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Photography is an award-winning leader in Michiana
photography. Most recently the studio was awarded “Best
Wedding Album of the Year” by the Michiana Professional
HOPKINS STUDIO in Berrien Springs, Southwest Michigan specializes in high school senior, wedding and family photography. Karen Hopkins is regarded as one of the top professional photographers in area. We have photographed seniors for the following high schools. Lakeshore High School (Stevensville), Saint Joseph High School, Bridgman High School, Berrien Springs High School, Coloma High School, Edwardsburg High School, Dowiagiac Union High School, Eau Claire High School, Lake Michigan Catholic High School, Grace Lutheran High School, Grace Christian School, Niles High School, Buchanan High School, Benton Harbor High School, Watervliet High School, Andrews Academy, Countryside Academy, Great Lakes Academy, Edwardsburg High School, Three Oaks High School, Galien High School, as well as South Bend, Michawaka, and Granger High Schools. We have also photographed students from as far away as Detroit and Chicago.
Our high school senior pictures are creative and fun with a fashion style. All retouching is included on every senior portrait. We photograph kids with motorcycles, trucks, cars, friends, pets, equipment and uniforms for cheerleading, football, baseball, volleyball, basketball, soccer, tennis, hockey, track and field, band choir, orchestra and various musical instruments, farm tractors, snowmobiles and all kinds of unique personal styles. We also offer fine art black and white, sepia brown tone, or color pics, frames, wall portraits, photo purses, albums, coffee table books, flushmount albums, folios, canvas prints, framed series, wall collections, multiple opening mats, and lots of layouts. Additionally we offer Wedding Invitations and “Save-the-Date” and Thank You cards, High school Senior Graduation, “Open House” and Thank You cards as well as custom graphic design.
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We are well known for high quality imaginative images that capture both “the story of the day,” but also the context and genuine emotions of the wedding participants and guests. Out Albums display your wedding images in beautifully composed layouts. Karen also assists in helping you plan your special day to ensure everything runs smoothly and you have a fun day without the stress that occurs at some weddings. We work in many, many different churches in Michiana and reception sites. If we have not photographed before at a particular venue we check it out before the day, to learn the visual potential of the place as well as best light conditions. Reception venues where we frequently photograph are: The Priscilla Burns Heritage Center in Saint Joseph, Whittaker Woods Golf Resort in New Buffalo, The Vinelands Reception and Conference Center in Stevensville, The Hilton Hotel Garden Inn Conference Center, and The Century Center in South Bend, The Blue Dress Barn in Benton Harbor, The Mendel Center on the campus of Lake Michigan College, Windmill Island in Holland, Michigan, Kalamazoo College Chapel and Reception Hall in Kalamazoo, The Art Institute of Kalamazoo, Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club, Berrien Hills Country Club, and Point O’Woods Country Club in Benton Harbor, Grand Beach Community Hall, Santaniellos Restaurant and Banquet Hall, Orchard Hills Country Club in Buchanan, Tippecanoe Place Restaurant in South Bend, The Howard Performing Arts Concert Hall Lobby on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Andrews University Dining Services in Berrien Springs, and Waco Beach House in Bridgman and Laketown Golf and Conference Center in Saugatuck. Apart from the many churches where we photograph, we have photographed wedding ceremonies at the beautiful Center Meeting House non-denominational Chapel in Niles Michigan, Tiscornia Beach in Benton Harbor, The Band Shell at Silver Beach in Saint Joseph, Fernwood Botanical Gardens in Niles, The 1839 Historic Courthouse at the Center for History at Courthouse Square in Berrien Springs, The Northern Indiana Center for History in South Bend.
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Our studio is located in downtown Berrien Springs, between Roma Pizza and Lemon Creek Ltd. Fabric Store, just three doors east of the light. The studio is open by appointment only. All viewing of photographs, placing and pick up of orders is at our residence only two block from the studio at 211 South Kimmel Street, Berrien Springs, MI 49103. Please call (269) 471-2904 for an appointment at either the studio or residence. We service the following towns and many other Michigan and Indiana communities. Stevensville, Saint Joseph, Bridgman, Berrien Springs, Coloma, Eau Claire, Niles, Buchanan, Benton Harbor, Dowagiac, Watervliet, Edwardsburg, Three Oaks, Galien, in Southwestern Michigan as well as South Bend, Michawaka, and Granger, Indiana. Although most weddings we photograph are in the Michiana area, we have photographed weddings from Holland and Kalamazoo, Michigan, to Madison, Wisconsin, including Chicago, and Sydney, Australia.
HOPKINS STUDIO’s award winning photography services are by appointment only. We can create wedding, engagement, bridal, maternity, or pregnancy images, children's portraits, newborn, baby portraits and kids of all ages, high school seniors and university graduates. Additionally, we photograph many other types of events such as 50th wedding anniversaries or professional events. Professional executive headshots, modeling portfolios, actors comp cards are also all available. Unique outdoor and on-location sessions are available as well as at our indoor studio. HOPKINS STUDIO also offers commercial photography including creating images for book covers and book photographic illustrations, catalogues, brochures, advertising, music CD sleeves, posters and websites; photographing people, food, and products, as well as residential and commercial architecture and landscapes. Custom professional Graphic Design is also available. We offer restoration of old or damaged photos too.
The studio spends many thousands of dollars each year on professional education to stay on the cutting edge of photography, with regards to technology, aesthetic and artistic trends, photo products, services and business. Karen regularly attends professional continuing education seminars, workshops and tradeshows at the local, state, regional, national and international level, with seminars given by the top photographers in the world. Additionally, Karen has received personal one-on-one mentoring by the Americas top senior photographer for the last two of three years in an all-day hands-on Master Class.