A long over due website refresh and new content coming soon. Until the launch, please find my latest work on Instagram.
St. Matthew’s Cathedral and Iron Gate brunch wedding. What started as casual date-night conversation over dinner under the wisteria canopy and beside the warm fire pits at Iron Gate turned into an idyllic wedding at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. Emily Michael and Adam Buckalew, best known as Buck, met as neighbors near Union Station and […]
So thrilled to share Bonnie and Steven’s sunrise elopement at Adkins Arboretum. Steven’s love of gardening had them searching for the perfect Eastern Shore location for their wedding. The morning sun had barely peeked through rain clouds and they were declared husband and wife. It was beautiful and serene start to Happily Ever After. SaveSave SaveSave […]
A little sneak peek of this weekend’s incredible wedding at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. Kimberly told me her wedding party was a good looking group. What we also found was that they have big hearts, big personalities, incredible talent and so much fun! This photo outs a huge smile on my face every time I […]
It was the most fun wedding filled with beautiful flowers, great dancing, fabulous food and incredible joy! I was so honored to asked to capture all the details and candid moments for Jill & Tito’s wedding at the Westwood Country Club in Vienna, VA. Jill, you were such a beautiful bride and Tito, the […]
She was in Maryland for a vacation with her family. They had rented a house on the Eastern Shore so Erica called and inquired about a photo shoot. A day later, I got a call from Andy letting me in on a secret. The kind of secret we girls gush over. He was going to propose! I.WAS.ECSTATIC! […]
I hope everyone had a fun and safe July Fourth weekend. Ours was pretty quiet this year. Easton’s fireworks are the day of and we can see the very tips of the show from our pool deck. Saturday the town of St. Michaels celebrates so we headed down with our friends for dinner and fireworks on the […]
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.
So many wonderful things and people to blog about from the photography conference in Santa Barbara last week. Sunrise, vineyard shoots with wedding models. Sunset yacht shoots with senior and engagement models. Finding friends on the beach at sunrise. Palm trees, mountains. Salty sea air. This time away learning and connecting was good for my […]
- rachel and nash
She was the perfect photographer for our big day! Leading up to the big day, she is very thorough on making sure she knows the style of your wedding and what you are hoping for from her pictures. On the big day she was amazing. She made some of the people that were uncomfortable getting their pictures taken relax, and she really got some beautiful candid pictures.
"Karena goes above and beyond to make sure your picture dreams come true."
- rebecca and james
Our engagement shoot and wedding photos came out absolutely beautifully, and they are so representative of us as a couple. Karena is fun and easy-going and helped to make our wedding day the most magical! Hiring her for our wedding was the best decision, and our wedding photos are perfection— a beautiful reminder to a very special day.
"Words cannot express how much we loved working with Karena."
- lindsay and richie
I honestly can not say enough good things about Karena. She is an absolutely amazing photographer. I am the luckiest bride in the world that she traveled a thousand miles to photograph my wedding. I was very nervous going into our engagement photo session, but after about fifteen minutes into our engagement photo session it felt as if Karena was part of our family.
"Karena is not only an amazing photographer, but she is one of the nicest people I have ever met."