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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November 2, 2020

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 […]

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August 18, 2016

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 […]

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September 1, 2014

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 […]

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August 10, 2014

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 […]

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July 9, 2014

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! […]

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July 6, 2014

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 […]

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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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March 3, 2014

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 […]

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