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Kari Bjorn
Kari Bjorn

Kari Bjorn

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Introduction: Hi! My name is Kari Bjorn and I photograph weddings and other happy gatherings. Please see my website & social media links for my portfolio and booking information. I was born in Iceland, I studied in New York City and now I am based in Buffalo, NY. My service area covers Rochester, Erie, Finger Lakes, and Syracuse. I am also available to travel, please just let me know what you have in mind. I studied photography in New York City and have a BFA degree from Parsons School of Design and have been shooting weddings, portraits, editorials, and doing commercial work for the past 8 years. I have won a few awards, 'American Photography 35' in 2019 and 'Hasselblad Masters' in 2018. My work has been exhibited and published on both sides of the Atlantic, at The Aperture Foundation in NYC and the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg in Russia, for example. NPR, Dazed, and Ain't Bad have also published my pictures. Please see my website and social media links for portfolios, contact, and booking information. I am following all CDC guidelines and state and local rules and regulations. I am fully vaccinated as of 05/17/2021. Updated 05/17/2021

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Hired 31 times

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9 years in business

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Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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    Wedding and Event Photography

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

32 reviews


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Gabriella j.

Portrait Photography

Kari was so great to work with! He was understanding and the photo shoot was so much fun! He made us all comfortable and the photos came out beautiful! We will be working with him again!
May 17, 2021
Shameeq W.

Portrait Photography

I had a great time working with Kari. He’s truly amazing and captured the theme I wanted for my pictures perfectly. I’d Highly recommend ! Thanks again for the photos! #UB2021
Kari Bjorn's reply
Congrats on your graduation Shameeq! And best of luck in your masters studies! I loved working with you too, both during the shoot and crafting your inspiration and mood board before.
May 16, 2021
Abigail F.

Engagement Photography

Working with Kari has been a delight from start to finish. We got engaged in Oct 2020 and wanted to take pictures ASAP in order to capture the beautiful foliage of Upstate NY as well as our newly engaged bliss. We contacted Kari within a week of our engagement and had a date, time and place set to have a photo shoot within days! We are new to the area and he suggested the location and time of day in order to make the best of the surroundings and the pictures were STUNNING! With the engagement package we received 27 photos and 3 gifs for use on social media and for printing. We also got the photos 48 hours after the shoot! Kari is professional, punctual and responds within hours to our messages. He is easy to get along with and made us comfortable throughout the whole experience. He used his expertise and ideas to frame our shoot and was receptive to our ideas and vision. The result was amazing art that we will cherish for a lifetime and share with our family and friends! His rate was also extremely affordable for the quality of photos we received. If you need a photographer for anything, message Kari!
Kari Bjorn's reply
Thank you so much, Abigail! It was a pleasure to work with you and Jared, the combination of the loving sparks between you two, the location and the light we managed to get, made this a truly remarkable session for me! Thank you again and all the best to you and Jared!
Oct 18, 2020
Jen V.

Wedding and Event Photography

Hiring Kari as our photographer was the best money we spent on the entire wedding. My husband and I were both delighted with his enthusiasm and quality of work. He traveled a good distance to work with us, laid out what we could expect, and remained in contact with us throughout the process. Kari's warm personality made him a welcome addition to our day in so many ways. Thank you for capturing our day so beautifully and uniquely, Kari!
Kari Bjorn's reply
Thank you for the kind words and letting me capture the joy and warmth of your beautiful wedding day, Jen! Can't wait to make the prints from your selects :) Cheers!
Oct 16, 2020
Nicholas C.

Engagement Photography

Kari Just took pictures for a surprise engagement In Western, NY and did a phenomenal job. The pictures came out amazingly, he was extremely helpful and discussed the plan to offer ideas and insight and calm any jittery nerves I had. He was absolutely delightful and a joy to work with and I highly recommend him for any of your photography needs!
Kari Bjorn's reply
I am very happy to hear that, Nicholas, thank you so much! Congratulations again to you and Annie, what an amazing 2020 you two are having!
Oct 6, 2020
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  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    Please see my website for my extended portfolio & references from previous clients.

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