Friday, March 27, 2009

Getting up close and personal

Is there anything more beautiful than the face of your own child? I don't think so. I think of my boys as a work of art that I'm lucky enough to see and experience every day. I know that sounds a little cheesy, but it really is true. This is the reason that I love a close up picture, especially of children! A close up picture leaves out all the distractions and focuses on what you are really getting the pictures for, to remember every detail in your childs face before it changes tomorrow.

So my tip to you today is that no matter what type of camera you have, get up close and personal with your own kids to get that perfect picture. Make sure the focus is right on the eyes and you will have a stunning picture!

A few expamples from my most recent shoot...








Sunday, March 22, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Easter!

Instead of selling lemonade we used to sell rocks, we rolled our Rs and we went on fun family vacations together. Now we are all grown with our own kids but it was so fun to see them again. With 11 grandchildren and many that are 12 months and younger this could have been a train wreck but they preformed beautifully. Excuse the many pictures, but we took a whole bunch and I just couldn't leave anyone out.









Thanks so much you guys...I haven't even been able to go through all the pictures we got, I just chose a few of my favs so far. Hope you like them!

Friday, March 20, 2009


It may be because she is one of my best friends but I had SO MUCH FUN during this shoot and I must say she is gorgeous! Thanks Shelle!






Tuesday, March 17, 2009

And the LUCKY Winner IS....

St. Pattys Day

Congrats Brooke! I'll be sending an email so I can get your mailing address!

And thanks to everyone else for entering. That was fun, I'll be doing that again!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Free Ice Cream!

Ok so if you know me at all you know that I absolutely love ice cream and in college I even worked at Cold Stone. That's right folks I gained about twenty pounds in the process as well. So I've been thinking that I love free stuff and I'm pretty sure everyone else likes free stuff too (if you don't, you must have WAY too much money).

So here it is....A CONTEST. All you have to do is either become a FAN of my Shannon Garber Photography Facebook, become a FOLLOWER of my blog or leave a comment to this post. If you do all three of these your name will be entered 3 times!

The winner will recieve a 15$ Gift Card to Cold Stone Creamery!

Do it by the end of Monday March 16th and I will announce the "LUCKY" winner on St. Pattys Day (Tuesday March 17th).

So don't be scared people, this is FREE ICE CREAM we are talking about!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I'm in heaven!

So you all know how I've been wanting a little girl, and this shoot just fueled the fire. I was seriously in heaven, I mean could these girls get any cuter, not to mention the tutus!





Sunday, March 8, 2009


This was one of my first photo shoots back in September, with my sisters, and it was fun to go back and re edit them to see how far I've come. Don't look to closely though because back then I had no idea how to use a camera and that's something you can't fix with photoshop :)