Kelsey ♥︎ Venice | Senior Portraits in Venice Beach | Los Angeles

Kelsey ♥︎ Venice | Senior Portraits in Venice Beach | Los Angeles

I had such a lovely senior portrait session with Kelsey!  That girl was a natural in front of the camera, usually it takes a second for people to get comfortable but she breezed past that stage straight to the professional model stage.  Venice Beach was the perfect backdrop for some urban grunge, colorful walls, and a beachy magic hour finish.  Thanks for spending a fun afternoon with me Kelsey!

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xoxo

Shannon

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Karla in the Flowers | 35mm Film | Portrait Photography Los Angeles

Karla in the Flowers | 35mm Film | Portrait Photography Los Angeles

Yes, the film photography adventure continues…and it really never disappoints.  Such a fun and unexpected shoot with Karla!  We were supposed to shoot at the pink houses in Mid-City LA, an impermanent art project where someone spray painted three houses hot pink that were due for demolition (more info here – https://la.curbed.com/2017/6/12/15782818/mid-city-pink-houses-m-rad-public-art).  When I arrived the houses were painted white and covered with no trespassing signs (and a large sign saying “EYESORE”).  Neighbors must’ve been a little upset about the pink  tourist attraction.  We decided to go ahead with the shoot anyways, pink flowers…pink houses… close enough!  I adore the photos we captured…

1 roll of Fujifilm 400h

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Go find Karla on instagram, she’s awesome! @karlacheers

Until next time,

Shannon

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Baby #2 | Family + Maternity Photographer Pasadena

Baby #2 | Family + Maternity Photographer Pasadena

She was due late May but her bebe decided he wanted to see the world sooner…May 5th!  My birthday too!  I was so very excited that we share birthdays.   Luckily we were able to get in this photo session before he made his unexpected entrance.  We had a lot of fun exploring Arlington Gardens, take a look…

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Message me to set up your summer photo session!

 

Shannon

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Darin + Darren | Engagement Photographer NYC

Darin + Darren | Engagement Photographer NYC

This was an amazing day!  I met Darin and Darren at the Williamsburg Waterfront to take their engagement photos.  From there we jumped in a cab and headed to the bar where they had their first date.  AND THEN THEY GOT MARRIED!  They will have their official wedding with family and friends next year but they signed the paperwork and were officially hitched.  We shared drinks after the small ceremony (the “sharknado” which was the drink they had on their first date) and just enjoyed the sun setting on the bustling New York City streets.  One of my favorite moments in New York so far, life is magical.

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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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Two Dogs and a Belly – Maternity Photo Session in Los Angeles

Two Dogs and a Belly – Maternity Photo Session in Los Angeles

The lovely Barbra invited me into her home to document her growing baby bump (and her two cute doggies).  The images turned out GORGEOUS in my humble opinion :)  It still blows my mind that we can create humans within our bodies, life is pretty miraculous.

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Space is limited for holiday sessions, email me to set one up!

 

Lots of love,

Shannon

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The Runaway – A Family Portrait Session in Pasadena

The Runaway – A Family Portrait Session in Pasadena

I had an amazing shoot with Heidi and Zoli last week!  It was a photoshoot and a workout because Zoli was chasing after Trachodactyles (I believe this is some sort of dinosaur/robot/truck) and catching Pokemon.  Such sweethearts, can’t wait to shoot with them again.

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Side Note – Holiday Mini Sessions are upon us!  Spaces limited, message me to set something up.

 

Shannon

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