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This past year was definitely one to remember! Our family made some amazing memories together as the kids grew and changed before our eyes, and my business grew and pivoted in fun, different ways! Here’s a little recap of our 2019 adventures: 1. Click Away Conference in California I started the year traveling all the […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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March is finally here (my birthday month!), and I’m excited to share what we’ve been up to lately. This time of year tends to be a little quieter as freezing temperatures, snow days, and cold/flu season force us to be home more often, which is actually good for my introverted soul. We have had a […]

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Happy New Year from cold, freezing Ohio! We are having a Snow Day here since school is canceled due to cold temperatures, so I’m typing up my 5 Things I’ve Loving Lately while I watch the kids play in the snow. I’m sure I’ll need to go make some hot chocolate soon. December was a […]