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. 

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

Newborn Brooke and Her Family | Long Island | Shannon Lee Photography

During the later part of winter and spring I became involved in crossfit at Kryptonite Crossfit in Moriches, NY. Let  me tell you, the benefits of it are amazing. Little did I know however, that an extra bonus would be in store for me. One of my work out partners at the gym, Jamie, was going to be a dad to a newborn baby girl. When he contacted me to do his family's portraits  I was elated. Its amazing the relationship you can make while working towards your health. 

I believe in including the entire family in the newborn photo session. With an in home lifestyle session, or a studio session. This is a special time for everyone, especially the siblings. I don't believe in just having the baby photographed unless it is the desire of the family, however I find that is never the case. 

I am very excited to show off this family newborn session! Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl. She is the perfect addition to your family. 

Family newborn photo session Mom, Dad, Sister, Baby
Mom and baby newborn photo session Long Island
Dad and Baby Newborn Family Photo Session
Baby and Sibling Eyes open Newborn Session Long Island
Mother and Daughter Family Portrait Long Island
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Long Island Newborn Photo Session 8.jpg
Newborn Family Session Newborn, Sibling, Mom, Long Island
Newborn Session with Sibling
Sibling and sister newborn session Long Island
Baby Girl Newborn Session Coral and Grey Long Island Antlers
Hat provided by :  Macknbean

Hat provided by : Macknbean

Sibling and Baby Newborn Session Long Island
Newborn Baby Feet Long Island
Bow and wrap purchased at  Posh Peanuts

Bow and wrap purchased at Posh Peanuts

Because Girls Just Want to be Mermaids | Photo Session | Long Island | Shannon Lee Photography

When one of my favorite repeat clients contacted me and said that their daughter wanted a mermaid session for her 13th birthday I was all in. Long Island has so many different beaches, that I wanted to make sure I picked the perfect one for her magical birthday mermaid session. Not only did we get a beautiful setting and sunset, we also captured a beautiful double rainbow. What more could a photographer ask for? For a behind the scenes of the shoot, check out the video at the end. 

Teen Girl Portrait session Beach Long Island

Those blue eyes! They get me every time I capture her. 

 

Tween Girl Long Island Photographer Attitude Mermaid

I captured a few traditional portrait, and then we let the magic of the mermaids take over. 

Mermaid Photo Shoot Long Island Teen
This one is one of my favorites because I used ninja skills and was teetering on the edge of a 4 foot rock to capture it. Her mom captured some pretty awesome behind the scenes shots of that. "You were everywhere and it was amazing!"

This one is one of my favorites because I used ninja skills and was teetering on the edge of a 4 foot rock to capture it. Her mom captured some pretty awesome behind the scenes shots of that. "You were everywhere and it was amazing!"

It started raining which added some extra magic to our shoot. I just love the simple details, sometimes those are the best shots.    

It started raining which added some extra magic to our shoot. I just love the simple details, sometimes those are the best shots. 

 

Double Rainbow Mermaid Photo Long Island

After the rain, then came the rainbow. Unbelievable that we had such a beautiful backdrop. 

Mermaid Shoot Long Island Beach North Shore
She picked out this one for a 20x30 metal print for their home. I cannot wait to deliver to them!   

She picked out this one for a 20x30 metal print for their home. I cannot wait to deliver to them!

 

Mermaid Shoot Long Island Photographer Shannon Lee Photography
Mermaid Treasures Ocean Beach Long Island Photo
Mermaid silhouette  by Ocean Sunset

All About The Details | Full Service Photographer | Long Island

There is one thing I love almost just as much as taking photographs of my amazing clients; its delivering their print products. I get so excited to hand over the customized print products that they order during our special reveal night. From wall art that they will hang on the walls, to albums they will display on their coffee tables, and the beautiful prints they will treasure forever, it makes my heart sing to know that they will have tangible items to cherish their precious family portraits that will last a lifetime because they are heirloom quality. You see, I don't want my clients to just have digital files that can become corrupted or obsolete over time. I want them to have print products that I can guarantee and that they can pass down to their family members as time goes on. Just like when you hold a picture of your Grandmother and remember the time she held your hand while telling you they story of how she met your Grandfather, these too will be there to treasure for a lifetime. 

I wanted to share this blog post to show some of the little details. I want your entire photography experience with me to be the best one you ever had. From booking the session, all the way to the delivery of products, nothing is left without a personal touch.

Packaging Print Box From Shannon Lee Photography | Long Island
Print Sleeve| Kraft and Jute| Photography| Prints| Long Island
Camera Teether |Print Products Packaging |Long Island | Shannon Lee Photography

Isn't that all natural wooden teether the coolest? It is from Clover and Birch! I love them! Perfect for my tiny Newborn client. You can find their products here.

Customized USB Drive| Thank You Card For Photography Client| Long Island

Sometimes You Just Don't Feel Like You Are Enough | Mommy & Me Sessions |Long Island

You are tired. The hours are long, and mostly you feel like you are not enough. There is not enough to go around. You give everything you have to this job, being a Mother, yet you often feel that it goes unnoticed. Will they remember when you stayed up all night baking those cupcakes at the last minute because they had know for a week they needed them for the classroom but told you the night before? Will they understand the sacrifices you made for them, such as having to learn how to rock your new grey hairs so that they could have that birthday party they wanted? Will they ever know the yearning you felt to feel like your old self, just for one day, to be able to indulge in "you" time. You know, the time where you go shopping and just get lost in the experience instead of having to multi task like you are an octopus grabbing at the stroller, the things they are dropping, the one running out the store door, just to find a simple shirt you could wear that isn't stained and 10 years old?

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Urban Sessions Coming to Shannon Lee Photography

I love that spring is around the corner. As a family photographer, these Long Island winters can sometimes feel like they last forever. These Urban sessions are great for family photo sessions, of a portrait session for those pre-teens and teens who want something different. They will be captured in a local downtown area that is local to my photography studio. There is several different looks around town, including the fun red phone booths! 

These sessions will take place May through June 2017. There are limited spots and will be booked first come first serve basis. Included in the session is a what to wear guide as well as a personalized reveal and ordering night. I look forward to capturing you and your family. Spring is almost here!

Urban Street Photography