Is it Christmas yet?

Christmas Minis with Bob the Boler this weekend meant I could sneak in my own family shots and I am SO excited for Christmas now!

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Practicing Painterly

I love to take pictures and I love to edit them just as much.

Today Chris took Maeve to do errands for the afternoon. After doing laundry and washing windows for an hour I took a break to do what I actually like doing instead 😉

This is following the “Painterly” style as taught by Shannon Squires from Summerana.com

My model was not as thrilled about the arrival of this new unicorn dress as I was and this is literally the only image she let me capture.

Seeing as she lives with me and works for free, I made it work 😉

It’s Apple Orchard Season

It was 30 degrees and every bit still summer but Maeve was a trooper and wore her “fall outfit” to the apple orchard. Not because I forced her but because it was a new outfit and that meant she just HAD to wear it.  Kids are so awesome. And I am now fully convinced also don’t feel things the same way us adults do.  Long sleeves AND a VEST in 30+ degrees with ZERO complaints? Common.

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A little Mermaid fun to end the summer

I am part of an awesome online community of photographers and artists that create incredible photographs and creative edited images. I have been so inspired by this group this year and have worked really hard to learn different editing techniques and push myself to try and do things I have never thought of doing in the past.

This week I took Maeve to the beach and got her to pose for a few pics. From that little session I was able to turn this,

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Into this!

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First Day of School

Maeve is back for her second year in the CASA classroom at Montessori. I guess technically it is pre-school. So wild to think she’ll be in JK next year! Right now the plan is keep her at Montessori 2 or 3 days a week for her JK year and also take her to her regular JK class at our local elementary school on the other days. She is still just 2 days a week at Montessori and she is on a wait list to be bumped up to 3 days. I was told this will not happen during this school year, which honestly was a little disappointing but the best for bank account as the moment.  It was a pretty uneventful lead up to the first day this year. She knows her school and teachers and it wasn’t her “first day” of ever going to school so we really didn’t talk about going back to build the excitement or get her used to the idea. She is super easy going and doesn’t need to be prepared for days that are out of the ordinary which it made it very easy as well.  I did decide last minute (as all my mommy ideas are usually planned) to set up a little “When I Grow Up” session in the backyard before we took her to school.

Right now Maeve wants to be  – “a doctor for peoplemen, not animals, so I can take you (her dad and I) to work with me and take care of you and help make you feel better”.

xoxox

Work hard, DREAM BIG!

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Follow my new Photography Business Blog!

I’ve decided to start a blog for my photography business. I need to keep things separate and easy for my clients but I want my old friends to continue to follow me on this new journey too!

Pop over to my new blog – Shannon MacMillan Photography – Capturing It All – and give it the old “following” click 🙂

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Thanks!

I am kind of over Cake Smashes

Cake Smashes are INSANELY popular to document the 1 year milestone.

Don’t get me wrong, I love icing covered toes as much as the next mama, but it’s just so over done.

That is why I did a “Strawberry Smash” for this little June baby.

Happy 1st Birthday, Miss S.

xox

This Chef Garden session was amazing!

Just a few images from an incredible garden session I did last week with the beyond gorgeous Chef Lara.

I could just spend the whole day in this garden looking at all the amazing, fresh crops and finding endless treasures tucked here and there.

This is where my heart is.  Beautiful images, creative staging, helping professionals showcase their passion and build their media presence.

I am so excited about sharing this shoot that I am not even sorry that not all of these images have been edited.

Enjoy!

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