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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Halloween Jack – Kids’ Birthday Party Photography in Santa Monica

Halloween Jack – Kids’ Birthday Party Photography in Santa Monica

I have been photographing Jack since he was a wee baby (and his family years before he came into existence).  Now he is 4…I think the world is stuck on fast forward.

Anyhoos…I am terrible at dressing up for Halloween,  please send your costume ideas my way.  I’m pathetic, one year I dressed all in green and said I was a chia pet.  Another year I dressed in pj’s and said I was “nighttime Shannon”.

These kids know how to do it right…here are the Halloween shenanigans!

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Fin!

I’ll be in Denver for the next week to visit one of my favorite people.  See you all in November!

 

Shannon

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Bubblemania!

Bubblemania!

I was invited to document Colin’s 2nd birthday last weekend (the cutie that can’t keep his eyes off the magic bubble solution below).  It was my first time encountering this type of entertainment at a kid’s birthday party and, let me tell ya, I’m sold.  It was even hard for me to keep my eyes off the bubbles and in my camera.  Here is their website if any LA parents are interested –

http://www.bubblemaniaandcompanyla.com

Invite me to your next bubble party so I can take more magical pictures like these!

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I’m having this at my next birthday.

 

– 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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Dreamy – A Maternity Portrait Session in Pasadena

Dreamy – A Maternity Portrait Session in Pasadena

I’m a little obsessed with the images from this shoot.  Magic!   Gina’s baby (Dreamer) was actually due that week, maybe it was her spirit that made this shoot extra dreamy…

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Side Note – October and November holiday mini sessions now filling up.  Message me to book yours!

 

-Shannon

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