Rise and Shine!
We still have outdoor mini sessions available!  Check out our info here and send us an email to claim a spot 🙂



On Valentine’s Day, hand her a beautifully wrapped gift from us – a 15-20 minute mini photo session scheduled for Saturday or Sunday, February 18th or 19th on OU’s North Oval.  We promise, we will make it fun and easy for you and it will most assuredly win her heart over.  The session can include the whole family, just the kids, or just you and her.

I know, this is all she wants… lovely photos of the people who she loves the most.  Send us an email at: contact@shannonho.com for more info! Hurry, slots always fill up fast.

~ p.s.  Oh, and if you are a wife reading this, send us your husband’s email address and we will make sure this “hint” lands safely in his inbox 🙂


Hello again! The rain caused us to reschedule our Dallas Mini Sessions this past August, so let’s try this again.  We’d love to see you in October!  This will allow us to get some lovely pictures of your family just in time for the holidays!

Click HERE for our updated and reorganized pricing.  And email us soon to reserve a spot.  They fill up quick!  If you refer a family who books, you’ll get a sweet little something from us! And if you refer three families who book, the session is on us! We thank you for passing our name along…it warms our hearts and makes us happy!  A friend of yours will become a friend of ours!

We also have full sessions available as well as our coveted “Day in the Life” sessions. Let us know if you have any questions or if we can help you in any way at all!
Thanks so much…

Mini sessions are back!  Have you fallen in love with the children’s clothes at Uptown Kids yet? Well, we are partnering up with them to offer 12 slots for mini sessions on September 17 & 18 at their store in OKC. Click here to find out more information and to choose a time! Email me ASAP with children’s names, ages and your 1st and 2nd preference of times.  And stop by their store to choose the perfect outfit!  We’re excited to see you!


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A Moment in the Park….

Big news…our mini sessions are coming to the Dallas area next week! Come join us on August 15th and 16th at Lakeside Park in Dallas and allow us to capture a moment of your life with your sweet fam during this 15-20 minute session. Mini session collections start at $250. Full sessions available too. Contact us soon at shannon@shannonho.com to grab one of the 9 available spots! See more info here: http://shannonho.com/uploads/Mini%20Pricing%20Dallas.jpg
P.S. – Christmas season is right around the corner… this would be a great opportunity to mark your photo taking for Christmas cards off your list!

 C Baking Gather BLOG

let’s gather. 

i’m sooooooo excited about this.  it’s a chance to share something i love with people i adore. 

a beginner’s photo class led by yours truly – which i’ve avoided for far too long because at times, i don’t feel like a natural teacher but i can do this.  particularly if you’re there.  because then it’s just a lovely exchange and i’ll be so excited to see you, i’m willing to move a mountain.

my heart wishes i could help you remember so many more beautiful moments that cross your path.  for me, it’s often less about the photograph and more about what it does for our hearts. just looking at them spur more JOY, remembrance and gratitude. 

the photograph is a vehicle to a sweet and lovely place to be.

because i can’t be there for every moment (although that doesn’t stop me from trying! i’ve met up on portions of vacations, documented your parents 50th anniversaries, been there for birthday parties…), i want to help simplify photography for you. 

am i going to turn you into a pro?  no.  

that’s a far more intensive study and this is definitely a beginner course but if you’ve ever hoped for improvement and a guide in explaining the basics, and the camera feels a bit like a confusing black box in your hands, i’m here and so excited to share it all with you.

what we’ll be covering: 

getting to know your DSLR (although 85% of the day will apply to whatever camera you happen to use – your iPhone included!)

aperture, shutter speed, iso will all be demystified

composition, lens selections, seeing light in a new way

a bunch of tips to help your children (or nieces/nephews!) love the process of being photographed

so much more…i’ll be customizing a segment to cover your specific questions!


when: wednesday, may 18    9:15am – 2pm

where: norman, oklahoma

cost: $ 275 early bird rate…$315 starting may 1

i love small groups so space is limited…if you have any questions or want to grab a spot, jot me a note (contact@shannonho.com)!  i’d love to hear from you!  

i wanted to do this before school ended so you can capture the summer fun in store!  

life is amazingly beautiful – particularly the everyday life that surrounds a family…in whatever shape your family takes.  On more than a few occasions it can seem like a revisiting of Groundhog Day, I get it…but within those patterns of care, love and even tidying up there’s so much good stuff and you are the one most perfectly poised to see it all.

and when you’re watching for the goodness and love,

you’ll see there’s more than you ever expected to find.

so,  let’s gather.

Valentine's Mini SessionsYep! We’re offering those delightful Valentine’s Day mini sessions again! We’d love for you to join us on Saturday, January 30th or Sunday, January 31st here at our Norman studio.  Click the link to see all the details and email us quick to reserve a spot!


The Beautiful Art of Balance Workshop turned out to be lovelier than I could have imagined. We are so thankful for all the girls who joined us that weekend and so thankful for Lindsey Lenae for being able to capture it in the short film below, she is incredibly talented. Let us know if your interested in the Spring 2015 Workshop (or possibly one in the Fall of 2014).

The Beautiful Art of Balance Workshop from L. Lenae Photography on Vimeo.

Celebrate the people you love today!  But also, find another unsuspecting person to love on… secretly pay for their meal, buy a gift card for them and have the waiter deliver it, pay for the person next to you at Sonic.  Make them feel loved, too!

Get excited!  We have enjoyed seeing the ladies who have signed up for the Beautiful Art of Balance workshop so far.  I’m confident that our gathering in April will refresh, encourage and teach incredibly valuable things…. Things that I implemented into my business before I had children, and things I’ve learned along the way since my two precious ones joined our family.  Our craft is meant to encourage and uplift and it’s not meant to feel heavy.  Sometimes it just takes a few tweaks in mindset and processes to find a better balance. We will also have three amazing ladies sharing from their experiences too:  Ashley Ann Campbell from Under the Sycamore, Whitney English, and an amazing calligraphy class from Alissa Mazzenga – Feast Calligraphy.

We have more space available and would love it if you joined all of us April 10-14 at Lake Eufaula, Oklahoma.  Please see our Beautiful Art of Balance website here for more info.

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