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Austin Wedding Photographer | Instagram

Oh I love Instagram! Do you? There is a huge amount of freedom that I feel when I lift my little smart phone and just snap with no settings or focus adjustments to make. I am also a huge fan of the square picture. I have an old vintage camera that shoots square negatives and it’s always been a pleasing shape to me.

You can find me HERE if you’d like to follow along with me.

I often talk about relationship driven photography. My Instagram feed is definitely a little slice of my life and by following it, you can learn all sorts of silly and not so silly things about me. I’ll occasionally post something pretty from a wedding, but mostly it’s whatever catches my eye.

Be prepared, my feed is not art, but it is pretty fun.

Happy Thursday!

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Happy Birthday to Savannah

Yesterday was my daughter’s 7th (!!!) birthday. She is my favorite photo subject and biggest inspiration.

We love you little pumpkin and can’t believe how quickly you have gone from this:

To this:

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As you grow you just become more and more awesome. We can’t wait to see what 7 has in store for us!

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My Thanksgiving Table

I am a little proud of my Thanksgiving table this year. I actually put some effort into the design instead of just slapping some plates on the table after I finish cooking.

You should know that I LOVE THANKSGIVING! It is the one holiday that is SO easy to enjoy. Food, friends, family and football? What’s not to like?

I asked my wonderful friend Wendee over at Unexpected Elements to make me a centerpiece. I told her to do whatever she wanted and look how pretty it turned out! She’s so creative!

The ‘placemats’, which are actually paper, are from West Elm, the salt and pepper shakers (the piggies) are from Jonathan Adler and I made the napkins and table runner myself. The china is Wedgwood and is unfortunately discontinued. Little S, my kiddo made the menu graphic and the cute acorn place cards.

It’s not complete professional quality, but I was very pleased as it incorporated elements from all parts of our lives, including our little person.

I have been around enough beautiful weddings and great wedding coordinators to pick up a thing or two. Thanks for the lessons planners!

Happy Wednesday!

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Happy Anniversary to ME!

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11 years later plus one amazing little girl and we sure do like each other still….Conor Cunningham is the greatest ya’ll. Our marriage is the reason I have such delight and hope at each wedding I photograph. You all inspire me and remind me of love…every weekend.

 

XOXO

Shannon

 

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Personal | Family Photos


You guys want to see MY family photos this year?

My dear, dear friend and talented photographer Kristen shot these for us. It was freezing cold and when I picked my kid up from school before the session, her teacher said “She’s had a really rough day today – not the most well-behaved”. Awesome. So the odds were highly stacked against us, but in a 25 minutes session, Kristen made us some gorgeous photos. I had them made into a holiday-style album, which I am LOVING (as are the grandparents).

I love small albums for portrait sessions! While I am a bit of a mimimalist on my wedding album designs (white pages, clean layouts), I think this album benefitted from a kicky little theme.

Looking forward to 2012…The Best of 2011 posts are coming!

 

 

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