Caren Louise McIlhaney Hoehner is a freelance photographer based in Northern Virginia, working primarily for portrait clients, as well as events.  It is the art of telling stories through her photographs that energizes her.  

About Me: My Dad handed me his Nikon SLR when I was 7 years old on a family vacation in Washington, D.C., and it was then that my fascination with photography began.  It was in the film days that I received my first Nikon, and I've had one in my hands ever since. Behind the camera is truly my choice view of the world and it's the telling of stories through making photographs with a documentary flavor that I enjoy most. In recent years, I developed a photography blog with my sister-in-law, Debbie (www.hoehnerphotographs.com). Now that my youngest son is in preschool and my oldest is leaving for college, the time seems right to launch my business, Caren Louise Photographs. I'm a native Texan, an Auburn grad, and I hold a master's degree from The University of North Texas. We lived the most formative years of our family life in eastern Ukraine. From there we moved to Northern Virginia which is now home to us. I currently reside in Vienna, Virginia with my husband, David, and our 5 kids, my inspiration.

 

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