Shannon Marie Photography, LLC » Shannon Marie is a Lifestyle photographer that serves Northern Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania. Shannon Marie Photography specializes in Newborns, Children, Families, and Maternity portrait photography. In addition Shannon Marie also photographs Weddings, Events, and Sporting events for children and teenagers. Unique, Creative, Simply Beautiful Photography

Frequently Asked Questions

 I want to provide a very detailed personal portrait experience for all of my clients. I want my clients to feel confidant in their investment and to be educated in what they are investing in.  If you have further questions before booking please contact me and I would be happy to answer them for you.

The Portrait Experience does not include digital images how can I purchase the digital files?
Digital Images are purchased as part of a Collection. There are Four Collections for you to choose from so you can get exactly what you are looking for and what falls in your financial range. 

What is the difference between “The Portrait Experience” and “The Collections” can you explain the pricing in further detail?
The Portrait Experience is essentially the session fee.  It includes the session and reserves your date.  A Collection is what you order after your session.  Contact me for Collection pricing and details. There are four collections to choose from.  Each priced differently and including matted prints and digital images options. 

When will I be able to view my images?
I hand edit each image, therefore it usually takes a week to two weeks.  You will receive proof images in an online gallery. After viewing them please contact me with your choices for your collection.

Will I receive color and black and white images?
The majority of my images in my portfolio are black and white because that is what I am drawn to. However, you will receive the digital images in color and black and white.  For your collection options you as far as prints you must choose the print to be in color or black and white.

I am interested in a newborn session will the session be posed or lifestyle?
Do you have props?
You can choose either posed or lifestyle. My passion is with lifestyle and I highly recommend it. The majority of my work is lifestyle. However, I do take a limited number of posed newborn sessions a year.  If you choose a posed newborn session I provide all blankets, backdrops and props.  

What are Milestone Sessions?
Milestones are generally Smiling (3-4 months old, holding their head up), Sitting (6-8 months old before they are crawling),  and One Year. These are wonderful to capture because your child is growing and changing so quickly, especially the first year.  

Do you photograph children after the first year?
Yes!  I love working with my clients even after the first year. Capturing them yearly and their families is what I love! I want to see your family grow and capture these memories for you.

I am interested in booking a session what is the process for that?
First please contact me and I will send you the link to the Collection Details and Pricing. After reviewing that please contact me if you want to book and I will send you a contract which reviews my policies and a questionnaire. It is just a few questions to help me to get to know you better and what you are looking for so you get exactly what you want.  The questionnaire also has a list of available dates for the session for you to choose your date.  I will send you an invoice as well. This invoice will link you to pay pal. You do not need a pay pal account to pay with pay pal. All major credit cards are accepted.  Payment for the Portrait fee is made at time of booking.

After I make my payment what is the next step?
After the contract is signed and payment is made you will be receiving an email conformation of your date along with further details.

 I am interested in Maternity and Newborn Session is there a discount?
I do offer two packages to choose from.  You can find the pricing under the Portrait Pricing.  All the details are in there, but if you further questions please contact me.  

We are new to this. Do you offer location or wardrobe ideas?
Yes I can help you as much or as little as you want to create the experience you desire.  Im open to helping you with both. I do also suggest having hair and/or make-up professionally done. Mothers who have seemed to feel much better about themselves and less stressed.
Everyone loves getting pampered a little.

What is photographing with Natural Light? Do you photograph inside as well?
Yes I photograph indoors and outdoors using natural light. Natural light only means that I use the light that is available either from photographing outside or from windows or doors. I do not use any flash photography or artificial lighting unless it is a rare situation that leaves me no other choice.

What if I am not interested in a full session but would like a mini session?
I hold Petite Portrait Experiences (mini sessions) in the spring and fall.  Generally May and October.  If you would like to reserve your spot or would like more information please let me know. If you would like a petite session other then those months we can arrange something. I also hold Beach Petite Sessions in Ocean City in July and August. 

Is there any meaning behind the names of your Collections?
Why Yes! Im glad you asked. The Chase Collection is named after my son Chase. The collection is small and perfect just like he is.  The Timeless Collection is my most popular.  It includes your choice of beautiful matted fine prints or your choice of other prints.  The matted prints are timeless. The digitals and prints you will have for a lifetime so it is timeless. The Heirloom Collection is the most detailed collection. It is an investment, however you will have all of your images that were captured matted, framed and the digital images gracing your home and every time you view them you will be reminded of the connection you had with your child at that time. 

Do you Travel? Are there any travel fees?
Yes.  I work primarily in Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania, but I do travel. If the session is to take place 30 miles outside of  New Freedom (17349) area a minimum travel fee of $.65 per mile there and back will be applied  to the session fee.  Travel Fee includes mileage and time.  Mileage begins once I have reached the 30 miles outside of my coverage area.

Is there tax for your services?
Yes. Sales Tax will be applied at the time of payment.  

  • Shannon Campbell - Hi,
    I was interested in family pictures with my husband and our dog. I was referred from deena and chad Farley. I was wondering cost and availability and also wasnt sure if you took pictures with pets? If you could email me back or call me, I’d greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks so much,
    Shannon Campbell
    443-474-1777ReplyCancel

  • Unser Wazir - Hi there,
    I was referred to you by Rita from Bitsy Baby.We are inquiring about the pricing and other details for a newborn session. Our baby is due in mid april. Can you also include the pricing for the digital images along with the session price.
    Thank you.ReplyCancel

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