Hi there, I’m Shani
After living abroad for a number of years, I recently moved back to my lovely hometown of Southfield, MI. Shoot me a message and say hi, I’d love to get to know you!
As a creative photographer, I’ve done over a hundred beautiful photoshoots with families from around the world. Creating artwork of your family is my passion; I look forward to serving up stunning, custom portraiture in our community.
I envision the end result at every step, but the process itself is equally important to me. Your experience should be stress-free from start to finish.
We’re aiming for fun and memorable photo shoots so that your joy radiates through in the finished product. That’s why I walk you through all aspects of the experience — from choosing your wardrobe and the perfect location to helping you envision your dream wall art piece.
I get you. I’m a mom too! I know photoshoots with little kids can be super stressful. Making sure each child is well-rested, well-fed, and well-dressed, all while keeping them engaged and cooperative is challenging!
You can relax, I’ve got this. I come to each session equipped with plenty of patience, lots of fun, and when all else fails, my secret stash of sweets.
I aim to create masterpieces that will enhance your home and preserve your precious memories for a lifetime and beyond.
Meanwhile, I hope to see you around! Whether at the Grove, in the park, or outside with my kids and their lemonade stand, please say hi.
Lemonade anyone? (Shameless plug for my kiddos. What don’t we do for them, right ?)
Frequently Asked Questions
Relax, we’ll figure this out together 🙂
Solid Neutrals are usually your best bet. The clothes should fit well and look really good on you. Accessories add so much character, so make sure not to leave those behind!
Your session includes a complimentary phone or zoom wardrobe consultation. We’ll go through your wardrobe and I’ll help you select your best options. If you’d like to purchase something new for the photoshoot, I can help you with that too. I’ll send you links to some great wardrobe choices.
I also have some nice options for babies and children, available for in-studio shoots.
It depends on the package you choose. Mini sessions are timed, but the others are not. You get as much time as we need to get the pictures you’ll be delighted with.
That said, Basic sessions generally run about an hour, and classic and deluxe sessions about two. Newborn sessions can take three hours or more, so come prepared for that!
As a mommy myself, I know firsthand that kids can be well… kids. If you feel your child has had enough and might do better another day, I offer a free 15-minute re-shoot so we can get the perfect images we’re aiming for.
Your pictures will be ready for viewing 10-12 days after your session. We’ll schedule an appointment to choose your images and order your wall art pieces. Processing and printing take anywhere between 1 and 3 weeks.
Depending on the type of session you choose, the session will take place either in my studio or at a location of your choice. There are a number of beautiful outdoor locations in the area that I love and I’ll help you choose one you’ll love too.
As a photographer, I take tremendous pride in my work—your pictures are my art. When I give out digitals, I have no control over the quality of the final printed product. Self printed products bear my name but often don’t reflect the true quality of my work. This is why I strongly encourage purchasing products directly through me.
However, I understand we live in a digital world and you want some images saved on your hard drive. Or in your cloud storage. That’s why I do provide a limited number of digitals along with your prints. You also receive a complimentary digital image with most wall art purchases.
Wouldn’t striking, evocative images of your family enhance the beauty of your home? Wall Art is an investment you’ll derive tremendous pleasure from and I am here to guide you throughout the entire process.
I’ll conceptualize your vision during your pre-session consultation, and walk you through choosing the perfect option to compliment your decor. Together, we’ll create a thing of beauty that you’ll cherish for years to come.