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Raves & Testimonials

Thank you to all my wonderful families for providing such lovely reviews:

Karen is an extremely amazing professional photographer. She has demonstrated a huge sensitivity in her work. She is an outstanding organised woman. Does not give any loose end. Her work is extremely beautiful and she is able to capture very strong feelings through her photographs. I strongly recommend Karen if you wanna have the most amazing photographs of your family. "

Lopez Family

"  Karen was such a joy! She made everyone feel comfortable and we barely felt her presence. She also has an amazing talent in capturing small details that highlight connections between people. The final photos we received were not just very " real"  and moving but incredibly artistic. Thank you so much again Karen! " 

El Fiki Family

" We were lucky enough to have Karen photograph a maternity and newborn session for our twin girls. We can't thank her enough for capturing these memories so beautifully for us. How she managed to work with our squirming newborns and a toddler is nothing short of miraculous. Will definitely work with Karen for our next instalment of family photos. " 

Nordang Family


"We hired Karen to take some family photos of our 3 month old baby girl back in March. From start to finish Karen was very professional yet warm and open. She made even my camera shy husband relax and chill into the session. There was great flow and energy and it didn't feel strange or forced. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Karen and the end results are a beautiful set of photos which we will treasure forever. Thanks Karen for capturing these wonderful memories of our little family."

Williams Family


" Karen is a talented, friendly and professional photographer with incredible taste. Her eye can capture that precious moment that will make your heart warm and fuzzy. Besides her talent, her brand presentation is impressive. 
Her photography evokes emotional pictures that I will treasure forever. "

Gonzalez Family

" We spent a very special 90 minutes with Karen 3 weeks after our second baby, Amber Faith, was born. She captured us as a new family of four to perfection with a beautiful balance of natural shots we will cherish forever. Karen created a relaxed atmosphere with a very warm approach and unending patience. As a mum of two boys herself she was 100% on the same page regarding the unpredictability of kids and babies! Thank you Karen for some very special memories at a time when life was a blur! We cant wait for our next shoot! "

Darby Family


" Karen made us feel totally comfortable – and despite our uncooperative children (!) somehow still captured absolutely beautiful photos which we will treasure. It was such an enjoyable way to preserve this special moment in the life of our family. I would unreservedly recommend Karen as a very talented photographer with the people skills to match. "

Elgin Family

We were really keen to get some good quality photographs of us together with our baby to keep and share. Karen made the shoot really easy helped and worked around us and a grumpy baby! We loved Karen’s style of photography - she captured wonderfully natural and relaxed images of our little family. "

Cunniffe Family

We had such a great time doing the family shooting with Karen. She is very professional and easy going at the same time. She knows how to work with young children and make you feel at ease in front of the camera: even our dog, who's usually nervous with strangers, happily posed for her! "

Hensby Chapin Family

" I knew instantly from looking at the work on Karen’s website that her style and approach to photography was exactly what we were looking for. We wanted some professional photos that were not posed but were extremely natural - something which can be hard to find.


Karen is a wonderfully friendly and relaxed photographer who manages to translate this into her work, producing beautiful, natural shots which truly capture the moment. 


She is a true professional right from the early planning stages of the shoot, through to the final delivery of the products and I can’t recommend her highly enough. "

Ferrero Family

" We had a family photo shoot done by Karen Holden at the beach. We wanted a relax and natural feel for our photos that would capture the personality of our kids and our family. Karen did exactly that! She was amazing at capturing those spontaneous moments where the kids interacted, laughed and splashed together. We love all our photos. Karen was professional and very warm with her approach when interacting with us as a family. I would highly recommend her as a photographer and we can't wait to work with her again in the near future. "

Baker Family


" Karen was very easy to work with! Her style is so natural & genuine and she very quickly puts you all at ease. She captured magic moments for us without intrusion. Our family will treasure these photos for years to come."  

Clarke Family

" It is one thing for a parent and a husband or wife to know how much you love your children and your partner but it is another to see what that actually looks like on a photograph.  


Karen managed to capture the bond that ties us all so tightly together with simplicity but passion.  I suspect that she achieves such amazing results as she makes her subjects feel comfortable and relaxed.  This was just another play on the beach for us, expect that this time, we were lucky to have an extremely talented, caring and fun photographer with us to capture every little thing that makes us a family.  We cannot thank you enough Karen. "  

Bos Family

" We have just had a wonderful experience with shooting some natural family photos with Karen Holden.  Karen made the whole photoshoot relaxed and easy. 


We had been given some advice prior to the day to what times worked best during the day and I had done a little research on how to maximise point of focus with dress colours for our family so I felt that we were as ready as we possibly could be, keeping in mind that this was our first official family photoshoot!  We had our photoshoot at the beach so took buckets and spades and also as our children have had special soft toys since birth, we took those too to be included in our photos.

Karen who has given us lots of wonderful action images that we will be able to treasure forever.  Now we just need to choose which ones we want to print and frame.


We have had so many responses to us sharing our photos with our friends and family that we highly recommend her services to everyone here in the UAE. 


Thank you ever so much Karen for making this so easy and enjoyable for us with fantastic results. 

P.S. The children loved the treat at the end too."

Freeman Family

" Karen is a natural with both kids and photography. Her fun and easy personality allowed us to relax and just "be" in front of her camera. I was so impressed of the moments she captured. She made us feel so relaxed and comfortable, the results were outstanding and I couldn't be happier. " 

Parry Family

" Fantastic pictures - and we had so much fun taking them too! Karen made it so easy for us and importantly, for the kids, during the shoot.  The kids were playing with her as she was taking pictures of them!  We loved the natural style of shooting, great at capturing our family 'in the moment', all with amazing results. Definitely recommend. "

Biganzoli Family

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