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Portraits & Head-shots

“Photography is a language more universal than words.”

~ Minor White

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.

Our passion, your journey, a true work of art.

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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.

The packages below are only basic plans. 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.

*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

In addition to the session, editing is included.  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!

So you can print your images, post on social media, and use your images however you’d like, we provide a copyright release. We also offer a variety of affordable prints and products as well as graphic design and printing for holiday cards and more! Contact us for more info and to set up a product consultation.

Session times cannot be split into separate days unless agreed upon in advance.  Typically, 1/2 down is due at the time of booking with the remaining balance due the day of the session.


For those that simply need a quality professional head-shot, we offer an excellent value at only $100

  • Head-shot appointment at the location that is convenient to you.
  • Professional editing.
  • Your choice of 3 high definition and web-resolution digital files included.
  • Please inquire about head-shots for your office or company.  We come on-site with our equipment and create a consistent set of professional portraits for your website and marketing collateral.


45 minute session $150

  • A 45-minute portrait session on location anywhere in Frederick County, or further if agreed on in advance, or in your home (with my portable studio).
  • 2 clothing changes
  • Professional editing with 20-30+ final images to view and order from.
  • Look your very best with professional hair and makeup from an amazing cosmetologist for an additional: $150.


The Complete Portrait Package $265

  • A portrait session, up to 2 hours, on location anywhere in Frederick County, or further if agreed on in advance, or in your home (with my portable studio if needed).
  • Professional editing with 30-50+ final images to view and order from
  • Unlimited clothing changes, props, friends, family.
  • Look your very best with professional hair and makeup from an amazing cosmetologist for an additional: $150.



    Family sessions can be scheduled on the same day as the senior session or a different day • family session must be booked at the same time of booking senior session

see more info about family sessions HERE!


Headshot Sessions

In addition to the headshot session, pre-production, any scouting and setup, post-production and editing, online access to photo files, and full commercial copyright is included.  Additional fees may be added for extensive pre-production, scouting, setup, and/or post-production but would be disclosed and agreed upon.

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 hair and makeup stylist will have you looking your best with a complete hair and makeup session, at your chosen location, or in the comfort of your own home.



 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!

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