A Very Special First Birthday Photo Shoot | Millbury MA Photographer

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It's unreal how quickly time passes! I can't believe my little niece will be turning one this coming weekend. So, you know what that meant...photo shoot! She is the happiest little girl, who loves to sit with her legs crossed. Adorable!

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Millbury MA Photographer Massachusetts One Year Old Baby Girl Cake Smash Worcester Pink Balloons Pink Boston Metrowest Baby Photos

Shawna Shenette is a child photographer with a gorgeous studio in Millbury, MA. Shawna provides all props, backdrops, and styling for your session. Shawna creates the perfect session based on your personal style and provides the care and safety for each child while in her studio. Shawna Shenette Photography’s schedule books up very quickly, especially for outdoor fall portrait sessions, so be sure to book early.

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Shawna Shenette specializes in child and family photographs. Shawna Shenette is based in the Worcester area and services:

Boston, Millbury, Shrewsbury, Natick, Westborough, Northborough, Metrowest, Worcester, Sutton, Southborough, Framingham and the surrounding areas.

email: shawna.shenette@gmail.com for inquiries, scheduling, and confirmations

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Goodbye's Are Never Easy | Worcester Family Photographer

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I am always so excited when I receive an email from this family asking to do another family photo session with me. As a Worcester family photographer, I have the pleasure of meeting so many new families and watching them grow. It's one of the most amazing parts of being a photographer.

I first met this family when I did a newborn photo session for their baby boy several years ago. I was then honored to photograph their second baby girl's newborn session just a short time later.

Mom has now finished up her PhD in Worcester, MA, while raising THREE young children (amazing!!!), and so it was time for them to move on. I was so very sad to hear that they were moving back home to Iowa; however, I was extremely thankful that they chose me to capture some "New England" photos of them to remember their time here. It has been so amazing to watch this family grow, and I will definitely miss seeing all of these cute faces!

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Shawna Shenette is a child photographer with a gorgeous studio in Millbury, MA. Shawna provides all props, backdrops, and styling for your session. Shawna creates the perfect session based on your personal style and provides the care and safety for each child while in her studio. Shawna Shenette Photography’s schedule books up very quickly, especially for outdoor fall portrait sessions, so be sure to book early.

Worcester Family Photographer | Worcester Child Photographer

Massachusetts Children Photographer Boston Child Photographer | Boston Family Photographer

Shawna Shenette specializes in child and family photographs. Shawna Shenette is based in the Worcester area and services:

Boston, Millbury, Shrewsbury, Natick, Westborough, Northborough, Metrowest, Worcester, Sutton, Southborough, Framingham and the surrounding areas.

email: shawna.shenette@gmail.com for inquiries, scheduling, and confirmations

Massachusetts Child Photographer

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Child and Family Artistic Wall Portraits

 

MASSACHUSETTS HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS | MILLBURY, MA PHOTOGRAPHER

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I am super excited to announce this year's Massachusetts HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS being held in the Massachusetts studio! I love seeing all the children and families dressed up and capturing these special moments that I hope they will cherish forever. These sessions sell out quickly, so please be sure to book as soon as you can!

In addition to the 2015 Holiday Mini Sessions, I'm also offering a few special session options, which you can read about in the Holiday Specials brochure.

Do You Think My Child Could Be A Model? | The Child Model Series, Pt. 1

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Photographing children makes up a large portion of my photography business, and I'm happy about that because they are one of my favorite subjects. They're cute, silly, happy (most of the time); they have clear skin and bright eyes; and they are pretty much open to anything...as in, they haven't developed much of the self-consciousness that creeps up on us as we grow older.

Do You Think My Child Could Be A Model?

Most of the time during a session my back is turned to the parents as I'm photographing their child, but when I turn around, I see that glimmer of hope and wonder in their eyes as they watch their adorable little one smile perfectly for my camera. They know I shoot a lot of covers for BaystateParent Magazine because they are all over my studio and facebook page, and then they ask, " Do you think my child could be a model?"

Some things to consider before diving in head first:

  • Is your child shy or outgoing?
  • Does your child take direction from adults well?
  • Does your child really want to model?
  • Does your child like having his/her photo taken or do they have a meltdown whenever they see a camera pointed at them?

I only see a child for maybe 45 minutes, so my answer many times is, "Yes, it's possible that your child could become a model" because it is possible. Anything is possible; however, the bigger question is "Do you really want your child to be a model?"

Do You Really Want Your Child To Be A Model?

The world of modeling seems pretty glamorous, right? Who wouldn't like traveling to exotic places, wearing beautiful clothing, having your hair and makeup professionally done, and looking your best in every photo? Sounds fantastic, right? It does to me, BUT I'm a grown woman. To a child, much of this doesn't matter. They are more concerned with when they will get their next snack or be able to play outside.

Many parents love the end result: cute photos of their kids. What they don't always consider is the behind-the-scenes to achieve those photos. Finding the shoots, scheduling the shoots, setting up the shoots, waiting around the set while everything is perfected, sitting still for hair and makeup, and then cooperating with the photographer after sitting and waiting for so long. It can be a long and tiring day, and many children aren't cut out for it.

In the beginning, many child models work for free or for very little money. For all of the time that you and your child invest, the monetary payout may not be very much, if anything at all. Many times, you will be spending much more money than you make (think modeling agent, comp cards, travel, etc...all of which I will cover in upcoming segments of this series).

Another factor is do you want your child's photo everywhere? While it may seem amazing at first, your child's photo could be in print and all over the internet and social media outlets. In the photography world, there has been a lot of controversy lately over what is appropriate to show of our children. Is the clothing and posing appropriate for their age? In 10 years, will your child have a problem with their photos being on the internet?

All of the above aside, modeling isn't all bad and can be a very rewarding experience. There certainly is money to be made in the industry. You and your son or daughter may love seeing their modeling photos everywhere, and it may open up other amazing opportunities for them such as commercials, acting, and scholarships. Modeling can also be a great way for your child to discover self-confidence.

Want To Give the Child Model Thing A Try?

One of the biggest pieces of advice that I can give is don't spend a TON of money on your child's modeling portfolio in the beginning. If you've done any investigating into the world of child modeling, you've probably heard about the casting calls where they tell you that your child is PERFECT for them and all you need to do is pay them $3000 and your phone will be ringing off the hook with jobs. NOT TRUE! I will be discussing modeling agencies in a future post, but until then, don't fall for this scam.

If you don't want to spend a lot of money, and you want to test the child modeling waters, BaystateParent Magazine will be holding a Cover Model Contest. You can view all of the details and rules here: Cover Model Search. For just $25, you can get a taste of the child modeling action. I will be the photographer on Friday, April 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mall at Whitney Field, Leominster

Have Child Modeling Questions?

If you have any child modeling questions, please ask them in the comments, and I'll be sure to answer them in an upcoming segment.

Shawna Shenette is a Premier Massachusetts Child Model Photographer. Her work can be seen in BaystateParent Magazine, PurePetites Magazine, Bride and Groom, Chic Critique, and many other prestigious publications. She specializes in newborn photography, child photography, maternity photography, family photography and wedding photography in Central MA, Worcester County, Boston and surrounding areas.

 

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.