What Our Clients Are Saying

“Karen has always been my first choice for a wide range of photo assignments for more than 10 years now. Karen has an amazing ability to turn even the most ordinary settings into some truly stunning images that far exceed my expectations. Karen is easy to work with, fun on shoots, and makes me look good – what more can you ask of a photographer, except maybe: “How in the world did you get that shot Karen?”

Jayne Gauthier // Senior Art Director // Rusty George Creative

“Karen is a rare find: a consummate professional who also happens to be a treat to work with. Her people skills and sense of humor add an additional layer of value to her exceptional skill with a lens. Hire her, and get ready for some outstanding pictures.”

Timothy Holland // Senior Art Director // The Vimarc Group

“I have worked with many photographers, and Karen Shell is by far the best.  Not only is she extraordinarily talented, but she is an absolute pleasure to work with.  She has a natural talent for choosing the perfect angles and is meticulous with her lighting and attention to detail.  She finds creative ways to make your product look exquisite.

Ashley Schlosser // Director of Marketing // K. Hovnanian Homes

“Creativity, an eye for detail and an amazingly calm, focused energy all describe Karen Shell. She is a talented photographer but her value goes well beyond just that… On set she is masterful at managing client expectations, seeing things that nobody else sees and delivering an exceptional product. I’ve worked with her for almost 20 years and have always been impressed by her blend of creativity and professionalism.”

Kevin Mahoney // Principal // Rufus Creative

“Karen has been one of the most genuine and pleasant photographers I have worked with. In each case, we got exactly what we hoped for and I saw her go the extra mile to ensure that it happened. She’s passionate about her work and it shows. I would recommend her to anyone, regardless of the size and scope of the assignment.”

Matthew Wilson // Partner/VP Creative // Knoodle

“On location or in the studio, with her skill and great personality, Karen has a knack for getting the most out of the talent. The results are always terrific. She can handle anything I throw at her— even shooting Santa Clause and 20 people inside a commercial airliner on a super tight schedule starting at 10:00 at night!”

David Heckler // Creative Director // SkyMall

“The results are even better than I anticipate and she does this consistently – every time. Her blended ability to collaborate, take direction, offer suggestions and explain technicalities is invaluable. She’s quick and efficient, incredibly focused and invested in every shot on the front and back end. Great with the clients, too. There’s no shooter I trust more.”

Karen Holub // Senior Art Director

“Karen is a complete joy to work with. Her attention to detail and work ethic are superb. From her composition to lighting, no detail is missed. Not only is she a great photographer, she and her crew are just good down to earth people that I enjoy being around.”

Dwane Cohen // Senior Art Director // O’Brien Advertising

“Always thoroughly prepared, Karen plans out everything down to the smallest detail and nothing is left to chance. Karen will figure out a way to get the shots you need no matter what it takes. And if that were not enough, she is also a great person and a joy to work with!”

Sue Bozarth // Senior Art Manager // Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies

Our Amazing Clients

Anderson Windows

Banner Health

Bank of America

CBS Television

Centex Homes

Circle K

Del Webb

Hyatt Hotels

K. Hovnanian Homes

Leslie’s Pool Supplies



National Football League



Pulte Homes

Sherwin Williams 

Toll Brothers 

Wells Fargo 

Vanguard Group