Wedding and Family Photographer

KAREN SCHANELY PHOTOGRAPHY IS A

who captures joyful and romantic images - standing the test of time.
Serving couples & families in the Dayton, OH and Charleston, SC area & beyond

Hi there! I'm Karen, a photographer serving families and couples all over the world. I met my husband, Phil, while we were both studying music in college, and now we live near Dayton, Ohio with our two active kids and golden doodle pup. As a mother and wife myself, I love crafting images that are not only a beautiful reflection of each family and couple's love for each other but also creating an experience that is FUN and memorable in the process. 

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Karen did an amazing job as our wedding photographer! She made everything very comfortable and relaxed, but was also very professional and on top of the details. People keep commenting to us on how well the photos turned out and we couldn't agree more! She captured the day so well for us to remember for decades to come. The included engagement photo session with her was also a lot of fun!

- Zach & Anna

Karen did an amazing job on the pictures, and oh my word, got them back to me so quick!!! I will treasure the pictures. What precious memories. You know as moms, we are always the ones taking the pictures.... I never feel like I have any with ME and the kids, you know? So THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart, for capturing those memories for me and for the great gift that it was!

- Leigh

Karen took the most absolutely beautiful pictures of my family - they have brought me to tears. I can't express how much I appreciate her kindness and the beauty she was able to capture.

- Audrey

As a fellow photographer, I can say Karen is amazing. She's kind, patient and extremely talented. I can't recommend her enough. We absolutely love are photos from our session. Thank you Karen!

- Tricia

Karen is incredible! She is so thoughtful and sensitive in the way that she works with her clients, and her work is absolutely stunning!

- Dan & Olivia

Karen did an absolutely fantastic job working with our family! She got natural smiles out of my kiddos, which is no easy thing. She created a relaxing session and got beautiful pictures! I’m having trouble deciding which ones to frame. I will be asking her to do pictures again for sure!

- Brooke

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