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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Changing things up

I hope everyone had a blessed Holiday with your Loved One's! The year is almost at an end! Now, my question is, what is the proper way to say 2010? Do you say
Twenty-ten or Two thousand and ten? lol!

I will be re-evaluating my Business investments for Clients and streamlining the products. Meaning, a better investment for you while still receiving the best quality products. For now, I will only be accepting Newborn Sessions from
Jan - March. Children Sessions will resume in April. * However, I might do some Winter Snow Sessions for Children so stay tuned... the weather people keep saying we will be having a snowy winter so I might just offer a unique Children's photo opportunity in the snow!

** Just a reminder, I have a few people signed up for the auto Blog updates but I need you to confirm the subscription. Please be sure to open the email and click on the link to confirm- otherwise you will not receive any updates! ;-(

*** Another reminder, Newborn sessions should be scheduled BEFORE you give birth so I may "reserve" the potential due date of your Miracle. Newborn sessions should take place when your baby is 3-9 days new! This is the PERFECT time in their little lives to photograph them!

See you next year!

- Warmly, Shannon

Saturday, December 19, 2009

New Changes for 2010

THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL {SECOND} YEAR IN BUSINESS! A simple "Thank You" doesn't seem enough... I feel so honored and blessed that you chose me as your Children's Photographer. I truly have the best clients and I look forward to seeing you next year! As Bing would say, "May your days be merry and bright, and may all your christmases be white ..."

************** Big, BIG changes coming for 2010 **************

Stay tuned... ;-)

Newborn Session: Miss S. 7 days new

I posted these on Facebook at However, not everyone Facebook's... I check in once a week- guilty as charged. The Newborn photos are from my BF's session. Long overdue for a posting- shame on me! I was there when she gave birth too! It just so happened that I had off from work that day and got the call at 6:30am that they were headed over to the hospital. It was a blessing to be there for her since this was her first. So, I am self-proclaimed Auntie Shan. I bought her the cutest little jacket from Gap for Christmas. I'm telling you she is gonna be one stylin' chick with an Aunt like me shopping for her! ;-)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Posting some of the last Fall Mini Sessions

Just a couple more from the Fall 2009 Children's Mini Session. These two adorable! guys were rescheduled b/c of wet weather from the original Mini Session date.

* Meet Mister H. - age 9 months *

* Meet Mister P. - age 3 1/2 yrs old *

These guys did so well considering it was sooo cold and windy. They braved the weather for us! We had rescheduled twice already and I was worried about missing some last days of Fall. Enjoy your Sneak Peek!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

More Fall 2009 Mini Sessions

This little man is the poster child of S.M.P. I photographed him at 7 days, 7 months and now almost 1 year old! He was reaching up to take off his adorable hat as I snapped the pic!

He is always such a joy to photograph... oh and you too Mom and Dad! ;-)

Meet Miss K., 2 years old. She is a shy but stunning little lady! She finally warmed up to playing tea. Here she is "pouring" strawberry tea for her friends Coco and Bear pictured with her.

I told her we were taking her picture for Mickey Mouse because she loves Mickey! M.i.c.k.e.y.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A couple from the Mini Session Day

The Mini Session that was held this past Sunday at Fairville Inn, Chadd's Ford turned out to be a great day! I got to meet some new, lovely people and their beautiful families. Now, before you pout... if you aren't featured, I promise to have your photos up soon. I'm jumping around from each session and pulling out my Favs. But, you will be posted soon, so you just have to stay tuned right? Everyone will have 2 different photos featured at some point. I just like to mix it up alittle bit and keep you guessing who's next. ;-)

I love this family photo... mom and dad looking at one another while the two handsome sons look on.

Ahh, to have that kind of energy again! ;-)

This little man kept turning the nice side of the pumpkin around to face him. I would turn it towards the camera and then he would quickly turn it to face him! What a cutie!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mini-Session info update

Just wanted to clarify a few things regarding the Mini-Session. This is really for Families with younger children. The session will focus primarily on the children with the parents as the "props". This is not for H.S. Seniors, extended family/reunion type, newborns or children under 6 months of age (your baby should be able to sit on their own).

The retainer is non-refundable except for bad weather. Finger's crossed!

Thank you - Shannon

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Mini Session Announcement

Ok, I've been talking about this Mini Session thingie for awhile now and I finally found the perfect place... click here to view the beautiful Fairville Inn in Chadd's Ford
Please check out their beautiful site! Rick and Laura, the Owners of Fairville Inn, are wonderful to work with and I couldn't be happier to co-host my first annual Mini-Session with them!

Mini sessions are prefect for clients who do not want to spend alot of money and only want to purchase a few photographs to update their walls. The sessions will last 45 minutes and you will be shown 7-10 processed images in your own private online Gallery.

ALL the information is listed below... please read on for all the Specials and a chance to WIN a 16x24 custom CANVAS!! Yup, you read that right! Let's kick it off with a big bang!

And just to light a fire under your {cough} bum, for every person you refer for the Mini-Session, you will receive $5 to use towards your purchase. (The rewards will be given once the session is completed.)

So read on... and let the games begin because space is LIMITED! - Shannon


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Announcing: A New Collection Click on photo to view larger

I have had numerous inquiries and requests for purchasing only Digital Images. I have bounced this thought around many times and I think I have come up with a reasonable solution for all parties...? I refuse to be the "Shoot'n Burn" type of photographer. A large part of my Art is the photograph you hold in your hand or place on your work desk or hang in the Living Room for all to see. I can't control if you choose to have your images printed at the local pharmacy for .20cents. I give you my preference for online printing Labs but ultimately it comes down to you. I try to educate my clients that there really is a difference in printing labs. The online Labs that I use and refer my clients to are calibrated by professionals, using high quality inks and archival photographic paper.

However, I know more and more people are carrying around their iphones, mini cameras or something similiar with family and friends photographs saved on the device, ready to whip out of their purse to share on a whim.

And so, I have reliquished some control, to satisfy the Digital world clients while still giving you a taste of Photographic Art in its finest form.

The Dazzling Digital Collection features:

* ALL processed digital negative images from your Gallery sized to print 8x12 and smaller
* Web sized files to share on Facebook, iphone, email etc...
* A bordered 5x7 Art print of ALL processed images from your Gallery
* A custom designed Dream Box to hold your Art prints with an easel for display
* A Wallet Brag book featuring 10 of your favorite images to carry around with you.

Introduction price $1125 - for the month of September 2009.
Retail Price: $1250
Introduction Price For New and Previous Clients

So, if you made it this far, thank you for humoring me. Stepping off my Soapbox now...

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Newborn Session Sneak Peek II: Mister C. 5 Days New

Here is the second part of your Sneak Peek for Mister C.! He is such a handsome little fellow and I had a blast processing your images. Enjoy!

A word for new parents: it is so very important that you schedule your newborn session while your baby is still very young. Notice how curly Mister C is in the photograph? You cannot achieve the same results with a Newborn that is older than 2 weeks. They grow VERY quickly out of the curly stage!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Newborn Session: Meet Mister C. - 5 days new

Meet Mister C. who was only 5 days new and he slept like a champ in the beginning then he was wide awake for the last half of the session. ;-) This was taken on a pink blanket and I assured the new parents that it would look great in B&W. I explained there is a method behind my maddness! lol I'm sure his Dad was cringing when I took the photo but it paid off, right Dad? lol Texture always looks great in B&W. Isn't he a little handsome fellow? Enjoy your first Sneak Parents! - Shannon

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mini-Session Contest Con't.

Don't miss out on your chance to receive an $1800 package! See previous post below for descriptions!

Please email entries to shannonmariephoto AT

I've had a few questions regarding multiple entries... Yes, you may enter multiple locations. More locations mean more chances of winning, right?

Spread the word about the contest and you will receive a $5 voucher for every NEW referral to enter the contest. The voucher pertains to the INITIAL entry; not per location or multiple entries. The location must be open to the public and also allow professional photography sessions. Invalid entries will be removed and the $5 voucher will not be issued. Remember, they must include your name in order to receive your $5 voucher.

** $5 voucher is not redeemable for cash and cannot be combined with other offers: including and not limited to previous Referral Programs. Must use the $5 voucher for Mini-Session.

*** Space will be limited. Mini-session to be held in October.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Thinking of Christmas yet? Mini-Sessions Area Contest!

Since August is flying by, I am thinking of sessions for Christmas. Don't tell me you haven't thought of Christmas yet either! I am proposing Mini-Sessions for a day.
Where you can bring your children to a designated spot and have a custom and creative mini-photo session by me. This is perfect for those who are too busy for a complete session or for the client who wants just a few photographs and not invest in a complete package.

However, I need your help in finding the perfect spot. I am looking to have the Mini-Sessions this Fall 2009.

So, put your thinking caps on because the person who suggests the most Rock'n and Awesome place will receive:
* Approx (7-10) processed images in digital negative format (printable up to 8x12)
* (24) custom Christmas cards
* A custom 5x7 Image box to store your images from your session.
Value? hmmm... $1800 VALUE! So is that enough motivation? So get out there and scout areas! Maybe you know someone who owns a farm? Maybe you know this perfect little park... something different and unique. Old buildings or a beautiful field.

DEADLINE: Sept 1st, 2009. You must include the address of the designated spot.

Once the area has been selected, I will list the Mini-Session Price Guide and time slot availability. Due to the limited time slot availibility, a reservation fee must be paid to hold your time.

And so I can't post without a picture... here's one from our trip last weekend to the Baltimore Aquarium.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Newborn Session: *de luxe Baby* session

Part II of your Sneak Peek! Here are a couple from the *de luxe Baby* session of Miss G..
Thank you to all the couples who are participating in the *de luxe Baby* sessions! I am having a wonderful time thinking outside of the box and coming up with something different and more modern. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Super Savings! Canvas

If you wanted to order a canvas from your last session but didn't- now is the chance! My vendor for Canvases is having a super savings special and I'm passing those savings on to you! The canvas comes UV sprayed and ready to hang finish. See photos below...

However, the only size available is 16x24. Originally the 16x24 canvas is priced at $340. With the Super Savings, you pay only $204! That is a 40% savings!!!

* Hurry, you must email your order and pay by Sunday, August 2nd at 7 p.m.
* Order as many as you would like - no minimum
* Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery
* Shipping is a flat $5 + 6% Sales tax on $204

To complete your order, please email me at shannonmariephoto AT Your order will be sent to the Lab once your Paypal invoice is paid in full. Sorry, late orders will not be accepted.

Enjoy your one of a kind canvas! So, go ahead, be a Show-off!
- Shannon

Friday, July 24, 2009

Newborn Session: *de luxe Baby*

These are part of my *de luxe Baby* sessions. They are more intimate then traditional photographs. Enjoy your second Sneak Peek!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Newborn Session: Meet Miss. G- 11 days new

Miss G. is another model for my *de luxe Baby* sessions. She was a dream and slept through all the hat changes and cocoons. I love this photograph because it shows off her full head of hair! Isn't she just beautiful? Enjoy your first Sneak Peek parents!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Newborn Session: Miss I. - 5 days new

Meet the {first of many? lol} beautiful Miss I. who is 5 days new in this photograph. I can't believe she was born just a week ago today! I'm sure Mom and Dad can't believe she is a week already either! Isn't she a Doll baby? * sigh *

Miss I. is the first of my new * de luxe Baby* sessions. I got to play with my new custom props- which she is modeling in this photograph. I also got to do some skin-on-skin photos with Mom and Dad which will appear in the next Sneak Peek.

For more information on the *de luxe Baby* sessions please visit and visit current promotions.

Enjoy your First Sneak Peek!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Ahem... may I have your attention please...

Hey you! Yes, that's right I'm talking to you. The one who keeps stalking my blog and tossing around the idea of scheduling a photo session with me... what are you waiting for? Your children will have passed that really cute stage and into those tween years when they want nothing to do with you. ok, maybe that was over-reacting. So, to get you off that computer chair and outside for a beautiful children's session...

I am waiving my session retainer ($125 value- only travel fee's apply if valid) and you will receive (2)complimentary digi negatives. No purchase nec and you may not exchange the value for another item. One last rule: the session must be completed before Sept 1st, 2009.

Hurry, I am only giving this away to the first TWO people who email me at shannonmariephoto AT See, there is a very good reason my clients sign up for automatic Blog updates (the upper right hand side). You might have just missed this opportunity b/c you are not a Blog subscriber...

ALSO, if you know of someone who if pregnant and expecting in June through September I am offering an incrediable deal for my new *de luxe Baby* sessions. Send them over to under current promotions to see the rules. The person who refers the new client to me will receive a $50 voucher to use for their next session with me! ** (Addendum... To receive the $50 referral voucher, the new client must complete the session.)(no cash value)
Enjoy! S.M.

Children's session cont for Mister L.

Here you go! I did something alittle different a did 2 storyboards b/c I thought they told a story. I love documentary photography. In the first one, I love the capture of Mom blowing bubbles and Mister L enraptured by them. In the second you can see Mister L really looking at his dads head and then going in for the "love bite". lol Enjoy! SMP
ps: sorry the photos are so small. I might be looking into getting a new Blog that can post larger photos....

Monday, June 15, 2009

Children's Session: Mister L. 7 months young

I had the pleasure to photograph this beautiful family again. You might remember Mister L. from this post:

I LOVE this photo of the family. I love the way Mister L is gazing at the camera. I love Mom snuggled into Dad and Dad beaming at his son. This family is so much fun and I love the clothes they chose; modern and stylish. I processed the photo with textures b/c the photograph just had that feeling about it. I have another Sneak Peek surprise for you- coming soon! Hope you enjoy this tease and check back by Fri for another goodie... ;-)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Updating the Product Catalog and price changes

I'm making some changes to the Product Catalog and therefore the Collections are changing. I am streamlining my Albums and will only be offering one type. This is from a new Company that is more cost effective for you and me. Therefore, this reflects a change in pricing (better for you- yeah!). However, I have not compromised on quality or style! The Album is still clean, fresh and modern that offers a beautiful stylish black presentation box and even holds a DVD for your slideshow or digital negatives. I felt the other album had too many choices and it was a confusing process. Here is a sneak peek of the new album... photos courtesy of the Co. till I receive mine...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

$15 Thank you voucher were emailed

If you do not receive your $15 voucher for re-signing up with the Blog news, please drop me a line at shannonmariephoto AT The vouchers were emailed this morning. Thank you again and have a great weekend!

Also, on a side note, how many of you would be interested in a Mini photo session? Meaning I reserve a (very cool) location and you would reserve a time slot during the morning or evening for 1 hour of session time.
The Mini session would include:
1. one hour of time
2. view at least 10 processed photos in your private online gallery
3. (1) 8x12 Art print
4. choose 5 digital negatives

Please select your answer in the poll listed above this Post.
update ---> POLL CLOSED. thank you

Cost TBA... just getting ideas and see who would be interested...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Contest closed: Blog

Hi everyone! Congrats to A.H. who won the contest!

We have come to the conclusion that my Blog updates are not working. ;-(
Therefore, I will be resigning everyone up with a different service. You will receive a new email from Feedburner. Just confirm the new subscription and you are on your way to receiving new updates from Shannon Marie Photography.

As a thank you for humoring me and I know times are busy, everyone will receive a $15voucher to use how they wish (no cash value though) when they confirm their new subscription to the Blog.

You should be receiving your new subscription this weekend... Thank you, Shannon

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sneak Peek!

THE Sneak Peek of what's to come at S.M.P. ...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Newborn Session: Meet Mister J - 7 days old

This session went so beautifully- Mister J was a Champ. {Mom and Dad were great too b/c they went along with my off-the-wall ideas.} Mom and Dad were so excited and were really into the session. I just love it when the parents are so into the session b/c you can really see the Love and I think I captured many tender moments for you guys! Enjoy your Sneak Peek!

I have to say this photo R.O.C.K.S- if I do say so myself! lol

Saturday, February 7, 2009

9th Person Offer!

For those of that are already signed up for the auto Blog updates- no worries! Don't forget about my "Repeat Program"- every returning client receives 20% off the Creative Session Retainer. So, everyone becomes a winner! Also, pass this new offer to some friends and family and receive your $50 credit for every new Client! {Creative Session Retainer must be paid and session completed before receiving credit.} Earn that credit!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Newborn Session: Meet Miss L. - 5 days old

You know how sometimes it's hard to tell at such an early age what features the Newborn baby shares with the parents? Well, not this little girl. She looks alot like her Mama. She has her button little nose and her lips. She was a Champ! She slept through the whole session. {She kept Mom and Dad up all night- which is why she was probably really sleepy for me.} ;-) Enjoy your Sneak Peek!