KAREN
RAINIER

Maryland & Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

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 weddings     ||     portraits    ||    boudoir    

Based between Lancaster PA & Baltimore MD

available for travel everywhere

celebrate moments

 Portraits

As a mom of two young boys, I know how fast time passes. I want to remember every smile, every smirk, and every hug. I offer portraits for families, seniors and couples to tell your story and freeze time, and provide you with artistic & authentic photos to display on your walls. 

 Extended Sessions

85 minutes

collections include: 

 hi-resolution edited digital images

online gallery + print release

$395 booking fee

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*no weekends

Standard Sessions

55 minutes

collections include: 

 hi-resolution edited digital images

online gallery + print release

$295 booking fee 

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*no weekends

Mini Sessions

25 minutes

collections include: 

 hi-resolution edited digital images

online gallery + print release

$195 booking fee

*designated dates  and locations only

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Portraits are offered throughout the year and dates are released seasonally.

 Mini sessions are only offered a few times a year and typically sell out in a week or less!  Subscribe here so you never miss an update, event, or special offer! 

The process

 1.

Book your session: 

Choose session length

& optional add ons such as hair and makeup, then pay a retainer fee to reserve the date and time. 

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 2.

Next I will send you a questionnaire to get to know you and your preferences before the session. 

& confirm session details

 3.

Choose a package that includes digitals & print products, or choose a la carte edited digitals, prints, keepsakes & wall art

packages start at $95, average client investment is $495

 4.

Receive your gallery of edited images and any prints or keepsake wall art you ordered.

Turn-around time

edited digitals: 1-2 weeks

prints & wall art: 2-3 weeks

albums: 4-6 weeks

Why professional prints?

Would you buy an expensive steak from a 5 star restaurant  but ask them to give it to you raw to save money, and then bring it to McDonald's and ask them to cook it? If not, then why pay for a five-star photography experience and for me to professionally edit your photos, just to take it to a teenager at Target to print at a machine that distorts the colors, sharpness and overall quality... see what I mean? There is a better option.

If you are working with me, you obviously care a lot about quality and are willing to invest in high-quality photography. I edit each and every photo meticulously, and I want you to have professional print options so that you can have printed photos that retain their color, clarity and overall quality.

I offer flexible pricing and a la carte options in case you decide to opt out of professional prints, and all digitals come with a print release, which means you are always able to print your photos where and when you want (even via the teenager at the Target counter if that is what you choose lol!) 

However, all packages come with a "print credit" which is simply a gift card to purchase professional quality prints easily and conveniently through your digital gallery. I guarantee once you see the difference in professional prints and products, you will understand why this is so important and valuable, and you won't be hanging Wal-Mart prints on your wall anymore! 

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 What should we wear?

 FAMILY PORTRAITS:  I focus on authentic personalities, genuine connections and real smiles. This may mean that everyone isn't always looking and smiling directly at the camera, and that is more than ok with me. As a mom myself, my favorite photos with my family are the ones where we are looking and smiling at each other. I love to help pose you in ways that allow you or your family to interact naturally with both me and with each other. My goal is to make the experience fun and I have lots of tricks up my sleeve to make everyone feel comfortable. I like to shoot at locations that are kid-friendly/safe with reduced distractions and lots of options. Sometimes I will style my mini sessions with fun vintage props and other times I will choose a gorgeous simple location that doesn't require any styling, like a sunflower garden  :) 

 

 LIFESTYLE SESSIONS: I call these "stylized" lifestyle sessions because I try to guide you into choosing a location and/or  activity that fits your personal vibe or that fits your family. We will maximize laughter and beautiful light, and tell your family's unique story.

SENIORS: Celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime milestone with a unique, personalized & fashion forward experience. Options include professional hair and makeup, style/wardrobe and location consultation. Check out the style closet which has some of my favorite pieces in 

 

 Be YOU. Be bold! Step away from the match-matchy stuff.  Consider comfort, style and limitations of the location, and weather! Dress to impress but also stay comfortable! Check out my blog post with tips on dressing the entire family in 5 fail-proof steps HERE. Also, I am here to help and I'm happy to give advice on what does and doesn't photograph well, and some sessions even include a wardrobe and location consult :)  

 I am often shooting weddings and events on the weekends which limits the times I have available for families to the 3-4 advertised weekend mini session dates per year, and weekdays. I will also advertise one or two lifestyle session weekend dates per year, but mostly I shoot family sessions on weekdays. I prefer early morning or close to sunset to get that gorgeous glowy light but I will shoot at any time (because I know naps to make sure we get smiles from  little people are more important that pretty sunsets). The only thing I ask is that if you want a session in harsh midday sun, that you allow me to assist you in choosing a location with lots of shade so we still achieve great skin tones and the evenly-lit look that you see in my portfolio.  

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