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.

Large Family Group Portraits in the Woodlands

I met this lovely family close to Christmas, for a family reunion portrait session. I love shooting families who are excited and happy to be back together in the Woodlands area, they always have a great energy. This family was ready for their family portraits with these beautiful cheery red accents and classic black, for a formal but stylishly fun look. The little ones surprised me with how well they posed for the camera! Such a fun family!

The family matriarch contacted me originally in early fall, to make sure her date was booked. I met with her in November, to look over the location near her home and make sure it was suitable for portraits, with sufficient light. I really enjoyed meeting her, and was looking forward to meeting the whole family.

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The whole group together!

 

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All the grandkids. This is a photo that the grandparents and the families always treasure — all the cousins together, happy and smiling.

 

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For extended family shoot, I also shoot individual photos of each couple and their family.

 

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Parents can also request individual shots of their children also.

 

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Grandma with her babies.

 

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

To see my family portrait gallery, click HERE.

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The Woodlands Senior Photography — Hello Gorgeous

What do you get when you put together a gorgeously stylish senior, to die for fall colour and amazing golden hour light? This most perfect senior session in the Woodlands at peak fall season with the stunning Claire.

For the Luxe Senior Sessions, my girls get the royal treatment with hair and make up styling with Monika at her private salon room,  suited to each girl’s personal style. Then we get started at the first location, with the first of the unlimited outfit changes to kick off the photoshoot. For Claire, we wanted to have one location that incorporated a variety of elements like concrete and stone, for an urban feel, but that also had some fall colour. And, importantly, we wanted to use landmarks of the Woodlands, so the location would be identifiable and pay homage to her hometown.

A gorgeous blue dress for her first portrait series.

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Then a switch to something a little more quirky and unique.  I love this whole ensemble for senior portraits. The layered look is perfect for fall, and it combines some flattering neutral tones with a bright pop of colour.  Add the hat and drop the sweater, and it’s a whole new look.

 

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Don’t forget to bring your letterman jacket! I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many patches on one jacket as I did on this musical girl!

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One last outfit change to round out the senior portrait session with a soft casual look. We had the most amazingly gorgeous light at the end of the day, with the warm autumn sun peeking through the trees.

 

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I LOVE it when sessions are this much fun, and so full of beauty and laughter. Thank you for choosing me as your senior photographer Claire, and good luck after graduation in 2015!

 

Are you a Class of 2015 high school senior looking for a senior photographer before you graduate? 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! These are all so beautiful. You always get such an amazing variety with your seniors.

Amber Aileen - Seriously stunning session Shannon! I love the 2nd and 3rd image. They are magazine worthy!!

Emily Charais - How pretty Shannon! I love the tweed skirt and hat on this senior, and the light…so lovely!

Irene Smith - So awesome Shannon! She did an amazing job with her outfit changes. And she looks so great in that hat! I LOVE it!!

Joan - What beautiful photographs! All beautiful but the horizontal one with the hat is just stunning!

I enjoy reading how you structure your senior sessions. You have a lot of communication and are able to tailor each session to what the desires and needs of your seniors. You truly are a custom photographer.

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Corporate Headshots – Executives in the Woodlands

If your corporate directory allows you the freedom to have your headshot taken with a twist, I provide dynamic corporate headshots outdoors in the Woodlands, Spring and Conroe area. Your headshot should stand out, and make an impression, and say something about you.  Clients usually choose a location where we can incorporate some greenery into your business headshot, or some concrete  with dimensional lighting for an urban feel.  Headshots are a flat $150 fee, and you are free to download any of the 3-6 images in your gallery. Black and white versions free upon request.  To see my Headshot Gallery, click HERE. To schedule your headshot session, call 832-663-5128 or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.

This corporate exec was looking for new headshots for his LinkedIn profile.

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Jeni - This is a great head shot! Love the setting and the lighting.

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The Sportsman – Senior Photographer in Conroe

When this Class of 2015  senior’s family contacted me for senior portraits up in Silverstone, Conroe I was pretty thrilled at the ideas they were tossing around for his senior pictures. They told me how he’s an outdoor sportsman – a fisherman, a hunter, proficient with the bow and arrow, and a lover of the great outdoors.  They had the perfect little spot in mind up in Conroe, where we could trek through the forest and along a muddy river bank, to get some great shots of him with his gear in a natural environment.

A senior with some cool hobbies? Shooting in the forest and in the mud? Trekking through the tall grass? Count me in! I love a shoot where we get to walk around and get some action shots, and shoot something a little different.

As we were shooting, I was told the area is known for having a 12 foot gator.  Now that I’d have love to have gotten a picture of….from a distance of course! Thanks so much to John for being a great subject, I had a lot of fun with this session!

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 Do you need a senior photographer? Call 832-663-5128 to inquire about a senior session or email me directly with THIS FORM.

Find out more about senior sessions on my INFO PAGE and see my senior portfolio gallery HERE.

Jeni - I love how you’ve personalized his session so much to really represent him and his personality. What a great setting these were shot in! Love the one with the fishing rod!

Irene - Those are great Shannon!! I love the archery shots!!!!!!

But the gator?!!!!!! No thank you!

Emily Charais - I just adore that last shot! It’s so classic and would look great on a wall!

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January 10 on 10 – Personal Project

THE 10 ON 10 PERSONAL PROJECT is something new I’m doing this year, with a circle of fellow professional photographers around the globe. Our goal is to take a series of 10 photographs, and post them on the 10th of each month, linking our blog posts together to form a complete circle.  After you view the work of one photographer, you follow the link to the next artist to see her series on her website.  These are some pretty amazing photographers, so I’m really excited to be a part of it and to be included along with their beautiful work.

This month, my series includes a selection of film photographs from my personal work of my own family. I almost always shoot my own children on film, especially while traveling or on vacation. I usually use a Diana F+ and Holga toy plastic cameras, to stretch my creativity, as well as a 35 mm film Nikon camera.  These photographs are from our summer holiday in Canada.

This first shot of my daughter was chosen by Clickin’ It Old School as one of their Top Ten Toy Camera images of 2014. Thank you for that honour! You can see it here, with the other amazing photographers listed on Clickin’ It Old School.

 

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And a mix of my favourite colour and black and white images from the summer months.

 

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Click here to follow along to see the beautiful work of Grand Rapids, Michigan photographer Dena Robles.

January 10 on 10 – Rainbows » Lisburn – Precious | Photography by Helen Savage - […] Please have a look at the next post in the circle, by the very talented Shannon Strobakis Photography, The Woodlands, Texas […]

Ileia - These are beautiful Shannon!

Irene - Lovely Shannon! I have been wanting to play around with film for a long time now. And congratulations on your first photo! I love that!!!!!

RobynK - These are just lovely, Shannon! I have a Diana camera that I’ve never even taken out of the box, you’ve inspired me to finally try it!

Alishia Potter - Shannon your film work is so inspiring! I love that you’ve captured your kids just being kids…there’s no posing, just adventures! The leaf shot-classic! We had some big leaves like that here this summer too!

Stacey - Shannon, wow, I have to say I have an appreciation for those who shoot film. Your work is so genuine and free. The image of your daughter with the hair in her face is just perfect.

Corrie Lindroos - These are gorgeous Shannon! I am such a fan of your film work.

dena robles - Oh you know I have a soft spot for Holga photographs. All of these are lovely!

Helen Savage - Gorgeous Shannon, love them all!

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Realtor Headshots Spring TX

I met Leticia Herrera, a realtor for Keller Williams, on a sunny November afternoon to shoot some updated headshots for her business cards and website listing. You can find Leticia’s website at Leticia Herrera Realtor and contact her for all your real estate needs.

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All my headshot sessions are shot outdoors, to infuse your portrait with natural light and the colours of the environment. This is great for clients who want their headshots to have a natural feel, without the formal backdrop of a studio wall.

To see my portfolio, click here to access the gallery.

Joan - What a great idea (about outdoor headshots) and a beautiful lady! I hope she is thrilled with these!

Jeni - Such a great head shot! I think seeing business professionals in the great outdoors instead of a backdrop makes them seem more personable. Love it!

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Family Photographer in the Woodlands for Wall Canvases

The K family was definitely one of the most fun and laid back families I’ve had the pleasure to work with this year. What makes each family portrait session unique is the personalities of each family, and the energy they bring to their session, and how I use that to make personalized portraits for each client.

This family was all about having fun and laughter, and just being themselves for their portraits. After a few posed photos, we slowed things down and just let the family laugh and interact, to let their personalities shine through. I was also really happy that they brought the grandparents along for the shoot, and of course the adorable puppy!

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This mom went home with six gorgeous large wall canvases to decorate her home with the faces of the ones she loves most. We designed a trio of wall hangings for the common room, with one of the family large in the middle and smaller ones of the boys and the parents on the sides, for a 3D effect.

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Then for the playroom, mom chose these beautiful black and white portraits for a classic touch. The boys being boys in the middle, and one of each boy on the sides.

 

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I really enjoyed this session, and nothing makes me happier than providing  beautiful large portraits for your family home.

Do you need a family photographer? I’m now booking for 2015. Call 832-663-5128 to inquire or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.

To see more information see the FULL SESSION INFO PAGE and check out the FAMILY PORTRAIT PORTRAIT GALLERY.

Irene - So lovely Shannon! Love that shot of the boys on the bridge!!

Jeni - Love these! Your black and whites are my favorite!

Kelli - Beautiful family! Your work is outstanding and I just love looking through your images!

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The Woodlands Photographer – Collections or a la Carte

You’ve decided the time is now to get some great pictures of your family  or high school senior, or perhaps you’re getting married or having a baby and are getting a photoshoot done to document this momentous event. It’s a great gift to yourself and your loved ones, and there is much to consider! The location, the time, your wardrobe, and what you will do after your pictures are ready.

There is nothing quite like coming home to see the faces of the people you love most on the wall, where you can walk by it and smile every day!

Shown below: a 20×30 fine art canvas.

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Or maybe you’re considering a family album, that everyone can sit together and look at. Albums are a great way to let your story unfold, and make wonderful keepsakes.

So after the session…now what?

 WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH YOUR IMAGES?

Before the session, we’ll talk about how you plan to display your pictures, so when it comes time to do your in person viewing and ordering session we will have a good idea of what types of products you are looking for.  Clients have the option to purchase a Collection, or to choose products a la carte. So which is right for you?

COLLECTIONS: My Collections are for clients who want to have digital copies of their images. There are several Collections, depending on how many digital files you have chosen. The top Collections come with prints and a monetary credit to spend on the a la carte menu. I prefer to give my clients this freedom, rather than create Collections that dictate the exact sizes and types of products my clients receive. This way you get exactly what you want, and your order fills your specific need. Check out some of the products you’ll take home in the PRODUCTS PAGE.

A LA CARTE: If you do not need a large selection of digital files and would rather purchase products, you do not have to order a Collection. A la Carte ordering allows you to focus directly on the products that interest you,  to build your own perfect order. With the purchase of an album 8×8 or larger, or a wall portrait (canvas, metal or mounted print) 16×20 or larger, you also receive a complimentary copy of that digital file for sharing on social media with friends and family.  There is a minimum $400 a la carte ordering requirement, and clients who purchase 2 or more large products (8×8 albums or large wall portraits) receive 15% off their order!

With my personal guidance during your ordering session, you’re guaranteed to walk away happy!

Melissa Klein - Fantastic post! And I love that your clients have the freedom to choose whichever they want.

Jeni - I’m a sucker for big, beautiful wall art! Love canvases!

Leslie Crane - Very informative! You have such a wonderful product line to go with your amazing work!

Alexis - Such a great and informative post!

Irene - Shannon this is a great post! I may need to work something like this up as well.

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Engagement Photographer in the Woodlands – Fall Portraits

Fall is my absolute favourite time of year, and engagement portraits are one of my favourite types of sessions to shoot! So I’m totally in love with this fall engagement session here in Spring with this soon-to-be-wed couple from the Woodlands, right at peak fall season. Her dress is the most beautiful shade of magenta, a perfect match for the amazing fall foliage we found around the Spring area. Against an almost painterly looking backdrop, this engagement couple look radiant and so happy in love.

When I shoot engagement portraits, I always try to get a variety of poses and expressions so your pictures show all the different sides of you and your relationship. It’s always wonderful to have posed portraits, especially for Save the Date cards, but for wedding slideshows and  storybooks it’s even better to have a set of engagement portraits that show you in more candid moments of laughter and togetherness. Best wishes to this gorgeous couple, may they have a long and happy life 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.

 

 

Fotografia Ślubna Gdańsk - They look so happy here. So intimate, I can clearly see their love. You captured that perfectly :)

Jeni - These are gorgeous! I just love the way her dress pops against the background in those first ones! Your posing is so nice and you can really tell they are in love!

julie evans - These are stunning! I love the genuine interactions you capture and the colors are beautiful!

Melissa Klein - Gorgeous color and gorgeous couple! What a fantastic session – makes me miss fall. :)

Alexis - These are so pretty and they just *feel* like fall:) Love the soft tones and relaxed expressions;)

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Holiday Portraits in the Woodlands – Extended Families

One little preview for this family in the Woodlands, before the holiday season and I return in January to finish the gallery. LOVE the holiday red! So cheery!

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Megan - Seriously, this is one of the best extended family pictures I’ve ever seen. Love it!!

April O'Hare - Yay, look at those little red berries in the background matching their colors! I love when that happens:) Nice job working with such a big group!

Jeni - What a lovely family portrait! I can see this hanging beautifully above their fireplace!

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Bentwater Conroe Senior Photography – Senior Style

This funny and photogenic senior boy chose a great location for his Class of 2015 senior portraits – this great little spot up in Bentwater, Conroe with plenty of interesting landscape features and some pretty fall colour. For senior guys, we keep it short and simple with an hour shoot in your chosen location, which still leaves you plenty of time to get an outfit change in there. There are many of great locations in the Woodlands, Spring or Conroe area, or we can customize your session and shoot in your own backyard.

With the Just The Guys senior portrait package, parents and seniors get the amazing digital images they need for yearbook pages, gift prints and sharing, and as a special bonus you receive a spiral bound 5×7 hard cover proof book of your gallery. Check out my Just The Guys senior special for senior portraits HERE.

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Are you searching for a senior photographer in the Woodlands, Spring, Oak Ridge or Conroe area? Call 832-663-5128 to inquire about a senior portrait session, or email me directly with THIS FORM.

Check out my senior gallery here for past sessions.

Melissa Klein - Handsome guy and gorgeous location! I love the colors!

Alexis - Wow, these are model-portfolio-worthy! Great images, and I love the variety of locations and expressions!

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Choosing Your Wall Portrait Size, Style and Format: The Woodlands Portrait Photographer

The family portrait is an important investment, so it’s essential to ensure you have carefully considered the overall look, style and proportion for the final piece. When your family, senior, engagement or maternity portrait session is completed, I invite clients for an in person Viewing Appointment so I can personally help you choose the perfect size, ratio and medium for your wall portrait. I’ll show you samples of the products I offer, so you can inspect and touch the products yourself.

For gallery wrapped canvases, these come ready to hang and you do not need to frame them. Metals are designed to be hung without a frame to show off the superior gloss, and the sturdy waterproof and UV resistant design means you don’t have to worry about sun or water damage. For photographic prints I offer complimentary styrene mounting so you can mount your portrait on the wall without a frame, and it’s thin enough to put in wall frames.  Here is a comparison of a senior portrait from a session in the Woodlands.

WITH FRAMES

OPTION 1:  16×20 frame, with matted 8×12 print. The portrait keeps  it’s original ratio and composition intact with matching coloured mat before being inserted into a  frame. The matted frame means you don’t have to crop the original shot. There is a wide variety of colors and styles to choose from, for custom or traditional matted frames.

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OPTION 2: 16×20 with 16×20 cropped print. This option zooms in larger on the image, but crops out some of the background and the subject.

 

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OPTION 1: A mounted print, metal or canvas without the frame. The traditional camera ratio for older cameras was 4:5, which created the infamous 8×10 desk print. As a wall portrait, your image would be sized 16×20. Since the camera shoots at a 2:3 ratio, this crops your image.

 

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OPTION 2: A mounted print, metal or canvas without the frame, left in it’s original composition and ratio. This size works well for image of standing subjects, where you want to keep the surrounding environment. For this image, it’s the best choice for this particular image to keep the beautiful field around her.

 

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Robynk - I love these examples for printing wall art. The options and samples on the walls help so much!

Megan - Always so helpful to see things visually to get an idea of true sizing.

Melissa Klein - This is great – I love seeing all the different things that can be done with prints.

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Family Photographer in the Woodlands – Classic Portraits

This wonderful family from the Woodlands was such a breeze to photograph for their holiday portraits. Just about everything was perfect for their family session – the weather was gorgeous, the light was right, the fall colours were in full splendor, and this family styled their portraits beautifully. The navy blue is a great hue for shooting family portraits outdoors, and the accents of neutral cream and brown are the perfect match.

For family pictures, we shoot some formals with the entire family together, happy and having fun, for a great canvas or mounted print for the wall portrait. This will be the centre-piece of your home gallery set, on the wall or above the fireplace. Add in some complementary shots of the parents together, and the kids, and you have a fantastic wall cluster of canvases or framed prints.

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We’ll also take some fun portraits of the entire family, where they’re a little more lifestyle oriented, or candid. Formal portraits are fantastic for showcasing in the home, but these fun family pictures make great cards,  gifts, or collages and family albums. Kids love to see photos of their family having fun together, and laughing, and you’ll remember years from now how your family laughed together and enjoyed just being together.

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Collections of the family combinations together also make great collages, especially for desk prints in the home or office.

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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 about a session or email me directly with THIS FORM.

To find out more about full sessions, check out my INFO PAGE and click HERE to see my family portrait portrait slideshow gallery.

 

Megan - Love the one of them all laughing and hugging. Those are my favorite type of family pictures.

Irene - I just love those collages – so sweet. And yes, that first shot is definitely one that needs to be BIG! So beautiful!

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Christmas and New Years Sessions in The Woodlands

This family had two series done for their holiday portraits this year! First, the super fun family photos for personal use, and just to have fabulous images from 2104, as they are now. Check out their family portrait series by CLICKING HERE.

Then, for the special images to put on their Christmas cards to send out to family and friends, we shot this series in their holiday outfits (love the red!) for special holiday themed family portraits. With my super quick turn around time, families have more than enough time to put their cards together and mail them out, or to create digital cards for emailing and posting online.

Love this family! Thank you for choosing me for your Christmas card session this holiday season!

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It’s not too late! Personally, with my busy fall season, I rarely get the chance to send out cards in December. So, I send out Happy New Years cards instead, after the busy season is behind me and I have more time. I know you’re busy too! If you didn’t have time in your schedule this season for Christmas or holiday cards, you can still get some great shots to send out cards to friends and family to wish them a Happy New Year!

If you want to book a session, call 832-663-5128 or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM. Check out my family gallery HERE.

April O'Hare - I usually can’t get mine out in time for Christmas either. I love that there are starting to be some really fun options for New Years Cards instead. I think they’re great for us folks who are a little more secular too:)
I love what they wore to their session. And I’m so jealous that your outdoors still look so green too!

Megan - Love their clothing choice. Great looking family!

Yvonne - What a wonderful family session!

Amber Aileen - What a stylish family! Great job on these!!

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Child Photographer in The Woodlands – Birthday Session

This is sweet little Noah, and his mama contacted me to do a very special shoot to celebrate his third birthday. I offer short one hour “mini shoots” in Spring and the Woodlands for exactly these kind of sessions — to celebrate a milestone or just get a handful of beautiful portraits to remember this moment, this now, and how someone special in your life is at this point in time. Our children change so fast, and keeping an album of yearly pictures or a wall of portraits as they grow up is a great way to capture forever every stage of their life.

This little sweetie and his big blue eyes was full of wonder and giggles. And his blue shirt was the perfect outfit to show off those gorgeous eyes!

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Would you like to celebrate a milestone with photographs? Do you want to start keeping an album of your children, to capture them as they are year to year, or have a framed wall gallery? To inquire about a session, call 832-663-5128 or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.

To see my Children’s Portrait Gallery click HERE. To learn more about short ‘mini sessions’ visit the INFO PAGE.

Megan - What an adorable little guy! Beautiful work.

Jeni - Oh my…what a cutie pie! Love these! The first one with his mama has to be my favorite. Such a treasure!

Heather Avrech - What an adorable little boy…those baby blue eyes!!! <3 <3 Great work!

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Mini Collages for Home and Office Desks – The Woodlands Photography

When it comes to how you’ll display the images from your senior, family, maternity or engagement portrait session, there are a lot of choices out there. I will guide you at your viewing and ordering session, showing you all the fantastic products I offer in person so you can see them close up and feel the superior quality.  From large groupings of wall canvases, to mini albums for portability, you’ll get the products that are right for you.

While large mounted prints and wall art are wonderful for home displays,  you also have some smaller product options so you can take your favourite photos into more personal spaces, like your office desk or bedroom dresser. One of the most perfect ways to size down is to put a few images together in a mini collage. I offer these 5×10 desk collages, mounted on artboard for durability, which can be fit into a frame or beautifully displayed in an easel. I offer several designs to choose from, depending on how many images you want to show off.

Put one in your bedroom, to keep photos of your kids by your bedside.

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Take one to the office, to see your beautiful family while you’re at work.

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For the nursery, a reminder of the beauty and wonder of this new life.

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As a keepsake, when your senior goes off to college to pursue his dream.

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To see more of the products I offer, click on the PRODUCTS PAGE.

Emily Charais - Oh these are nice! I love that you can tell a story with a simple piece like this!

Yvonne - What a great way to keep your loved ways around you at all times!

Joey - These look amazing! I would love to have one hanging on my wall!

Jennifer Boggett - I love this idea! Such a simple, yet gorgeous way to display your photos!

Melissa Klein - I LOVE mini collages! These examples are gorgeous!

Jeni - Oh these are so perfect! They’d make great gifts for family too!

Amy - Love the collages! Great examples.

Becky - These are lovely! What a perfect way to display your favorite photos!

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Senior Photography in The Woodlands, TX

Another fabulous senior from this season, Miss Madison, for her Class of 2015 senior portraits! When we met for our pre consultation, we oohed and awwed over the awesome outfits we were going to feature in her senior session  to match the location. She came with some pretty gorgeous outfits, and that white dress was just perfect for the field location. What to wear for your senior portraits is such a big question, so we very carefully go over all your options before the session, to make sure the colours, textures and accessories all go together for tonal harmony and make sense with the chosen locations.  She chose the Luxe Senior Session, which includes hair and make up styling before the big shoot.

We started with a more casual style, with boots and a bright pop of red. She wanted her senior pictures to showcase natural elements, like trees and flowers, with wood textures in the background to match her more natural style. And these bright flowers were the perfect accent for her first outfit of the shoot!

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An outfit change, from country style to soft and trendy. When she first showed me this shirt, I knew she had to include it for her senior photos! A gorgeous shade of blue that matched her eyes, and an interesting unusual pattern,  combined with that flowy airy texture, really made for an eye popping combination against the rustic wood backdrop.

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Miss Maddie wanted a full half of her senior portrait session to include this stunning white dress. With the last outfit change, we headed out to a wide open field and country road, to catch the gorgeous light on the just-about-to-turn-fall-colours trees and long grasses.

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senior-portraits-the-woodlandsFor the last set of the evening, we watched the sky turn radiant and glowing with this gorgeous golden light. Time for some stunning emotive photos, to round off this senior session, and a few poses against that incredible sunset.

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boho-style-senior-portraits-the-woodlandsI really really had a great time shooting this senior session, for Class of 2015 senior Miss Madison. Our hair and make up artist, her perfect styling, and a stunning location came together for some amazing shots.

 

Are you looking for your senior photographer in the Woodlands, Spring, Oak Ridge, or Conroe area? Call 832-663-5128 to find out more information and check out my info page HERE. Browse my senior portfolio in this SLIDESHOW and when you’re ready, contact me via this EMAIL FORM to learn more!

Heather Avrech - She is such a beautiful girl! I absolutely love the last 4 and the B/W in the white dress! Gorgeous!

Emily Charais - What a beautiful session! I love the shots with the wind blowing, and her outfit choices are great!

Yvonne Niemann - Holy cow! Check out that sunset!!!! Beautiful. What a fabulous location.

Jennifer B - Wow she is STUNNING! I love all of the variety and the lighting in the last set is divine! Absolutely gorgeous work!

Jennifer - She must be in love with these beautiful captures! Looks like you found the perfect day for it, too!

Michelle Robertson - What a lovely young lady! I love her clothing choices, especially the boots! Just gorgeous!

Deidra - Simply stunning!

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Relaxed and Fun Family Portraits in the Woodlands

I get all kinds of families who come to me for their family portraits, and no two families are alike. Some want classic and traditional portraits for the mantle, formal poses and elegant styling. Some want documentary style lifestyle photos of their families at home, to personalize their family sessions and to remember where they were at this time in their lives, as moments are so fleeting. And some, like this family, want to have fun and relaxed candid portraits of their family, mixed with the traditional, to celebrate the relationships we share and the fun we have as a family when we are together.

We will include some traditional family portraits, for sharing with family members (remember — Grandma always really loves that one posed photo of her beloved family together, happy and smiling at the camera, and she’ll be expecting her print!) but then we can skip around, laugh and run, and really get down to the serious business of enjoying this day together making beautiful family portraits that really capture YOU as you truly are. For this family, that was bright, happy and lots of smiles!

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These types of family sessions make great collages and albums, since we shoot for family combinations having fun, dancing, snuggling, playing games and just enjoying being together.

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We’ll take each child separately, and capture some beautiful portraits that match each child’s personality.  I love to include photos that tell the entire story of each child, from the fun and perky shots to the serene and lovely – the girl with her eyes closed, dreaming. The sweet boy who offers me a flower. The little one with her bright eyes and big smile.

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And of course, photos of all the kids together. Look, ma! No fighting!

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I think the kids are trying to tell their parents something here! LOL!

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I had SUCH a great time with this family. Lots of laughs and everyone had fun being together.

Are you in The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, Oak Ridge North, or Montgomery County and looking for a family photographer?

Call 832-663-5128 for information or  email me directly with this CONTACT FORM. Check out the INFO PAGE for family sessions and the gallery HERE.

Melissa Klein - What a great looking family! I love the variety of photos you captured – fantastic session!

April O'Hare - Haha, that last one is too cute. I love that gorgeous warm sunlight in the first few photos.

Alexis - Wow, these are fantastic and just glowing!! Such great memories for them to share!

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The Heart of the Family – The Woodlands Photographer

When you’re preparing to have your family portraits done this year, there’s a lot of questions that may be running through your mind and a lot of details you have to consider. Pulling the wardrobe together. Checking your schedule to make sure the kids don’t have soccer practice the day of the session.  Do you want to have a fun lifestyle session to make into an album, or posed formal family portraits for the wall? You can rest assured I’ll help you through it. We’ll go over all these details in our consultation, so you can be sure that on the day of the family portrait session you’ll be fully confidant that you are prepared and ready for some fun.

You already know you want some special family portraits, of everyone together. You definitely have thought about all the great shots we’ll get of the kids, both individually and together. Now it’s time to think about you! One thing you may not have really considered is getting some great portraits of you and your spouse together.

The heart of the family is you. The parents. You are who your children look up to with love every day for guidance and support. And kids love to see their parents together! This is why I take the time to get some beautiful couple portraits of the two of you together, just like you did for your engagement portraits and your wedding photos. You’ll be glad to have those portraits through the years, as you grow old together. As we celebrate the family, celebrate your love too.

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Take a look at just a few of the amazing parents I’ve had the opportunity to photograph this year! You can feel the love between the them. And every time they look at these photos, they’ll be reminded of how it all began – with the love of two people, who came together and built a beautiful family.

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Holiday Portrait Sessions – Spring, Conroe and the Woodlands TX

I welcomed back this wonderful family for their annual family portraits, and I love seeing how my littlest clients have grown from year to year! This year for their holiday family pictures they chose this gorgeous fall colour palette of purples and magentas, which always looks amazing against the deep rich hue of the early fall foliage. When clients ask, “What should I wear for our fall family photos?” this is a colour I always recommend, as a jewel tone that really pops!

As always, for your family portraits I shoot the entire family together for that coveted fantastic photo of everyone happy and together, for the wall above the fireplace. I won’t let you forget to get a couple portrait of just the two of you either! Thank you to this fabulous family for choosing me again for their yearly fall family photos here in the Woodlands!

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With the “perfect shot” done, then we move about for individual shots of the kids, together and by themselves. Kids are so much fun to work with, with their spontaneous genuine smiles and natural curiosity. I love to capture the happiness of children as well as their inner quiet souls, the sides of them we as parents see inside their gentle hearts in unguarded moments.

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We’ll shoot the family portraits again, with a little change of location, for variety and a more casual feel. These make great album portraits, when put together. Family portraits can be really fun and it’s a great chance to hang out together, laughing and smiling, and celebrate what makes you a loving family!

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Are you in The Woodlands Spring, Conroe, or Montgomery County, and are looking for family portraits? Call 832-663-5128 to find out more, or email me directly with this CONTACT FORM.
To view booking information, see my INFO PAGE HERE for family portrait information and CLICK HERE to see the family portfolio gallery.

April O'Hare - You did such a fantastic job with these photos. I love their outfits and all of the different looks you got with them. Beautiful!

Ramsey Garza - I love the colors and the lighting. These are stunning.

Corrie Lindroos - Shannon your work is so beautiful and classic. These images are gorgeous and they will still be gorgeous ten years from now. Beautiful family – I can see why they keep coming back to you!!

Melissa Klein - Gorgeous session! I love their outfits, and these are all absolutely beautiful!

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Beautiful Fall Maternity – The Woodlands Maternity Photographer

This awesome couple came to me from the Woodlands for maternity portraits to celebrate their first baby on the way! We had such a gorgeous evening, with perfect airy light and golden sun, to shoot their maternity session. We were looking for some less posed pictures, to focus on their relationship and their joy as well some more emotive black and white portraits (which are always a favourite for me!).  We mixed up the posed portraits with some more lifestyle type shots, for natural looking maternity portraits. They both look so happy and natural in this beautiful location, with the long grasses and wildflowers in the field.

I love the way they came out, and am looking forward to handing them their beautiful Luxe album of their favourite images!

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Are you expecting a baby and looking for your maternity photographer? Call 832-663-5128 for information about booking a session or email directly with THIS FORM.  Scroll through my maternity gallery HERE and find out more about full session on this INFO PAGE.

April O'Hare - These are lovely! She is a natural beauty and I love the mix of the posed portraits with the more lifestyle shots. Congratulations to them:)

Andrea - Wonderful work- she’s glowing!! Love the locations!!

Melissa Klein - Gorgeous! Love that they got their pup in for a pic, too. :)

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The Senior Album – Spring TX Senior Portraits

I’m really excited about this gorgeous album for seniors! This high quality 5×7 album is included in one of the top senior portrait collections, and is the perfect keepsake from your senior year. Parents LOVE this album, with it’s deep rich colour, thick pages and protective coating. Seniors love it to take with them when they leave for college, to remind them of home and how amazing they looked for their senior portraits! You get to choose which of your favourite images will be included.

Each album comes with a black box for safe keeping and storage.  Clients also have the option to upgrade to the Luxe Album, with their included print credit.  I am proud to offer superior products to my awesome clients! To see more products you’ll take home, visit the PRODUCTS PAGE HERE.

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jeanine - Such a gorgeous high quality product! Love it!

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High School Senior Boy – The Woodlands Senior Photographer

It’s not often that guys call for senior photos, so it’s nice when I get a call for a senior session for one! Some high schools in the Woodlands and Spring allow seniors an entire page for their yearbook pictures, so this handsome guy needed some great photos of him to fill up his page. I offer a special For The Guys session since they tend to want it short and simple — under an hour, just a few great photos, without the long sessions with outfit changes that the girls prefer. Check out this post to see more about this For The Guys high school senior all inclusive session.

For Greg’s session, we shot at his home in the Woodlands around the back yard, front pond and pool side. If you have a spacious and uncluttered yard, with great light, it’s a quick and easy spot for your senior photos so we don’t have to trek on location for your mini senior session. This is time saved for you, too! I love the white walls and columns, and the shots in the pool were really creative. Thanks to his mum for that fabulous idea!

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Are you looking for a senior photographer? Check out my info page here and my gallery here. To get more information, call 832-663-5128 or use this email form to email me directly: EMAIL FORM.

 

April O'Hare - They have a great home for photographing in! That color of blue looks great on him.

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