Wednesday, March 25, 2009

the fun shoot... toby + anika:

I can't even tell you how happy being a photographer makes me! Today is my birthday and I couldn't wait to show you this new shoot! And although Toby and Anika are absolutely adorable... no, they are not models. It was such a joy for me to be able to put together this shoot. Although I am currently a 100% digital shooter, my heart has always been with film. My love for photography began with film and I have always longed for the day when I would shoot film for my business. After spending years mastering my digital photography I have also created a huge space in my heart for digital as well.... and yes it has become a huge part of who I am as a photographer and what my clients fall in love with. So my goal is to start off shooting 10% film and moving closer and closer to shooting more and more film... will I ever give up digital... no way. Do I think digital is less great than film... nope it's just different, but film is my heart... and I want my heart to be happy. When I see a film image my heart skips a beat. So here's to living for my heart! See if you can figure out which images are film (*hint: there is about 10%... some 35mm, some medium format) Thank you SOOOOOO much Toby and Anika for being my guinea pigs and letting me play dress up! You were AMAZING!!! xoxo Shannon






























22 comments:

b.mofoto said...

I am in LOVE with these. Seriously...your work is beautiful. I wish we lived closer. I'd love to get together with you and have a play date. I know I could learn a lot from you!

picottephotography said...

Happy Birthday!!!! LOVE this session!!

caroline tran said...

You already know this, but I just have to tell you again how much you rocked this session! You put everything together so wonderfully and captured everything so perfectly! LOVE your eye!

LALA said...

I Loooove this session!
I really like the colors! And the picture where you had Toby holding the red shoes! n the ones where the girl is sitting on the pavement! Great eye!

Shannon Renee Photography said...

Thank You SO much everyone! Beth... any time your in town I'd LOVE to hang out! THANKS!!!

Chelsea Elizabeth said...

I love, love, love this session!!!! You totally Kicked a** on this one! It's amazing. The images are fabulous and so is the way you styled them. Great job!!!!

kat said...

i am totally in love with and over-excited my this session! amazing!

Courtney said...

I NEED this dress!!! Where can I find it?!

Shannon Renee Photography said...

Hi ALL! thank you SO much for your wonderful comments!!! I bought this dress for $20 at American Vintage on Melrose Ave. in Hollywood, and I bought the crinoline skirt at Aardvarks for $45. I just LOVE vintage!

Courtney said...

do they sell the dress online anywhere? im out on the east coast and would love to buy that dress!!!!! i love vintage too!!!

Shannon Renee Photography said...

Sorry... I don't think they do. When I go into those Vintage places I never know what I'm going to get. The more I look the more gems I find. I think that dress was probably made in the 70's. The same store will be totally different month after month because they just keep getting new wonderful items. Good luck on your search... if I ever find another... I will definitely let you know!

Lot's of LOVE!
Shannon

Courtney said...

oh my gosh please do!!!!!!! Have a great week!!!

Mara (The Wedding Cabaret) said...

OMG! LOVE These!!

A Hot Pink Petticoat said...

yum yum yum

LisaFitts said...

these are so amazing i love color!

Josh Newton said...

hey shannon!! thanks so much for the comment on my blog, i can't WAIT to go on that trip! and you should totally get a Vespa, also! they get like 80 mpg and they're so much fun =) i had one for 2 years and LOVED it. talk to you soon!!

The Pink Umbrella said...

I just came across your pictures on another site (WeddingChicks) and found your blog. This session was amazing!!! I loved the magic you created with them.

Melissa said...

I just found your blog via snippet & ink - the colors are AMAZING in these photos! Love the different perspectives, too. I'm looking forward to experimenting with an engagement shoot I have coming up!

Beautiful!

love said...

Really beautiful pictures!! I love pictures that are fun and not stiff.

PicturesByTracy said...

WOW!!! OMG I just adore this session. You have a great eye and amazing style. Fantastic couple too.

craig said...

Wow! What a great set of photos. I am sure you--and the couple--are pumped about them. I saw your bio over on Jon's Film is Not Dead blog, and jumped over to check out your blog. You are super fortunate to be attending the workshop--when I can afford it, I will definitely be attending as well!

So, your challenge to discern film from digital was quite demanding. With most photos, it is really easy, but your processing of the digi files is pretty flawless. Not to mention the fantastic colors in these photos. So here is my guess: images 6, 7, 9, 13, and maybe 19 & 21?

Either way--film or digi--you killed these.

-craig

selene said...

this is really fun to look at...the colors, the couple, the overall composition is super!