I'm a full time wedding, family and event photographer. I believe in capturing real moments, with real people, as they unfold–truthfully and artistically. Whether improvised, staged or accidental, at every occasion memories are made. I work to capture these memorable moments so that you, and your loved ones, can focus on enjoying them. Contact me for a quote for your event or session.
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"Each of his Shane's photos from our wedding last September belongs framed on our wall. We just had our first year anniversary and, looking at his photos, we felt like we were back there all over again. He got the children the minute they laughed, grandparents expressions the second they looked at each other, and that perfect moment (and angle) the "dip" happened in our wedding dance. He even caught our charismatic friends being silly. Great framing, wonderful use of the existing light, and all photos look beautiful and natural at the same time. Other photographers know the standard wedding stuff, too, and they're fine. But they just don't get people and the moment like this guy does. We'll be calling Shane for any pictures we need in the future...baby photos, anniversaries, and anything!" - Erin Leigh, Los Angeles, CA
"They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But some images are beyond price. Shane's ability to capture the soul of an event frozen in a moment of time is why I asked him to become part of our photographic team. When I want to say the most with the fewest words, I let his pictures do the talking for me..." - Darrell L. Hope, Directors Guild of America
"The engagement photos are amazing!!!! Thank you so much!! We'll see you at the wedding! :)" - Chris & Sarah, Tujunga, CA
"Wow. Amazing work. 5 stars!
Shane did incredible work and put a lot of care into it.
We had just one night booked for our band at one of LA's great venues and really wanted to come away with some stellar shots. Mission accomplished!
I looked over a dozen portfolios before making a decision and Shane's work clearly stood out.
That he is so personable welcoming and easy to work with is a bonus. Highly recommend!!" - Kenji McNeill, Los Angeles, CA
"Shane has been my live classic car event, Pinup Pole Show's, official photographer for nearly two years. He shoots my stunning pinup models with gorgeous vintage cars and I couldn't be happier. Shane is constantly improving his work, pushing the envelope with new lighting ideas or new angles on the autos. My models feel comfortable with him and that warrants the best photography. He puts honorable time into post production and is a crystal clear communicator with a big heart. I would recommend him to everyone!" -Tonya Kay, Los Angeles, CA
"Shane has a unique gift in that he is able to capture the essence of a moment in a photo. I cherish many of the photos that he has taken of me and my family. As a measure of my confidence my wife and I have commissioned Shane to take pictures at the upcoming wedding of our son and future daughter in law." - Todd Ramcke, Los Angeles, CA
"Shane was the photographer at my wedding on September 4th. He came on time and went straight to work. He needed very little direction from me and was so easy to work with. He has a brilliant eye and is able to capture the best candid moments you never knew existed. I am a person who hates having their photo taken (my husband too) but with Shane, you are so comfortable having around and sometimes barely notice as he gets the shots. You can tell he is so passionate about photography and how much he loves his job. I highly recommend him for any event you have!" -Hannah Newman, Los Angeles, CA
"Have worked with Shane several times, and each time was fantastic! He captures moments so seamlessly, and makes you feel beautiful. He is so easy to work with, and he makes you feel at ease and comfortable." Robyn Baker, Los Angeles, CA
"Shane Karns has been my go to photographer for over 7 years! I organize a dance event as well as coach soccer to little kids and Shane has a talent for capturing movement (even if it's in a low lit environment). I really appreciate his candid, intimate editorial style. It makes me feel like I'm participating rather than just observing. - Jenn Wong, Los Angeles, CA
"Shane is a wonderful photographer who took vibrant photos of our wedding. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a trustworthy photographer who can capture memories that last a lifetime." - Paul Rorie, Los Angeles, CA
"I honestly cannot thank Shane enough for all of our amazing wedding pics, and for the fun energy! He is an insanely talented photographer and i never get tired of looking at out photos!" Kevin Carranza, Los Angeles, CA