Oh hi there Caribbean

Oh hi there Caribbean

I was on a boat for new years…and I had strep throat, which means I was instructed by the ship’s doctor to stay in isolation in my room (hence the solo reflection picture of me celebrating with myself).  Just thought I would get the worst part out of the way.  But then this boat took me to glorious places and I didn’t have strep throat anymore!  Good story, eh?

Anyways…Dominica had the greenest greens I have ever seen.  Bonaire had the bluest blues I have ever seen.  St. John had the most epic rainbow I have ever seen.  In Curacao, a smiling character walked right into my shot – the easiest portrait I have ever taken!

I feel so lucky to experience all of these beautiful places.

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Going on a trip?  Take me with you!  Seriously, I am travel sized and take pretty epic pictures :)

 

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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The Continental Divide

The Continental Divide

This girl (pictured below).  One of my favorite people and she moved away from me to Denver!  Well, the only good thing about this is I got to visit her in Denver!  I had never stepped foot in Colorado before last week and was so happy to have an excuse to visit.  Here are some photos from our mini roadtrip up to Winter Park and the Continental Divide.  I might have complained a little too much about the cold but the photos turned out misty magical.  It was worth the temporary freezing of my limbs.

(also, these photos remind me of one of my favorite songs and videos, so very cold and beautiful – elephants and little girls)

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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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