Portrait Experience





Before your session:

We will have a phone or in-person consultation about styling, theme, location and other details after scheduling takes place. I will often send you to one of my Pinterest boards that has examples of how to coordinate colors, how to layer clothing, and how to dress in general. While I want you to dress in your own style, picking the right clothing for your photo session is important in the final outcome of the photos.  Professional hair and makeup is available upon request.


During your session:

The session itself will last approximately 1 hour. My best sessions take place when my clients are relaxed and just being themselves. Have fun. Laugh. Giggle. Joke. Embrace. Kiss. Snuggle. Play. Doing these things will allow me to capture the emotion and true beauty of your family. We don’t all stand together and smile in the same direction, we smile at each other, and those images speak so beautifully about the relationships between people and families.



After your session:

My goal is to give you natural, timeless photography that captures your unique personality. That means through my editing process, my goal is to make your photos look as natural as possible while still making you look your best.


Photo proofs are usually ready for in person viewing 1-2 weeks after the session takes place. We will set up a time to view and select images for final printing.

I strive to make your experience with Photography by Shanna as fulfilling as possible. To schedule your session, call (815-343-2034) or say hello now!