What can we expect when we schedule a session with Shawna?
We will start with a pre-session consultation, this is where the fun begins! We will create a plan- how do you want your images displayed? gallery canvas, frames, an album on your coffee table? Where do you see your images when you picture your home? Your bedroom, your living space, nursery, etc. We will discuss what to wear, the location, and the overall vision for your shoot. The right clothing is instrumental in making a great photograph. It can be the difference between a nice photo and a beautiful, harmonious piece of art. I put careful thought and planning into every session. It is designed to reflect you and your sense of style.
It can be overwhelming to decide on which images to have printed and what sizes, so I am here for you every step of the way if you choose. If I wasn't a photographer, I would be an interior designer so I am more than happy to help you design a gallery wall or help you choose the best placement for your portrait art. This is all part of the experience.
When it comes to the day of the session, parents can sometimes feel stressed and worry their children won't behave or they won't use their "real" smile etc. My approach is relaxed, I let your story unfold as we go. Sometimes just letting your children play and explore and do what feels natural to them can make for some of the most beautiful photos. I have three children of my own and I know that some days can be more challenging than others...I like kiddos with a little spunk, they tend to have a lot of personality! So please don't fret, enjoy the moment and leave all the hard work to me.