Raves

What MuSen's clients and friends are saying...
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My kids were hesitant at first but Karen put us all at ease. She asked our opinion on what we would like to do. Karen did not have us do anything that made us feel uncomfortable. She was a true professional who got to know us. I would highly recommend Karen to take your family pictures. I was lucky enough to win the yearly giveaway. Otherwise, I would have missed out on this great opportunity to have a lasting family portrait that was made possible by Karen! – Amy (To visit blog on Amy’s family session, click here)
Princess Cake Smash Collage
Love Karen, very professional and very experienced photographer. She gave useful tips on selecting theme color for cake smash session. The session was very fun, quick, and easy. It was totally painless. (To visit Bowie’s cake smash blog, click here)
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Karen is extremely dedicated to her clients. She picked out a great location and she toured the place ahead of time so she know exactly the spots to visit during photo shoot. working with kids are not easy especially one that runs around all the time. As mom of three, she knows how to interact with them and make the photo shoot a fun experience for little ones. I am so happy with the pictures and there are so many good ones to choose from. Highly recommend! (To visit Ethan’s blog, click here)
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Karen has been our family photographer for years now, and prior to that, she’s been a great friend as well! She goes out of her way to get the best photos during each photo session, and my family and I couldn’t be happier. Not only do we get amazing photos, but we have such a great time shooting them with her. She comes up with great poses, and makes sure to capture the best lighting/sun in every single one of them. I can’t say enough how much I look forward to her sneak peaks from each session, because even those, she makes even more special. She made my gymnast her very own inspirational poster of herself, and I have beautiful posters she put together of my kids! Last but certainly not least, every photo shoot, she surprises us with something new. Last year, we had my daughter as a mermaid and Karen did amazing special effects. Our family session consisted of a beautiful portrait that she then combined with our shadows, and it still amazes me. This session, she made a moving LIVE portrait of our family. The water behind us, was moving. I can happily say that we will continue doing our photos with Photography by MuSen for every photo session! (Blog on Jackie’s family session can be viewed here)
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Karen is such a great photographer and person all around. She is prompt and totally professional. Are her equipment and gear she brings to you, to create a home studio, which is a super convenience when dealing with children. She allows you to be yourself during the photo session bringing out amazing natural pictures. She also does fantastic editing and post processing work that makes the pictures go from amazing to stellar! I love working with her, and cannot wait for our next photo session (Blog on Camera’s Spaghetti Smash session can be viewed here)
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Karen has been great to work with, not just during the session but also before and after. Not only was she willing to help and give suggestions on outfits before the session, her level of customer service on the back end with regards to editing is superb. The session itself went well and I am very happy with the pictures. I would definitely recommend her photo services to friends. – Analisa (Blog on Analisa’s family session can be viewed here)
Summer 2017 Beach Tutu Mermaid
Karen!! your work is simply AMAZING! You were so patience and professional with L. Your pictures and creativity shows how passionate you are. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for my little J. – Mimi

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梦游仙境相当有趣,先看了他俩的照片,是一对平凡人的浪漫婚礼;桌子上的摆台很吸引我,看了文字之后由衷惊叹女主人的创意设计,所有的灵感取材于他们恋爱生活的过程,又遇见了同样有想法、能懂他们的摄影师,完美呈现了想表达的幸福时光,你们太棒了!- Dodo; Interesting read, amazing story and incredible centerpieces! – Cindy; 每一张照片都是满满的浪漫与温馨。非常棒!- Yiping;  每一张照片都浪漫与温馨, 体现了摄影师与主角的交流与溶合,也体现了摄影师的策划与风格。非常棒!学习了 – 中山狼 ;很精緻的一個婚禮,圖文並茂 – U+6851 (Visit the blog they are talking about)

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Karen what can I say but you are fabulous. Truthfully from the beginning when we met in the diner to the very end of our day to stay to capture all of our memories. You were a pleasure to work with and we will be using you again for sure for our family photos and every event we have. I love most about you that your attention to details and making sure you get everything right and perfect for us. Thank you again for everything, it has been an honor to work with you on our special day! Best, Stephanie and Phil (Blog on the couple’s wedding can be viewed here)

There is no buddy like a brother
Karen was very profession from the beginning to the end. She first asked me what kind of style I wanted and I sent her some pictures and she was very good at understanding what I was looking for. In addition she made a trip to my house just to show me what she would do that day and what prop she will be using and how she ensure the safety of the baby. The day of the photo shoot she arrived early to setup everything. Through out the entire session she made sure the baby was calm and we feel comfortable. After photo session she kept in touch to let us know where she is with the PSing the process when she would release the pictures. The pictures came out great!! I would highly recommend her. It’s beyond just the pictures it’s the whole wonderful experience you will have with Musen photography – Rena

Newborn Girl 3D Collage

God bless Karen! She makes taking pictures of 4 (well mostly 3) overly dramatic girls look easy! – Mary

Motivation Dance
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Karen! She has a great eye, fun props and such patience. The talent Karen has comes out in the pictures and collages. I’m looking forward to doing more photo shoots! – Donna
Cake Smash Collage
Thank you for the amazing job you did with Dylan’s birthday shoot. The time and effort you put into the planning and the little details to make sure everything coordinated with her outfit is very much appreciated. – Jenn (Blog on this cake smash session can be viewed here)
Chocolate Coins Rain - Easter
Its raining chocolate coins!!!! They had soooo much fun!!!! I love that I will have these memories for ever.. If you are looking to get photos taken for any reason or just because you should talk to Karen she is truly amazing you will fall in love with her work!! – Sara (3rd time returning customer)
LuLaRoe Camera Leggings Composite
The thing I LOVE most about your Photography, Karen, is that you capture the “Perfect Personalities” of your subjects. I can tell your work right off the bat, as soon as it pops up in my feed!! – LuLaRoe Patti Robideau (This is a self-portrait of MuSen and her girls wearing LuLaRoe camera leggings earned from the pop-up shop she hosted. To visit Patti’s online boutique visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lularoepattirobideauvip/)
Spring Fun
Thank you Karen and your amazing talents for capturing this picture of my babies all as their true selves! 😘❤️😘❤️ this is my daily life, not staged at all! The best part of this was how natural it was and how you captured it! Totally just them being themselves!! I love it, thank you!! – Stacie
Batsto Village Engagement by the Lake
The session with Karen was amazing. We all felt comfortable and relaxed. Her enegery was great. Since it was in February it was a little cold but she worked hard on giving us the pictures we wanted and still making it quick so we didn’t freeze. Karen’s preparation for the shoot was unbelievable. She goes above and beyond to get the vision you are looking for. I can’t wait for her to do our special day! – Stephanie and Phil (Blog on the couple’s engagement session can be viewed here)
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I booked our family winter mini sessions with Karen at her space in Spotswood at the Academy of Music and Dance. This was an amazing family experience! She was able to maintain patients, professionalism and control over three young children. We have the most perfect holiday family pictures. I’m looking forwarding to booking our future out door photo shoot with Karen.  – Heather (Video on 2016 Winter/Holiday Mini Session Series can be viewed here)
Christmas Mini Magic Book
The experience was fun and stress free. The kids weren’t super cooperative but you were patient and waited for the right moment. – Denisse (Video on 2016 Winter/Holiday Mini Session Series can be viewed here)
Girl Scout Workshop
Hilda had a great time with the workshop. Thank you again for teaching them about taking the photos and how to edit them! – Ellen (A list of Girl Scout Workshop projects can be viewed here)
Christmas Sparkles
My son still talks about how cool taking pictures with you were. You took an everyday photo and created amazing fantasy pictures that I will cherish. We will be booking with you again in the spring we love you and your work and your love for changing it up. – Sara (2nd time returning customer) (Video on the 2016 Winter/Holiday Mini Session Series can be viewed here)
Autum Sunset Rowboat Engagement
The Autumn leaves were a huge bonus! Our session was great and I would highly recommend Karen! – Raleigh and Isabel (Blog on the couple’s engagement session can be viewed here)
Hudson River Silhouette
Karen has good personality and she was so patient with my 3 little kids. She is also always try to accommodate our request. We love the pictures she took… – June
911 Memorial Event
This is one of the most profound photos I have ever seen! I simply adore it! It could be in a magazine. It says soooo much; the vet looking sweetly at the daisies, the daisies holding up a flag to honor him, the boy scout saluting in the background. SPECTACULAR!! – Melissa
50th Golden Anniversary Kiss
Photographers are often asked to distinguish themselves with 3 words. Unique, Creative & Innovative are the words I would choose for Karen. Her work takes fantasy to another level. Her passion & motivation are not to be questioned. A piece of her shines through in every image she creates. – Owner-operator Brooke Mendenhall Photography
Fairy Magic Wand
YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS/VISIONS along with the STORIES that ACCOMPANY THEM are TRULY WONDERFUL to LOOK & SEE & ENJOY!! – Diane (Video of this fantasy edit can be viewed here)
Denim Backdrop
I recently had my kids pictures taken with Karen and she has done the most amazing job. My kids look amazing! Her photos are truly one of a kind! We had many different themes and outfits and each one was just as great as the other. I can’t wait to have the kids pictures done again!!! – Sara
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Karen is truly fantastic!!! We can’t thank her enough for the gorgeous photos she took of our newborn, our six year old and our family. She beautifully captured such a precious time in our newborn daughter’s life. We will always cherish and be grateful for these images! Karen was also truly wonderful to work with. Her patience, as well as her gentle and sweet disposition, with the baby and her older sister were unparallel! She arrived to our home, quietly set up and provided all of the props for the session. We look forward to working with her again for future sessions with our girls! – Roula (Blog on this newborn session can be viewed here)
Mermaid Underwater Composite
MAGICAL .. is the first word that came to mind when describing Karen and Karen’s work!!! She was so professional at the same time very accommodating with all my request! She is also one of a kind photographer that can make your dreams reality through her pictures! Every girl’s dream (including me of course) is to be that mystical character that you read in books – whether its a mermaid, fairy, angel, etc… name it and Karen will make it come true. Of course, it was not me who became a mermaid lol.. but my daughter who wanted to be one. She goes above and beyond! She was even the one who found the perfect mermaid costume for her and made sure the costume was designed using her favorite color! That is perfection at its finest! Overall the whole experience with her was priceless and purely MAGICAL! – Anna (Moving portrait of this image can be viewed here)
Mommy and Me Kiss
Karen is an amazing photographer. I did family photos with her, at an outdoor setting, and every single photo has become a favorite. She is very kind and patient when it comes to kids especially! (My 2 year old boy isn’t always cooperative, and she made it fun for him!)
I also did an in home dress up session for my kids! The photos that she made from this, were incredible! They were so realistic, it was amazing. My daughter was a mermaid, and my son a fisherman, and the water photos she provided us, out of this world!
I highly recommend Karen as a photographer for whatever your needs may be! 2 different types of photos for us, 2 different times, and we wouldn’t choose anyone else going forward! – Jackie
Twin First Communion
I didn’t want your typical studio communion pictures so I reached out to Karen. My twins, Hailey and Hunter enjoyed every minute of their photoshoot. The pictures look absolutely amazing and the effects are out of this world. We love every single picture and can’t wait for our family shoot. – Suzanne (To view the blog on Hailey & Hunter’s First Communion session, click here)
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This mom has 3 girls, so she is really innovative in creating settings and matching dresses. Her photo editing is also very cool! – Ying
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We are so lucky to have Karen take my younger son’s 2nd birthday picture and our family picture. She is very responsive and accommodating. She really took the time to find the best locations in the park and she made sure everything was just right before she took our pictures. My boys were every comfortable with Karen and the photos came out great! Karen is very personable and professional. We highly recommend her! – Jane (Blog this family’s outdoor session can be viewed here)
Brothers
Love my photos taken by Karen! She did every pose that I asked. It was so nice to have her come to the house and set up here. Everyone compliments her work when they see the pictures. – Lisa
Newborn 4 Brothers with Puppy
I was so pleased with Karen’s work. She had so many great backgrounds and props. She was so patient with my young boys and made us all feel comfortable. It was so convenient to have it all done in the comfort of our own home. When I received the pictures I was amazed and more then satisfied. She is very talented and creative. I would highly recommend her to friends and family and plan to have her take more of our family photos in the future. – Michelle