READ MORE →

Motherhood can be beautiful, messy, exhausting, funny, and most of all worth it! With Mother’s Day in a couple weeks, I can’t think of a better time to celebrate and honor all the amazing, strong mamas out there. And so, I’m sharing 35 Photos of mothers that have inspired me and allowed me the privilege […]

READ MORE →

This week I’m celebrating 2 years since I launched Karen Schanely Photography! It has been such an honor and privilege to be invited into so many wonderful homes and families to capture such special moments! The past two years have also taught be SO much more than I could have imagined. Here are just 5 […]

READ MORE →

This newborn session with SIX boys was such a fun way to start my Newborn Sessions of 2019! Because it’s definitely a party with a bunch of brothers! It was so much fun to watch them go from wrestling and tickling with Dad to calmly holding and kissing their new baby brother. Baby Judah will […]

READ MORE →

The last days of summer are always some of the best – wildflowers making their last blooms, golden sunlight filtering through the trees, and cheeks warm and rosy from exploring outdoors. This sweet family loves to be outside – hiking and biking, and I loved soaking up the sun and playing in the park with […]

READ MORE →

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 […]

READ MORE →

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. […]

READ MORE →

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 […]

READ MORE →

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 […]

READ MORE →

Winter can be cold and grey in Dayton, Ohio, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a fun, beautiful family session! And I love how this lifestyle session with the Minor family turned out! Doing an in-home session helps everyone feel that much more at ease and comfortable. Because, really, it’s impossible not to have […]

READ MORE →

When my friend, Leigh, asked me to take pictures of their new family of six, I was beyond excited to capture this special time in their lives. It doesn’t matter how many kids you already have, bringing a baby home is such a wonderful, crazy, exhausting, and memorable time. I remember with my babies, there […]

* indicates required

Be the first to receive periodic announcements, updates, and discounts!