Testimonials: kind words from happy clients.
“We recently engaged Karen to capture some images for corporate portraits and to support other various marketing channels. Through active listening and engaging closely with us, Karen went to great lengths to understand our business objectives and target audience. From this she was able to produce some great photos that really represented the essence of our business.
I highly recommend Karen’s work, her camera skills and the techniques she employed to get the results we hoped to achieve. Additionally I was extremely impressed by her professionalism, her flexibility around location and weather obstacles as well as attention to detail in order to deliver the best possible visual outcome.
If we require any future imaging then we will definitely be reaching out to Karen for her skills.”
~ Andrew Brydon
CEO, BMS Advisory
“I had heard about Karen’s reputation as a highly skilled and sought after photographer and so when I needed some headshots for my gen x coaching LinkedIn profile in additional to other corporate promotional materials I contacted Karen.
I was so impressed with Karen’s professionalism, skill as a photographer and particularly her ability to make me feel comfortable and confident in my photo shoot resulting in authentic, natural photos reflective of my style. The turn around time between my photo shoot and the finished photos was also impressive as was the quality of the photos. I have no hesitation in recommending Karen for any photos or headshots and would highly suggest that any of my clients contact Karen for their LinkedIn or resume headshots as the quality is guaranteed!”
Director, Career Consultant & Executive Leadership Coach, Gen X Coaching
“I was looking for a copywriter, and Karen was recommended to me by another photographer. I was concerned about how well she would understand my brief, but she nailed it! She was very easy to talk to, and quick to deliver my request. I posted her beautiful words to my page and had a huge response, with people contacting me for bookings overnight. I would definitely recommend Karen. She is worth the money and you won’t be disappointed.”
˜ Melanie Kellerman
Photographer and Proprietor, Melanie Kellerman Photography
“I have worked closely with Karen on our communications for some years and have been delighted with her work. As she has grown to understand our brand, our brand personality and my own personality in communicating, she has delivered concise communication that has been on-point every time. The fact that she is easy to work with is also a bonus – I have no hesitation in recommending her to any potential clients.”
~ Mike McCarthy
CEO & Director, Barry Plant Group
“I engaged Karen to take head shots for my social media presence and my web page. I was feeling pretty nervous before the shoot, but Karen directed me to her Facebook page for information about suitable clothing and makeup to wear, and we had a detailed conversation over the phone, as well as a number of emails to set up the appointment and to ensure that we had shared expectations.
She had a clear vision of what she could do to meet my requirements and found us some ideal locations close to the CBD to take the shots. Karen took a collaborative approach to the shoot, and really took account of my input. She was able to capture some flattering shots with natural lighting and advised me on positions to hold to get the best angle and stance for each photo, so that we would both be happy with the final outcome.
There was a quick turnaround for getting the final photos, which she then edited further, to give some exceptional results that met my requirements perfectly.
~ Elizabeth Diacos
Director, Larksong Enterprises
“Early this year I spent about an hour with Karen from Lens and Pen Group with the goal of capturing photos that I could utilize for my online portfolio and social pages. During our session, Karen created a calm and encouraging atmosphere that made it easy for me to look and feel natural whilst standing behind the lens – through doing so any previous hesitation or sense of feeling uncomfortable were quickly washed away.
Karen was quick to understand my goals for the shoot and structured herself accordingly and in an utmost professional manner; it was also evident that Karen had done her own research, supplying me with a mood board to review that contained key elements to the style of photography I was searching for.
Thank you Karen for all of your help and to those searching for the right photographer, you have probably found them already!”
~ Thomas Saar, Trumpet Player
Having a photoshoot with the Lens and Pen group was one of the most enjoyable and eye-opening experiences I’ve had, for my self-esteem. I had not only the most incredible photos taken, but I had the best time with one of my close friends. I have never believed that I was much of a beautiful person, however Karen made me feel very beautiful. I have never been comfortable in front of a camera as I don’t think I am a very photogenic person, however Karen showed me what she sees and it made me feel so special. Being seen through the eyes of a lens had made me feel so much more confident! Thank you so much Karen
~ Siobhan Bird
“Karen is an always enthusiastic writer who brings that most valuable of writing qualities to everything she does: creativity. Once she takes a project on she’s gives it 24/7 attention and 110% commitment. Impressive. Need some good ideas for grabbing your target audience’s attention? Want an original writing perspective on driving business? Then Karen is the person you need. Her ability to work independently so effectively is a real strength of this capable writer, I have worked with her for the last few years and have no hesitation in recommending her to you, we certainly love having Karen manage our blog pages and website at Assess to Succeed.”
~ Peter Hosie
CEO, Assess to Succeed HR
“Karen was able to extract the broad general information I gave her and was able to pull together great product descriptions, as well as our company profile. Definitely a great service with a fast turnaround. Thank you so much Karen”
~ Donna Maro
Director, Australian Sweet Company
“I asked Karen to assist me with the creation of the Hill Start International website. Even though I regard myself as competent with marketing communications material (I have been creating content and writing recruitment job advertisements in national media and online for 20 years) Karen was always able to bring a fresh perspective to the wording and impact on my site. Not only was Karen able to ensure grammatical accuracy and consistent message, but also made the wording generally more “punchy” and with much higher impact than I had originally created.”
~ Jeremy Hill,
Owner/Director, Hillstart recruitment
“I used Karen’s services when I required a copy writer for my website content. I had an idea of what I wanted to say and how I wanted it to be perceived. Karen ensured that while the content was written grammatically correct, it still sounded like me. This was important to me as I wanted my clients to hear my voice. I was more than pleased with the outcome and would highly recommend her services to anyone who requires them.”
~ Kristie Dutson
Proprietor & Photographer, Inspired Portraits
Sweets for cover photo kindly supplied by the Australian Sweet Company.