Photographer in the making…

My friend Colleen is a bit ornery, which is probably why all my little clients love her.  Our sons are on the same basketball team this year so we get to watch the games together.  Emma was sitting with her and picked up her camera and wanted to take a picture.  She couldn’t get it to work so Colleen told her that she had to stick out her tongue and scrunch up her face in order for the camera to work.   So, Emma  did exactly that…

 

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Ha ha!  I nearly laughed my head off!!  This is her taking a picture of me…(if you look closely her tongue is still out)

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…and this is the picture she took! 

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Pretty darn good if I do say so myself.  I’m loving the composition on this one. 

Thanks for the chuckle Colleen!

Bittersweet.

She’s one!  I have to tell you that my first birthday sessions are always bittersweet.  While I love, love watching these kiddos grow it makes me sad I won’t be seeing them every few months.  To know I have captured these babies from sweet little newborns to expressive little people melts my heart.  I love my job, I really do.

 

I have photographed her in a cupboard, near a deer, and on a bear.

 

I have photographed her in a basket, with a hat, and on a chair.

 

I have photographed her in a carriage, on a sled, almost everywhere.

 

“I do not like green eggs and ham, I do not like them, Sam I am.”

 

Ooops!, felt like Dr. Suess there for a minute.

 

Happy, Happy 1st Birthday “J”!!!!

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Thank you!

As 2008 comes to a close I’d like to take some time to say thank you!  I am very blessed.  God has given me so many gifts this year, a wonderful supportive husband, 3 beautiful healthy children, an amazing group of friends and family, and a business that continues to grow.

 

I have enjoyed each and every session.  I love seeing your children grow from newborns, to wobbly little walkers.  Reconnecting with my clients who have trusted me with their memories for several years to the new faces we captured for the first time.  Thank you for letting me into your lives if only for a short while.   I look forward to seeing you again in 2009!

 

Speaking of 2009, I only take a limited number of sessions per month.  Once that number is reached that month is booked.  With that said all sessions are booked on a first come first served basis.  I start taking your requests on Jan. 1st for the next year.  A $65 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking.  This fee holds your spot and covers the session fee.  The fee must be received within 5 days of booking.  Updated pricing is now on the website for 2009 so please review it before booking your session.  When booking please e-mail me with your name, phone number and month you would like.  We were booked for 2008 in March or April this year so it is best to book early. 

 

Also, keep in mind that my specialty is newborn, children and senior photography.  I feel it’s what I do best.  I am not a wedding photographer and I am not equipped to photograph large families.  My favorite way to capture families is to catch them doing the things they would normally do together.  I love those spontaneous moments like a piggy back ride from dad, sharing a secret with mom or siblings all wrapped up in a hug!  I take a more candid style of shooting over traditional posed photography.  Have a look through my galleries to get a sense of my style before booking.

 

Lastly, all I want for Christmas is for all of my lurkers, blog stalkers, and anyone who stops by the blog to post a comment on this post.  If nothing else just to say Happy Holidays!  Let’s see how many comments we can get on one post.  You don’t even have to use your real name!  Just say hello!  I have made it even easier for you, just click add a comment and all you have to do is fill in the blanks.  Pretty please with sugar on top?!

 

Again, thank you so much for your support.  Happy Holidays Everyone!!

 

Shannon

 

No post is complete without photos so here are the small cards I designed for each of my kids to give to friends and family.  I attached Emma’s cards to a bag of candy for her preschool class.  I’m also sharing my own family card.