Happy St. Patricks Day!

I just finished up this session and thought there were too many great shots not to share a bunch!  I also wanted to share the vendor of the cute little ruffle romper.  There are many vendors who sell similar items but I’ve had a couple clients bring in this one in particular and I love them because they are so soft.  Babies love wearing them.   Some of them can be a little scratchy and the more comfortable your baby feels the better chance we have of capturing happy expressions!   Here is the link of their facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/All-that-ruffle/180034172028854  and here is there etsy page: http://www.etsy.com/shop/allthatruffle

I hope you all have a LUCK filled day!



Happy, Happy, Happy

Do you all watch Duck Dynasty?  It’s my new favorite show.  Cracks me up, makes me happy!  You know what else makes me happy?  Spending time with cuddly, HAPPY, doll babies like this!  Isn’t she the cutest thing ever!  3 months is typically a tough age to get a lot of variety.  Some baby’s don’t care for being on their tummies, they can’t sit on their own and they aren’t sleepy, curly newborns.  Well, this little love was SO good to me.  I even asked her mom if I could hold her for a bit after we were done shooting because she was just so sweet and cuddly.  I hope you all have a very HAPPY weekend!!

Daddy and the Bean

When I first started this business facebook didn’t exist or at least I didn’t know about it.  I wrote a lot on my blog.  I updated it frequently and people could really get a sense of who I was.  I’d like to get back to that.  I figured this image was a good place to start.  It goes without saying that I love these two.  The handsome guy in the image is my best friend.  I can’t imagine someone being more supportive of me and this business than him.  I’m a little shy, not a risk taker and I worry.  He says if I could, I’d worry about worrying…haha!  Without him telling me I could do this, I probably wouldn’t have.  He has been the driving force in most every momentous occasion in my life…the nudge I always need.  Just as he has given me the confidence to live outside of my comfort zone, he has given our kids the gift of believing in themselves and taking a little risk even if it means you may fall.  The thing that makes that such an incredible gift is we all know he will be the one to pick us up if indeed we stumble.  He is one of two boys so I wondered what he’d be like with a daughter of his own.  Watching the two of them together is so incredible.  I know that she will choose wisely when it comes time for her to pick her best friend in life because she knows exactly what to look for.   This was the first real snow of the season and a place I discovered while hunting for pine cones for her birthday party craft.  By the way, he’ll hate that I gushed on and on about him here.  🙂 

Smashing the CAKE!

Well hello friends!  It’s been awhile!  So long actually I had to remember how to write a post here on the blog.  I am in the mood to do some spring cleaning and “decorate” this space in the next few weeks.

One of my very favorite sessions is the “smash the cake”.  I probably laugh more at these sessions than any other.  I had a very busy winter with newborns last year so this year we’ve had lots of first birthdays.  These images are perfect for a child’s room and even in the kitchen.  How cute would it be to have a series of cake images hanging in your dining room?!  I even had one family use some images from this session to create birthday cards to send to friends and family throughout the year!  They are so cute!  I had many asking to see more images from these sessions after doing some sneak peeks on facebook.  Here are a couple of beautiful birthday girls who celebrated in the studio with me recently.

Valentine Mini Session 2013

Hello everyone!  It’s time to sign up for a Valentine Mini Sessions!!  Please e-mail Shannon@shannonwalton.net to reserve your spot.  I’ll need your e-mail address for the PayPal invoice and your 1st and 2nd choice for session times.  Sessions will be booked in the order PayPal invoices are paid.  If more than 2 children will be photographed a separate session should be booked.  Due to a busier January than expected we have had to limit the sessions to 12.  We are currently booking regular portrait session for the 2nd week in  February as January and the 1st week are already full.  I have a few more ideas up my sleeve for these mini’s but am waiting on a prop and another background.  The other background is set to  be delivered next week so I’m hoping to get my Emma Bean in the studio to give you some more examples.


***UPDATE*** Valentine Mini Sessions are SOLD OUT!  Thank you so much!!