But what does that mean? Well, unfortunately, that's tough to answer; and quite frankly, could mean different things to different people. For one, photos are the way we preserve memories. Remember when your first child was born, and all the time spent admiring all of their tiny, adorable features? Or do you have very old photos from when your parents were children? Can you imagine what you would feel if all of your photos were gone? Just vanished into thin air; no more photos of your kids, no more old photos of past generations of your family - just gone. The thought is almost nauseating, and is the exact reason that photos are so important! Like Dr. Seuss states above, "Sometimes you never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory". Your children will grow so fast, and elder generations eventually pass on. Instead of only having fading memories to hold onto, let's create a beautiful, tangible memory to adorn your walls that will be passed down and cherished for generations to come.
Maternity, Senior*, Engagement, Family**, or Child Portraiture | $500
These sessions will be outdoor, in natural light, and will reflect and natural/earthy feel. You may suggest a location, or I'd be happy to help you select one.
*If inquiring about a senior portrait session, please visit the page dedicated to seniors here.
**Family pricing includes a total of four family members (any combination of children, adults, or pets). Additional people or pets are $25 each.
Newborn Portraiture - Full Session | $700
These sessions are typically indoor, but can be outdoor if weather permits, and last anywhere from an hour and a half to four hours. Your baby will be posed using crates, buckets, wraps, and other props and accessories, all of which will be provided for you and belong to the photographer. You will be sent an information sheet after booking your session to help you prepare your baby to ensure a smooth session.
Newborn Portraiture - Mini Session | $400
This type of session generally lasts about half an hour. Baby will be photographed while wrapped and two different props will be used. These are designed to be quick sessions that yield five beautiful digital images. You will be sent an information sheet after booking your session to help you prepare your baby to ensure a smooth session.
Fresh 48 Session | $500
A Fresh 48 Session takes place in the hospital within 24-48 hours postpartum (though during daylight hours) to capture the first few hours of your newborn's life, and is perfect for those who prefer not to have their birth documented. Photos of your little one's super adorable details (hands, feet, hair, etc.) will be captured, as well as some of the first diaper changes, feedings, and some of the first shots of your family with your newest little addition. Due to the on-call nature of Fresh 48 Sessions, availability will be limited so as not to overlap due dates, so please schedule in advance.
Birth Photography | $800
Birth photography is an incredible way to document such a precious moment in your life. I will accompany you in the Labor and Delivery room, but will be out of the way and hardly noticed. While images of crowning will not be captured (unless specifically requested and adheres to the hospitals regulations for birth photography), images immediately after the baby emerges will be. For examples of a birth session, please view Baby Nathan's session here. Shannon Horton Photography is a proud member of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers.
Bump to Baby Package: Maternity, Fresh 48, and Full Newborn | $1500
Includes everything listed above for all three of these sessions. Must be booked and paid for together (though payment plans are accepted and must be completed prior to maternity session) in order to receive the discounted package price.
Weddings and Bridals
As of 2017, Shannon Horton Photography no longer photographs weddings. I have fantastic referrals, however! Contact me here for information.
Stylized Portraiture | $500+
These are unique sessions that are typically themed. For instance, a mermaid theme session done at the beach or lake, with stylized make up and a mermaid costume.
*Please note that session fees do not include prints or products unless otherwise noted above.