I had the pleasure of photographing the sweetest little newborn girl today. Baby L will be 3 weeks tomorrow and is as sweet as she can be. Her mom brought her out to me which gave mom a nice excuse to get out of the house. I can’t wait to do portraits with baby L’s big brother and sister too. I’d also like to thank Baby L’s Daddy for his service in the US Navy!Enjoy the sneak peek!



It’s hard to believe that it feels like spring in WA and it’s only February! We are taking full advantage of the sunshine and spending as much time as possible outside. Here are a few recent pictures of my girls outside, as well as one of my friend’s cute little girl. Sunlight and longer days are definitely making me happy 🙂

I am still booking maternity and newborn sessions with no session fee and 50% off of prints for moms due in February and March. Newborn sessions are done within the first 2 weeks with the exception of preemies who can be older for obvious reasons. Maternity sessions are best done between 30-35 weeks, but can be done anytime between about 28 weeks and delivery.

I am also looking for high school seniors who are interested in being 2009 senior reps for me. You will receive a free session with lots of bonuses for referring friends. I am looking for male and female reps from South Kitsap, Central Kitsap, North Kitsap, Bremerton, and Gig Harbor. Book soon for the best deals!

All other sessions are on special as well! My session fee is $50 with a $50 print credit, and prints are discounted too. Price changes are coming within the next few weeks. You will receive the pricing as it is advertised when you book your session.

Enjoy the beautiful weather!!

Twins!!! Sneak Peek.

I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful family who just had their second set of twins. The girls are just as cute as can be! They were so funny because they did not want to be placed next to eachother, so getting shots of them together proved to be quite a challenge. They were fun though! Jody, here is a sneak peak of the pics of your girls. I hope that you like them!

Here’s A

And here is C

The girls together 🙂

I will let you know when the proofs are done and ready for you to see. I really enjoyed meeting you and taking pictures of your beautiful little girls.

I had a wonderful newborn session with the cutest little 8 day-old baby boy. He was such a sweetheart, and the family is wonderful. Baby B has a big brother who is very proud and loves to help out. B did a great job of sleeping most of the time even if he would wake up every time we tried putting him on his tummy 🙂 Here are a couple of pictures from the session.

 I am currently booked for my free sessions with free images. Because I had a lot of wonderful requests that I would love to fulfill I am offering sessions to moms due in February or March for a $50 session fee with a $50 print credit. Prints, collages, and canvases are discounted as much as 50% too with a signed model release. Please call or email me for more information or to set up an appointment.

Newborns Wanted!

Are you due with a new baby soon? The first 2 weeks are the ideal window for doing newborn pictures. Currently, I do not have any experience photographing newborns so I am looking for a couple to practice on. I would prefer someone who is open to having pictures of their brand new baby in their birthday suit. I will absolutely do clothed shots too in your favorite outfit(s), but I love pics of newborns in the buff. I will come to you, so no need to bring your new baby out to a studio. I will not charge for a newborn session with a signed model release. You will also receive up to 10 digital negatives with printing rights. If you would like maternity pictures I can do those as well. For maternity there is no session fee and a 50% off print discount. Here are a couple of maternity pictures that I have done:

Please email me at shaysphotography@gmail.com or call me at (360) 471-5478 if you are interested. Thank you!

This morning I did a photo shoot for a family that was a lot of fun. Anytime there are 3 kids involved it becomes interesting, but they did really well. Thank you so much J and A for allowing me to photograph your beautiful family! Here is a sneak peak from the session. I hope that you like them 🙂

Happy New Year!!!

Feb 5, 2008: I have to edit this post because my site still isn’t live 😦 I’m having some issues with my software and server that I am working hard to fix. Hopefully it will be up very soon! 

My website is ready, and it will be launched within the week! I’m so excited. Keep your eyes open for http://www.shaysphotography.com to go live 🙂 I am moving my investment info to my website and just keeping the specials here.

I have lots of specials, and they will change as time goes on, so watch for them. I am offering freebies for maternity, newborn (within the first 2 weeks), and HS senior photo sessions. The session fee is temporarily $50 with a $50 print credit 🙂 In addition, my packages are all 40% off, prints 30% off, and canvases are 20% off. A signed model release is required for specials.

Valentines Day is fast approaching, so I have a special offer for those wanting Valentines pictures.


30-45 minute mini-session, 1-8×10, 2-5×7, and 10-15 proofs in a proof book.

2008 is going to be a great year!