About

Hi and thanks for visiting!

I'm Karen Beckman an Adelaide based Portrait and Wedding Photographer and I have enjoyed and loved photography since in my teenage years. I'm proud to say that since going solo with Champagne Portraits in 2000, it has been so very wonderful having been entrusted with countless couples & families to capture their precious memories! I always offer a friendly, unobtrusive approach with a good mix of candids & posed shots.

Early on, I had great grounding working for some Commercial & Fashion Photographers in Sydney as an Assistant processing and printing their black and white films as a darkroom technician.

I have captured on film so many wonderful people through events and special occasions since then... (plus I moved to Adelaide, married a top bloke, and had 2 fantastic daughters!)  Working as a Photographer has been a truly amazing line of work and I look forward to every new job that comes my way with the same enthusiasm and spark that I held right from the beginning.

I have been a Nikon girl for years and I admit it was hard making the change to digital around 2008, but I really would not be without the versatility of digital and photoshop now! I am based South of Adelaide in Port Noarlunga and have so many beautiful Fleurieu locations on my doorstep, and a small home studio as well.

Travelling is not an issue.... please consider my services if arranging a Wedding outside of Adelaide -  eg. Kangaroo island, South East, Barossa, Riverland, Yorke Peninsular & Clare. I can offer an obligation free personalised quote to include a small travel fee.

Latest news ... Champagne Portraits celebrates 20 Years in business in 2020! Now specialising in short coverages for Weddings ~ please see new brochure available to download on this site.

If you would like to check my availability or to chat further regarding your photography needs, I would love to hear from you! Inquire by filling in the contact form or phone 0407 185 423. Many thanks! Karen

Below are some suppliers I would most definitely recommend

Videographers -

Vu Phan -https://www.vuphanproductions.com.au/
Sugacoat it - http://sugacoatit.com/

Celebrants -
Vicky Flanagan - https://www.vickyflanegan.com.au/
Cherie - http://dreamlove.com.au/

DJ / MC -
Justin Smale - http://supremesound.com.au/
Ben Ford - http://www.djbenevents.com/
Kenny Dudek- https://www.facebook.com/haloentertainmentandevents/

Makeup Artist -
Melissa Shubin - https://www.facebook.com/melissashubinmakeup/


Testimonials

  • Karen was our photographer for our wedding day on a very windy day in January! Karen was absolutely fantastic, she was so thorough, from the girls getting ready to the…

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  • Not only did we love the photos from Karen the whole experience was amazing! We had a maternity shoot, new born and family shoot with Karen and all were amazing!…

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  • Thank you so much for your hard work and beautiful pictures and idea's on our wedding day Karen Beckman it was so fun working with you and the pictures are…

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