About Photography
 
I have been a Photographer for over 12 years, working as a Wedding/ Studio Childrens' and Newborn photographer. I have started my business shortly after graduating with HND in Photography in 2003. Having a young child gave me a freedom and flexibitiy to develop my skills and business at my own pace and practice on my young son. He is possibly the most photographed child in the world.  At the time myself and my family lived in Witham, near Chelmsford and I set up a small mobile studio and offering family/ children's Studio style portraiture from the comfort of people's homes.  After a wef years of experience I developped my skills further and started up in Wedding Photography as well.
 
I absolutely love the buz of a Wedding and it comes very natually  to me communicating with people, guiding them through the day, helping them make the most of my knowledge and my time with them. I love delivering couple their Wedding Albums and seeing their faces light up with joy and excitement. It means the world to me when people feel they can trust me and my guidance on the day. Usually that's when the Wedding shots are naturally beaming and effortless. However I am only glad to take on a challenge and Direct people as and when nessessary for the best result. I would say that my personal photography style is a contemporary unobtrussive with a creative flare. I encorporate more traditional set ups upon requests, either way I aim for a natural looking shot with a dash of spontanaety.
 
In August 2013 I have moved to Hornchurch in order to attend Met Film School, Ealing Studios, course in Filmmaking to develop a broader spectrum of my services and pursue personal interest in filmmaking.
 
About Cinematography
 
I have added Cinematography/ Filmmaking to my broad Artistic interests and CV few years ago. I have always been a massive film buf.  With personal cinema library spanning over 1000 films, it was a natural transition for me and a very pleasant process, which enhanced my Photography skills as well as added a handful of new ones in Film. I have recently completed a course in Met Film School, based at Ealing Studios, London, in Practical Filmmaking and I look forward to producing more Wedding films as well as hopefully doing some feature Films, Documentaries, Music videos and Corporate promos.
 
On a Personal  note...
I have been married to Alasdair for almost 13 years and together we have 3 gorgeous kids: Bradley, 12, Sean, 7 and Katie-Scarlett, 3. My family is an amazing daily inspiration to me as well as the 1st ones to try out my waky creative ideas. Things I enjoy the most in life is travelling and fashion, add on Photography or Film and I am in my own personal heaven. I would say I have a keen eye for graceful things and I love bringing photography into my experiences and sharing shots with friends and family. I have taken my equipment all over the world. From beautiful rye feelds of Essex all the way to Icelandic Fjords, and to the hot and sticky India. The World amazes me and I always find ways to get away at least once a year for inspiration and to "recharge my battery". I find it's essential to do that, to always be inspired and give my  fresh ideas to the customers. That's my nature... I am only happy to share it with you.      KD
Karina Dodds

Hi there and welcome to About Karina page.

I am a Professional full- time Photographer/ Filmmaker/ Cinematographer and an aspiring Director of Photography with over 10 years of industry experience.

I hope I inspire you to a vision of what your Wedding shots and films might be like with me behind the camera.