Hi! I'm Challis Landon,

Hi, I’m Challis Landon (pronounced like Alice, with a Ch). I’m a Maryland-based family photographer and I’m married with two little kids of my own and one on the way!
If you’re looking for a photographer, this is how you know we’re a perfect match:
-You want photos that won’t cost an arm & a leg
-You want photos that are simple & natural
-You want someone with tons of experience with children & babies
-You want a professional photo session, but none of the stress or rigidity
-You want someone who is friendly, flexible, and understanding
Besides my photography experience, I also have several years of nannying experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I have been called a “baby whisperer” on several occasions. I do my best to keep every session light and stress-free so we can capture the natural love & connection between your family.
I believe every family deserves to have good photos at least once a year. You’ll never experience this stage of life again. Let’s preserve it!
Message me anytime, let’s chat!
      ABOUT ME

I'm from Idaho, but have lived in Maryland for four years now and I love it! I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, and I love hiking, scuba diving, singing, anything outside, and PHOTOGRAPHY. 

Fun Facts:
-I have 12 houseplants.

-Ice cream is my favorite food.

-I'm a natural redhead and used to hate my hair, but now love it. 
-One of my biggest fears was scuba diving, and my husband talked me into getting certified. I consider overcoming that fear one of my greatest accomplishments! Doing hard things is empowering. 
-My unique name comes from a small town named Challis in the mountains of Idaho.
Meet the Landon Photo & Design Dream Team! You know me, I’m Challis, AKA mom and photographer. 

My husband, Taylor, is working on a PhD in Economics. He helps me with some of the finance, technology, and marketing sides of the business and is Super Dad when I'm at sessions.

Olivia (6 years old) says she wants to be a photographer when she grows up and is our resident entertainer. She’s always singing, dancing, or saying “mom, I’m bored, let’s do something fun!”

 Ella (2.5 yrs old) has the essential role of keeping me on my toes. She wants to do everything big sister is doing and has the most charming mischievous smile. How can you say no to those dimples?

Baby Girl Landon #3 due in April 2024! 

They’re also my main inspiration behind family photography and make my life way more exciting! 
Services Offered for "Photographer Near Me":
Family Photography 
Newborn Photography 
Lifestyle Photography
Milestones Photography including:
 Fresh 48, 6 months, First Birthday, and Cake Smash Photography
Maternity Photography 
Elopement Photography
Couples and Engagement Photography
Proposal Photography 
Graduate and Senior Photography
Extended Family Photography
Event Photography
Branding & Headshots Photography
Washington D.C. Cherry Blossom Mini Sessions 

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