• K. Shannon Creative is a full-service portrait photography studio located in League City, Texas serving the Houston and Galveston areas.
    We offer in-home consultations for wardrobe, portrait planning, and image selection.
    Specialties include Newborn, Family, and High School Senior Portraits.

It’s always very special visiting a family for infant portraits… but there’s the added bit of emotional connection for me when it’s a family I’ve worked with several times before.

Denise hired me for maternity and newborn sessions with her first son, Isaac. They’ve come back each year for a session to commemorate his birthday– it’s just so sweet to watch him grow! When I arrived to their new home to get ready for brand new Baby Luke’s first portraits, Isaac was a tiny bit quiet and curious at first. That quickly changed. He became very chatty and curious! He kept me company while I unpacked the mobile studio and Mom and Dad were tending to little brother. The conversation was pretty doggone cute, people! He was very kind and had such thoughtful and imaginative answers to my every question. We practiced for Luke by placing some of Isaac’s stuffed animals into my “baby bowl”, talking about how he’d lay on the fluffy rug once Luke was in the bowl, and then he’d flip over on to his belly like a seal and place his hands on the outside. I’m happy to report that he did a wonderful job when it was go-time.

Luke made his entrance, and WHAT A SWEETIE! He’s a beautiful little guy with all the pudge I could ask for in a newborn. He loved being swaddled in my wraps (well, he loved the result, the actual swaddling process, not so much) and fought sleep a bit, but he could not resist closing those eyes when I turned on the baby-shusher and stroked the bridge of his little perfect nose.

There is just nothing in the world like a baby.

I talked with Denise later in the evening and learned that during his prayers, when asked what he was thankful for that day, Isaac said, “I’m thankful for Kasey coming over!”

Consider my heart melted. I’m thankful for you too, Isaac!  Here’s Luke Robert : )

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We shot Erin’s senior portrait session in and around Galveston Island… the Strand, downtown area, Kempner Park, and finally the beach! SO MUCH FUN : ) Her mom Tracey came along to help. It was a gorgeous evening– not too hot, not too terribly windy, and pretty colors at sunset. The light was amazing for this session, like Mother Nature filled my exact order for the day. If you live in our area, you know that the shining sun was a welcome sight after all the rain we’ve had lately!!

I loved the three looks she picked out: one colorful, one dressy (you simply can’t beat boots and ruffles for a Texas girl), and one casual showing off her “future Longhorn” personality.

In case you can’t tell, she’ll be heading off to the University of Texas in Austin this fall. Way to go, girl!

We had a lot of fun at the end of the session when she decided to draw in the sand and play in the {really really cold} water. All in all, a wonderful session. Thanks a million for the privilege of being your photographer, Erin!

If you’re not Erin and you still need your senior portraits taken this year, get in touch with me ASAP so we can get your date on the calendar. Spring has sprung and graduation is just around the corner… click on the “Session Information” tab at the top of this page for details.

Without further ado, heeeeeere’s Erin!

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WHEN DO I TAKE MY SENIOR PORTRAITS?
Are you a senior? ANY TIME YOU WANT! Some will shoot the summer before their senior year, while others wait until the temps are cooler in the fall. If it’s spring and you still haven’t scheduled your portraits, it’s not too late– I work year-round! Everyone’s schedules are very busy, but keep in mind that the time around sunrise and sunset will be our best light of the day… and if you want to shoot your portraits in a place that’s usually full of people, our best bet is to choose a time when it’s less likely to be crowded. If you want to take pictures on private property (including restaurants, the Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk, pretty hotels or museums) you’ll need permission from the management or owner first.

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CAP & GOWN PORTRAITS
I do not stock caps and gowns for all of the local high schools, and many students wish to shoot Senior Portraits earlier, then Cap & Gown once you’re received your honor cords later in the year. If you shoot your Senior session with me, I am happy to have you to the studio later in the year for a quick complimentary C&G session.

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WARDROBE
During your Portrait Plannning Session, we can explore all of the possibilities!

Wear what you love! Don’t be afraid to kick it up a notch : )
Senior portraits are all about style and who you are right now, so we can plan to bring along sports equipment/uniforms, musical instruments, letter jacket, your art, your pet (with a handler, please), any hobby items you want to include, your car or truck, boots, skateboard, pogo stick, favorite hat… whatever makes you feel happy. Arrange with coaches in advance if you’ll need pieces of your uniform. I’m happy to take your picture with your firearms, but they aren’t allowed in many public parks. Let’s save those poses for the backyard!

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Accessorize. Except for the ponytail holder you always wear on your wrist, you can leave that off for the day, LOL.

For girls, I recommend a formal look (cocktail or casual dress with heels, or whatever your dressy style is)… a hobby/sport look (band, football, cheerleading, etc.)… and of course a stylish casual look (jeans or shorts). We should opt for at least one classic/timeless option that will look good on the walls of your parents’ home forever!

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For guys, I like one dressy look with a collared shirt and nice shoes (you know… the outfit your parents want to see you in), one hobby/sport look (letter jacket, band instrument, sporting equipment, guitar, etc.), and a casual outfit (something you’re very comfortable in).

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CAN YOU GET RID OF MY ZITS AND EDIT OUT MY BRACES?
Yes. Depending on the size of the print you order, I will edit skin accordingly– within your comfort zone. I try not to “over-soften” and make you look plastic and “obviously edited”. If you have cystic acne that is difficult to cover, or braces, I will let the professional Photoshop gurus at my print lab handle the editing!

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