Summer Time Fun on Long Island in the Sunflowers Photography Session

I had so much fun celebrating with these two little girls as they were about to turn 3 yrs old. We  frolicked and played in the beautiful sunflower field here on Long Island. As a photographer here on Long Island, I have the pleasure of picking beautiful spots to photograph my clients. This is one of my favorite spots. I have another special sunflower field I will also be shooting in for next summer as well.

As you can imagine, two little (almost) 3 year old twins is a lot to wrangle in, but we had a great time. 

Open Mic Night with Chloe Ray | Rayvolution |Croydon London| Project B | Shannon Lee Photography

I just got back last week from a trip I took from Long Island over to the U.K. I have it as my yearly goal to go once a year for about a week to visit dear friends, take a mental break, and capture some life over there with my camera. My friend, Chloe Ray, a top singer-songwriter on iTunes in the U.K. hosts open mic nights for musicians to gather and share their talents. She asked me to capture the night. It was a great time with so much talent.  Scroll through to see the mega talent that was displayed that night. 

 The venue is a quaint little place down in Croydon. The streets are filled with street art and artistic vibes. 

The venue is a quaint little place down in Croydon. The streets are filled with street art and artistic vibes. 

 The photographer in me just adored this wall! 

The photographer in me just adored this wall! 

 Chloe Ray herself, belting out those tunes. 

Chloe Ray herself, belting out those tunes. 

Anthony & Stephanie | Lombardis on the Bay | Wedding Photography| Shannon Lee

Congratulations to Anthony and Stephanie who celebrated their love this past weekend at Lombardis on the Bay.

 Anthony and Stephanie met at a mutual friend's party and it was clear from the start that they had a special connection. Stephanie feels that her late father hand picked Anthony from up above just for her.  Ever since then, these two have been inseparable. Unless of course, that is if Anthony is scheduled to leave on deployment with the United States Air Force. He was scheduled to leave for tour the week after his wedding, but the day of the wedding, he got an amazing phone call that said he could stay. He has served 3 tours in the past and was very excited to be able to enjoy his honeymoon with his bride.

Stephanie is an amazing part of this partnership. She is the ying to his yang. She is full of life and works as a phlebotomist at St.Charles Hospital.  She wore a gorgeous gown from Fantasia Bridal, located in Rocky Point, Ny.

 Lisa Lisa was there as a dear friend of theirs and sang two songs to them during the reception. As a fan of 80's/90's music, I was very excited to witness that.  It was an unbelievable night despite the rain and heavy fog. I wish this couple many years of love and happiness. 

Bride and Groom | Reflection | Chandelier | Long Island
bride and groom rings | details | Wedding | Shannon Lee
Bride bouquet | Memory | Father of the Bride | Marine | Long Island

Snow days! |Long Island's Bomb Blizzard 2018| Shannon Lee Photography

Winter days on Long Island are very unpredictable. Will it be cold this year or mild? Will we get early snow, or late snow, or no snow at all? One thing for sure, is that if it does snow, a lot of us hope for a snow day so we can stay in and cuddle up and enjoy the day. As a parent who works from home a lot with my photography business, these days are a joy because I get to sleep in and not get my boys up to take my toddler to preschool. I am sure, however, that these days do cause some unwanted anxiety when you parents still have to get up for work and figure out the unsupervised child/children situation. With the blizzard that hit the East Coast and many of us here in New York I am sure some of these scenes I captured were also happening in your homes too. I hope you all faired well and stayed warm.

When you are done here, make sure to travel around to the blogs of my fellow photographers to see there amazing work. Next up is Angee and her link is at the end of this blog post. 

 Board games and snacks! Anyone else almost run out of snacks during this cold spell with the blizzard? I swear they will eat me out of this house. 

Board games and snacks! Anyone else almost run out of snacks during this cold spell with the blizzard? I swear they will eat me out of this house. 

 Candy Land! Santa brought us this game and its a classic for sure. I love it because my little guy can play it with his big brother because he knows his colors. Baby bro is entertained with his leap pad that Santa brought him. 

Candy Land! Santa brought us this game and its a classic for sure. I love it because my little guy can play it with his big brother because he knows his colors. Baby bro is entertained with his leap pad that Santa brought him. 

 These  Magna- Tiles  are amazing. We all love playing with them. Great stem play toys for your kiddos. I highly recommend them and we will be buying more ourselves. Everyone wants to play with them.

These Magna- Tiles are amazing. We all love playing with them. Great stem play toys for your kiddos. I highly recommend them and we will be buying more ourselves. Everyone wants to play with them.

 Where there is a cold spell, there may also be a cold, which calls for home-made soup! I love that my little guy loves soup like his mommy and daddy. 

Where there is a cold spell, there may also be a cold, which calls for home-made soup! I love that my little guy loves soup like his mommy and daddy. 

 
 Love this image of my husband reading his hiking book while our 4 year old is playing on his leap pad but looks bored. I feel you buddy, mommy wants to get out too. 

Love this image of my husband reading his hiking book while our 4 year old is playing on his leap pad but looks bored. I feel you buddy, mommy wants to get out too. 

 How many of you have to run a humidifier to keep the dry air out of our littleness so they can breathe better? On this day we did some drawing and then my son decided it as fun to watch the paper go up in the humidifier air. 

How many of you have to run a humidifier to keep the dry air out of our littleness so they can breathe better? On this day we did some drawing and then my son decided it as fun to watch the paper go up in the humidifier air. 

 Then came the blizzard! The boys were fascinated by all the snow and wind. They were watching daddy snow blow the front yard and the neighbors. 

Then came the blizzard! The boys were fascinated by all the snow and wind. They were watching daddy snow blow the front yard and the neighbors. 

Toddlers |Looking out Window| Documentary |Photographer
Boys |Winter |Pajamas| Blizzard
toddler | Boy| Long Island |Blizzard | Photography

Make sure to check out the next artist in this series. Amazing work by Angee http://2bseenphotography.com/blog/2018/1/10-on-10-january-2018

Caitlin & John | Long Island Wedding | Shannon Lee Photography

I had the pleasure of capturing Caitlyn and John's beautiful wedding on Saturday. They are such a beautiful and loving couple. They got married at The Bluestone Tavern in Sayville, NY. It was a beautiful venue for these two to celebrate their Disney kind of love. 

Here is a sneak peek of their beautiful day.

Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding Long Island

Model Call!

Have you ever wanted to experience a photoshoot? If you are local to Long Island, NY I would love to offer you this opportunity. I'm looking for 2 female models ages 25-50, no modeling experience needed!!! One for a boudoir shoot (tasteful lingerie) photo shoot and the other for a sexy glamour type shoot. Your shoot would take place in Patchogue. For modeling you will receive a complimentary photo shoot, pro makeup application, and professional hair, and the experience to me a model for the day! If you're interested please comment "beautiful!" on this status/share it AND then email Shannonleeryanphotography@gmail.com stating WHY you want to model and attach a photo of yourself - Thanks ladies!!

Model Call for Boudoir Photo Shoot | Long Island | Shannon Lee Photography

The Sneak Peek For Outdoor Christmas Sessions is Here!

You waited patiently, and this year's outdoor session sneak peek is in this video below. 

The set will include holiday decorations, lights, and lots of cool little details. Hot chocolate will be available as well. Each session come with 8 high resolution, fully edited digital images. Once paid in full you will get the location address which is in the Moriches area. You will also be sent a contract to sign.

To book your session, pick the time slot you desire. This is the only day these are available. November 12th, 9:30a-5:30p Payment in full is required to book your spot. $300