My fave pics of James (part 1.)

My little man is now three months old - I can hardly believe how time is flying.  I can't believe he's already 1/4 of the way to his first birthday (and I'm 1/4 done my mat leave!)

James gets more charming with each passing day.  In these last three short months, he's gone from being a quiet, sweet, sleepy little baby to being a laughing, smiling, playful little boy.  He has huge, bashful grins each time he sees me, my husband, or my mom; he loves his parents and his grammy!  He laughs when we play with him.  He loves watching our dog, the TV (especially the Kardashians, for some reason!) and the ceiling fan.  He splashes in the tub, he "talks" during diaper changes, and he (mostly) loves riding in the car, just looking around and listening to the music on the stereo.  He's almost double his birth weight (currently 14 lbs. 3 oz.) and has grown five inches in length.  Amazing!

Motherhood is, without a doubt, the most exciting, rewarding, and beautiful thing I've ever done with my life.

Here are a few of my favourite pictures of my little man - just a few!  Between my husband and I, we've taken well over 1000 pictures and videos in the last few months.  I'm going to need a bigger hard drive!


Boudoir Marathon - Sneak Peeks!

This was my last boudoir marathon for a little while, and as usual, I totally lucked out with an amazing group of fun, gorgeous girls who were super easy to work with.  What a great note to end on!  I think we should just let the pictures speak for themselves... don't you? 


Miss Ashlynn

Welcome to the world, beautiful baby girl!

It feels wonderful to be back to work after a couple of months off; I needed the break but it's good to be back at it!  I'm looking forward to a low-key, easy year in 2011 where I'll be focusing on portrait sessions alone.  

18-day old Ashlynn was a perfect model for me this past weekend; this is the third time I've worked with her parents (engagement, wedding and new baby!) and it's always a pleasure.  Congratulations, Reva and Chris, on your beautiful new addition.  She's absolutely perfect! 


Last chance, last minute boudoir!

Want to heat things up under the mistletoe this year?  Shale Photography is offering one more chance to WOW him with boudoir photos this winter, just in time for Christmas.

Last Minute, Last Chance Boudoir Mini-Marathon
November 25, 2010 
Hotel Alma, NW Calgary
$415 includes hair and makeup by Jackie Johnson, a one-hour photo shoot (4-5 outfit changes) with Shannon Lane of Shale Photography, 40-50 digital negatives (including five fully retouched) on a disc, and one 5x7" metallic print in a black presentation folder.

Yes, your digital negatives are INCLUDED and yes, you can print, email, and post these images as you wish. Compare that to other boudoir shoots where your digital negatives are an EXTRA $595! 

Bookings must be finalized by Monday, November 22, 2010. Don't delay - book now! Contact Shannon via email at info@shalephotography.com or phone at 403-808-0307.


Fall Family Portraits

Our autumn is making up for our lack of a summer, I think... I can barely believe it's the middle of November and I'm still doing outdoor family portraits without even having to bring a jacket.

Say hello to Jocelyn, Lamont, Rocky, and Faith!


Boudoir Beauties

I love what I do!  I had another wonderful boudoir marathon this past Saturday with five fun, gorgeous women joining me at the Four Points Sheraton for a makeover by Jackie Johnson and a photo shoot.  Here are just a few of the fantastic images we created.

Thank you to the staff at the Sheraton - they were WONDERFUL and treated me like royalty, including a free upgrade to the honeymoon suite (nice touch!) - and as well to the magnificent Jackie Johnson, makeup artist extraordinaire.  Jackie has opened her own salon on 17th Avenue - visit http://www.maddpretty.com/ for more information!


Family Portraits - "J" Family

 A quick sneak peek from another fall family session!  So much for autumn colours - fall came and went as quickly as it always seems to - but at least we had sunshine!