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This last weekend at the beach for the retreat was a DREAM, but it’s so good to be home!  I love the beach, but tucked into the Yamhill Valley wine country is where I really feel at home in the landscape.  Let’s celebrate this magical little corner of the universe we get to live in […]

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Happy MARCH!  I love this time of year because we’re over the hump for winter and it is so SO close to spring!  Those days that are a little warmer and I can see some blue sky give me hope that summer is almost here!  I haven’t done a recap post since JULY so I […]

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Today is a BIG DAY at Samantha Shannon Photography!  Something I’ve been dreaming about for YEARS has finally happened!  The big website redesign is finished and LIVE!!  This has been a labor of love and totally consuming my free time for the last three months (because obviously I chose to do it in the midst […]

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July has always been my favorite month of the year.  Summer is my SOUL season, and July is smack dab in the middle of summer: it’s hot, dry, and the lazy days of summer seem to drag on with no hint of fall.  Seriously, my favorite.  Now August has hit and the reality that summer […]

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It’s our eight year wedding anniversary today.  Eight years ago, it was around 100 degrees in Dunsmuir, California, and “All You Need Is Love” was playing, and I was in the parking lot of the botanical garden, trying not to hyperventilate.  Some of that was nerves, some of that was my giant satin ballgown (seriously…it […]

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​It might be the fact that it has been cloudy and in the 60’s all week (month? year? #oregon), but I’m having a hard time believing it’s actually SUMMER.  Like, not early June, but JULY!  It hasn’t felt summery at ALL and so I am having the hardest time getting in the groove of summer.  […]

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I’m sharing today about how I organize my family photos AND how I create our yearly albums!  As a organizational junkie (well, before kids, at least), I love having a system in place so it’s easy to find what I’m looking for when I want to print or share a photo.  I also like to […]

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It’s April, and that means I’m right at the cusp of the busy photography season.  It’s been a slow winter on the blog, full of real-life behind the scenes work like updating print materials for 2018 (FINALLY finished!), taxes (BOOOOO), and taking courses for continuing education (hurrah!). ​Personally, I’ve also been trying to be more […]

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Whenever I get a wedding photography inquiry from a potential client, I always set up a time for us to meet each other over coffee (well, chai latte for this non-coffee drinker) and just chat!  Since I spend your WHOLE wedding day by your side, it’s super important that we fit well with each other! […]

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It’s the first full week of June, and even though we’re having a rainy spell right now, it definitely has started to FEEL like summer, finally!  I’m pretty sure we just skipped right over spring, but that’s fine with me–summer’s my favorite anyway! I thought I’d take a quick break from sharing all of the […]

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