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I am honored to say that I was featured on the snapknot.com twitter page today! SnapKnot is a great resource for wedding photographers and couples who are looking for photographers! Thanks @SnapKnot!

Also, please remember to follow me @shawnaflorida on twitter and “like” me on my facebook page!

Spring is almost here! Where has the time gone? Upon realizing that is already almost allergy season (sniff sniff, tear), I also came to the conclusion that it has been FAR too long since I have repaid all you amazing clients who have been keeping me so busy. So here we are. If you saw my offer on my Facebook page, you are probably here to get your instructions to claim your offer. You will find those instructions below. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check out My Facebook Page where you can get your very own “top secret” promo code.I look forward to working with you!

Spring Promo

PROMO INSTRUCTIONS:
1. E-mail me at shawna@shawnaflorida.com
2. Mention the PROMO CODE you were given on my facebook business page
3. Mention type of session and dates you are available in March or April
4. Ask me any questions you have regarding my services
5. Show up to your session

Here is the TINY print:
*Sessions must take place in March or April. Space may be limited.*ALL PACKAGES include high resolution, custom edited photos on Disc. No limit on photos.*ALL PACKAGES include a printing copyright release.*Promo ONLY applies to 1 hour package.*E-mail me for a list of package pricing.*Travel outside Houston Metro Area may require additional fees

Katie and Steve are getting hitched July 5th, 2014 in New York and I was super pumped to shoot their engagement photos. These two lovebirds were referred to me through my good friends, and stars of my blog, Dusty and Kelly. (You may remember them from a few posts back).

We planned to shoot the photos at Katie’s family ranch in Navasota, which is right outside of College Station. Katie and Steve were only in town for a few days over Thanksgiving, since they both live in Indiana, so I was crossing my fingers the weather would cooperate. You just really never know what you are going to get this time of year. I was really excited when we stumbled upon the most perfect November day!

I arrived at the Weatherstone Family Ranch and quickly came to the conclusion this place is a photographers dream. Seriously. 9 out of 10 bride-to-be’s request a location that has a “country-vintage-outdoorsy” feel, and living in a big city, sometimes its hard to deliver. This was perfect. It took everything in me not to spend my entire day on their property, taking advantage of all the amazing back drops.

Long story short, Steve and Katie were amazing to work with, very friendly and super laid back. I really enjoyed getting to know them. I also experienced one of my *favorite* photography moments of all time. Katie’s dad surprised us all when he photobombed part of our session, and I got it all on film.

Thanks again to Katie, Steve and the Weatherstone family for another great session!

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  • January 28, 2014 - 5:16 am

    Tiffany Martin - Oh my goodness! Awesome pictures! ReplyCancel

  • January 30, 2014 - 9:32 pm

    Nancy Weatherstone Eastman - Love all the pictures they are really nice!!!ReplyCancel

  • January 31, 2014 - 12:00 am

    Samantha Ann Biss - I love them!!!! So perfect!ReplyCancel

  • January 31, 2014 - 12:24 am

    Patty Ann Tilton - Absolutely Fantastic all the photos were perfectReplyCancel

  • January 31, 2014 - 12:51 am

    Melanie Yeomans Clifford - Beautiful pictures!! Congrats you two, Still laughing at the ones with your Dad!!ReplyCancel

  • January 31, 2014 - 1:30 am

    Kim Spoljaric - Awwww, such beautiful and sweet pictures!ReplyCancel

  • January 31, 2014 - 2:46 am

    Angela Spoljaric - Love them all! Can’t wait to be a part of this awesome wedding!!ReplyCancel

  • February 3, 2014 - 2:53 am

    Mary Jo Dombek - They are all great pics……even the one with the nut case running with the gun!ReplyCancel

I’ve had the pleasure of being friends with the McClains for many years. A few fun late nights, ridiculously amazing vacations, crazy weddings, and a couple births later, they remain some of my favorite people. I first shot photos of Melanie and Jonathan when they were expecting their first child, Jake. Fast forward a few years and they are now a family of four. The McClains just welcomed their second child, a sweet baby girl named Avery Taylor, on January 22nd.

While I have yet to meet little Avery, back in November, Melanie contacted me to get some family photos, and some shots of Jakey before the new addition arrived. We met at a small park nearby, on a beautiful fall day. I had a great time taking pictures of them, as usual, and I’m fairly certain Jake has a future modeling career at Gap. Watch out ladies!

Special thank you to Melanie, Jonathan and family! Congratulations on your growing family!

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Many years ago, I met a special young lady, who would later become one of my best friends. I can comfortably say Suzanne Swiderski (nee French) has been a “BFF” since 1999. I spent many hours hanging out at her house (thanks Bill & Cathy) and discussing our ideas for the next AMAZING t-shirt, that would make us all millionaires. I could go on and on about all the spectacular memories we have had together, but I guess this isn’t as much about “us” as it is about her “new family”. (No bitterness here, I swear… wink wink).

All teasing aside, Sue married her soul mate, David, last year. In November, they welcomed their adorable son, Jackson Daniel Swiderski. I was lucky enough to capture him in his element 6 days after birth, and he is just the cutest little thing. I don’t know an incredible amount about babies, but he seems to have it together. But, really, I couldn’t have expected anything less from Sue and David.

I took these photos during my short lunch break, and unfortunately David was out of town on business, but we still got some great shots of Jackson in his itty bitty newborn state! I am looking forward to many years of photographing (and corrupting) this little guy.Swiderski1Swiderski3Swiderski2