Shannon Lee Photography » Phoenix Area Maternity, Newborn, Child & Family Photographer

My 30 year old Birthday Cake Smash!

As you can tell, being a Phoenix Cake Smash photographer I get to see my fair share of baby cake smashes!! When my 30th birthday was coming up, I had planned for a while to do my own cake smash!! I actually turned 30 in May so I am a little ashamed to be finally blogging this but hey, better late then never! When I had my adult cake smash planned out it wasn’t as of a big thing and trend as it is now. A few weeks before I turned 30, another photographers 30 year old cake smash session went viral. It was all over Facebook and the local news. Needless to say a new trend began! I got the help from my awesome friend and fellow photographer Mary Kriss with Mary Kriss Photography to shoot my cake smash for me! We had such a great time at her studio in Surprise and I couldn’t be happier with how they all turned out!! I think we laughed more then anything else!

I loved my 30 gold crown from Love Crush Bowtique  and my beautiful poka dot and pink 30 cake from the always fabulous Cakelicious AZ! I also had the help from the talented Yolanda Lake for my makeup for the shoot! Turning 30 doesn’t have to be depressing! I wanted to make it fun, playful and of course cute!  Thanks again Mary for making this so special and fun for me!!!



(photography by Mary Kriss Photography)


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Scottsdale Hospital Photography | Fresh 48 with baby Cullen

The newness of a baby is something you can’t imagine life without. Documenting these special moments for these families is such a honor of mine! I got to meet baby Cullen for his Fresh 48 session in Scottsdale at Honor Health Medical Center. When Megan was expecting baby #3 I am sure a huge range of emotions ran through her head. It can be a lot to handle, but one thing thats for sure is that God will never give you more then you can handle. Baby Cullen was born into a family with so much love to give! Big sister Quinn and big brother Croix were for sure curious about their new little brother. Quinn had lots of kisses and snuggles to give and it showed just how much she loved and adored him! Fresh 48 sessions are all about telling a story in those first few hours of life. Documenting those little moments, like meeting their family for the first time, the first kisses from big sister, examining little baby toes and even chowing down on some donuts cause you still aren’t to sure who or what he is haha. I love all their expressions and excitement their children give with baby Cullen and can’t wait to see how they grow into a strong and close family!



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Phoenix 6 month old Photographer – Adorable Kingston


As a Scottsdale child photographer, I love to document any milestone session! Between 1-12 months old its so important to capture this special moments cause they go by so fast! Kingston just turned 6 months old and came to my Phoenix studio for his milestone session! I loved all the adorable outfits and ideas that mom brought. He was all smiles and giggles with the sweetest blue eyes that can make you melt! When he showed up for his session I was dying over his trucker hat from George Hats and army green pants from Posh Kiddos! I don’t think his mom planned to use it for the session but I knew it would be beyond cute! Well, let me honest everything with Kingston was cute!

When planning a 6 month old studio session, it’s important to book when your baby is sitting up unsupported. It makes the session so much for fun when you can switch up the props and sets and know your little one can sit up perfectly to allow their personality to come out comfortably! Sitter sessions are some of my favorite to photograph cause it’s such a fun age when they are learning more and more their personalities are flourishing.



 ** If you are wanting to book a milestone session in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Peoria area contact me to book **

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Phoenix 1 year Studio Photography | Samira 1 Year Session

Studio sessions can be so much fun when your turning 1 year old! Samira was such a sweetheart when she came into my Phoenix studio in her pink and gold tutu ready for her 1 year session!! The colors looked so good on her I love how it all photographed! Mom was planning a a big pink and gold birthday party for this sweetie so it was important to her to incorporate it into her session.  She didn’t crack too many smiles but you can rest assure this girl is full of personality! Even though we know she looks good in pink and gold, we also know she can pull off the color purple!



A crown perfect for a princess!! This pink lace and gold glitter tipped crown from Love Crush Crowns is seriously one of my favs!


Now since having the studio, I am starting to get more backdrops and I love how my new floral backdrop from Big Time Print looked with little Samira!


**Now booking 1 year studio session in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale and Peoria Area**

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Phoenix Newborn Photography | Baby Boy Dylan

I can’t tell you how many newborn boys I have done lately, there has been a whole streak of newborn boys being photographed in my Phoenix studio in the last few months! Baby boy Dylan was just perfection! He slipped into poses so easily and hardly ever made a peep in his session at all! Mom and dad were pretty open to ideas for his session but really wanted some neutrals and blues. I just had to use my new suspender outfit from Manly & Pretty Little Things! It was so darn adorable on him! Soft blues and neutrals looked so good for his session, they will look perfect in a baby book or framed on the walls of his nursery. I  was so happy to document this special milestone for baby Dylan and his family.





**Now booking newborn session in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale and Peoria Area**

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