The Woodlands, Spring and Conroe Senior, Engagement, Maternity and Family Photographer ~ Shannon Stroubakis Photography bio picture
  • About Shannon Stroubakis Photography

    I'm Shannon, an on location family, senior, and children's photographer serving The Woodlands, Oak Ridge, Conroe, Tomball and northern Spring TX.

    In creating artistic portraits, my goal is to capture the different aspects of the human spirit. Our peaceful, side, our inner souls. Our quirky and expressive 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.

Mother’s Day Mini Sessions in May – The Woodlands Photographer

Are you looking for the perfect gift for Mother’s Day? Introducing the May is for Mothers Minis — a very special mini session for mom with her kids! You’ll receive a 30 minute session outdoors, 5 digital images with a print release and web ready versions for sharing online, all for only a $200 flat fee (regularly $375 so you save $175!) Available throughout May 2014.

Book yours today!

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Klein Collins Highschool – Senior Photographer in the Woodlands

I had so much fun with Miss Kim for her senior photography shoot this month! As a true Texas girl, we knew a field and country road would be perfect for her senior portraits – cowboy boots, a lacy white dress,  lots of wood textures, earthy colours, and just the right shades of teal and blue to bring out those gorgeous blue eyes!

It’s not too late to book a last minute senior portrait session with me before grad! CLICK HERE to email me for more information and check out my SENIOR PORTFOLIO HERE.

Congratulations on your graduation Kim and good luck next year!

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Jeni - Wow! These are gorgeous. Beautiful girl and I love the locations! Great posing too! She must be so happy with these!

Samantha Bachand - She is breathtaking! Love your light and processing!

Michaela Wickman - Wow… she is stunning! Love the posing on these… my favorites are the ones on the path. Great job!!

Amber Aileen - What a beautiful session! I love the moody black and whites the most. Perfect lighting on these!!

Leslie - These are so beautiful, and so is she! I love your senior work, it’s always so rich and dramatic yet natural. Gorgeous session!

Megan - Love her attitude in these and the great setting.

Amanda Radovic - stunning shoot. I love the bw’s but I also love the colour as it shows her beautiful blue eyes!

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Class of 2015 Senior Brand Reps: Now Recruiting! The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe and Tomball Senior Photographer

I’m thrilled to announce the kickoff of the Shannon Stroubakis Photography senior brand rep program for the Class of 2015! I’ll be recruiting junior girls and boys from around the Woodlands, Spring, Conroe and Tomball area as brand models, with your very own photoshoot and a chance to earn your entire Senior Collection FREE!

So how does it work? This is what you receive as a Senior Rep:

1) A custom 90 minute senior portrait session with two wardrobe changes ($200 value)

2) A   make up artist at your session and 5 web ready images for Facebook/Instagram to share.

3) A discount off your Senior Collection

4) A chance to earn the entire gallery of gorgeous images for your Senior Collection FREE

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So what does it take to be a Senior Rep?

1) I’m looking for FIVE  highschool juniors (at least one boy, I know you’re out there somewhere!!!) who enjoy being in front of the camera and are fashion forward.

2) You don’t have to be a model!  I’m looking for students who have a strong social media presence (Facebook, Instagram, etc) and an outgoing personality, not experienced models.

3) Priority will be given to students with a unique vision for their photoshoot. This can include showcasing a hobby or talent, or a styled theme session.

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It sounds so easy right? I only have a few  requirements:

1) Senior reps must pay the session fee ($200)  in advance to secure your spot.   Your first custom photo shoot must take place before September, 2014.

2) After your shoot, you pick your favorite images  and you will receive your custom Senior Rep cards!  You’ll get a chance to see all the amazing goodies that come with your Exclusive Senior Rep Collection – all your referral print credits go towards earning this possibly FREE!

You will also receive a FREE mini session in the fall of  2014!

3) You cannot have your senior portraits taken by anyone else, professional or otherwise. Any reps that violate this rule will have their contract voided and credits canceled.

4) Reps are required to share images from their shoot on social media and hand out rep cards.

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Are you in? Do you want to earn a FREE Senior Collection chock full of digital images, prints, wall art and other goodies? Here is how you earn it:

You’ll receive beautiful Rep Cards with your favorite images to hand out.  For each friend you refer who books and completes a photo shoot and ordering session, you earn $50 towards your Collection.

AND your friends get  a $25 print credit towards their own order!

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Enter now for your chance to be a Class of 2015 Senior Rep! Only FIVE reps will be chosen, and approved applicants will receive a call or acceptance email. To apply, CLICK HERE to access the application form. Call 832-663-5128 for more information.

To learn more about Senior Portraits and Collections, CLICK HERE. To view my previous senior sessions, CLICK here to view the gallery.

Becky - Sounds like an awesome opportunity! Beautiful shots!

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Top 10 Things to Bring to Your Senior Session

It’s Fashion Friday! If you’re planning your senior portrait session, here are the TOP TEN essentials you won’t want to forget for your photo shoot!

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1) One casual outfit that reflects your own twist on the season’s hottest trends.
2) Extra hair clips to hold back strays.
3) A bag to stash your wallet, keys, cell phone and water while we walk around location.  Also works as a prop!
4) Something that helps tell the story of you. Are you a musician? A painter or writer?
5) A super glam outfit that shows your fierce and sassy side. Choose a vibrant colour.
6) High heels or wedges. These are very flattering for all body shapes and help straighten your posture when posing.
7) Flats for walking around location. You’ll be glad two hours into the shoot when we’re strolling through a field!
8) All your favourite accessories, whether girly and glittery, soft and boho, sporty or urban chic. The more you incorporate into your senior photo session, the better variety you’ll have in your final gallery!
9) Powder (with a compact mirror) and gloss for touch ups.
10) Your cheerleading or band uniform, sports jersey, letterman jacket or any other outfit that reflects your hobbies and activities.

There you are! The most important of the essentials you’ll need to rock your senior shoot!

Kate - Great tips! Especially the one about flats to walk around…so true.

Jodee - Great advice!

Leslie Crane - This is an excellent list. You are such an amazing senior photographer, and this kind of attention to detail is one of the reasons!

April O'Hare - These are really great tips! I love the reasoning that went behind all of them too.

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Senior Photography in the Woodlands – Beautiful Boho

I can’t even tell you how excited I am to show Miss Alyssa her sneak peek from her AMAZING senior portrait session this weekend! Five outfits, three locations, lots of fun and so much awesome. You look gorgeous!

Are you still looking for YOUR senior photographer in the Woodlands, Conroe, Tomball or Spring? CLICK HERE to email me directly for more information, slots are very limited!

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Megan - Wow, this is gorgeous! Just perfect.

Corrie Lindroos - Shannon, the tones in this image are gorgeous. It has such a fresh, romantic feel. Beautiful girl!!

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Style Guide: Woodlands Senior Photography – Glam Up Your Favourite Jeans

Dilemma: you want to wear your favourite “I look awesome in these jeans” jeans, but still want to look trendy and a little glamorous. Here’s a few ideas for your spring and summer senior session, on how to include your best jeans with a variety of palettes for a fashionable take on your favourite denims.

Check out the entire Collection, and more of my sets, on my fashion inspiration gallery here: FASHION INSPIRATION FOR YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS

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Kristen - These look great! You have great taste!

Leslie - These are great and SO helpful! I love the “airy neutrals” collection with the fabulous orange shoes. :-)

Amanda Radovic - what a fabulous guide!

Melissa Klein - What a great idea to put together – I love these!

Corrie Lindroos - Shannon, this is fabulous info and the visuals are great. Lovin’ black plum!

Jeni - Love these combos! Great tips!

Megan - Love this! So helpful to have a visual.

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Senior Portraits The Woodlands and Spring TX

A little preview for Miss Kim from her senior photography session this week!  Seriously gorgeous, girl! I can’t wait to show you the rest of your senior portraits.

Are you looking for your senior photographer? Check out this info HERE and then contact me with THIS FORM to learn more!

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Jeni - Gorgeous girl! I love the way her shirt pops against the tans and greens of the grass. Can’t wait to see more!

Amy G. - Gorgeous! Love the setting against her stunning eyes!

Megan - Beautiful! Love the softness here.

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The Woodlands Personal Portfolio Photographer for Business and Social Media

It’s very important for business professionals to have high quality photographs of themselves to project a polished image.  I offer several packages, including headshots,  for all types of business professionals from new  entrepreneurs to corporate executives, with an emphasis on natural looking photographs taken outside for a more approachable feel.  These are very useful for social media platforms such as LinkedIn, as well as your own personal websites, business cards and marketing materials.  Contact me today for your custom photo session by clicking here to access the direct email form.

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samantha - These look great! I just love the clarity and color of these shots!

April O'Hare - Great shots, Shannon! I especially like the graphic nature with the one of him standing on the stairs.

Melissa Klein - These are fantastic!

Amber Aileen - Great session Shannon! These are very professional and I’m sure he’s very happy with them!

Rhonda - Nice job on these .. very professional yet natural looking!

Megan - These are really nice – he looks so sharp and professional. Great job showing some personality.

Kristen - These are great Shannon! So much better than the typical headshot!

Liz Campbell - These are such a great take on boring old headshots!

Jennifer B - I love these! They showcase him as a professional yet they are casual enough to let his personality come through. Beautiful work!

Jeni - Love these! So much more interesting than the boring old “typical” business headshots.

Leslie - Excellent work, Shannon! Classy, professional, and truly a step above the rest!

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The Woodlands Event Photographer – Wedding Reception

I had the honor of meeting a fabulous newly married couple at the Crush Wine Lounge above Waterway Park in the Woodlands this month, to photograph their after-wedding reception party with their friends and family. Crush Wine Lounge is a really great place for a party, or just to hang out, so I was really excited to get a chance to shoot an event at this location, especially for such a fun and inspiring occasion.

If you are looking for a photographer to cover your small event, click here to contact me with this email form for information.

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Jeni - Looks like a beautiful place! The newlyweds look so happy! Great shots!

Michaela - You got some great shots for this lovely couple! Looks like a fun night!

Samantha Bachand - I’m sure they will be thrilled with these pictures! So fun!

Corrie Lindroos - It looks like it was a lovely event! I love the journalistic shots you captured. I agree, they are sure to be thrilled with these! Gorgeous location.

Melissa Klein - Lots of great memories for the happy couple to look back on. :)

Leslie - Shannon, you did a fantastic job caputuring this fun and exciting time in our lives. We will now have these pictures to cherish. Thank you for your time and attention to detail. Great job! Thanks again.

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The Woodlands Concept Photography

As an artist, it’s really important to constantly stretch your imagination and push your creative boundaries so that’s why I’m very excited to be a part of an incredible Concept Photography Challenge this year! As a group of dedicated professionals from all around the world, we will be exploring concepts and themes through photography and creating one single image a month based on our chosen concept.  You can see my January Concept image featured here on the ILP blog.

My concept for January was TRUST YOURSELF.  You know how sometimes you are just a little afraid to try something new? It could be anything — a new hobby, a new venture, a new job. You can think of a thousand reasons why you shouldn’t do it, and the myriad ways you may fail. Stop. Let that go. Trust yourself and let go. Fall back and trust that you won’t crash.

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I also shoot conceptual images for clients who are looking for something a little different. If you are a creative type with an idea for a shoot, let’s make that happen! Check out some of my past Concept Shoots here in this gallery: CONCEPT PHOTOGRAPHY.

 

Jeni - This is so creative and cool. I hope you get some clients that want to do these types of sessions because I’d LOVE to see what you come up with! You are so talented Shannon!

Michaela - So cool! I need to put this concept to test more myself. :) Great job!

Kristi B - Ummm awesome! :)

Samantha Bachand - Love this image and the message behind it! Absolutely perfect!

Jennifer B - I love your interpretation! Beautiful work!

Corrie Lindroos - Shannon, this is incredible! I love concept shoots and I cannot wait to more!!

Megan - ooh, I love this! Really well done!

April O'Hare - Very cool. I’m excited to see all of the ideas you come up with this year. Love the colors in this!

Melissa Klein - WOW – really cool!

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In Beauty – The Woodlands Glamour Photographer

Every once in a while, a session comes along that really takes your breath away. This glamour and beauty boudoir inspired photography session for a gorgeous young woman in Spring combined so much of what I love about shooting concepts – a confidant subject, a stunning location with incredible light, careful styling and appropriate props, and the chance to get a little more creative. I think we shot for almost three hours, until the sun went down. All it takes is one little idea, and a beautiful series of photographs blossoms. If you have an idea for a photoshoot, contact me and let’s turn your vision into a reality.

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Kori - Oh my goodness Shannon. These are gorgeous. And so is your model! Great session!

Tami - Well done! I love everything about these!

Liz Campbell - She is beautiful! I love so many of these!!

Jeni - These are beautiful! Love the lighting and her hair is the most gorgeous hair I’ve ever seen! Beautiful subject, beautiful work!

Andrea - What a beautiful session of a stunning lady!

Samantha Bachand - Oh my goodness – she is freaking GORGEOUS!! Love everything about these. You are amazing!

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All About Mom – The Woodlands Family Photographer

This family in the Woodlands was so touching during their family portrait session. Loving on mom, hugging mom, smiling at mom. And of course, it makes me smile just to see mom smiling and feeling her happiness, being surrounded by the ones she loves. I love meeting families like these for family portraits, and being let into their world just for a short time and capturing the connection they share.

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April O'Hare - What a cute family! The kiddos are so stylish! They look like they were having a great time with you:)

Leslie - Lovely family portraits, Shannon! And what a lucky mom, too – she has a wonderful loving family AND gorgeous photos of herself with them!

Corrie Lindroos - I love it when a family shows their adoration for mom – melts my heart. This is a gorgeous family Shannon and you captured their love for one another beautifully!

Melissa Klein - Awesome family session! I love the rich fall colors, and their clothing colors compliment the scenery perfectly! Plus, the little guy has some sweet hair. :)

Amber Aileen - What a cute family! You captured their love for each other beautifully!!

Claudette - What a fun session! Great work!

Alexis - What a nice set of images! I love their outfit choices:)

Samantha Bachand - Such a sweet family! Love the rich colors and natural smiles!

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Brothers – Classic Family Portraits The Woodlands

For the family that wants that one great family portrait of the whole family smiling and happily looking at the camera in a warm embrace, nothing beats a large mounted print or fine art wall canvas above the mantle. For clients, I offer beautiful wall art in many styles, that will complement any home. Click here to see the products I offer.

This family chose a traditional pose to match their classic look, and fun poses for the sibling shots. Such a great family and we got some funny candids of the brothers wrestling! Boys will be boys!

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Are you looking for family portraits in the Woodlands, Spring, Conroe or Tomball area, or just want more information?

Call 832-663-5128 or email me here using THIS FORM.

Jacqueline - Absolutely beautiful images – love both the color and the black and white!

April O'Hare - These are great. I love the posing you did. That B&W one is gorgeous!

Becky - Love the light in these! Also love the colors the family chose for their outfits! Lovely photos.

Leslie - Totally gorgeous. Any one – or all! – of these would be amazing printed big on canvas or framed. Such incredible color and depth!

Melissa Klein - Fantastic family photos! I love the color, and that first photo is so sweet – really made me smile. :)

Amber Aileen - These are such beautiful timeless images Shannon! I’m sure the family will cherish their new wall art!

Joan - Beautiful, classic, timeless! I am sure the family will love one of these printed large!

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Happy Family Portraits – The Woodlands Photographer

This little guy was the sweetest thing ever! Four siblings came together for extended family photos this fall, to celebrate the birthday of the matriarch of the family, and each family received their own set of family portraits. I had a great time with all of them, and this boy just made my day with his shy smiles.

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Leslie - Gorgeous family portraits! So cozy, loving, and relaxed. And MAN I love your rich color processing. Perfection.

Liz Campbell - Gorgeous session! I love love that last one. He looks so cozy and snuggled.

Melissa Klein - Fantastic family photos! I love that last shot, and I love his shy little smile. :)

Cheri - Beautiful photos! The last one is a perfect black and white made even better by such a great smile!

Kristen - These are great! I love how he snuggled up with mom and dad! That is a great picture of the parents! Beautiful session!

Tessa Linden - Beautiful session. You’ve captured their love so wonderfully.

Corrie Lindroos - Shannon these are wonderful! You can see the love they share. The last one is gorgeous.

April O'Hare - Oh, I just LOVE that super cuddly one in color. It’s such a nice natural moment of the three of them loving each other:)

Jacqueline - Beautiful portraits! So natural and I love the colors!

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Family Photographer Spring TX – Wall Art Displays

This family came to me for extended family portraits, and I love how these beautiful sisters styled the family! For a display, they chose this portrait of them all together as a large mounted piece for their wall. It always makes me so happy when a family chooses a large display for the wall, so they can enjoy their family portrait for years to come! I offer mounted prints, fine art canvas and full metal prints, so no matter what your home style, you get the perfect display piece that will last for generations.

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The beautiful yellow and blue combination really pops against the rustic fall foliage, and these printed beautifully.

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The doting grandparents.  I really enjoyed watching this family interact together, laughing and hugging.

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Aren’t they beautiful? These sisters were a lot of fun! Thank you for choosing me as your family photographer and I hope to see you again!

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Are you looking for a family photographer in the Spring, Woodlands, Conroe or Tomball area?

Call me at 832-663-5128 to get more information or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.

Liz Campbell - Oh, how beautiful! I love the styling. Such sweet images!

Katherine - What a gorgeous family, and I LOVE their outfits. The colors and patterns all look so fashionably put together, and yet so relaxed and natural at the same time. Their warmth as a family really comes through. Lovely images!

Claudette - Love their outfits! Beautiful session. I’m sure those pictures printed beautifully!

Jeni - These are so perfect! I LOVE their blue and yellow outfits. They did such a great job coordinating without being boring and overly matchy matchy. Your posing is always so good. These are seriously wonderful! They must be so happy!

Megan - What a great session! I love their choice of colors and clothing. Really beautiful.

Lindsay Faber - These are so beautiful. LOVE the navy and yellow colour scheme and I agree…large wall art is just so gorgeous and timeless.

Kristen - Wow! These are gorgeous! I love the one of the three girls together! I love how they dresses! Just perfect!

Alexis - These are perfect!! I adore their outfits and you did an amazing job creating pictures that will look beautiful huge on a wall!

Kate - Wonderful. Their clothing choices are to die for and it really makes a difference. I love the locations you chose.

Joan - The colors on these are fantastic. I am glad they are purchasing a wall portrait. That makes me happy, too. Great job with this extended family….you make it all look so easy!

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Spring TX Maternity Photographer

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful afternoon for this maternity photography session here in Spring. This mama-to-be from Conroe was a natural in front of the camera, and how stylish is she!? Gorgeous light, a pretty location to work with and careful styling makes for a great session! Congratulations to this couple and the little one is sure joining a fun and happy family — Daddy-to-be does a great Ron Burgundy impersonation!

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Are you expecting a new little one and need a maternity photographer in the Spring, Woodlands, Conroe or Tomball area?

Call me at 832-663-5128 to get more information or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.

Kate - Beautiful work. She’s gorgeous and I can’t get over how amazing her hair is.

Kristen - These came out perfect! Such a lovely location and styling! I love them all!

Jeni - Wow! These are beautiful. That one of her with her eyes closed at the top is breath taking! You should use her as an example for what to wear for future maternity clients! She looks awesome!

Liz Campbell - What a stunning mama-to-be! The colors in these are gorgeous!! Awesome session!

Melissa Klein - WOW – gorgeous! She’s beautiful, and I love the location and colors. Fantastic session!

Megan - These are really gorgeous with the warm lighting. Beautiful!

Becky - The light in this is beautiful! She is a gorgeous mom to be! Congrats to them! Beautiful photos.

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Love, Memories and the Family Album

It’s the first month of a brand  New Year, and we all know what that means. To do lists, vows and resolutions. Hope. Making changes. Promises to ourselves and our loved ones. And, if you’re like me, organizing shelves, offices and those boxes that have been sitting in the closet so long I really wished I’d labelled them something other than “personal stuff”.

The top of my list though? Filling the family albums. Far from being outdated or not relevant in the digital age, these family prints are beloved and treasured.

It’s time to pull out the big envelopes full of photographs I’ve collected over the year -  the moments that make up our lives, great and small.  Yesterday I’m sorting them chronologically and I’m distracted by two little heads bobbing up and down.  By the time I get to  family vacation photos from the beach last summer little fingerprints are appearing out of nowhere on the photos amid exclamations of  “Is that me!? I want to see!”

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If I ever want to gather the family around for an hour or two, nothing works like pulling out the family albums. Children absolutely love seeing pictures of themselves, of the family together,  and hearing the stories, reliving the days,  remembering the seagull that divebombed us on the beach and the time they found that perfectly intact seashell.  My girl declares she can still smell the sea, the photos bring it all back.

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It’s so important to have those memories preserved that our family vacations are almost entirely documented on film. That way they are just printed right away and go into the box for sorting. With hard copies on paper, there is no chance of accidental deletion.  We don’t have to gather around the computer or pass around the smart phone to see them. Instead, we can sit on the floor, in a happy little circle, and reminisce together and start getting excited about what this year will bring.

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The family albums not only give us the gift of memories, but the gift of time.  There is no quick scanning, no swiping a finger across a screen to see the next. We linger, turning the pages slowly.  We slow down, appreciate the time we spent as a family over the year. The details come to life on paper and  I shoot most of my personal work on  black and white film so the children gain a new perspective, of light and shadows and the gentle grain of  film.

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I hang my favourites, blow them up bigger, mount and frame them so I can see them every day. These are the faces I love. On tough days, when life feels hard and I wonder what the struggle is for, there they are in front of me, reminding me.

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The photographs document what will become my children’s memories of their childhood, vague and ideally distorted in their minds like impressionist paintings. The photos will clarify those memories, make them sharper, fill in the gaps their young minds didn’t catch. Sometimes I’ll look at pictures from my own childhood, and I’m surprised at either how accurately I remembered a certain detail, or amazed to learn things I never realized as a child. One day, my children will be amazed as well, with tangible evidence in their hands of times they only barely remember, bringing their past to life.

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For the every day, I use my smartphone to snap those spur of the moment shots like everyone else. They go on Facebook to share with family and friends, and get uploaded and saved to a computer file and printed randomly throughout the year for their own mini album. Not because they are technically perfect or frame worthy but because they  are *us* and as kooky, silly and blurry as life can be, they deserve to be visited often and I don’t ever want them accidentally deleted or gathering dust in a closet.

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I make a lot of vows come New Year. Eating healthier, exercising more, being more organized.  Not many last long, I’m embarrassed to say. But preserving our memories — that’s the one resolution I always keep. Here’s to 2014. May you have a year full of love and a box full of memories to put in your own family album next year.

Jeni - What an excellent resolution. I always put off ordering prints of my family throughout the year, but really need to, because you are right…the kids LOVE to sit down and look through an album and see themselves in print. Thanks for the reminder!

Corrie Lindroos - Shannon these are truly stunning. I agree, a family album is so, so important. My kids love spending the afternoon flipping through ours. Great resolution for 2014!

Kristen - So true Shannon! My family also loves to look through the old photos. You will be surprised by the time they are almost grown you too may barely remember a few things! But it all comes back when you see the photos! Your kids are so lucky to have these!

Megan - I love the moodiness of these darker black & whites. Really lovely!

April O'Hare - I love to hear when people are still printing out their memories into albums. I honestly believe there is no better way to relive those memories than by scrolling through an album together. It sure is hard to keep up with though. My husband made me a bet that I won’t be able to get our wedding album done by March. I’m going to do my best to prove him wrong (my reward is a mini shopping trip with him).

Melissa Klein - Fantastic photos, and I agree – prints are the best. I love looking at photo albums from when I was a kid, and my kids love looking at them, too. :)

kerry - What a great reminder!! I am ashamed at the amount of images I have on my cpm[uter instead of on my walls or in albums. I did better last year though!

Kate - It is so important. I remember sitting down as a little girl and going through albums at home…some with photos before I was born. They were magical and intriguing.

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Woodlands, Spring and Conroe Photographer 2013 in Review

I want to take this opportunity to thank all my fabulous clients from 2013 for making it a really stellar year!! I had the opportunity to meet some amazing families, couples, children and high school seniors  as well as local artists and business people for headshots and I truly enjoyed working with all of you. Thank you for making 2013 a wonderful year, and I look forward to seeing you again, and meeting my new 2014 clients.

Here are the highlights from the year. In 2013 I had two of my images accepted into juried shows, saw my work featured on several fantastic websites devoted to inspirational photography, was honoured to be interviewed for a few online blogs for senior photography and film work, developed dozens of rolls of film,  saw two Ron Burgundy impersonations from hilarious clients, lost countless lens caps, and spotted about a hundred deer in the woods. Pretty good year, in all.

Can’t wait to see what this year brings!

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Tami - So beautiful! Well done you. :-)

Corrie Lindroos - Shannon you had such a gorgeous, BUSY year!! I cannot wait to see what 2014 bring you.

Jeni - Shannon, your work is absolutely gorgeous! I love seeing it! What a great year you had! Can’t wait to see what 2014 brings!

April O'Hare - You know, seeing a whole year in review like this really showcases your style so well. Your work is so warm and full of love. Congrats on a fabulous year. I hope 2014 is even better:)

emily charais - What a brilliant year! I just live your use of emotion and movement! I am so excited for your 2014!

Megan - What a great year!

Kate - Stunning! I love so many of these.

kerry - It looks like you had the most amazing year, so many vibrant, happy people! Can’t wait to see what 2014 brings for you and your clients

Joan - Love them all but those beach photographs….swoon!

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Family Photographer Spring TX

This lovely lady booked a family session that included her sister’s family and their parents (more photos from the extended family session to come!) for holiday portraits of the whole family together. I always make sure to shoot each family unit individually too, so everyone gets their own family photograph as well. Beautiful family, and I can’t wait to share more!

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beautiful spring family photography outdoors

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Are you looking for a family photographer in the Spring, Woodlands, Conroe or Tomball area?

Call me at 832-663-5128 to get more information or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.

Corrie Lindroos - What a gorgeous family Shannon! I love how they are styled and it works perfectly with your warm, rich processing.

Jeni - Love their wardrobe choices! Beautiful family! I love the ones in front of the pretty fall leaves. Can’t wait to see the extended family too!

April O'Hare - They are such a good looking family. It’s amazing how warm and autumn like these feel considering you did them in December!

Angela Kay - What a wonderful session! You really captured their connection to each other, and they are styled beautifully.

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The Woodlands Headshots Professional Portraits

I have to say, I get a little star struck when local celebrities call up for headshots!  I was really excited to meet this local actress at her home in the Woodlands for new headshots to reflect her new look. She’s a beautiful person, inside and out, and so much fun to work with. I wish her all kinds of continued success with her career.

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Melissa Klein - Gorgeous! I really love how her shirt brings out her beautiful blue eyes.

Becky - Fantastic headshots! What a beautiful woman! Love the blue!

Nghi - Great headshots!! She looks beautiful!

Bonnie Cornelius - So pretty!

Alexis - These are great! You really captured the sparkle in her eyes!

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Maternity Photographer Conroe The Woodlands

We had the most beautiful late fall evening light for this maternity photography session here in the Woodlands with this gorgeous mama to be! Just one little preview as I put together her gallery.

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April O'Hare - What a lovely photo. The peaceful expression combined with that beautiful late afternoon light create such a beautiful moment:)

Jeni - This is absolutely stunning! Beautiful light and gorgeous mama to be! Can’t wait to see more!

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Extended Family The Woodlands Family Photographer

Every time I photograph this family, it’s always so much fun and I was happy to welcome back one of my 2013 Senior Portrait clients! I loved how their coordinating purple outfits looked with the fall foliage we have this year!

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extended family photography session outdoors in the fall in spring tx

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Are you looking for a family photographer in the Spring, Woodlands, Conroe or Tomball area?

Call me at 832-663-5128 to get more information or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.

Leslie - These are so great! So colorful, relaxed and lovely.

Jeni - What a good looking family! These are really great! Everyone looks happy and comfortable and the fall colors are so pretty.

Melissa Klein - These are fantastic! I love the colors, and I really love the laid back, relaxed photos.

April O'Hare - You’re right, those colors look awesome against the foliage:) They look like such a nice family. They all have such beautiful smiles.

Samantha Bachand - LOVE these! So colorful and relaxed! Gorgeous family!

Becky - Love these! Looks like such a fun family, and I love the vivid purple with the fall colors!

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Mother and Daughter Portraits the Woodlands Photographer

When Miss M contacted me for family portraits of her with her two daughters, I was really excited for this session! Such a wonderful idea, and these three beauties had such a beautiful connection between them. This is what family photography is all about — capturing the relationships we treasure the most.

 

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mother daughter portrait session with a family from tomball

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Are you looking for a family photographer in the Spring, Woodlands, Conroe or Tomball area?

Call me at 832-663-5128 to get more information or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.

Becky - Wow! Such beautiful ladies! Gorgeous work. How special for mom to have these photos with her daughters!

Jeni - I’m guessing the one in the middle is the mom, but seriously, they could all be sisters! Beautiful ladies. Gorgeous session!

miriam - Beautiful Images! The mother is so young, looks like 3 sisters.

Corrie Lindroos - Oh, wow! I really thought these were sisters! What a gorgeous family! Every mom needs to have a photo of her with her babies. The one of the three of them against the brick wall is just stunning! Great work Shannon!

Nghi - Beautiful! The mom does not look like a mom of two beautiful grown girls!

Julie evans - Such beautiful gorgeous images! And, gorgeous ladies!

Leslie - SOOOOOOOOOO beautiful. Love the rich colors and the classic feel, which is perfect for these lovely ladies!

Samantha Bachand - Whoa – gorgeous mama! I know she will cherish these shots as her little girls start their own lives. Love that shot of the three of them against the wall!

Melissa Klein - MOM!?! I would have guessed older sister. WOW. Gorgeous photos. I really love the one with the three of them sitting against the wall.

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Family Photographer the Woodlands and Conroe

This family photography session was fantastic for so many reasons. The beautiful styling of this family for portraits, the gorgeous fall weather we had, and this sweet baby who gave me such happy smiles! I’ve had so many beautiful families this season, from all over the Woodlands, Spring, Conroe and Tomball. Thank you to my awesome clients!

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Are you looking for a family photographer in the Spring, Woodlands, Conroe or Tomball area?

Call me at 832-663-5128 to get more information or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.

Megan - What a sweet session! I love the connections.

Melissa Klein - These are so sweet! She’s adorable – love that big smile, and the color and light in these is gorgeous!

Jeni - These are gorgeous! I love the colors in these, but I love the black and whites just as much! The black and white of the baby resting on her mom’s chest…wow! I’d have that printed huge! What an amazing capture. Beautiful work!

Becky - What a beautiful family!! So sweet. The black and whites of the mom and baby are so stunning and such keepsakes. Gorgeous work!

Nghi - She is such a happy baby! Love the connection you captured!

Julie evans - These are amazing ! I love how authentic and natural these are.

Samantha Bachand - What a gorgeous little girl!! Love these – you can feel the love!

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