Portrait and Headshot Photography in Nashville and Franklin TN | Karen L Richard Photographer
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I'm Karen Richard, and I'm a British photographer now living in the Nashville area. I have over 40 years photography experience, but to my mind more importantly I've been blessed to enjoy a successful 20 year corporate career in senior client facing roles, so I understand the importance of relationships.

I specialize in headshots - they make up over 80% of my business so I get plenty of practice!  My clients often start out by telling me they aren't photogenic and being in front of a camera is right up there with a visit to the dentist! My job is to prove them wrong and ensure they get that killer headshot that will "stop the scroll" and help to land them that new client or dream job. As well as providing lots of coaching and direction to make sure we capture your best angles, my aim is to deliver a fun experience - after all, nothing beats a natural smile and the best way to guarantee one is to make sure you have a good time!



is set back from the road in a quiet and scenic location mid-way between Franklin and Thompson’s Station, about 25 minutes drive from downtown Nashville close to I-65, I-840 and Highway 31. The studio fully equipped with strobe (flash) lighting and offers a wide range of different backdrops and props. I also shoot on location throughout the middle Tennessee region and beyond.

I have a full mobile studio and offer corporate headshot sessions for companies and groups in the workplace, producing images that are completely consistent with the quality I provide in my studio.  I am also able to match backgrounds and style with existing corporate standards so that new headshots are consistent in look and feel. 

If you would prefer outdoor headshots or would like to capture a few lifestyle portraits after your studio session, no problem! Outside of the studio there are lots of great opportunities for environmental portraits around our well planted 8 acres, including a vintage 1949 Dodge Coronet, a rustic barn, stone benches, urns and statues, as well as the forest that borders our land. You can see some examples of environmental headshots and lifestyle portraits here.



"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."  


"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."  


"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!!!" 




2629 Goose Creek Bypass
Franklin TN 37064
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