Honest & Emotion-Filled Images.

Shot with Love. 

Family Photography for New Brunswick & Beyond

shannon@shannonmayphotography.com    /   506-321-0916 

HELLO

I am so honoured you've reached out to me about photographing your family. 

Your family photographs are future heirlooms! For this reason, they need to be created with love, intention, and care for your family.
 
This is why I will approach your family's photography session as though I am a friend or auntie, making your experience being photographed as meaningful as the photographs. Only then can I create honest and emotion-filled images of your family.

If this is the kind of photographer you are looking for and you feel a connection to my work, then I would LOVE to chat with you further.

Love & Sunshine,
Shannon-May
 

WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT

I believe there is remarkable beauty

in the everyday moments of your family's life...

 

I primarily specialize in photographing real life. Nothing posed or directed - though I do offer these sessions as well.

 

The images I cherish the most from my own childhood and the ones I feel most called to create are of you and your family as you are. Honest images the document you doing life together as a family and connecting through play, sharing meals, daily chores, and everything in between. 

 

EXPERIENCE

One of my favourite aspects of my work is being able to create a fun, relaxed and safe experience for both parents and kiddos. Whether someone is full of smiles or has a meltdown mid-session; whether the sun shone or we end up dodging a bit of rain; whether kids were wild with energy or everyone was chill... in all of the these circumstances I draw on my experience as a  photographer to maintain a relaxed and enjoyable experience for all involved.

TIMELESS PHOTOGRAPHs

I strive to stay up-to-date with evolving trends and styles in photography and my photographs are definitely influenced by that. However, I believe in the importance of timeless images. Your photographs should reflect who you are without being dated by fleeting trends. My style is a blend of documentary and classic editorial portraiture that will be engaging forever. Photos are delivered in colour and in black and white (though I personally LOVE family photographs in black and white).

EDUCATION

I am never happy with being “just good enough.” I am always analyzing my work and evolving as a photographer. I believe it’s important to regularly invest in education, systems and services that will make me better at both my craft and at running a business. Only by improving my skills can I achieve my best.

LET'S WORK TOGETHER

Family sessions are limited each year to ensure each family receives personal care and the highest quality. Sessions should be booked 4-6 months in advance.

AVAILABLE SESSIONS

(email me for more details!)

FAMILY PORTRAITS

 

A 45 directed and posed portrait session at a location of your choosing.

 

Digital Images in High Resolution

 

Online Viewing Gallery

 

 

 

$425

FAMILY CONNECTIONS

 

 

 

A 90-minute lifestyle photo session with a mix of undirected and

directed or posed photos taken in your home or at a location of your choosing.

 

Digital Images in High Resolution

 

Online Viewing Gallery

 

 

 

$649

HERITAGE MOMENTS

 

 

Half day (upto

5 hrs) intentional documentary photo session, focused on a special tradition or experience that you will share as a family (ie: whale watching).

 

Digital Images in High Resolution

Online Viewing Gallery

 

10x8 inch printed

storybook

$1049

A DAY IN YOUR LIFE 

 

 

Breakfast to Bathtime 100% un directed documentary photo session (up to 12 hours)

 

Digital Images in High Resolution

 

Online Viewing Gallery

 

10x8 inch printed

storybook

 

 

$1699

*ALL PRICES ARE EXCLUSIVE OF TAXES AND TRAVEL FEES.
*RATES VARY FOR MULTI-FAMILY/EXTENDED FAMILY GROUPS

LOVE & PASSION FOR WHAT I DO

Featured Galleries: click the image to view.

ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY SESSIONS

The bulk of my family photography documentary sessions take place in the family home. Here, children feel safe, are surrounded by familiarity and have access to their favourite toys and activities, which are often included in the photos as they should be.

 

In the family home, the personalities of your children will shine and natural moments of connection between parent and child will take place. 

 

"Life is just a series of messy moments"

 

There is never any need to clean up, style or make Pinterest Perfect your home. While this is always nice, it's important that your norm is captured and no one feels stressed or pressured to make their homes picture perfect. The only thing we need is lots of light - natural window light is ideal, but any light will be magical. 

I will provide some ideas of wardrobe and grooming, but my go-to advice for any photo session is always to be the best version of your everyday self. Some coordination is good but not necessary.

 

A TRULY UNIQUE

EXPERIENCE

The photography of Shanno-May and the film of Kirsten Stanley come together to offer a unique experience for your family. Photographs that you can print and create albums with, accompanied by a professional home video that captures the sounds and moment of your littles. And the best part - you'll be in them. ​

 

 Why do we believe in this experience? Because we have drawn on our experiences of being able to relive our childhood moment... having family movie nights with pizza and sitting down with these home videos and photo books.

VIEW OUT MOST RECENT COLLABORATION BELOW

the video

the photographs

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A LA CARTE & ADD ON'S

 KEEPSAKE PHOTO BOOK  

 

A 12 x 8 inch, 30-page photo book featuring your favourite images from our session together. $349 ($279 when added to a collection at booking).

 

 

 

DIGITAL KEEPSAKE COLLECTION

 

Your family photographs delivered on an engraved USB with 100 - 4x6 proof print of each image from your session in a custom engraved wooden keepsake box. $349 ($279 when added to a collection at booking).

 

 

 

HOME MOVIES BY KIRSTEN STANLEY

 

Make your documentary session a true time capsule to a day in your family's life by adding on the video services of Kirsten Stanley. 

 

Available for documentary sessions only

 

  • Breakfast to Bedtime: You'll receive up to 12 hours of shooting (i.e. 7am to 7pm) with a final film of 3-6 minutes featuring a song chosen by KSP that matches the experience. $1150(plus hst).

 

  • Heritage Moments: You'll receive up to 5 hours of shooting with a final film of 2-4 minutes featuring a song chosen by KSP that matches the experience. $750 (plus hst).

ABOUT YOU

You are so excited to spend some time together as a family and to have your unique connections and relationships documented. 

 

You laugh out loud with each other as a family. You play and encourage your kids to explore, ask questions and use their imaginations.

 

You know what good photography is and it is a priority for you.

 

You want to work with a photographer who understands that your photographs will become some of your most valuable possessions.

 

You want to feel like you're working with a friend who is as interested in your family's story as she is in taking your picture.

 

You care more about your family being documented honestly and candidly than you do about the posed pictures and staged moments.

 

During your photography session, you will care more about playing with your kids and dancing with your spouse than you will about staying clean and looking "perfect" for your photos. 

 

And most of all, you're willing to share it all with me.

ABOUT ME

I’m Shannon-May, newlywed to Scott! 

 

I grew up near Vancouver, British Columbia but now live in St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick with Scott and our three fur babies - Alice the cat, Olive the shitzu and Casey the beagle-border collie (our house is always covered in pet hair to my dislike).

 

I strive to enjoy the simplicities of life though I always have an expectation for something remarkable.

 

I love to cook for others, binge-watch Gilmore Girls, plan trips home to Vancouver. 

 

I dream often about returning to Asia and Europe with my husband to show him my favourite places and to discover new ones together.

 

My house is always messier than I would like and I sleep in longer that am willing to admit.

 

I found my way east for university. I completed my degree with plans to attend law school but shelved that plan and decided to follow a dream. I feel incredibly lucky to have created this career for myself.

 

I truly love what I do and strive to do it with authenticity and most importantly, love. Love for my work and for the people who make it possible.

Love & Sunshine,

Shannon-May

READY TO BOOK 
or have some additional questions?
Send me an email and let's set-up a time to chat on the phone, meet over Facetime or go out for coffee! 

I CANNOT WAIT TO KNOW YOU!