Category Archives: Newborn

Austin Family Photographer | Photo Frolic

“Do you photograph families?”

I get asked this a lot and the answer is YES! I love to, but you won’t see those photos here because a few years ago I decided to separate family portraiture from this website. I started a site called Photo Frolic, Modern Family Portraiture.  I feel like family portraiture is a bit different from wedding photography, so I wanted to be able to give portrait clients a unique experience. It is not something I have really pushed, as you all are lovely clients that have allowed me to be your photographer for life, not just your wedding and then you have told your friends, which is the best form of advertising I could ever ask for.

This upcoming year, while I’ll still be shooting plenty of weddings,  I’ll be looking to grow Photo Frolic. Shannon Cunningham Photography will still be all about weddings, but pop over to Photo Frolic now and again for some of Austin’s cutest newborns, babies and families.

Here’s a tiny sample of some 2012 families.


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Dahlia: Austin Newborn Photography

Oh baby Dahlia! A beautiful name for a beautiful girl.

Not only is this little one gorgeous, she is the daughter of a very good friend of mine and fellow photographer Tali Wildman. Many of my past couples will remember her as my dee-lightful second shooter. I can’t wait to have her back, but in the meantime I’m thinking motherhood is suiting her just fine.

Congrats Tali and Cliff! Thank you thank you for allowing me to capture these photos. XOXO

Shannon Cunningham is an Austin, Texas wedding and portrait photographer

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Luke: Austin Newborn Photography

It was with great joy that I learned about my dear friend Kathryn’s fifth pregnancy last winter. However, sometimes life has a way of throwing you a curve ball. Not only was this pregnancy difficult, little Luke had a 40 day stay in the NICU after an emergency C-section 36 weeks into the pregnancy.

He’s doing great 10 weeks into life and is at home with his family, but I came up to the NICU at Dell Children’s to capture all of his teeny newborn glory. It is the only photo session that I’ve had to ‘scrub in’ for. He weighs a little less than 5 pounds in these photos. Enjoy this little miracle. A zillion kisses to all of you W family.





Daddy was a yell leader at Texas A&M, so, you know, they start them early in this household.



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Newsletter + Upcoming Holiday Mini-Sessions

We’ve had sub 100 temps the last few days! Do you know what that means? HOLIDAY PORTRAIT TIME!

I know, September seems really early doesn’t it, but it is time to schedule your holiday sessions. I’m offering a little incentive.

Up at the top of the blog there is a ‘Links’ section. Go on up there and sign up for the newsletter. I’ll be sending out information about Holiday Mini-Sessions and if you are on the newsletter, you not only get first crack at times, there will be a little extra something for you. Do it now!


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Rayleigh: Babies

I need to warn you before you read this post. CUTE. BABY. ALERT!! This age really makes me squealy. It’s right before they get mobile, teething hasn’t started and they generally have no stranger anxiety. I usually get lots of smiles and hugs.

It was so wonderful to see mom Melinda and Rayleigh again. It’s always fun for me to see how much more comfortable first time parents are by the time the second appointment rolls around. They are always such pros by then.

Baby Rayleigh is sweet, cuddly, smiley and gorgeous! Check out this little bundle of love!


The Bucket makes a return appearance.







Shannon Cunningham is an Austin Wedding, Portrait and Family Photographer.

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