNTHIA BEARD

"What a great experience it was to work with Karen. I was extremely nervous and she went out of her way to make me feel comfortable. If you are looking for someone who will work with you to find your best look stop looking. You've found her.  THIS is the photographer you are looking for."  NIKKI NELSON-HICKS

"We had a blast and the results were beyond my wildest hopeWe LOVED the photos!!! She captured on film our personalities and our love for each other. She is amazing!!!"  MONICA & TODD LAYNE

"Unquestionably outstanding! I got more than a photographer. Karen became a partner who worked collaboratively with me to deliver more than I expected. Professional, personable, and powerfully artistic! I recommend her services with the upmost of confidence. Would I use her photography service again? Unquestionably, YES!"  CHRISTOPHER CHANEY

"What a great experience. I dread having my photo taken but needed a good headshot image for LinkedIn. My brother referred me to Karen - and she was great. She made me feel comfortable and gave great suggestions and direction. I would highly recommend Karen if you have a professional photography need!" SUKI BOND

"I used Karen for a LinkedIn profile picture and she did a great job making a photo-phobe like me feel comfortable. The 30-minute session went quickly and the results were great. Getting a good photo of me is like hitting lotto, and she succeeded."  STEVE FERRE

"I recently asked for Karen's help with a new business photo. She was fantastic to work with, from the initial email with all the things I needed to do/not do/outfits to bring/what-not-to-wear, etc - to the final product, delivered with a lightning-fast turnaround. I recommend her highly. Her prices are reasonable and her cheerful personality will help you relax and have fun so you can deliver your most honest and happy expression."  MARSHA ANDERSON

"Karen is very easy to work with. Great follow up and quality of work"  PEPE NUNEZ

"Wonderful, professional!"  LORI STORY

"Karen took some head shots for me. She was very professional and friendly, made me feel really at ease during the shoot. And the photos she got are amazing.  The entire experience was good from start to finish and I'm very happy with the end result. Can't recommend her more highly." MIRINDA LOWE

"Karen is the consummate professional. She not only turns out top-quality work, but is thorough and patient. I would not hesitate to recommend Karen and will certainly return to her when the need arises."  LYNCH ORR

"Karen provided a great environment for our photo shoot from top to bottom. We had a complex problem and she was eager to tackle it with class and professionalism. Her equipment, studio, and communication was all top notch."  WILL WEBB

"Karen was great! I needed some head shots quickly for a press release; she agreed to do them in her studio over the weekend and had them retouched and turned around within a day. Very professional and personable - it was a very enjoyable experience and the results were awesome. Would definitely recommend"  GREG WOLKING

"Completely professional from start to finish! Karen is highly skilled, creative and has an eye for the fine details. She provides a relaxed environment for a high quality result. Thanks for sharing your gift with others!"  MARTHA OLSEN BROWN

"Karen was a pleasure to work with. Her studio was beautiful and she helped me feel at ease in front of the camera. The end result was just what I was looking for. I will definitely be going back the next time I need photos!"  RACHEL SUPPE

"I definitely would recommend working with Karen, you won't be disappointed! Her photos are phenomenal!!"  SUZIANNA CROFOOT

"If you are looking for a professional headshot photo Karen Richard is the perfect photographer for you! Karen has this ability to make you feel completely comfortable when she is photographing you and the end result is exactly what you want."  APRIL BECK

"Karen has an amazing eye, grasp of lighting, gift of not over-correcting and a calming manner while shooting. I hated the thought of the experience, but loved it 10 mins into it. She’s a master and I appreciate her and her team SO much for the magic they created with this old lady : ) THANK YOU Karen!!  SUZZANNE SKINNER

"Karen’s photography is so authentic, I love it. She is a master of headshots and her scenic shots are always breathtaking. Inspirational, professional and creative" . WENDY HULBERT

"Thank you for the great work Karen. You didn't have much to work with but you did wonders ;-) Having never been in front of a professional camera, you made me feel at home and completely comfortable. Keep up the great work!!!"  ROGER WOOLETT

"Had a blast shooting with you! You are truly talented."  ARMIA HABIB

 "Bright, spontaneous, talented and full of ideas, she brought a sense of fun and adventure to our session that was captured in the photos. Thank you Karen!" DON TOLLE

"This was my first headshot photo shoot, and I couldn't have asked for a more guiding and humorous photographer! She was great at getting me to express genuine emotions, and sifted through the numerous photos taken in order to find the most expressive ones!"  FOREST HOLMES

"Karen was great to work with, she makes you as comfortable as possible, is very professional, and definitely has the experience to back up her work!" DAN K

"Karen did a great job on my headshots, you won’t be disappointed!"  SCOTT POE

"We had the best time at my daughters photo shoot! Karen was so much fun and had so many creative and artistic ideas. She took her time and made sure we got the perfect shot! We will definitely be booking with her again!!!"  MELISSA MARTINEZ

"We loved the final shots. We can't wait to do more creative work with you in the near future and have a lot more fun. Put the coal to the furnace and steampunk on my friend! I would recommend you to anyone."  MAXX BLACK, MAXLOR ATELIER

"Karen did a fantastic job in a short period of time. I needed head shots in 2 days and she delivered fantastic photos in one day! Karen is the best!!!!"  LARRY WRIGHT

"Absolutely amazing!!! Love all of my daughters photos!!!"  LEAH OSBORNE

"Karen's pictures are not just beautiful images, but they tell a story. She is very thoughtful, proficient and extremely responsible. I would highly recommend her services to anyone who is looking for a creative, professional photographer who is a big pleasure and joy to work with."  GUZIALIA REED

"I most definitely recommend Karen to those in search of the best creation captured by, not just a professional photographer, but an artist. Thank you Karen so much! I look forward to working with you again, soon." ALEX CRUZ

"Karen was excellent to work with. Warm and kind personality, and made sure we were satisfied with every step of the process. We got a great variety of shots, at an excellent price!  Also, the location is awesome, and she has a studio in her home, so no studio rental fees! If you're a band or an individual looking for photos, I would highly recommend Karen Richard."  JOEY IZZO, ARCH ECHO BAND

"Karen is a fantastic choice of photographer. Not only is she skilled with the camera, she makes you feel very comfortable during the session and promptly delivers stunning photos! Five stars without question!."  KRISTINA ZIMMERMAN

"Karen is one of the most creative photographers I've ever met! She has an incredible eye for details while focusing on the beautiful big picture. She was amazing to work with- from acting headshots to high fashion vogue, Karen's expertise spanned the entire realm of photography! She also offered numerous fun props and clothing pieces to our shoot, which made it all the much more unique and creative! I feel so lucky to have shot with her, and I look forward to shooting more with her in the future! I absolutely recommend Karen Richard!!!"  CHERYL BREHM

"Karen is so fun to work with! She loosened me up with laughter which captured some of my favorite shots! She is a very gifted and talented photographer with so much heart and soul. She knew exactly the shot to get for my personal brand that will be going into stores across the country. Looking forward to working with her again."  ESSTAR

"Thanks so much for helping us capture Lane's Senior year with your unique perspective and rapid turnaround for proofs and edits!"  PAIGE HODNETT

"Karen is the absolute easiest and most creative person I've had the pleasure to work with."  DAVINA MILLER McGEHEE 

"Great professional to work with! Multiple headshot options at a reasonable price. Quick turnaround on the retouched images. Would recommend Karen to anyone looking for professional photos."  RYAN SAPPENFIELD

"I'm a guy. So I hate the thought of my picture being taken. It comes naturally. I needed some headshots taken and had the good fortune of finding Karen. She made the experience fun and was a real pleasure to work with. She's warm and friendly, but also a real pro. I highly recommend her."  SCOTT RHODES

"I had a great time shooting with Karen for our new graphic tee company. She is easy to work with and works hard to execute your vision. Job well done."  AMY TYNDALL, OIL DIGGER TEES 

"Karen is an absolute joy to work with. She will definitely capture you in the most beautiful way possible!"  ASHLEE STOEPPLER   

"I booked Karen for some professional headshots. She was very professional, fast and great to work with. I am very happy with the photos and recommend her to anyone looking for high quality photography."  SHAWN KIRKHAM

"I love the photos Karen took of me recently when I was in need of a current business shot. I believe these are the best photos I have ever had made!"  MAGGIE MASIMORE  

"Very affordable and fast in delivery of proofs and final pics." CHRIS GARNER 

"Karen does amazing work! She really knows how to work with the light and find your best angle."  MAX VAUGHAN   

"Karen is so much fun to work with and is great at directing you if needed! I love her style of pictures, they always turn out beautiful!!"  GRACE PITTS

"Karen took phenomenal photos of me; though I'm in the 50+ age group, I've not had such quality photos taken of me before. Honestly photos of me when younger did not look this good!!"  SARAH WHITE

"Karen is a thorough professional. I am generally not a photo op person but her patience and calm demeanor helped me get the pics I wanted."  BHARAT MEDA

"Karen took the time to adjust the lighting and to ask me to move into just the right position for my pictures. I am so pleased with Karen's photos of me. I would recommend Karen to anyone looking for great pictures."  RON COSENTINO

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Franklin TN 37064
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