.winter deer.

winter is such a wonderful time in montana. it’s beautiful, its peaceful…and it’s also my down time
so i have extra time to play around and do sessions i wouldn’t normally do:)

this session was so much fun!! thank you to olivia for braving the cold and being up for anything. i adore you so you much!! ?
the AMAZING makeup was done by kristen at savvi salon. she truly has an gift and is the very best at what she does.
the beautiful hair was done by andrea at hairganic. andrea happens to be olivia’s mom too….fun!!

xoxo

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  • Kerri

    Wow!!! Stunning!! Beautiful model and awesome makeup work! Such fun to do something out of the ordinary :)

  • Natalie

    Oh my goodness! This is so fun!! Gorgeous job, Shannon.

  • Justina

    Such a neat concept, these images are ART. Amazing work!

  • What a unique session, love it and I love all the snow!

  • The intricacy of that makeup is incredible and you captured every detail. What a cool idea and great execution.

  • Keren

    What a fun session! I love that you are pushing your creativity! My favorite is that last black and white!

  • Kristine B

    SO fun and neat! What a seriously gorgeous girl!!

  • Caitlynn

    Gorgeous girl. Love the creativity. So cool!!

  • These are so fun and pretty! Fantastic work friend!

  • These are really interesting. So creative and striking.

  • lauren

    Fantastic as always! Love this session!

  • WHOA! I’ve never seen anything like this before! You knocked this outta the park! Love seeing your work in the winter. 😀

my beautiful is beautiful because….

earlier this spring i did a my beautiful is beautiful session which included a surprise no make up session.
you can see it and read all about it HERE.

i wanted to carry it throughout the year, so incorporated ‘my beautiful’ into all of the girls sessions.
i just thought it would be something fun….what i didn’t expect is how much i would LOVE it.
i not only loved to see what each girl would write but i loved the process of it all. each girl had to stop and think
about what made them beautiful. some knew right away, some asked their moms/friends, some thought about it a while….
but what i found is that it was something they weren’t thinking about and i LOOOOOVED seeing them thinking about
all the reasons they are beautiful. i am so proud of all these girls this year and i cant wait to keep this ball rolling and
see what else comes (YES! there are already plans for a new shoot. eeeekkkk!!).

i hope you will love seeing all of these put together as much as i do.
thank you for an amazing year. all of you!! xoxo

  • Kristine B

    I have loved following these gorgeous girls in this series!! So many beautiful ladies and I just love their responses!

  • Natalie

    I have become such a huge fan of your work this year! This idea is really unique and I adore it. Gorgeous ladies and such wonderful, thoughtful responses that allow us to know a little more about their personalities!

  • rachel

    I love this idea, and I’ve loved following these! Amazing work this year!

  • This totally made me tear up. What an awesome work you are doing. These women will always remember this!

  • Jenny

    Every last one of these is so meaningful. Love that you encouraged them all to reflect on this TRUTH. Every last girl is stunning and unique. Thank you for doing this for them!

  • Shelly

    This made me tear up. Important messages Shannon!

  • Aww, love this.

  • Love these so much!!! I love how you not only give these girls images of themselves showing them how beautiful they are, but you encourage them to think positively about themselves. Such a wonderful thing!!

  • Sierra

    THIS is the definition of beautiful and THIS is what senior girls really look like. Love the raw, kind, encouraging message you’re sending here.

  • Gisselle

    I love this entire concept. You are awesome Shannon, what a beautiful message!!

  • I LOVE that you do this! Seriously makes me so happy and so proud! <3

  • You’re just the best! Thank you for being you. 😀

alexa
class of 2016

i first met alexa early in the spring at one of my first session of the year when she came along with one of my reps…
so it was fun to end the season with her too:)alexa is unbelievable gorgeous, so darn sweet and just one of those
people you want to be around.

alexa….you are beautiful, my friend. i am so happy we were able to squeeze your session:)i absolutely adore
you to the moon and back. have an amazing senior year!!! xoxox

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  • Britt

    Holy wow, these are gorgeous!!! Alexa is beyond stunning, but it’s clear from these photos that she has a beautiful internal sparkle, as well. Also, this girl has some serious style. Beautiful photos, Shannon!

  • Kristine B

    WHATTTT. Her hair, eyes, smile, style…. GORGEOUS. Such a beautiful girl, you captured her well!

  • Natalie

    She is STUNNING!! That last jumper outfit was made for her! Absolutely gorgeous!

  • rachel

    Her eyes though! Woah! Such a gorgeous girl – and that last outfit is perfect! Gorgeous pictures!

  • Sierra

    This girl is GORGEOUS! LOVE the black dress outfit and her hair color…AND pretty much everything about this whole session!

  • I’ve missed coming here! Your work is so beautiful. What a beautiful young woman. You captured these perfectly!

  • Jenny

    Woah there, gorgeous! The second photo made me catch my breath and I was just mesmerized by all the rest. So very jealous of her hair. :) These are beautiful, Shannon!

  • Oh man…. that second image… LOVE it! What a gorgeous girl and a gorgeous session!!!

  • WOW!!! She is BEAUTIFUL! Love her style!!

  • LOVE Alexa! Awesome pictures!!

  • Gisselle

    WOW, what a gorgeous girl!! You rocked these, Shannon!! They are all beautiful!

  • Alexa is stuuuuuning! I love all of these and her style and that light! Ah! so good!

  • I couldn’t love this session more. So much happiness and beauty!!! 😀 High fives!

bj
class of 2016

bj is hands down one of the nicest, kindest, politest…and handsome! young men i have ever met.
i absolutely loved his session. he was so easy to work with and seriously, the nicest guy!!

thank you so much, bj!! you are an amazing young man….and i have to say, ever since i’ve
posted a photo of you to my IG i have heard such wonderful things about you from people
who know you. you should be proud of yourself!! happy senior year!! i look forward to seeing
what your future holds!!

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  • lauren

    STOP IT!!!! Oh my goodness, these are great! I love, love the first one on the soccer net, and then the one thats in front of that willow looking tree.. and just when I thought I couldn’t love them anymore, you bust out a suit ON A DOCK! Swagger.

  • Love the action soccer shots, so much fun! Also, BJ has some gorgeous blue eyes and great hair, swoon!

  • Oh, hey, you didn’t mention that you got to photograph JAMES BOND. That tux is amazing!!! Love those soccer images as well!!

  • Karen Bach

    Shannon, all the pictures are so amazing I don’t know how we will be able to pick just one. Thank you so much!

  • Excellent pictures!! BJ is such an awesome, nice guy. We love him!

  • What?! These are awesome! The soccer action shot, that insane red background that makes his eyes stand out, and alllll the tux photos. Perfect senior session.

  • Natalie

    A TUX?! Are you kidding me with this handsome guy? I can’t even.

  • Awesome images! LOVE all the locations/backgrounds! Love every single portrait!

  • A YOUNG MAN IN A TUX?!?!?! I love love love these images!

  • What awesome soccer shots of BJ! and then…. pow! the tux and water shots! hello James Bond!
    Great job Shannon!

  • I was going to say the red leaves in the background with the plaid shirt was all sorts of winning… and it is… but then I scrolled down to him in the tux. AWESOME!!!!

  • How cute is BJ?! Love all of these! Love that you can see so much of his personality! So amazing!

noah
class of 2016

noah is another great, handsome and super nice guy. i’ve had the best of the best this year!
sad to think that fall is pretty much officially over in montana and that winter/snow
is literally around the corner! we squeezed out every last drop of fall we could at noah’s session.

thank you so much noah for a great session. have the most amazing senior year and
be sure to enjoy every bit of it!!

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  • Jenny

    Ooh, I love the black and white one with the water behind him. Noah, great job – you nailed these!

  • Wow! You’re killer at seniors! This session is great!

  • Oooh, the one with the mountain and the trees behind him is GREAT! Awesome session!

  • kristi

    Wow! Very nice Shannon!

  • NOOOOAHHHH!!!! I love this session Shannon! Such a good looking young man. High fives friend!

  • You have the most gorgeous hair…so unfair! Love the locations and outfit choices!

  • lauren

    Lovely images, handsome guy, great smile! These are perfection!

  • Another stellar session!! Every image is perfection, and I just love Noah’s smile!

  • Natalie

    What a handsome guy! His locks remind me of the prince on almost every Disney movie! :)

  • If I had a senior and lived in Montana…you would be the only person I would choose to capture senior portraits! Love your work Shannon! And Noah…he’s amazing! Happy senior year to Noah!

  • Shannon! Senior guys are NOT easy to shoot, but you rock it out every.single.time! Noah looks like a freaking model and it looks like he had a lot of fun in your session. Great work as always!