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.