Day at the Horse Show | Family Documentary Photographer Los Angeles

Day at the Horse Show | Family Documentary Photographer Los Angeles

This was such a beautiful day!  Snowcapped mountains in the distance, blue ribbons twirling with the wind, majestic creatures, and some family bonding…perfection.  Documenting these family experiences is one of my favorite things!

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Ciao!

 

Shannon

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One Morning in Grand Central | NYC Family Portrait Photographer

One Morning in Grand Central | NYC Family Portrait Photographer

The plan was Central Park…but as the weekend approached the temperature dropped and we had to think of a different plan.  We agreed on Grand Central Station and I am oh so happy we did!  The travels of strangers painted the backdrop of each image, it was magic.

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– Shannon

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Griffith Observatory | Los Angeles Family Portrait Photographer

Griffith Observatory | Los Angeles Family Portrait Photographer

I’ve shot with these lovelies for years and every shoot day has been filled with bright blue skies and perfect weather.  Last week we met up at the Griffith Observatory to TOTAL cloud coverage…but we embraced it!  Why not something new, eh?  Playing in the clouds turned out pretty amazing if you ask me…

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This might be my last blog post for a bit, holidays and travel plans soon to come.

I will be in Brooklyn next year from the end of January to the end of April,  message me to set up a snow shoot!  Or if you have any tips for surviving winter in NYC!

 

Lots of love,

Shannon

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Home for the Holidays – Brentwood Family Portrait Photography

Home for the Holidays – Brentwood Family Portrait Photography

Home shoots are the best!  And yes, this is winter in California…you can wear shorts and dresses…why would anyone leave?  (see writing at end of post)

Anyhoos, here are some of my favorite shots from last weekend.  These kiddos were so much fun to chase and play around with!

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Brooklyn is calling!  I will be in New York from the end of January until April.  Trading this temperate California winter for an icebox, am I nuts?  Will I survive?  Only time will tell…

Send your NY friends my way, snow photo shoots await!

Shannon

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Fall is Here – A Family Portrait Session in Arlington Gardens Pasadena

Fall is Here – A Family Portrait Session in Arlington Gardens Pasadena

Get ready for some ridiculously fashionable suspenders, girls disappearing in orange trees, and adorable moments backed by yellow leaves.  Ready?  GO!

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  • Intermission – Outfit Change

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And it ended like all great shoots end…..nap time.

 

Contact me to set up a shoot for yourself!

 

Shannon

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Zocumentary – Day in the Life Documentary Family Session in Los Angeles

Zocumentary – Day in the Life Documentary Family Session in Los Angeles

I have been so very eager to share this day in the life session!  Today is the day!

Heidi and and her son Zoli allowed me into their home for a day to capture their typical routines, their moments together that usually go unseen by the outside world.  These moments are oh so precious and fleeting, it is a dream come true for me to do this type of meaningful documentation.

Enjoy!

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Send me a message if you are interested in setting up a day in the life session for yourself,  I can’t wait to do more!

 

Shannon

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