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{JANUARY child portrait contest} – kids in hats

With January upon us, it’s that time of year in our area – wearing winter hats. Growing up, I think I had a blaze orange hat and a black, frayed out face mask where it was torn around the nose. Not very stylish I’ll admit. These days, kids have some of the neatest & cutest winter hats. Does your child have a unique winter hat? Or perhaps they’re sporting one of those hand-me-downs that are now back in style? Or maybe they have a special handmade hat that a family member made.

Either way, that’s what will make up the first studio portrait contest – kids in hats! The top vote getter will receive a 11×14 canvas wrap valued at $150 or apply the $150 towards a larger canvas size! All entrants will receive discounted rates on print products.

This is how the contest will work:

  • Minimum 10 spots needed to fill
  • Bring a hat. Or two. Or more. Makes no difference to me. Scarfs, gloves, boots and any other winter attire is welcome!
  • Newborn through Elementary aged children
  • $25 entry/sitting fee
  • Entry into contest official once entry/sitting fee is paid. I will contact you for arrangements.
  • Schedule a portrait session (around 15-20 minutes) between January 11th – 22nd.
  • Once all children have been photographed, I will then create a voting post on my site with a chosen image from the session.
  • Each image of each child will be numbered – #1, #2, #3 and so on.
  • Votes will be cast & tallied by comments posted under the contest post. One vote per child allowed per person/email. I can also verify if voting has been abused. I’m kind of a computer geek, I know how ; )
  • Vote by typing the number of the image and feel free to leave a comment as well! Tell your family & friends to vote too! I will send all parents/guardians an email with the link for easier forwarding for family & friends
  • Number of votes for each photo will be updated each day on the contest post.
  • Voting will close on January 31st at 11:59pm.
  • Winner will be announced during first week of February.

This is the first contest of an ongoing series of portrait specials that I plan to offer throughout 2010! Get updated photos of your little ones with a lower priced in-studio portrait service with a chance of winning something wonderful!

**registration is now closed**

newborn baby portrait…

I had the pleasure taking newborn baby portraits for a past wedding client. Their newborn daughter is my youngest client to date – 15 days old. Bright-eyed at the beginning of the session. Took a break for some cozy time with Mom and fell asleep. She was absolutely precious too… as most babies are! Here’s a couple pics…

Holding mom’s thumb…

Minnesota baby portrait photographer | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

…and just flat out CUTE!! Look at that head of hair!

Minnesota baby portrait photographer | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

This was actually my first newborn shoot and I look forward to more! They don’t stay this size for very long! Contact me if you or someone you know is expecting or have recently given birth to a beautiful baby. This is a wonderful way to capture them at this beginning stage of life…

PS – these were taken in the studio. If you’ve been following me on Facebook – you may have heard some exciting news. More on that coming soon to the site!

{adorable} Baby & child portrait | Winona, Minnesota

Absolutely adorable. There, I said it again.

Last week, I shot some more child portraits for an another old high school friend. I didn’t get a chance to see him, as his wife brought their children from Wabasha down to Winona for a little photo session.

Check out these pictures of their boy and his little one year old sister. You can tell they belong together – fair skin, blond hair & blue eyes. Not to mention, cute as buttons!

The little girl wasn’t too sure about me at first – which can happen when shooting little ones. She wanted mom. Mom only.

Here a “Who’s this guy with the big camera? Make him go away” look…

Winona MN child portrait | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

Their little boy was hamming it up for the camera, but here’s a “you’d better take good pictures of my sister for my mom” look…

Winona MN child portrait | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

This almost looks like some words of encouragement between brother & sister – “C’mon sis, shape up – let’s not let mom down”…

Winona MN child portrait | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

And before too long, I got to see those one year teeth (or as parents may know as “chompers”, “teef”, “teefers” or “toofers”)…

Winona MN child portrait | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

Is she not just stinkin’ cute?

Probably one of my favorites from the shoot – the Cabbage Patch Kid look…

Winona MN child portrait | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

Even if you don’t have any kids, I hope these little faces put a smile on your face for this Father’s Day weekend. For you dad’s out there, give those little ones a squeeze – no matter how big they are!

Happy Father’s Day!

cute kids…

Last Friday, I had the joy of taking child portraits for some old high school friends of mine. It seems not that long ago that we were walking the halls Wabasha-Kellogg high school and now here we are with our own children.

Crazy.

Now before I make myself feel any older – let’s check out some pictures of these super cute little kids!!

MN child portrait photographer | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

MN child portrait photographer | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

MN child portrait photographer | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

MN child portrait photographer | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

MN child portrait photographer | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

MN child portrait photographer | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

MN child portrait photographer | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

In need of getting child portraits done?

Child portrait photographer – Winona, MN from Boston, MA!

May 28th, 2009 – I had received a phone call from a mom from Boston, MA who wanted her 13-month-old child’s photos taken while they were in town visiting family over the holiday weekend. Within a few days, we figured out a time & place to take some pictures and we were set to go!

It’s pretty neat to be able to meet clients from all over the country. I’ve had clients from West Palm Beach, Florida; Portland, Oregon; Green Bay, Wisconsin; with some future clients from Chicago, Illinois & Manhattan, Kansas. I really enjoy what I do. Photography brings people together.

Anyways, there I go rambling again, here’s just a few photos from the shoot last Wednesday!

Child portrait photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Child portrait photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Child portrait photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

I remember when my kids were this young. They were always fascinated with the world and everything in it.

Child portrait photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Perhaps this little guy will end up playing the Boston Red Sox someday! You never know…

Child portrait photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

I’m always looking to provide family portrait services to families and their children, whether the kids are little or seniors in high school, it’s always a nice change from my usual wedding photography. There’s nothing like the look on a small child’s face. I hope you enjoyed the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!

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Child portrait photographer – Winona, MN

On May 12th, 2008 I had a child portrait photography session in Winona, MN. Family and child portrait sessions are a nice break from the weddings and its always fun to act a little goofy as well as see the innocence of a child’s face. With two kids of my own, I know for a fact that they don’t stay that way forever. Here’s a few enhanced photos from the portrait session:

Child portrait photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Child portrait photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Child portrait photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Child portrait photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Child portrait photographer | Shannon Porter Photography