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What to Expect During Family Photos | The Allen Family

What to Expect During Family Photos One of the BEST parts of being a photographer is getting to know families and making new friends.  The Allen family is one of those families.  I have been working with them since their oldest was a toddler.  Since then, I have watched them add THREE more boys to…

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  • Katie - LOVVVVVE all these tips!! Your clients are so lucky to have you to capture their moments. You do such an amazing job of photographing the tender moments. Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay -  She is indeed a super mom! What a fantastic session and such great tips as well. You captured this family as just that, a family. I love all of the interaction and closeness in each image. Just beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Kandi - Shannon, I love all the tips and tricks you shared! So much easier when there is no expectation of smiles all the time! GREAT ADVISE!!! You truly capture the most amazing family sessions! Such genuine interaction!ReplyCancel

What to Wear for Family Photos

What to Wear for Family Photos You’ve booked your family photo session, and now it’s time to choose your clothing.  If you have a family of 3, that’s 3 complete outfits.  Family of 4? 4 outfits.  Family of 6? SIX outfits!  You get the point.  Here are some tips on what to wear for family…

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Don’t Say Cheese | My Philosophy for Family Photography

This post has been sitting on my mind for a year.  It has taken me a full year to find the words to say, and even now I don’t know how well I’ll be able to say them.  It was exactly one year ago from today, that I was given the task of getting pictures…

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  • Katie - Oh… Shannon. This. ALL of this. My heart. I remember when your dad passed. You are so, SO right about every single point. It’s about the MOMENT, the love captured, the emotion. All these reasons why I love photography and exactly how you capture each image. So beautiful, friend<3ReplyCancel

  • Natasha Wiening - Shannon, this is beautifully written and I couldn’t agree with you more. I too love photographing in a relaxed style which shows love and laughter, they are true images and creative a positive vibe in a home. The photos you have with your daddy are so special, I am sure he is watching you feeling very very proud xxReplyCancel

  • Krystal - This is my favorite post you’ve ever done. I couldn’t agree more and you put it into words so perfectly!! Wonderful read and gorgeous images!ReplyCancel

  • Linda - The interaction between your families shows the love and fun they have together.  Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

Nashville Fall Family Photography

Nashville Fall Family Photography Fall is in the air!  Well… I think.  At least it’s getting close.  And mini sessions with Shannon Payne Photography are getting even closer!  I offer Nashville fall family photography sessions in September – November.  These sessions are scheduled outside just for family pictures.  Since I specialize in newborn photography, I…

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Nashville Fall Mini Sessions 2018

Nashville Fall Mini Sessions 2018 It’s that time of the year!  Fall is a photographer’s busy season.  Technically, since I specialize in newborns, I am busy year round.  But in the fall, I dedicate a large portion of my calendar to outdoor family sessions on top of my newborn and baby clients.  So…. with that…

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