I'm Karen London, an award-winning photographer for newborns, children, teens, and families based in Bethesda, Maryland. Photography is my passion and has been for as long as I can remember. After winning an award from The Washington Post as a high school student, I knew photography would be a part of my career. 

Early on, my family considered photography a "nice hobby" and suggested that I pursue a "secure job." So, I went into telecommunications marketing. After all, everyone needs a phone.

After several acquisitions and mergers, enough was enough. I decided it was time to do what I love, and I went back to school for photography. In 2007, Karen London Photography was born.

I am very fortunate to have documented so many wonderfully different Washingtonian families over the years. My favorite part of being a Maryland, DC & Northern Virginia child & family photographer is getting to know you and watching your families grow. Starting with newborn photography sessions through senior pictures, I love being a part of every milestone and celebrating them with you. Every family is unique and has something that makes them special. 



I love capturing images that show that special uniqueness - what makes you, you!

I love the feeling you get when you click the shutter and you know that picture is the one. 

shines through!

And you capture that perfect moment when the person’s personality

All the stars align,

This one is the one you’ll cherish forever.

“You are a masterful portrait photographer 

and captured our family spirit."

~ L.G.

award-winning photographer