When the right creative minds come together, amazing experiences begin to unfold; and that is exactly what happened when Karen, Konnie, and Judy met for a photoshoot in 2017. Together, they have collaborated to develop Shatter the Lens into what it has become today, a transformational experience through which women have the opportunity to harness their beauty - both what they see in the mirror, and how they feel about themselves within.

Karen Happel

Founder & Transformation Coach

With a decade of experience of casting reality television shows, Karen has a knack for developing authentic bonds with people from all backgrounds. In recent years, she has turned her attention toward learning more about self-love; because only through loving yourself, can you show others genuine affection. She founded this experience in an attempt to share what she has learned with other women, that true confidence comes from the heart. Karen has traveled the country and met millions of people while working on network shows (ranging from Hell's Kitchen to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and Biggest Loser), and it has inspired her to create Shatter the Lens, the ultimate makeover show... without any video cameras. 



Konnie Bui

Beauty Artist & Creative Director

In her 18th year as a professional makeup artist, Konnie is a perfectionist with decades of persistent self-education and on-the-job training. Her lifelong obsession with faces, and love for all things artistic, is what led her down a wacky, winding path to makeup artistry, and she has never looked back. A true Renaissance Woman, Konnie has dabbled in other fields, including photography, production management, fashion design, and pageant coaching, just to name a few; but she has always truly embraced and returned to her passion for makeup artistry.

While Konnie enjoys working with models, entertainers, and celebrities, her favorite clients have always been the everyday people celebrating their special moments. From helping them look and feel their best, to creating a work of art, and all the fun stuff in between, there is no greater reward than all the smiles of awe and self-adoration that she gets to witness on the job. This brings us to her latest endeavor.  ShatterTheLens, an incredible team of women empowering women, is thrilled to have Konnie on board.

Judy Lin

Chief Photographer

As a former model, Judy knows how it feels to be in front of the lens and behind the lens. She wants the model to feel comfortable in front of the camera.  It’s not just about taking a photo. It’s about capturing the essence of each person. She is inspired to help her clients feel comfortable in their own skin and be empowered to express who they are through their movements and expression. The technicalities of a photo are secondary to the connection and emotions she captures.