Mommy & Me Mini Sessions

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Mommy & Me Mini Sessions!
The Perfect Mother's Day Gift To YOURSELF!!!


When was the last time you had photos taken that were focused on that special bond between you and your children?

Are all of your photos with your children cell phone selfies?


Join us in the studio for the perfect photo session that will capture your relationship between you and your children. You'll play games, snuggle, and create the perfect keepsakes that you'll cherish always! They are only little for such a short amount of time. Why not freeze those sweet little glances and eskimo kisses forever?

  • 30 minute photo session 
  • Online Photo Gallery of 8-10 images from which to choose
  • 5 Digital Files with Print Rights
  • 20% off All Products


Cost: $195


The Mommy & Me Mini Sessions are suitable for up to 4 people. Newborns may be included as long as they are being held by the mother. Full payment is due upon booking to secure your date and time.

Cute Little Family of 3! | Millbury, MA Family Photographer

We had to brave the cold winds for my outdoor fall mini sessions this year. I guess that's to be expected on the last weekend in MA in October! But the light was perfect, the foliage was amazing, and all of the families were great! I truly loved photographing this family of 3, and Little E was all ready to smile for me. They just played and laughed and showed how much they enjoy being a family together. This is just a sampling of their quick 20-minute mini session, and it was jut perfect!

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Millbury Massachusetts Family Photos Outdoors Auburn Sutton Worcester Grafton Shrewsbury Family Outdoors Little Girl Photos
Millbury Massachusetts Family Photos Outdoors Auburn Sutton Worcester Grafton Shrewsbury Family Outdoors Little Girl Photos
Millbury Massachusetts Family Photos Outdoors Auburn Sutton Worcester Grafton Shrewsbury Family Outdoors Little Girl Photos
Millbury Massachusetts Family Photos Outdoors Auburn Sutton Worcester Grafton Shrewsbury Family Outdoors Little Girl Photos
Millbury Massachusetts Family Photos Outdoors Auburn Sutton Worcester Grafton Shrewsbury Family Outdoors Little Girl Photos
Millbury Massachusetts Family Photos Outdoors Auburn Sutton Worcester Grafton Shrewsbury Family Outdoors Little Girl Photos
Millbury Massachusetts Family Photos Outdoors Auburn Sutton Worcester Grafton Shrewsbury Family Outdoors Little Girl Photos
Millbury Massachusetts Family Photos Outdoors Auburn Sutton Worcester Grafton Shrewsbury Family Outdoors Little Girl Photos
Millbury Massachusetts Family Photos Outdoors Auburn Sutton Worcester Grafton Shrewsbury Family Outdoors Little Girl Photos
Millbury Massachusetts Family Photos Outdoors Auburn Sutton Worcester Grafton Shrewsbury Family Outdoors Little Girl Photos
Millbury Massachusetts Family Photos Outdoors Auburn Sutton Worcester Grafton Shrewsbury Family Outdoors Little Girl Photos
Millbury Massachusetts Family Photos Outdoors Auburn Sutton Worcester Grafton Shrewsbury Family Outdoors Little Girl Photos
Millbury Massachusetts Family Photos Outdoors Auburn Sutton Worcester Grafton Shrewsbury Family Outdoors Little Girl Photos
Millbury Massachusetts Family Photos Outdoors Auburn Sutton Worcester Grafton Shrewsbury Family Outdoors Little Girl Photos
Millbury Massachusetts Family Photos Outdoors Auburn Sutton Worcester Grafton Shrewsbury Family Outdoors Little Girl Photos

The Goal List: June 2014 | Millbury Massachusetts Premier Photographer

Millbury Massachusetts Best Child Photographer Worcester Felter's Mill Little Girl in Field Photos Central MA Oh my, where has this month gone? We're already 1/3 of the way through June! This is crazy. School is almost over, so we are going to lots of concerts, art shows, meetings, and outdoor activities to wind the year down. It's such a bittersweet year because Cecilia will be leaving her little elementary school and going into third grade at the bigger elementary school in town. It seems like just yesterday that she took the bus as a kindergartener and didn't get off at her stop. She didn't even answer me when I got on the bus looking for her so I didn't think she was on the bus. Talk about panic!!! Let's just say, the police were involved trying to find her, when she was safe and sound on the bus all along. What a little stinker!!!

I just know this summer is going to fly by. I have lots and lots of photo sessions already booked, several weddings to shoot, a few relaxing getaways mixed in, and some fun one-on-one and family time planned with that little cutie up above. Summers in Massachusetts seem so short because we try to cram so much into a few months when the weather is so sunny and gorgeous. Speaking of sun...I am absolutely in love with my late-day sessions lately! I can't get enough of that golden sunshine!

With so much going on, it's super important to have a goal list, a to-do list, and whatever else that will help keep you on track when time is limited and you need to be even more productive than usual.

BUSINESS GOALS | MAY

  • Create a blogging calendar for May and stick to it - Blog 15x this month! (two down, only 13 left to go!) <-- I blogged 8x in May
  • Update pricing sheets for client inquiries
  • Order new album samples
  • Book FINAL Wedding spot available for 2014 - this is in the works :)
  • Get my inbox down to 1500 new emails (gonna try and take this in baby steps this month)
  • Meet with my 2015 Senior Model Reps and get them ready for their LookBook Photo Shoot! <-- CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS!!!
  • Start planning blog/website overhaul

PERSONAL GOALS | MAY

  • Organize and backup all personal photos and videos
  • EXERCISE!! <-- hopefully, the weather will finally get nicer around here and I can get outside and do a little exercise -- hmm, I did start exercising more, but it was actually in June
  • Keep up with my diet - down 9lbs last month!!! Wooohooo!!! <-- kept up with my diet, but the scale didn't budge :(
  • Book all of C's camps for the summer month <-- um, yea, need to do this ASAP!

Getting all of my personal photos backed up was a big task to mark off the list. I also added in a new backup system for client photos...HUGE!

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 BUSINESS GOALS | JUNE

  • Blog 15x this month! <--this will be my #1 goal until it's achieved
  • Get my inbox down to 1500 new emails (gonna try and take this in baby steps this month)
  • Order new sample albums
  • Choose new website design and start working on it
  • Choose outfits for Senior Model Styled Shoot!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!
  • Test out new Wedding Photography Workflow
  • CLEAN OFF DESK!!

PERSONAL GOALS | JUNE

  • Continue with my exercise and better eating. I've been walking for about an hour each night. The weather is perfect, and I love listening to podcasts!
  • Book all of C's camps for the summer month <-- um, yea, need to do this ASAP!
  • Buy some new clothes for summer <--- DESPERATELY NEED!

That's about it for this month. Enjoy your June!

Millbury Massachusetts Child Photographer | My Mother's Day Gift!

So, this was my Mother's Day Gift, to myself, with a little help from the best daughter in the world. It took a little bit of bribing, but she agreed to get dressed up and let me brush and braid her hair for an outdoor photo shoot that I've been thinking about since winter. It all started with the shirt (or should I say, the dress, since it was a size 3T. LOL!). I saw it in the store, and I instantly loved the light yellow gingham and the white collar. The beret was found last summer in a vintage shop in Provincetown, and I've been dying to use it in a shoot since I laid my eyes on it. Overall, I'm happy with the results, and I'm going to make myself and album to cherish! Millbury Child Photographer Outdoor Portraits Children Grafton Worcester Sutton Auburn Shrewsbury

Millbury Child Photographer Outdoor Portraits Children Grafton Worcester Sutton Auburn Shrewsbury

Millbury Child Photographer Outdoor Portraits Children Grafton Worcester Sutton Auburn Shrewsbury

Millbury Child Photographer Outdoor Portraits Children Grafton Worcester Sutton Auburn Shrewsbury

Millbury Child Photographer Outdoor Portraits Children Grafton Worcester Sutton Auburn Shrewsbury

Millbury Child Photographer Outdoor Portraits Children Grafton Worcester Sutton Auburn Shrewsbury

Millbury Child Photographer Outdoor Portraits Children Grafton Worcester Sutton Auburn Shrewsbury

Millbury Child Photographer Outdoor Portraits Children Grafton Worcester Sutton Auburn Shrewsbury

Millbury Child Photographer Outdoor Portraits Children Grafton Worcester Sutton Auburn Shrewsbury

Millbury Child Photographer Outdoor Portraits Children Grafton Worcester Sutton Auburn Shrewsbury

 

 

2014 Spring Mini Sessions!!! | Millbury, MA Photographer

Everyone's been asking about these! Well, here they are; my OUTDOOR Spring Mini Sessions! With the sunny skies, longer days, and 60 degree weather yesterday, it felt like spring here in Massachusetts. It was a nice little teaser, that's for sure, because were are supposed to get more snow tomorrow. Thanks for the little tease, Mother Nature! But, Spring will be here before we know it, and the flowers will be blooming along with the fields of green grass that are perfect for outdoor spring photos.

I've decided to offer two days of mini sessions this year. I've found that those with smaller children sometimes prefer the weekday sessions, while adults and those wanting family photos prefer the weekend session. As usual, the location will be determined at a later date and emailed to all those participating.

Please email me to book your session or if you have any questions at all. shawna.shenette@gmail.com

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Couple of Cute Sisters | Millbury, MA Child Photographer

Totally behind on blogging my fall and holiday photo sessions, but I am determined to get caught up on these. Believe me, I want to show every single gorgeous face that I get to photograph, and I totally will, but sometimes there's a bit of a backlog during the busiest time of year for photos. Please forgive me??? Reliving this photo session that occurred during the peak of that beautiful and buttery fall light was definitely a much-appreciated treat on this dreary and rainy (but unseasonably warm!!!) day here in Massachusetts. This pair of sisters was so much fun to photograph, and really, the ideal session all wrapped in one. I was able to get in a perfect mix of that crazy running-around-til-I'm-out-of-breath-trying-to-entertain that is typical of most 18-month old sessions coupled with that mature-willing-to-listen-and-I'm-ready-to-be-a-model that is typical of most 16-year old session.

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Sweet Summer Vacation | Massachusetts Outdoor Child Photographer

We were on vacation last week, and it was completely perfect! We headed down to Provincetown and had the most perfect weather on the most perfect beach and stayed in the most perfect condo in the most perfect little fishing town. I loved taking these photos. The lighting at the beach can be so beautiful at all times of the day. If you are interested in having a beach photo session and you're heading to Cape Cod this summer, please contact me! We can definitely set something up...you don't need to twist my arm too hard. Hello? Beach day!!!

Here are a few of my favorite photos that I took while we were there:

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Beautiful Provincetown Sunrise at low tide in June

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Handsome Brothers Growing Too Quickly! | Massachusetts Child Photographer, Millbury Child Photographer

This is kind of a funny story. I actually met the mom of these two handsome little guys a little over a year ago at a local playground. I had been looking to update my newborn and maternity portfolio, and well, their mom was pregnant and already ad a cute little guy...perfect! So, I gave her one of my cards and asked if she would mind modeling for me. She was totally for it, and we went back and forth setting a date and time for her maternity session...unfortunately, our session never came to fruition and you will never see a maternity photo of her on my blog. But, all for good reason! The night before our planned session, she delivered a healthy baby boy! We were able to do his newborn photos, though, and you can view them here. I couldn't believe it had already been a year when she contacted me to take Baby N's ONE YEAR PHOTOS! How had it already been that long? I couldn't believe it! But I was thrilled to see how much he'd grown, as well as get some super cute shots of him with his older brother N, who was totally into the photos this time around. :)

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Best Massachusetts Child Photographer Worcester Millbury Auburn Outdoor Child Portraits Brothers One-Year Photos

Best Massachusetts Child Photographer Worcester Millbury Auburn Outdoor Child Portraits Brothers One-Year Photos

Best Massachusetts Child Photographer Worcester Millbury Auburn Outdoor Child Portraits Brothers One-Year Photos

Best Massachusetts Child Photographer Worcester Millbury Auburn Outdoor Child Portraits Brothers One-Year Photos