Karen & Josette are two photographers with cross-continental ties culminating in years of friendship and a shared interest and wonder in documenting how people come together to celebrate momentous events in their lives. They see their work as connecting intimately with their clients, observing their stories unfold with honesty and reverence and recording personal histories. The images they create come together to weave stories that are honest reflections of the tears, anxieties, laughter, celebration and joys of unions.

They set out to capture real moments and to create photographs that matter. They are only interested in honest expressions and sincere emotions. To them, this is the best approach to achieving photographs that are simple, tender and pure.

It is a privilege to create images that clients will keep forever and look for in years to come as a remembrance and celebration of the joys, fragility and importance of love.

Karen & Josette operate between Chicago, Dubai and Beirut.

A little bit about the photographers:

Karen Kalou studied photography in Montreal before moving to Beirut and later Dubai. Her fine art practice revolves around narrating the ethereal, sacred and passing of time within landscape photography. She has exhibited in Beirut, Turin and Brussels. She currently resides in Dubai.

Josette Youssef received her MFA from the School of the Art institute of Chicago before moving to New York and later Beirut. Her individual commercial work is focused on stories concerning food and design. She currently resides in Chicago.

The photographers are winners of The Deutsche Bank Creative Enterprise Award.

Instagram profile found at @karenandjosette

To view the photographers’ personal work, please see the following links:


All images are copyright © Karen & Josette 2010 - 2019. All rights reserved.



For inquiries, please contact us at:


CHICAGO  + 1 630 207 0994

DUBAI  + 971 56 973 1333  

For wedding photography requests, please include you dates, location and number of guests.