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With Labor Day Weekend in the books, it feels like summer is officially over! It’s time for pencils, backpacks, and all-things-school! I love the tradition of taking a school picture each year to document my kids’ growth, but I don’t always love the cheesy backdrops, props, and smiles that come with those school portraits. SO, I’m […]

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With the kids now both in school, I’m getting more time to go through our summer pictures and adventures. One of the highlights of our summer was spending a week in Florida on Anna Maria Island. This tiny little island stole a piece of my heart. The shops and restaurants are super cute, and we […]

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My kids are now at the age where they are starting to feel more comfortable in water and even starting to swim. This summer, it has been so fun seeing their courage and excitement grow as they move from splashing around in the shallow area to swimming underwater in the deeper areas. I decided to […]

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We had a slow start to spring here in Dayton, Ohio, but it was worth the wait when the flowers and trees started to bloom. And the rows and rows of apple blossoms at Stevens Bakery & Orchard in Springfield, Ohio were absolutely beautiful and the perfect setting for a photo session. The Anthonys had […]

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June 29th happens to be National Camera Day – a day to celebrate the invention of the camera and photography. The first photograph was taken in the early 1800’s, and thank goodness the camera is not a big bulky box anymore. The first surviving photograph was created by French inventor Joseph Nicephore Niepce and was […]

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Wow, I can’t believe how fast this spring flew by for our family! It was full of end of the school year activities and travels to Utah and Florida. We loved getting to watch Abby’s preschool program and how much she has learned this past year. Ethan finished 1st grade, and one of my favorite […]

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Last February I traveled to Amelia Island to attend the Click Away conference with Clickin Moms. It was beyond amazing to learn from various speakers, meet up with friends I’ve gotten to know through the last few years, and soak up the beautiful Florida beach! This sunset beach session was definitely one of the highlights. […]

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We’ve all done it: “Say CHEESE!” In this selfie-saturated world, most kids are trained to flash that cheesy smile for the camera, or they run in the opposite direction when they see the camera. As a mom, though, I melt when I see a picture of my kids with their real smiles and laughs. The […]

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This Newborn Session was extra special because I got to meet my friend Lauren in person for the first time. She and I “met” online in an amazing small group formed from a Clickin Moms photography class. Our group has watched each others’ kids gradually get bigger through out the year, celebrated milestones, comforted through […]

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Today marks 1 year for Karen Schanely Photography! It has been such an honor and privilege to be invited into so many wonderful homes and families and capture such special moments! We can’t wait to see what this next year holds and are Giving Away a Photo Session to celebrate! Use the link below to […]

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