Sunday, May 24, 2009

the anniversary ...peter + shannon:

I thought I would share some of MY wedding pictures today since today is Peter and my sixth anniversary... I found this illustration when we were moving and it just brought me back. I had illustrated this for my dressmaker.... and then I brought it for my hairdresser to follow too. I just LOVED that day... so many little things went wrong... wrong color linens, shoes dyed purple (no joke), things missing.... Yet, it was perfect. I can't even tell you how amazing marriage is. Putting two crazy people in one house and living every moment together has been a bumpy road... so many things that can go wrong... do. Yet, it is perfect. I love Peter for all his imperfections that he has now and that he will have... and he loves me for all of mine. Marriage is a true partnership that I've learned that what ever I want to receive I must first be willing to give. Thank you Peter for always giving so unselfishly to me... I hope that I will always give unselfishly to you. xoxo Shani (All images by: Myrtle and Marjoram ... thank you Ing> kisses!)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

the baby to be... jesse + najwa:

Born 3 weeks early on Monday, May 4th, at 10:21am Alexis Jasmin Culver has now arrived! Man... good thing we got these done when we did! I just love Jesse and Najwa! I photographed their wedding a couple of years ago and I just adore them to the fullest. Najwa is just one of those extremely intelligent girls who happens to also be amazingly sweet. Jesse is so incredibly great too! He has the most wonderful laugh and is always smiling and the way he looks at Najwa will just make you melt. I am so thankful at how much they have trusted me with their memories over these years. It was so cute hearing their choices for names for the baby... at one point I asked them both to just think of the first name that popped into their heads... and they both said "Alexis!" Thank you both for allowing me to capture this very special time and thank you so much for taking me around the beautiful Hummingbird Nest Ranch. I can't wait to get to photograph beautiful little Alexis Jasmin. xoxo Shannon Renee

Thursday, May 14, 2009

unique little car show!!! ... CARS!

So when I was asked if I photograph other things than just people I said SURE! I love to photograph people... love love love... SO much character and joy and all the simple little expressions that I feel privileged to see and capture. Well guess what... cars have personality too! I had so much fun getting to see all these amazing... and... well ... UNIQUE LITTLE CARS! I don't know if you can tell... but my absolute favorite of the day was the Fiat... LOVED those little guys! They made me smile just looking at their little parts! Which one is YOUR favorite? Enjoy! xoxo Shannon Renee