Shannon Walton Photography now has a STUDIO!

My how I’ve waited to post this!  I’ve thought a very long time about how this post should go.  I’ve thought about all the family and friends that I need to thank for making the next step in my journey possible.  I’ve thought about how I can write something that will truly convey how thankful and blessed I am.  After 4 years of working toward this I feel as if I should pinch myself…that it must be too good to be true. 

To my dearest friends, Jessica, Julie, Jill, (wow, I must like to pick friends who start with the letter “J”), and Colleen.  I wouldn’t be here to today without all of your love and support.  To my family, Carol, Sam and Rick, Scott and Courtney, you have supported me and encouraged me every step of the way, thank you.  To my clients, none of this would be possible without you.  I have built a client base full of amazing families who I consider part of my extended family.  To my 3 kids, Ryan, Kyle and Emma, you were and always will be the source of my inspiration, I love you so much.  To my realtor and friend, Tami Lamprecht.  I e-mailed or called her at least once a day (maybe twice :)) throughout this process and she was amazing.  If you are looking to buy or sell your home she is amazing to work with and awesome at what she does. 

To my husband, thank you!  He gets his own paragraph because honestly I don’t know what I’d do without him.  I truly believe he is just as excited about this new space as I am.  There was never a doubt that this business would be successful in his eyes.  He has always been so willing to help me, from climbing trees to get a limb for a shot, hauling chairs and props to locations, keeping my computer backups and organization running smoothly, and now remodeling a studio space.  When I went to let the cilco man in to turn on the gas to the space I saw this sign hanging in the front door.  At first I thought the owner of the building had placed it there and then when I read the 4 names realized my husband had made it and hung it when he picked up the keys.  I stood there crying I was so touched.  Thank you, I AM a lucky girl 🙂

Lastly, I have been thinking a lot about my father-in-law lately.  He was so proud of my job, he was so proud of me.  If I had one wish it would be that he was here to see this sign hanging inside my new studio, but know he will just have a view of it from a little higher up 🙂 

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Right now we are getting the space ready for shooting.  There is a lot of work to be done and we are trying very hard to finish by Nov. 1st.  I will post images of the progress and keep everyone up to date.  Fingers crossed we will be shooting in there very soon 🙂

Nothing says family….

like jumping over them on a dirt bike 🙂  I must add a disclaimer here as it is NOT a good idea to actually jump over anyone on a dirt bike!!  Please understand that I am fairly good in photoshop and although he did jump and would have cleared them this is 2 seperate shots merged together. 

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This is my sister and her family and although it was super cold and I’m still thawing from it I had a BLAST!  I have more to go thru, but know she is super excited so picked a few to share.

{Brothers}

A few weeks ago I was designing a book for a client and went searching for quotes about brothers.  I found this quote and when I read it I got chills and knew it was perfect for the page.  Then a week or so later was designing a birth announcement and again thought it was a perfect match to the image.  I just love it and was wishing I had an image of my boys so that I could use it to.  Well, this past weekend we did some family images and I got an image of them together I absolutely love so now I get to use this beautiful quote too  🙂 

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