Día de los Muertos on Olvera Street 2017 | 35mm Film Photography

Día de los Muertos on Olvera Street 2017 |  35mm Film Photography

Born and raised in LA and I had never witnessed any of the Day of the Dead parades on Olvera Street.  This year I set the date on my calendar and headed out with my Canon AE1 and a roll of Porta 400 film.  Oh what a sight it was to behold…

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xoxo

Shannon

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Evalyn and Friends | A Beach Family Photo Session | Leo Carrillo, Malibu

Evalyn and Friends | A Beach Family Photo Session | Leo Carrillo, Malibu

I first met Evalyn a few months back at her 1st birthday party in Santa Monica.  This time around I got to meet her best furry pal Finley too who was probably the most excited pup ever to be at the beach.   We had a nice leisurely stroll along the shore and ended up at some gorgeous rock formations at the south end of the beach.  Evalyn ran and played near the waves like it was no biggie, obviously a beach babe at heart.  Such a beautiful day at Leo Carrillo with the loveliest family, enjoy!

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xoxo

Shannon

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6 Families 1 Camera | Mini Holiday Photo Sessions in Palos Verdes

6 Families 1 Camera | Mini Holiday Photo Sessions in Palos Verdes

Had my first round of holiday mini sessions last weekend and my oh my we had a great time!  It was an especially beautiful day in Palos Verdes, storm clouds loomed in the distance and the sun peeked it’s head out now and again.  I can’t even believe how smoothly it went, everyone was on time!? When does that ever happen when you’re getting little ones out of the house.  So thankful for the lovely day with the loveliest families. I picked out just a few of my favorites to share, enjoy!

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xoxo

Shannon

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The Little Farm in Altadena | A Family Portrait Session

The Little Farm in Altadena | A Family Portrait Session

This was such a fun shoot.  Mia and her family live right below the mountains in Altadena, just a hop skip and a jump away from my favorite local waterfall trail.  More importantly, they have their own little animal farm happening right in their backyard!  I think baby goats might be the cutest little things I’ve ever seen.  (Has anyone tried goat yoga?  Where goats jump all over you when you exercise?  I really want to try…)

Anyhoos, enjoy the photos of this darling fam and their farm!

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xoxo

Shannon

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Katie Rose is LIT | Fire Hooping Photo Session Los Angeles | 35mm Film

Katie Rose is LIT | Fire Hooping Photo Session Los Angeles | 35mm Film

I was so excited to try out my new film camera with FIRE HOOPING! Katie Rose is a serious superstar when it comes to all things flow.  Oh, and ridiculously brave.  I don’t know how she dances with hot flames that close to her body and keeps her cool.  Do you see her expressions?  Not even a trace of unease.  Such a fun shoot, thanks for sharing your evening and art with me Katie!

I highly recommend following her on instagram for some gorgeous hoop flows, whimsical paintings, and all sorts of creative endeavors – @tippytoes_flows

Camera: Canon AE1

Film: Kodak Porta 400

First things first…puppy.

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Ok, now on to the hooping spectacular:

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xoxo

Shannon

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Into the Woods | Celebrating 3 Birthdays in Upstate NY | 35mm Film by Los Angeles Photographer

Into the Woods | Celebrating 3 Birthdays in Upstate NY | 35mm Film by Los Angeles Photographer

I keep ending up in NY!  One of my favorite people lives there (hi Sarah) and it was her birthday last weekend.  We had a big campout celebration at her cabin with two other friends with close birthdays plus maybe 15 more people from Brooklyn and Albany.  We were all forced to unplug from our devices – no service for miles and it was kind of awesome!  Here is what my camera saw…

Film: Porta 400

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T H E  E N D

Back in Los Angeles and feeling refreshed….

xoxo

Shannon

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Sophie is ONE! | Santa Monica Beach Birthday Cake Smash | Los Angeles Family Photography

Sophie is ONE! | Santa Monica Beach Birthday Cake Smash | Los Angeles Family Photography

I think Sarah (Sophie’s lovely mother)  is going to start a new trend – surfboard cake smashes.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like it and I’m so into it!  Keep scrolling to the end and you’ll see the magic that unfolds.  We had such a lovely early morning shoot by the Annenburg Beach House in Santa Monica.  Sophie started the session with a face full of smiles and a left the session with a belly full of sand.  Life is good.  Shout out to Sarah for all the creative props and stylings you’re about to see!

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Baby in a box!  We heard that about 100 times on the walk back to the car :)

Looking for a photographer for your kid’s birthday party?  Check out my new business Remember Makers.  All kids parties all the time!

xoxo

Shannon

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