Regardless of the season that you're in, and whether your babies are big, small or furry, this time in your life deserves to be captured by something other than your iPhone. Family sessions is where my photography career started and has only bloomed from past wedding couples asking us to document their growing families and I love it!
I love creating photos to remind families that their love and their stories are each unique and beautiful.
So let's chat and plan a day, pick a location that is meaningful to you or just a beautiful. Let me create images that will fill up the frames on your walls for years to come.
A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES
Sarah & Nick
""Where can I even begin? We found Shanell through a friend and we did a phone meeting with her and instantly knew she was the one who would capture our wedding day. Shanell also did our engagement shoot, which was so much fun (I remember my face hurting from laughing so much the next day) and really gave us the chance to get to know her and for her to get to know our personalities as well. Our engagement and wedding pictures are more than I could have ever imagined. She shoots digital and film which gives the photos such a soft look and romantic feel. This captured our day so perfectly. Shanell is so down to earth, funny, and personable. Shanell had several phone meetings with me to go over our day of timeline and honestly, she made sure the day ran perfectly (it was like having another day of coordinator which was so helpful!). I would highly recommend her to any friend or family member to shoot an engagement, wedding boudoir, or family session. She is simply a dream to work with.""
WORD ON THE STREET
Julie & Dave
Shanell is incredibly kind as well as an extremely talented photographer and we would highly recommend her.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Everyone wants to look there best in their photos so if it looks like it's going to rain, snow, hail or some other weather catastrophe, we'll touch base via email or phone to give the option of rescheduling.
what do we do if it rains?
The sooner the better! Weekends tend to fill up pretty quickly, so the sooner you reach out, the more likely you are to get your desired date!
To reserve your date, I'll need a contract as well as a retainer. If something comes up and you need to change your date, just let us know!
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK?
If picking out outfits for photos completely stresses you out, don't worry I'm here! I do recommend picking no more than 3-4 colors and matching them throughout your outfits. I do not recommend bright colors (neon) or shirts with logos on the front. Keep it simple and do not get too many different styles or patterns going. Dresses always look flattering on women and little girls, always! If you need more help, reach out!
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
Unless you've modeled professionally, you're probably going to feel awkward in front of the camera. Heck, I take photos for a living and I even feel like that when I am in front of the camera.
You're going to feel awkward at first, but as the session goes on and I direct you, I think you'll find that being photographed can actually be fun. And don't worry about your kids. I am well versed in capturing even the busiest of little ones.
WE'RE AWKWARD AND MY KIDS DON'T SIT STILL.
Within a few weeks of your session, you'll receive a link to a digital gallery that will allow you to download high resolution images.
The gallery is set up to make ordering prints, albums and other keepsakes extremely easy should you choose to do so.
HOW WILL I RECEVE MY PHOTOS?
frequently asked questions
Regardless of the season that you're in, and whether your babies are big, small or furry, this time in your life deserves to be captured by something other than your iPhone.
For investment details and availability, please send a message via the form below. Hour long portrait sessions for a family of five or smaller with full access to your gallery begin at $475.