The Woodlands, Spring and Conroe Senior, Engagement, Maternity and Family Photographer ~ Shannon Stroubakis Photography bio picture
  • Welcome to my space. I'm Shannon, your outdoor senior, maternity, engagement and family photographer inThe Woodlands, Oak Ridge, Conroe, Tomball and northern Spring TX.

    I love the serene and beautiful; the strong and dramatic. In creating artistic portraits, my goal is to tap into different aspects of the human spirit. The peaceful side, our inner souls. The quirky side, what makes us unique. And the hopeful and joyous side, when we embrace the beauty of living out loud.

    I'm also a recognized volunteer photographer for the charity Inspiration Through Art Project. You can find out more about this organization by visiting www.inspirationthroughart.org.

    My family portraits done by the amazing Yvonne Min, at Yvonne Min Photography, Denver.

Now Booking Class of 2016 Senior Portraits!

Are you ready, Class of 2016?! Shannon Stroubakis Photography is *now booking* for fall senior sessions!  Slots are limited, so get to the front of the line and book soon! If you want your senior portraits for the yearbook, book by early September.  October and November are popular for the cooler weather, and December still has glorious fall color to add some fall flair to your senior photos.  Spring is the most popular time of year for senior photos, and last year I was already booking March and April sessions in July and August and spring slots were completely sold out. Let’s make sure to get you  a spot!

For information about booking a senior session, click here to learn more.  To see my senior portfolio, click here. 

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Classic and Timeless Senior Pictures in the Woodlands, Texas

What I love about meeting each graduating class of high school seniors for their senior pictures is how unique they all are and how they bring that to their senior portraits. Fun and quirky, classic and traditional, carefree and smiley, each senior has their individual personality that just shines through and makes their photos different.  For each high school senior, I take into account their personal style and carefully pose each senior in a way that reflects that.  This Woodlands High senior was all class and grace, with such a sunny and smiley personality that her photos can’t help but show her sense of humour and beauty!

Beauty and brains, this gracefully tall gal is off to study Pre Med at Johns Hopkins this year. Check out the first half of her senior session, before we headed out to a field for some nature shots!

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Plenty of unguarded moments of pure laughter with this laid back girl! I just adore the little crinkles in her nose, so glad I caught that moment with just the right timing!

 

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NOW BOOKING  Class of 2016 Senior Portrait Photo Shoots for The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, and Oak Ridge high schools! Slots are limited  so call today at 832-663-5128 to inquire or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.

To learn more about senior sessions in the Woodlands, Spring, Oak Ridge or Conroe area, CLICK HERE to check out my senior session information and CLICK HERE to see the portrait gallery.

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Fresh and Natural Senior Photography – Spring, Texas

This gorgeous senior from The Woodlands brought so many beautiful outfits and ideas for her senior pictures, we had a lot of fun running around this pretty location to fit them all in! One of this year’s hottest trends is the romper, and this senior showed her style with her wardrobe choices! With the Luxe Senior Session, you get treated to professional hair styling and make up application, so this senior was picture-perfect and ready to shoot!

I like to mix casual poses with serious, since they make for a great variety of both colour and black and white shots. This senior rocked both, with her beautiful smile and serious looks. And she brought this lovely bouquet of flowers as a pretty prop.

 

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For a stylistic change, we shot a few against this cool brick wall, in editorial magazine style. Gorgeous!

 

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Time for an outfit change, and we moved to this pretty gazebo surrounded by greenery. I love how her flowy spring romper matches the light and airy atmosphere of the white gazebo.

 

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One more change in backdrop, as we moved around this pretty location. I am always looking for natural elements, leading lines and framing when I’m shooting senior portraits, to add interest and variety to your senior session. I particularly like how the wooden gate here matches her au naturale style and the neutral shades of her outfit.

 

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*NOW BOOKING CLASS OF 2016*  Senior Portrait Photo Sessions for The Woodlands, College Park, Klein,  Spring, Conroe, and Oak Ridge high schools! Slots are limited for fall 2015, so call today at 832-663-5128 to inquire or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.

To learn more about senior sessions in the Woodlands, Spring, Oak Ridge or Conroe area, CLICK HERE to check out my senior session information and CLICK HERE to see the portrait gallery.

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Prom Dress – Senior Photographer in the Woodlands and Spring TX

Looking for a fun and fashionable way to glam up your senior pictures? Bring along your Prom or Homecoming dress for some pretty, girly, twirly photos of your wearing your drop dead gorgeous gown! You don’t get too many chances to wear that special dress, and Homecoming and Prom are such busy days you may not get a chance to get some professional portraits of you looking glamorous and gorgeous in that gown. Choose to bring your gown along as one of your (unlimited!) wardrobe changes when you book a Luxe Senior Session with Shannon Stroubakis, or book a separate Homecoming/Prom Mini Session  for just $200. Included in your mini session is 5 digital portraits, both close up and full body, with print release.

I adore this peacock inspired gown. The colour is divine and the full skirt is perfect for twirling and dancing.

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*NOW BOOKING CLASS OF 2016*  Senior Portrait Photo Sessions for The Woodlands, College Park, Klein,  Spring, Conroe, and Oak Ridge high schools! Slots are limited for fall 2015, so call today at 832-663-5128 to inquire or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.

To learn more about senior sessions in the Woodlands, Spring, Oak Ridge or Conroe area, CLICK HERE to check out my senior session information and CLICK HERE to see the portrait gallery.

Jeni - Love these! So fun. What a great keepsake. And I love her dress!

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Natural Outdoor Senior Pictures in the Woodlands, Texas

This is the second half of this lovely senior’s photoshoot, you can click here to see the first half  where we shot around the shopping district! For the second half, we moved around the woods and the waterway area for some more natural senior portraits, using the pretty evening light at golden hour.

Her beautiful eyes just pop against this wall of ivy, and her pose is picture perfect!

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NOW BOOKING for Class of 2016 Senior Portraits for The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, Klein and Oak Ridge high schools! Slots are limited  so call today at 832-663-5128 to inquire or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.

To learn more about senior sessions in the Woodlands, Spring, Oak Ridge or Conroe area, CLICK HERE to check out my senior session information and CLICK HERE to see the portrait gallery.

 

Jeni - Such a beautiful girl. The light in these is just divine! I love them all!

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The Woodlands Senior Portraits – Show Your Smile

This sweet and cheerful senior was so easy to photograph – her sunny personality just shone through in every portrait! We chose a location in the Woodlands for her senior photos, where the garden provided a lot of pretty greenery to match her down to earth and easy going nature. We almost got rained out, but we crossed our fingers and ended up with a beautiful day with some cloud cover and light sun, a perfect shooting day for her senior pictures!

I love her outfit choice here —  the classic white dress and jean jacket combination is perfect for senior pictures! Throw in the cowboy boots, and now you’re Texas style!

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Outfit change, and heading out to the woods for some natural portraits!  The sun peeked out a little for us, for a touch of golden light on her hair.

 

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This senior is proud to be off to Texas A&M next year, a future Aggie!

 

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To personalize your senior photoshoot, bring all the little things that make you unique. This Woodlands High senior wanted to include her favourite accessory — this cute and quirky straw hat, that set off her beautiful brown eyes.

 

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She also wanted to showcase her love of books, and brought several of her favourites. She suggested this set up and pose, and I love it when clients get actively involved in their senior photoshoot planning and make suggestions! I want to make sure your senior pictures say something important and personal about you!

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*NOW BOOKING CLASS OF 2016*  Senior Portrait Photo Sessions for The Woodlands, College Park, Klein,  Spring, Conroe, and Oak Ridge high schools! Slots are limited for fall 2015, so call today at 832-663-5128 to inquire or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.

To learn more about senior sessions in the Woodlands, Spring, Oak Ridge or Conroe area, CLICK HERE to check out my senior session information and CLICK HERE to see the portrait gallery.

Jeni - She has such a beautiful smile! I love these! Great locations and outfits. And as always, your posing is perfection!

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Senior Boy Portraits in the Woodlands – Just Add a Truck

What guys want from their senior portrait session and what girls want are usually very, very different things. Here at Shannon Stroubakis Photography in Spring and the Woodlands, my goal is to create a photoshoot for your senior pictures that gives you what you want and what you need so you’re entirely happy with your senior pictures.  So for boys, who don’t want to fuss and don’t need a long session to accommodate various fashion and hair styles, I have a special mini shoot designed just for them. An hour in length, a small collection of amazing photos for your graduation cards and announcements, a proofbook so you have them in printed form, and still enough time to get several outfits in there as well.

For this College Park senior, his vision for his senior pictures was to include his favourite possession — his truck! We made that happen by driving it into the field with plenty of space (and no distracting elements like a parking lot full of cars or telephone poles) and getting a variety with both close up portraits and sweeping wide angle shots. Then we moved out to the field for some classic portraits for the announcements.

 

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This guy was a ton of fun to photograph with his and his mom and girlfriend helping and laughing! Great shoot, thanks for choosing me as your photographer!

NOW BOOKING CLASS OF 2016 seniors for The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, Klein and Oak Ridge high schools! Slots are limited so call today at 832-663-5128 to inquire or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.

To learn more about senior sessions in the Woodlands, Spring, Oak Ridge or Conroe area, CLICK HERE to check out my senior session information and CLICK HERE to see the portrait gallery.

Michelle Robertson - Love these!! He looks like a really fun young man and you found a great spot to incorporate the truck!

Lisa - A guy and his truck. This is the right way to do senior portraits for guys! Great inspiration here!

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Graduation Pictures in the Woodlands – Cap and Gown Portraits

It’s the big moment — graduation! Celebrate your upcoming graduation with cap and gown portraits, for a souvenir of your senior year of highschool. These photos make great gifts for grandparents – and for keepsakes for parents – who will want to show off your accomplishment! Bring your cap and gown to your senior portrait session, and include it as part of your senior picture photoshoot, or book a separate mini session. Cap and Gown Mini Sessions are just $200 and include 5 digital portraits of you in your graduation gown, both close up and full body shots, with print release.

Cap and Gown shots are a must have for every senior! I’ll help you arrange to rent your graduation gown if you do not own your own.

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*NOW BOOKING CLASS OF 2016*  Senior Portrait Photo Sessions for The Woodlands, College Park, Klein,  Spring, Conroe, and Oak Ridge high schools! Slots are limited for fall 2015, so call today at 832-663-5128 to inquire or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.

To learn more about senior sessions in the Woodlands, Spring, Oak Ridge or Conroe area, CLICK HERE to check out my senior session information and CLICK HERE to see the portrait gallery.

Michelle Robertson - What a fun way to incorporate cap & gown pictures! Of course the school ones are always boring, so I love that these show off some personality!

Lisa - Love these senior portraits with the cap and gown! So often this is an overlooked idea, with just snapshots to show for the day. These are wonderful portraits of a day to be proud of!

Jeni - Love these! Great way to capture such a wonderful accomplishment.

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The Woodlands Senior Photographer – Senior Style

One thing I love about my job is I get to meet clients here in the Woodlands, Spring and Conroe who are in such a fantastic time in their lives — graduating from high school, getting ready for prom, celebrating their senior year, and looking forward to what the next year has in store for them.  It’s such a fun time, and everyone is always excited!

For senior pictures, we want to wrap all that excitement into a great day of shooting and just having fun! For the girls, their hair and make up has been professionally styled by an amazing stylist I’ve arranged for them, so they’re relaxed and ready for the shoot. I meet with all my clients before the session, so we already know exactly what types of shots we are after!

This lovely senior student from College Park had a fabulous sense of style. Beautiful, colourful and a little quirky! I love the combination of the fun teal dress with the spunky red heels.

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A change of location, and a change of wardrobe, and ready for the next set of senior portraits. Variety is always good for your senior pictures, and having as many outfit changes as you can fit into your three hour slot lets you change things up and show more of who you are!

 

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With prom coming up, bring your prom dress so we can get some fantastic shots of you in your gown or tux. You’ll be too busy on the day of prom to get professional portraits done, and you’ll want to make sure you have amazing pictures of you looking fabulous in that special dress!

 

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Stay tuned for more from this senior session here in the Woodlands, where we move into nature for some casual portraits!

NOW BOOKING for Class of 2016 Senior Portraits for The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, Klein and Oak Ridge high schools! Slots are limited  so call today at 832-663-5128 to inquire or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.

To learn more about senior sessions in the Woodlands, Spring, Oak Ridge or Conroe area, CLICK HERE to check out my senior session information and CLICK HERE to see the portrait gallery.

Kate - GORGEOUS! I was going to point out the ones I liked best, but I love too many of them! Loving the color combination in the first outfit.

Irene - Another gorgeous senior Shannon!!! I am loving those red shoes!

And such a great idea to incorporate prom dresses. LOVE it!

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Outdoor Senior Pictures in the Woodlands and Spring TX

This gorgeous senior came all the way from Hargrove High for her senior portrait session, and what a beautiful day we had! After her complimentary hair and make up session (all you girls get treated to a fabulous salon day, with your session!), we met at this pretty country location in Spring, TX for a country style shoot out!

We had such pretty light on her session day, making for beautiful senior pictures full of sun and warmth. This sweet dress is perfect for a senior photoshoot — a little flowy, a pretty floral pattern, a pretty shade of lavender, a quirky gold bow, and an elegant top of ruched cream. Lovely!

 

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Another outfit,  a flowy shirt with casual jean shorts. Having a pair of shorts or jeans at your session is always recommended for at least one set, so we can get some great poses that we can’t get with a skirt or dress.

 

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It’s a good idea to choose a location that has different elements to incorporate into your senior session — stairs, building, a bridge, a pretty field with a wide open sky, a country road, or a gazebo. These make for variety in your senior pictures, plus add interest and visual lines. I love these stairs!!

 

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*NOW BOOKING CLASS OF 2016*  Senior Portrait Photo Sessions for The Woodlands, College Park, Klein,  Spring, Conroe, and Oak Ridge high schools! Slots are limited for fall 2015, so call today at 832-663-5128 to inquire or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.

To learn more about senior sessions in the Woodlands, Spring, Oak Ridge or Conroe area, CLICK HERE to check out my senior session information and CLICK HERE to see the portrait gallery.

Michelle Robertson - What a great variety!! She’s stunning and it looks like you both had fun!

Kate - She’s such a natural beauty. Great job!

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Springtime Outdoor Engagement Session in Spring, TX …. and a puppy!

Every once in a while I get a client who asks, “Is it ok if we bring our puppy along for the session?” and the answer is always YES! I love it when clients incorporate their pets into their family or engagement sessions, to really personalize the shoot and make it all about every member of their family. So I was pretty excited to meet Jessica and James for their engagement portrait session here in Spring, TX, with the sweetest and most well behaved puppy I’ve had a chance to photograph. She added so much fun and personality to this engagement session!

Spring is finally here, and I was happy that we found some pretty yellow flowers in the field, to add a touch of colour to this outdoor engagement shoot. Jessica and James were such a fun and happy couple, we caught lots of laughter and playfulness in their engagement portraits to really show their love and happiness with each other.

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Look at that adorable puppy face!!

 

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Jessica and James want to make sure their friends and family know to SAVE THE DATE! I wish them much love and a lifetime of happiness together.

 

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Are you recently engaged or interested in purchasing a session for friends or family? To inquire about a session, call 832-663-5128 or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.

To see my engagement portrait gallery, CLICK HERE.

Jeni - These are beautiful! They look like a fun couple and I just love that they included their pup!

Michelle Robertson - Awww, love that puppy!!! So glad you were able to include her too! Looks like it made an already wonderful session even more amazing!

Irene - So sweet and they look so happy Shannon!!

I do love that puppy face too!!!!!!

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Featured Photographer – 30 Minutes in the Life

I’m more than excited to share with you this feature at 30 Minutes in the Life on me and my work. Included in the interview is a discussion on my client work with digital cameras as well as my personal work on 35 mm and 120 mm film. I’m so honoured to have my work featured and showcased on this amazing online journal!  CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE.

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Jeni - What a great interview! You are such a wonderful photographer!

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High School Senior Portraits – Show Your Uni Pride

It’s your senior year, a time to think about how you got to where you are and also to dream big about the future. When it comes to your senior portraits, you want to pictures to show you as you are now, but also all the amazing things you have to look forward to! So for your senior pictures, bring something along to represent your present accomplishments, such as your high school Letterman jacket or your class ring. And then bring something to represent your upcoming years as a University or College undergrad, or a special trip or internship you have planned. Here’s a few ideas on how to incorporate your upcoming endeavours into your senior portrait session!

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Are you off to Texas State? Bring some clothing with maroon and gold, to signify where you’ll be at school next year. Or burnt orange and white if you’re off to UT.  This gorgeous young lady is on her way in September to Johns Hopkins University, where she received early acceptance for Pre Med.   Their colours include Columbia blue and she looks amazing in their colours!

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Can you guess where this pretty senior will be attending? Those are Baylor colours!!

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BRING A SIGN BOARD

A great DIY project for your upcoming senior photos is to make your own sign board! You can use a chalk board, or make your own poster. The great thing about making your own is that you get to choose the slogan, and be more creative! This gorgeous senior is proud to be Bama Bound!

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BANNERS AND PENNANTS

With your university acceptance package, you often get a complimentary pennant or banner for you to display, to kick off the school pride.  Get your hands on a school pennant from your chosen University, and hold it up! This beauty was all smiles with her banner for Texas A&M, she’s ready to be an Aggie! Gig ‘em!!

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This stunning senior is excited to be off to Alabama, and brought not just a school pennant but wore this adorable hounds-tooth patterned dress. Everyone knows hounds-tooth goes with Crimson Tide!

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So there you go! It’s easy to represent the school you’ll be attending come the new semester, and everyone will see how excited you are and your school pride!

 

NOW BOOKING  Class of 2016 Senior Portrait Photo Shoots for The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, and Oak Ridge high schools! Slots are limited  so call today at 832-663-5128 to inquire or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.

To learn more about senior sessions in the Woodlands, Spring, Oak Ridge or Conroe area, CLICK HERE to check out my senior session information and CLICK HERE to see the portrait gallery.

Jeni - How fun! What a great idea to incorporate these things into senior sessions.

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Classic and Modern Senior Portraits – The Woodlands

If you’re looking for an updated twist on the classic portraits, you can never go wrong with a beautiful dress in a fun and different location. Instead of a studio backdrop, wear your formal dress outside, on location around the Woodlands, and make use of architectural elements.

This sweet girl is classic and timeless. For her senior portraits, she went girly and glam with pretty dresses and formal lines for the first half of her session around town in the Woodlands. We wanted elegant and graceful posing, to match her polished look.

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Moving around the location, we wanted to highlight her gorgeous prom dress against a plain wall. When shooting, I always try to make the subject stand out as much as possible and avoid busy backgrounds with distractions. This way we get the best of both worlds — the blank wall reminiscent of a studio but without the confining space and with beautiful airy natural light.

 

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I look forward to posting the second half of her session, in the beautiful sunlight of a small forest and surrounded by ivy and greenery!

It’s not too late to book your Class of 2015 Senior Portrait Photo Shoot for The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, and Oak Ridge high schools! Slots are limited for spring 2015, so call today at 832-663-5128 to inquire or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.

To learn more about senior sessions in the Woodlands, Spring, Oak Ridge or Conroe area, CLICK HERE to check out my senior session information and CLICK HERE to see the portrait gallery.

Jeni - What a gorgeous girl! I love her make up and her dresses are both so pretty! Such a perfect location. The ones on the steps are my favorites!

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Fashionable Senior Portraits – Around Town in the Woodlands

This beautiful senior was looking for something a little more urban and colourful for her senior portraits in the Woodlands. So we headed to the busy streets and shopping district, to capture a more “city feel” to her senior pictures. We were looking for a busier, more chic scene for the first part of her senior photoshoot before moving on to a more natural environment for the second half.

We shot around the theatre and shopping centre first,  and she wore this amazing dress which worked perfectly with the busy downtown atmosphere.  I love the shiny black walls and windows for reflections, mixed with classic portraits.

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We moved across to the Waterway area, to shoot some dramatic black and white portraits using the beautiful light in the canal. I love this location for it’s intense light and shadows. As with all my senior portrait shoots, my clients have unlimited outfit changes, and I encourage variety for your session.

 

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Another outfit change, and shift in location. This tucked away little corner has beautiful soft light for flattering portraits and a neutral backdrop. Wearing bright or deep colours against the grey walls really stands out. I adore the design on this unique dress and the boots are a fantastic match!

 

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I look forward to posting the second half of her session, in the forested areas around the Woodlands and on the docks. Check back later for the second half of this session!

It’s not too late to book your Class of 2015 Senior Portrait Photo Shoot for The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, and Oak Ridge high schools! Slots are limited for May 2015, so call today at 832-663-5128 to inquire or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.

To learn more about senior sessions in the Woodlands, Spring, Oak Ridge or Conroe area, CLICK HERE to check out my senior session information and CLICK HERE to see the portrait gallery.

Jeni - I love these! You always have such a great variety with your sessions. I love how you can show all of the different sides of your seniors. Beautiful!

Michelle Robertson - What a fun session! I love all the great locations and outfit changes! And her eyes…wow! What a beautiful young lady!

Beth - These are wonderful. I am inspired by the light and pockets you found!

Julie evans - Seriously! These senior photographs are stunning!! Wonderful work Shannon. So fashionable.

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Family Mini Session – Photographer in the Woodlands

This session was a nice change for me, to shoot a little action on the Waterway near the canal for a family session mini shoot! We choose locations to match each family, and this lovely trio like to spend their weekends being outdoors, walking, strolling around the park. So this was a great spot for a quick session, to celebrate  little Case turning one! I love how bright and airy this setting is, with the waterfall catching light in the background on the pretty stone wall.

Happy smiling pictures of families walking together, hand in hand, are always winning shots and will be treasured for years to come. And the stairs make a nice place to sit to keep little ones still and get everyone together hugging close!

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Are you looking for a family photographer in the Woodlands, Spring, Oak Ridge or Conroe area? Call 832-663-5128 to inquire or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.

To learn more about full sessions CLICK HERE for session info and click to see my FAMILY PORTRAIT and CHILDREN galleries. I also offer mini sessions, so check out that information HERE.

Jeni - What a gorgeous family! Love these! Fabulous location.

Michelle Robertson - These are amazing!! He sure is a cutie pie and I really love their sense of style! What a fun session!

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The Woodlands Senior Photographer – Waterway Park

This beautiful senior is on her way to Baylor in September as you can tell by her first outfit choice  – a pretty shift shirt in Baylor colours!  This is the first half of her senior session in the Woodlands, with the first two outfit changes, before we moved on to Spring for the rest of the session.  We chose Waterway Park for the amazing light in the canals, and to add a bit of urban flair before we moved on to the “country half” of the session in the field.

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An absolute *must have shot* for your senior portrait session is you in your letterman jacket! You have mad skills and talent  —  you worked hard for those patches and badges, so make sure to get a great shot of you wearing them proudly! This goes for band or sports uniforms too!

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Change of location and outfit! Rompers are a *hot fashion trend* this year! She looks amazing in this cute black and white romper, a classic twist on this trendy look for this urban style location. I love the neutral walls of this little spot, the subjects just POP against the plain grey backdrop.

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I look forward to posting the second half of her session, out in the country field! Stay tuned!

It’s not too late to book your Class of 2015 Senior Portrait Photo Shoot for The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, and Oak Ridge high schools! Slots are limited for spring 2015, so call today at 832-663-5128 to inquire or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.

To learn more about senior sessions in the Woodlands, Spring, Oak Ridge or Conroe area, CLICK HERE to check out my senior session information and CLICK HERE to see the portrait gallery.

Jennifer - Beautiful girl and great session – I love the variety in location and outfits! And yay for Baylor!

Jeni - What a gorgeous girl! I love her outfit choices and you always pick the best locations for your seniors. Beautiful work!

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Mother’s Day Portraits Mini Sessions

With Mother’s Day coming up next month, what better gift for the moms you know than an hour spent making beautiful memories? This year for Mother’s Day book a “May is For Mothers Mini” and give her the gift that will last forever – captured smiles, hugs and giggles of her with the little ones (or bigger ones!) to keep and share with family and friends. We’ll go outdoors on location in a beautiful setting and take some fun and beautiful photos full of love and warmth. You receive 8 digital images as an immediate download after viewing your gallery, and a print release with the option to purchase high quality prints.

Call 832-663-5128 or email me with this direct contact form to book your session today! These very special sessions are available for a limited time only! At only $250+tx these minis are a great deal off my regular priced Simplicity Sessions!

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Jeni - Oh these are so sweet! Every mom should have beautiful portraits like this with their children!

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Corporate Headshot Portfolio – The Woodlands Business Photographer

For both corporate executives and business owners  it’s important to project an image of professionalism,  and to have great headshots of you for LinkedIn, corporate directories, websites and to have them available for featured articles about your company. A good portfolio should include a few basic headshots, as well some more interesting portraits that tell the story of your business and what you stand for.

This corporate executive, head of the North American operations for an international I.T company, booked a MEDIA PORTFOLIO SESSION with myself and make up artist Monika Gallardo for a full portfolio of images. These included the standard headshots, but also some more fun and lifestyle photographs for more personality and character. We used the office set up, and then headed outdoors for some environmental street shots, with several outfit changes.

I loved this shoot, and congratulate this amazing woman on her successful career and upcoming print and magazine features.

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If you need a headshot for your website, LinkedIn profile or corporate directory, I provide on location portraits in the Woodlands, Conroe and Spring area for a flat $150 fee. You receive your images as an immediate digital download, with commercial release for business use. Clients typically receive between 3-6 images, and black and white versions are available free upon request.If you have the flexibility to have your business headshot done on location for a more interesting and environmental feel, instead of a studio backdrop, contact me for your session by calling 832-663-5128 or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.  See my headshot gallery HERE.

Jeni - I LOVE these! These are so much fun, yet so professional at the same time. She looks like an in-charge lady who is confident and successful. Perfect session!

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Featured Senior Photographer – The Woodlands Senior Photographer

Are you on Instagram? Don’t forget to follow me @shannonstroubakisphotography on Instagram to keep up with all the latest updates and PREVIEWS for clients!

We also get some fun features, like this image of Tara from her recent senior session which was voted WEEKLY FAVE by @posepatch! Thanks for the honour!

 

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Tag me in your pictures and share your favourite pages for me to follow too, I love seeing new pages to explore!   Click here to see my profile at @shannonstroubakisphotography.

 

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Jeni - Very cool! Congrats on the feature! I really need to join instagram!

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The Senior Upgrade Photobook- The Woodlands and Spring TX Senior Portraits

Introducing the beautiful upgrade to the 5×7 photobook featured here : 5×7 Senior Photobook.   This substantial upgrade to your Collection includes 20 full pages of  your favourite photos from your senior, family, maternity or engagement session, with an extra photo on the front cover. Use all colour images, or mix it up with black and white versions for diversity.

These  photobooks are all individually crafted by hand, bound using glues that do not harm colour stability. Each page is a true colour print  on professional paper, so you know you’re receiving the highest quality. Unlike the 5×7 photobook, the larger 8×8 and 10×10 photobooks feature soft matte leather around the spine and back of the book, for a fine art quality to your album.

Shown here is the 8×8 size album, with soft black matte leather around the spine.

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Your photobook pages start on the right, with a slip of protective black acid free paper between the page and the photo cover. The book opens and lay flat, to make it easy for you to enjoy your pages.

 

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Thick full colour pages, full vivid colour images, and a heavy sturdy leather spine make this photobook the premium choice.

 

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Your album makes a  great coffee table book and conversation starter. Each book comes with it’s own black box for protection and storage. If you’re looking for the best album to show off your senior, maternity, family or engagement photos, this is the one!  We’ll talk about the best choice to meet your needs when we meet for your Viewing Appointment, and select your top images to feature in your book.

 

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Beth - These are gorgeous!

Jeni - Wow! These are really beautiful!

Irene - Shannon those are gorgeous!! What a great product – your seniors will love this!

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What to Wear for Senior Pictures in the Woodlands and Spring – Girly Spring Dress Edition

Getting ready for senior pictures? I have already posted about how to wear your favourite cowboy boots for your senior portraits, so go check out that blog post here: What to Wear for Senior Pictures in the Woodlands and Spring – Cowboy Boots Edition. This time, since it’s spring, let’s talk about those pretty pretty girly dresses we all love to wear when the warm weather finally arrives!

With your senior portrait session here with Shannon Stroubakis, your senior photographer in the Woodlands, Conroe, Oak Ridge, Tomball and Spring, you get THREE hours and all the outfit changes you can cram in there. Awesome, right? So you have your trendy outfit, your favourite jeans, your letterman jacket, and maybe your prom dress or your favourite cosplay costume all packed up and ready to go. To round out your senior portraits, and celebrate spring, consider showing your sweet girly side with a flowy spring dress in an airy neutral or pastel shade, to match the spring flowers.

Some tips for you  along with  some visual inspiration – variety of super-girly spring dresses worn by my past senior portrait clients here in the Woodlands!

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CHOOSE YOUR PALETTE
Do you see yourself in a long white eyelet dress, with a big floppy sunhat and espadrilles? Or maybe a short and flirty sundress in floaty chiffon, the colour of spring daffodils or mint? Choose the colour palette you want to build off, from neutral to vibrant florals, taking into consideration the vibe you want to give off — sweet and innocent, fresh and bright, or airy and emotive.

 

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Glam your outfit up or down with hats, scarves, belts and boots. Go shabby chic with tasseled headpieces and feathers, or boho style with a floral crown with barefeet. Keep the colour tones in mind and try to mesh your accessories so they make sense — natural fibres with earthy toned clothing, petite and girly for feminine and airy sundresses, nude heels with classic styles.

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CHOOSE YOUR LOCATION TO MATCH
When we talk about which location suits your personal style best, we’ll go over all your outfit choices and narrow down which location in the Spring and Woodlands area best fit you. It makes sense to to shoot out in a flower field if you are looking for a more au naturale type session, with a spring dress in nature tones. If you want to go glam and trendy and pair your spring dress with heels and shopping bags, we’ll head to a more urban location. It’s all up to you!

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Are you looking for your senior photographer? I’m now booking April dates for the Class of 2015 senior portraits for high school students in the Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, Tomball, Oak Ridge and Tomball areas, click here to learn more about the types of senior sessions I offer. Click here to view my portfolio. If you’re ready to learn more about booking a senior portrait session, click here to email me directly.

Julie evans - Beautiful what to wear guide! Love the light blush tones of the first dress! Senior girls- take note! These are great tips!

Irene Smith - Lovely – Such great information and amazing resource for your seniors!!!!

Amber Aileen - Great tips Shannon! Love your Senior sessions!

Lisa - Such a great what to wear guide! Gorgeous and inspirational!

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Senior Portraits Outdoors – Senior Boy Session in the Woodlands

I realized that I completely forgot to blog this handsome guy’s session from ages ago! One of my first senior boys that I photographed in the Woodlands for his senior portrait sessions, so long ago and still one of my favourite sessions! He had such a classic look, and really great style. We made use of dramatic light in parking garages and canals around the Woodlands area, for a more urban feel to his shoot with lots of concrete, reflections, and directional light.

I offer a senior boy portrait special, a mini session just for guys, to keep it short and simple — one hour, digital images as a download, and a keepsake hard cover proof book to take home.  Ask me about my senior boy mini session special!

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Irene - Wow! Shannon he has to be a model! I do love the lighting you used – Awesome session!!!!!

Jeni - Wow! He should totally be a model! Love these! I really love the black and whites!

Samantha Bachand - Wow, what a handsome guy!! Absolutely love these, especially the last ones. I bet he is thrilled with them!

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The Woodlands Senior Experience – Professional Hair and Make Up

When it comes to your senior portraits, you want every little detail to be perfect. Going through the final check list, you have your favourite trendy outfit ready to go, your accessories packed, your fit-you-to-a-T comfy boots shined and waiting by the door. The final detail, after your wardrobe is picked out, your location is chosen, and you know exactly what items you’re going to bring to personalize your session …is YOU!

How you get all styled up for your senior session may be the most stressful part.  This is where we come in. When you book a Luxe Senior Portrait Session with Shannon Stroubakis, you are investing not just in a fun photoshoot where you’ll walk away with some amazing portraits from your senior year. You’re getting an experience that makes your senior picture session easy, stress free, and where you get to feel like a rock star for the day. I’m not just going to leave your floundering around the interwebz, searching for “make up tips for senior photography sessions” or “how to look your best for your senior shoot”. Your Luxe Senior Session comes with an appointment with a professional make up artist, who will style you exactly the way you should be for your senior pictures — beautiful, glowing, natural and camera ready. The make up artist and stylist I work  with, Monika Gallardo, is a professional with years of experience. She only uses the best products to ensure your look is flawless.

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If you’re ready to book your senior session, I’m now booking late April and May dates for the Class of 2015 senior portraits for high school students in the Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, Tomball, Oak Ridge and Tomball areas, click here to learn more about the types of senior sessions I offer. Click here to view my portfolio.

If you’re ready to learn more about booking a senior portrait session, click here to email me directly.

Beth - What an incredible service to offer. Your senior portraits always stand out as spectacular to me!

Jeni - I bet these seniors feel so pampered when they do this! Such a great experience.

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