A mom to three beautiful girls, Karena is the visionary and creative force behind Karena Dixon Photography. An extrovert and people person, Karena is intrigued by the nuances of expression and movement that frames human relationships. Her love of travel and architecture inspires her unique vision of every setting and wedding day detail. 


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June 20, 2014

A sunrise session couldn’t have been more perfect for the bride who’s smile is warms a room like sunshine and for her groom who’s eyes sparkle like reflected sun when he looks at her. Maya and Joe are a fairytale couple with their charm, grace and charism.  We had an amazing time strolling the sleepy streets of Philly with […]

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June 5, 2014

These two tug at my heart-strings.  They are the sweetest couple and so completely, head over heels in love it.  We spent a perfect, Saturday morning spreading that love around downtown Annapolis.  Sunday is the big day and I cannot wait to capture their commitment, joy and all their family and friends gathered to celebrate. […]

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June 3, 2014

This beautiful, bright, sweet girl graduates today.  I was under Caroline’s spell 2 minutes into our shoot.  She has a quiet charm and thoughtful look in her eye that immediately puts you at ease and makes you want to gather her up in your arms with a great big hug.  I’m so thankful I had this opportunity to document […]

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June 2, 2014

I love working with dads and their kids for the women in their life.  I especially love it when they’re as cool and fun as these three.  If you’ve ever had the chance to visit Rise Up Coffee, you’ve no doubt seen Noah at the roaster making everything within a block smell like heaven.  Since […]

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May 23, 2014

Pretty in pink.  A favorite movie of this 80’s child but also what kept running through my head when Katelyn stepped out in her senior prom dress for her session at The River House.  We grabbed a few casual photos before hand that showed off her softer side.  Then on to a golden, sunlit field  where we […]

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May 19, 2014

This weekend I had the privilege of photographing CASA’s annual fundraiser at the beautiful Hemmersley Farm.  If you’re unfamiliar with CASA, please take a minute to visit their website to learn about this organization that does so much for neglected and abused children.   With Preakness as inspiration for this year’s theme, there were plenty of beautiful hats […]

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May 10, 2014

Sailboats, sunshine and a stunning couple.  Colleen and Ethan are such a super sweet couple.  They traveled from Arlington to Colleen’s family home in Oxford, Maryland for their engagement shoot.   It was such a fun and relaxing afternoon with new friends.  I’m so thrilled to be shooting their wedding at the Hyatt Chesapeake Bay!

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May 7, 2014

  I’ve been holding onto these until Bekah returned from her semester in Africa not knowing they would serve as pre-engagement photos!  Brandon proposed the moment she landed!  We’re so over joyed for them.  These images were shot on what was probably the coldest day of the longest winter.  We were frozen through. Popsicles were […]

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May 4, 2014

Everything. Absolutely everything was perfect for Kelly & Chris’s wedding day at Sunset Crest Manor in Chantilly, VA.  I can’t wait to share more.  It’s been so wonderful watching their love bloom since meeting at the Trinity Forum Academy and an honor to be there to capture the celebration with their closest family and friends.

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May 2, 2014

KELLY + CHRIS!  The big day has finally arrived.  Tomorrow, everyone they love and who loves them will gather together to witness their vows for a lifetime of joy and commitment.  To celebrate love and the best that these two wonderful people bring out in each other.  To share in the anticipation and excitement for the […]

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