By: Shanna | June 07, 2018

How gorgeous are these girls?

I've known Amber + her girls for many, many years. In fact, back in 2012 - her girls were some of my first 'models' for the 'photography business' I had hoped to grow. Of course, life got in the way & I never really jumped in until a few years later (2015). When she asked me to do a mother's day mini for her + girls, of COURSE I wouldn't pass it up! I honestly can't believe how much the girls have grown over the years - or how gorgeous they are! Someone's gonna have their hands full when they get to dating age ;) 

Check out some more from these sweethearts below: 

By: Shanna | May 30, 2018

I met these two cuties when their mom scheduled a session with me last summer! They are just a ton of fun to follow around. They bring tons of laughter and smiles to those around them. I just love their whole family and I was so excited that she got with me again to do these precious pictures for Mother's Day! I love watching kids grow and change over the years - and I hope to see these two grow as well! <3 

More from their mini-session below: 

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By: Shanna | May 30, 2018

I decided to do some last minute mother's day minis this year, and these beautiful women met up with me a few weeks ago for their mini! They were a blast to work with and I'm pretty certain that I laughed until I cried. This momma and her daughters are absolutely gorgeous and total sweethearts! More photos below: 

Category: Mini-Session 

Tags: Family, Mini-Sessions 

By: Shanna | March 28, 2018

Sooo, Addy Mae turned 9 months in January!

(yes, scold me.. I kept thinking I had already done this, and just realized that I hadn't. she'll be ONE next week. shame on me!) 

It was a very cold, very wet January and we had no idea how we were going to get her photos done. Thankfully it warmed up SLIGHTLY one weekend and we knew we better go for it even though it was a rainy, nasty day. Luckily, their nephew's birthday party was at this awesome building with a nice wrap around porch overlooking the river in Perryville (where they just so happened had had their baby shower) and asked if I could just meet them there when they got done. So, I loaded up my equipment and off I went to meet them! 

...and they turned out SO precious. We weren't entirely sure what we'd end up with, but I think we were pretty proud of what we got considering the nasty day we had available! ♥ I mean, with the cutest baby ever, how are you NOT going to get precious photos?!?

See more from Addy's 9 month session below: 


Category: Family 

Tags: Children, Family, Winter 

By: Shanna | December 12, 2017

Sooo, I know that you remember our best friends, the Riley's... 

Well, Miss Addy Mae turned 6 months back in October! 

(yes... I'm aware that I'm super behind on posting, haha!) 

and of course we had to celebrate with some gorgeous fall photos! 

Luckily, we were able to do it before it turned rainy and chilly later that weekend - but we weren't able to do it before the clouds rolled in so it was cloudier than we had hoped... but they still turned out beautiful! ♥

See some of my favorites below:

Category: Family 

Tags: Children, Family, Fall 

By: Shanna | November 30, 2017

I've been fortunate to know the Wilson's for several years. Chad's brother Todd is my stepdad's best friend in the entire world and has been since they were 6 years old (they literally talk every day, lol) so they know my parents pretty well. And, whenever I was getting married in 2010, LeAnn's daughter, Kendra, was actually my flower girl! :) It's hard to believe that that was 7 years ago and look how grown up she is now! Blows my mind!

We had wanted to do a fall shoot at their friend's house and had it all planned out for a pretty evening last month - but life doesn't always work the way we want it to. Due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, it was already getting dark whenever we were able to start shooting so you'll find that these are darker than we would of liked- but I still think they turned out well! I mean, how could they not with such a gorgeous family in them?!?!

♥ A few more from our evening below: 

Category: Family 

Tags: Family, Fall 

By: Shanna | November 22, 2017

I had the honor of photographing the Klein family back in July for my annual free police minis = as they were awaiting their newest little member to their tribe! She contacted me at the end of September to set up a quick 'lifestyle' newborn shoot after their newest little cutie entered this world. I was so excited & thankful that they allowed me to capture memories for them once again!

They decided to just do parents & newest little baby for this particular shoot, but we plan to get the whole family in a picture soon! I can't wait!

Thank you guys for letting me continue to be a part of your lives.... and congratulations again! ♥

a few more photos of this beautiful family below:

Category: Family 

Tags: Family, Lifestyle, Newborn 

By: Shanna | September 13, 2017

the thin blue line + engagements = my new fave

I knew Miss Emily from where she has competed in our pageants at the fair in the past, so I was pretty excited when she contacted me about doing a law enforcement shoot with her fiance (now husband) back in July when I was offering free law enforcement minis. (You can learn more about that here.) We ultimately decided to make it into a regular session as they wanted to do something special during their session... (which I'll reveal below!!)

We had SO much fun doing their photos. I'm pretty sure we never stopped laughing! annnnd, the pictures turned out absolutely GORGEOUS. (it helps when the couple is gorgeous!) I'm so glad that I was able to do this for them! 

Check out a few more from their session below: 

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Emily announced their pregnancy with this adorable photo and the caption below: 
        ETA  on Daddy's Backup : February 2018 

This little boy or girl is going to be SO loved (and just absolutely precious!) - and they will already have their first hero straight from birth: their daddy ♥

Congratulations, Emily + Ben! 


By: Shanna | September 06, 2017

Addy Mae is 3 months old! 

Sooo, I know that by now you already know that the Riley Family are our friends and they just had this sweet little girl back in April. I swear that I feel like she was just born yesterday, and yet here we are at 3 months! (really she's already 5 months, but I'm super behind on blogging!) 

 Can you believe it? She's getting more and more personality and I know that it's a lot of fun watching her grow every day! Isn't she precious?

Enjoy all these 'too cute for words' pictures below:  ;)

(click to enlarge!) 


Category: Family 

Tags: Children, Family, Summer 

By: Shanna | August 24, 2017


Behind every strong police officer, 

there is an even stronger family who stands behind them and supports them. ♥

I also got to meet up with the sweet Flynn family for their police mini back in July. I had so much fun - even though it was so hot that day and the bugs were so frustrating. It went well, though!

And, isn't their little girl just gorgeous?! She's seriously a doll baby, even though she wasn't very interested in posing for photos. I'm a little partial to the blonde hair as well. :) lol 

If you didn't read the Klein Family blog before this, you may not realize that doing this is a special way for me to give back to my fellow LEO families near me. My dad is an officer in Texas and I have the utmost respect and love for law enforcement officers. I understand the job they do and I know the situations they come across daily. I provide LEO families a free mini session every July, but I also provide LEO families a discount on many other sessions. To learn more about this, go HERE

Check out more of the gorgeous Flynn family below:

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Thank you for doing what you do, Officer Flynn! 

Category: Mini-Session 

Tags: Family, Mini-Sessions, LEO