perfect moments.

I am learning…it’s the little moments that matter.

In life & in photography.

My definition of beautiful is changing. My beautiful has shifted towards catching the unexpected, unprompted moment.

I married a man who hates the camera. He supports me behind it, but he hates being on the other side. Being the subject is not something that he is comfortable with and he will ruin, I mean DESTROY pictures if he knows I am aiming at him. He will walk away if I get my camera out. He’ll turn his back or give me the “look.” Which only means I have been forced to develop a very stealthy style of shooting when he is around. I am quick, quiet and do not push. At all. I catch what happens naturally. Which most certainly carries over into my work with my lovely clients.

We went to the zoo this week & I brought my camera. He got irritated with me for playing mamarazzi, but…someday I know these images will bring him joy. Every single one of them. This was my favorite of the day.

The moment. It’s perfection. It’s real. & if you saw the other side, you’d see a little girl going “pfffffft pfffffttt pfffffftt” at her beloved elephants and squeezing her daddy’s shoulder in delight. This is what it’s all about. :)

Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.