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It was somewhere along lonely I-29 on my 300 mile weekly commute from Omaha to South Dakota that I made the decision. I had a great year selling Mirena & earned a bunch of points to use in the Bayer store to buy something nice. After a bit of coaxing from my sister-in law, I […]

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Newborn photography is not for every photographer. I am learning I am a rare breed…not just because I adore newborns, but because I adore newborns in color. [gasp] What is a photographer’s worst nightmare? Newborns in color. I am pretty sure. It’s not easy. It’s actually really hard. But it’s what I love and I […]

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I left yesterday’s newborn shoot full of peace & joy. The Christmas music was playing & I had just left the most beautiful family. The shoot was exactly how I hope every one of my shoots feels. Warm. Bright. Joyful. Inspiring. Calm. Loving. I felt like a little lightbulb went on in my head as […]

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Last week…my mind was empty. This week, I could write a book. So goes it in the world of shawna…ha! I rarely ever have pictures of me shooting. I love to see other photographers at their craft, so I thought I would post this. My friend Lauren took it for me, sneaky sneaky! Thanks, Lauren! […]

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“shawna–we’re on our way to the hospital…and we’re going to have to cancel our maternity shoot tomorrow” she said in her voicemail, her voice heavy with disappointment & joy. “I don’t want to force this on you, but how would you feel if I met you at the hospital?” We were 6 weeks out from […]

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08.08.09. The most emotional day of my life. Nothing prepares you for the intensity of motherhood. As much as I thought I knew…it couldn’t even come close to the reality. The instant love you feel…indescribable. My daughter is now one. [sniff, sniff] She was so small. So tiny. This has been the best year of […]

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“Don’t you just LOVE his little stork bite?” she asked.”It’s part of our family genes. Both my boys have it!” Then she took her hand to her heart and we both just bent over & admired him. He is beautiful. Becoming a parent has changed the way I edit my pictures. Babies are blotchy and […]

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