Karen Parker Photography

There are lots of commercial photographers in the UK and with new studis opening up every week, it can prove tempting to go for the cheapest option but cheap isn’t always good.


I hope that my testimonials not only confirm my committment, expertise and creativity but that they also convey my dedication, care and attention to detail.


I go the extra mile for my customers and appreciate their input, ideas and above all, their belief in me.

Karen Parker
Testimonials

Keith Elkington, Commercial Director - Keith Elkington Transport Ltd
Thanks to Karen we now have a portfolio of images that really do explain what we are all about. She was quick to put the staff at their ease and worked hard to find imaginative ways of photographing our premises and warehouse. The morning she spent with us was full of laughter and this is reflected in the relaxed staff portraits we have been able to get. We would have no hesitation in recommending Karen Parker Photography.

Eleanor Lester, Partner - Shrewd PR
Karen was an absolute joy to work with. I have long admired her work and it was wonderful to finally have a project that we could work on together. She quite literally rose to the challenge of the brief brilliantly and was quick to put everyone at their ease. My client now has a lovely range of photos that capture their business perfectly and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Karen in the future.

Kathryn Mitchell, Asst Marketing Manager - PDSA
From the first phone call to the last shot of the shoot and beyond, Karen was always enthusiastic and committed to delivering the best possible shots. We had a very busy, hectic few days, sometimes trying to rotate around three separate sets, but Karen always remained patient and calm. Her vast experience photographing animals was invaluable and shone through, enabling us to capture our sometimes unwilling pets at their very best! Karen was able to capture the unique bond between our vets and pets and owners and pets, which is so important to our charity, PDSA.
Karen will definitely be shooting again for us in the future.

Dr Tim Ray, MSc PhD, senior lecturer in Knowledge & Innovation - The OU Business School
'Karen's natural talent for photography and pleasant personality come with her ability to surprise. She can see what others cannot imagine. You may know what you want, until Karen shows you something better. She listens and understands and delivers - with a smile!'

Mandi Francis, Director - Mulbry Consultancy Ltd
'I chose Karen based on her website, as I wanted a formal and casual portrait photo for my business website. The sessions was fantastic. Karen was really friendly and put me at my ease for the photos and this has resulted in two portraits which are really true to me and which I am really happy with. Super efficient as well - end photos (beautifully and subtly retouched) with me on the same day.'

Ms Felicity Cowell, Professional oboist
An utterly enjoyable experience, professionally done with amazing attention to detail (including the best positioning of my instrument in context) with some fabulous results! I was surprised by just how quick the photos were edited and sent for approval. I would highly recommend Karen.

Jasmine Hughes, MD - JDM Solutions.
'My clients were really impressed by the standard of service and quality of the work provided by Karen Parker Photography. “Thanks Karen! It’s pretty fantastic. The photographs you took made such a difference to my artwork. The way the images were taken was so creative and the finish absolutely superb. The time taken over this job has been much appreciated and I know that 110% was given.
It was certainly a pleasure to work with you on the shoot and I very much look forward to using your services again. I would definitely recommend you to all my clients and will offer photography as a service to all new customers.'

Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive - The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries.
“Using Karen Parker? – Quick, friendly, relaxing, efficient, convenient and most importantly – the results look good.”

Ms Gillian Taylforth, Actress (Ex-Eastenders)
What a delight to be shot by you, the tea was lovely, I had a great time & it was so quick! Thank you Karen.

Rhiannon Swannell, Wood Green Marketing Manager
We worked with Karen on a very important shoot, generating images that would help shape the new image of Wood Green, The Animals Charity and inline with the launch of our re-brand and new website. Karen exceeded our expectations in every way and was a real pleasure to work with. She really didn't need much direction as she has a very natural and experienced way of capturing stunning animal photography.

Carol H Scott - HR and Business Consulting Ltd.
I am beyond delighted with the photographs Karen Parker took for my press and PR. I didn’t imagine for one moment anyone would capture me as I see myself, but you certainly did. The shoot was swift and great fun as you put me totally at ease. Your advice and guidance on how to create impact and particularly with the ‘mixed shots’ was inspired. I will most certainly be referring you without hesitation.

Vanessa Pinkney - Peach Pink London handbags.
'We used Karen to photograph our latest collection of handbags and were most impressed with her work. She immediately understood the brief and quickly captured the images as we wanted them. Her retouching showed good attention to detail and was completed promptly. She was a pleasure to work with and immediately put us at ease. Karen has an obvious passion for her craft and gives it her all to get the best images for her clients. We look forward to working with her again in the future.'

Peter Heaton, Assistant Commissioner Public Involvement - Northamptonshire Police & Crime Commission
Karen is an exceptionally creative photographer in everything she does, from innovative and different corporate work to her highly inventive specialism of animal photography. Different from and better than all the rest put together.'

Martin Keeling, Consultant / Solicitor - Franklins Solicitors LLP
‘’Karen has recently dealt with a client who was very nervous about having his photograph taken and had put it off for nearly two years.Karen dealt with this young chap in a very understanding way and she has produced an excellent set of photographs which I can now use in his personal injury litigation. In addition Karen’s fees for the assignment represent very good value for money for such a professional service ‘’

Theresa Wedderburn, Director - Branch-Out MK CIC
'Karen has far exceeded my expectations. I needed some promotional photos and posters fast, which Karen sorted the very next day. I am so pleased that I found her to help me with marketing my social enterprise. If you need a highly creative, skilled professional who delivers brilliant results then look no further than Karen Parker'.

Rachel Dobell, actress
I love the efficiency with which Karen works. She immediately puts you at ease, and is ready to start photographing as soon as you are ready. After so many difficult sessions in London, when the intention was to get a few photos for casting directors, and when I never seemed to appear as 'me', Karen has managed to capture all sorts of aspects of my character - and in a short length of time. This is so important for my work as an actress, and I highly recommend Karen!

Lisa Warden - Greenwoods Solicitors
We commissioned Karen to take portrait photographs of our Partners for a re-branding project. Karen was friendly, relaxed and very easy to deal with, going out of her way to ensure that our short deadlines were met. She made everyone feel at ease in front of the camera and handled the brief from our marketing agency very effectively. We were extremely pleased with the results and would not hesitate in recommending her.

Sunil Bali, Author, Coach, Corporate Speaker
Karen Parker has captured the very essence of what I wanted, they're great portraits and will be highly effective in what I want to impart to the viewer. Karen has a very likeable disposition, is very easy to work with and her studio is great. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending her for any corporate photography.

Tamsin May - FXL Ltd
Thank you for the most amazing service! From brief to shoot you have been efficient and the quality of your work excellent. You have been great to work with and I look forward to working with you again.

Bette Gray-Fow, trainer & author - Web Wordsmith Content Writing Services.
Karen has a real gift for creating lively and attractive images, and has been a pleasure to work with. The session was relaxed and good-humoured, which helped make a somewhat 'reluctant' sitter end up looking confident and assured. The photos look great, and I have no hesitation in recommending her, both for business portraits and for more informal work.

Caron Lindley, Marketing Manager - Blue Arrow Recruitment
I commissioned some portrait photography by Karen Parker. Karen was extremely flexible and accommodating, able to respond to my request at short notice. The on-site photography went very smoothly and Karen went out of her way to put our two camera-shy executives at their ease. I will definitely use Karen again.

Karen Leggett, Marketing Executive - The Open University
Karen has worked with The Open University for more than four years now photographing students and staff at degree ceremonies and on campus. She has a marvellous way with people, ensuring even the most reluctant of models relaxes. Much of our work is last minute and her flexibility always allows us to hit the tighest of deadlines.

David Lovesy - Hive Creative
We take our design briefs seriously & when we create a concept we need to use people that deliver to specification. That's why we use Karen Parker! She can take traditionally difficult subjects and bring some great creative angles to the work. She's fast, reliable and keeps going until we're happy. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.'

Kate Clarke-Kennedy - The Customer Experience
We're a marketing agency based in MK and we needed a photographer to come up with some clever & creative ideas for a mobile phone client. Karen completely blew us away with her creativity and talent. We have since used her on several different projects and her work is always fresh and innovative. We couldn't recommend Karen Parker Photography strongly enough.

Lesley Singleton, Director - LS Media Ltd
It's difficult to express precisely how grateful I am to Karen for al her hard work; her artistic flair and intuitive take on our brief exceeded both my own expectations and those of my client. The captured images have since been used a number of times in the national media. Karen's professional yet funky attitude is refreshing and I wouldn't hesitate to engage her experise in the future.

Kate Davies, MD - Kate Davies Graphic Design
I regularly commission Karen Parker Photography on behalf of my clients to produce portraits/product shots and location shoots confident that the results will always be exactly what I want, to an excellent standard plus the added benefit of Karen's expertise and flare. Karen Parker always gives a full 100% effort and the results are consistsently professional and creative.

Isobel Thompson, MD - Morrck
Thank you so much for the fantastic product and lifestyle photographs. The whole experience was an absolute pleasure I didn't know you had so many props and tricks for working with babies. The speed at which you turned around the photographs was much appreciated.

Liz Woznicki - The Parks Trust
The Parks Trust commissioned Karen to photograph a variety of office and warehouse premises. Karen was easy to work with, very efficient & produced some great images that efectively helped us to rent our Milton Keynes' properties. We'd have no hesitation in recommending her to ther businesses and organisations.

Andy Greig, MD - Appleaid
Karen is a v talented, award-winning photographer, the quality of her work shines through to all aspects of her service.

Stephen Matthews, MD - Brunches
Brunches commissioned Karen to photograph a range of food and platters for our new brochure, we were very pleased with the results, they were well lit, clear, crisp and looked good enough to eat!'

Louise Roche, Director - Goodnights Entertainment
We first worked with Karen 7 years ago and we've always been impressed by her imaginative approach to whatever is thrown at her. Her ability to put anyone at ease, her attention to detail and of course, her brilliant photographs! we wouldn't hesitate in recommending Karen to anyone.

Stephen Foll, MD - Aspak
We used Karen Parker Photography to shoot our products for our new website and was very impressed,we'd recommend her.

Belinda Jarman, MD - Supply Teaching
Karen's work was great, very professional and she was easy to work with and understanding about my tight schedule! My photographs were taken, processed and with the printers - the same day! I was very impressed and would recommend Karen Parker Photography to anyone.

Beverley Cuddy, Editor - Dogs Today Magazine
We've given Karen two very diverse shoots involving dogs & people, both went incredibly well, getting sensitive, interesting pictures of all those involved. We've been producing a dog magazine for 17 years, working with lots of photographes and we know how rare it is to get someone who is good at both canine and human portraits, dogs move quickly which makes focus an issue and they don't know automatically where to look. You have to be ~ inventive, empathetic and responsive to get the best results. Karen's work has been wonderful ~ leaving the subjects very happy & us wanting more.

Cheryl Hawkins, Professional singer & voice coach - Sound Perfect
Thank heavens for the skills of portrait photographer, Karen Parker. After years of receiving indifferent professional photos elsewhere, I can now rely on Karen's wizardry to produce images of me which reflect spontaneity & personality. That is a rare gift.

Karen Parker Photography • 87 Wolverton Road • Stony Stratford • Milton Keynes • Buckinghamshire • MK11 1EH [Map Link]