“Photography is a language more universal than words.”

Portraits & Head-shots

You, your life, your family, they’re all art. No one believes that more than KW Photography & Design except maybe those who’ve allowed us into their lives to capture their most treasured moments.

Photography is our passion. Everything we do is to provide our Frederick county and neighbors with exemplary service and priceless photographic keepsakes. We’ve been doing this for over 15 years, a local, family-owned photographer who loves to help capture the magical moments of your life. That passion is reflected in every aspect of our craft. We strive to create an unparalleled experience for you and help you make memories, while we capture them. We offer a full range of portable studio settings for on-location photo shoots to give you exactly the portrait you desire; including printed photography. We’ve rekindled a long love affair with physical pictures and we want to share it with you. Let’s face it, a digital picture for social media is fine for that moment, but it simply can’t deliver the impact of a well-composed, professionally crafted portrait.

We’re honored that so many people trust us to make them look their absolute best. Our passion is capturing the wondrous moments of your life, and capturing the art of each second. Toddler pictures, school photos, senior portraits, family photos, and all the way through the journey of life to weddings, anniversaries, and grand-babies; it’s your life and we’re honored to have the chance to capture it for you.

Whether you’re looking for senior portraits, family portraits, or children’s portraits, we’re as excited about it as you are!  Each of our portrait sessions are unique, photographed on location at a local park, along the river, at your home, or anywhere you like… we can even bring a portable studio if the location calls for it!  Afterward, we’ll send you a link to your own private, password protected viewing gallery.  You can share your pictures with friends and family and make professional print purchases right from your gallery.

Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits should be awesome. We are not talking just your year book picture. We are talking about your real photos that your going to text your friends or share with everyone on social media.

The art of Senior Portrait Photography has changed over the years. Now there’s really no boundary to the creative possibilities. Senior Portrait photography is more about lifestyle and your story than about a single yearbook picture. It is about you and your personality in the everyday. Whether you want some formals, some in your sports uniform, or just fun and edgy – or all of the above. KW Photography & Design has you covered.

“We create portrait experiences that recognize each student’s unique personality and passions”

Family Portraits

As parents, we want to remember every little moment of our children’s lives; we want to freeze time. But our kids grow so quickly, and we can’t rewind the clock. That’s why our mission is to do the next best thing…to capture the different stages of a family’s life through our beautiful family portrait photography.  We love creating artistic photos of your family and children–images that capture the *twinkle* in their eyes.  With our intimate knowledge of the best photo locations in the area, we create family portraits that you’ll love for a lifetime.

Child Photography

Child Portraits are special – especially when you realize how fast they grow and change. These sessions capture the moments, personality and character of your kids in the seasons that change so quick. Whether it is a group shot or a individual portrait of your son or daughter, KW takes the time to make sure we get it right, we get it memorable. It really is about making memories that last a lifetime.

Oh those kids… Ask most parents about taking pictures of their own kids and watch the expression.  Truth is there really isn’t a formula for kids photography. Every child is different and responds differently to photography sessions. What is the constant is patience, creativity and the ability to wait for the unexpected. Some of the best portraits come from the candid process. With young kids it takes time for them to play a little bit and get comfortable around the camera. It takes engaging them and making them feel like they are a part of the process.

If you have something different in mind or have a particular budget to work with, we will work with you to create an ideal package that fits all of your needs. We have several packages, contact us to learn more.

*Locations 30 miles outside of Frederick County are subject to an additional charge of $50.00

All portrait packages include:

  • All Digital Photography
  • Color and Black & White Photography
  • Digital Enhancements
  • Custom USB loaded with your photos with a full copyright release
  • A private web gallery, password protected, for making your selection and ordering professional prints – your images will be ready to view, share with friends and family within a few weeks, often much sooner

Portrait Sessions

After editing, you will receive the images through a private online gallery for viewing your photos, playing a slideshow, downloading the digital files to your computer, and ordering products through our professional lab. The online gallery is also a great way to share your photos with family and friends!

We also offer printing and graphic design for logos, ads, business cards, other print material, and more. Contact us for more info.

A quantity discount is offered for 5 or more headshot sessions done at the same day and time.

Need something more or less? Contact us for a custom proposal.

Depending on the scale and scope of the entire work agreed upon and future needs, billing can be done monthly, with a down payment, all upfront, all at completion, or on a retainer basis.


 Our professional prints, books, and wall collections come in many sizes and styles.  We offer a full line of professional enlargements, custom books, canvas wall prints, posters, framing, greeting cards, digital files, and much more for purchase.  Rather than forcing you to buy a complicated package in sizes and quantities you don’t want, we simply give you a discount on exactly what you want to purchase.

We’re always ready to try something new.  Call or e-mail with your ideas, and see what we can do!