Hi! I’m Karen, the main contact, session director extraordinaire and photographer here at Live, Laugh, Photograph Studios in Chicopee, Massachusetts.

I’m like most of you, busy mom & wife with not enough hours in the day. Anything that can save me time so I can watch “This is Us” and have a glass of wine, I’m all about it! I’ve been married to an amazing man who deals with my occasional crazies for 18 wonderful years.  

We have 4 amazing kids, ages 16, 15, 11 & 9 (well at least we think they’re amazing) who were my very first models when I was still learning. Having 4 kiddos, it really puts into perspective about how fast time flies and how important it is to capture some of those phases of their lives.  

From the chubby cheek baby who plays with his/her birthday cake with their chubby toes, the can’t sit still so I’m chasing them toddler phase, the awkward tooth fairy phase, to the “mom, seriously put that camera down” teen phase; I’ve done it.  

I truly love being able to capture someone’s individual personality and raw emotions just as much as I love to watch their face light up with they see the results. Our sessions are usually unconventional, fun and unique. Most of our clients say that it wasn’t what they were expecting-but in a good way.  

When I’m not hanging with the family, you can usually find me at Starbucks with my right hand (who is actually a lefty) Mary Beth. So without further ado, I introduce you to...



Looks like it's my turn! I'm Mary Beth, co-owner, Karen idea wrangler, and editor extraordinaire of Live, Laugh, Photograph Studios.  

I’m a bit more down to earth than Karen for the people who can’t take that much energy in the morning, LOL! I have been in love with photography since I was a child and my grandfather worked for Kodak.

Even from an early age, I knew I wanted to be a photographer. There's just something about being able to freeze all those important memories in time.   

I received a formal photography education at the Hallmark Institute of Photography — Class of 2010. If my name looks familiar to you, some of my sports work is currently hanging in Applebee’s in Chicopee.  

When I’m not behind the lens or my laptop editing, you can usually find me with my best friend's Teddy & Nick or at my one true love, Starbucks (with Karen right by my side!)! 


And we would absolutely love to give you a session experience you'll never forget.

"Absolutely beautiful work and amazing people to work with! Thank you so much for capturing our big day!"
-Victoria Hawes

call or message us today to start planning your ultimate session experience. 
As always, we promise nothing less than a fabulously fun time along with beautiful photographs that you can cherish forever and show-off to all your friends & family!!

*Sessions are by appointment only