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

Baby Photographer Phoenix | Nora 6 months Milestone

Milestone sessions are always the perfect way to document your sweet baby as they learn new things! Like sitting up, crawling, grabbing toes, and lots of new facial expressions! Baby Nora was seriously the cutest when she came to my Phoenix studio for her 6 months session. Her mama Angela is the face behind Mint Body, a boutique gym located in Arcadia and Gilbert that focuses on women and strength! I was lucky enough to also be able to photography baby Nora’s Fresh 48 session just days after she was born. It was very special to have her come back for her 6 months session and see first hand how much she has grown.

She had lots of adorable expressions and loves the camera as you can see from all her many smiley shots! Can’t wait to photograph her again!


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Laguna Beach Maternity | Sean & Shannon Beach Maternity

Shannon and Sean are no stranger to my blog. I have been lucky enough to know Shannon and her adorable family for years! I couldn’t be more excited for them as they finally get ready to welcome a baby girl into the world. It’s kind of a funny story, but when we did Shannon’s maternity session with Cameron she was due in August. This means our maternity session was done in the middle of the dry 100 + degree heat of the Arizona summer, which if any one of you know is no fun for anyone! Shannon swore up and down and wouldn’t never had a baby in the summer again and have to endure another hot and sweaty session. Fast forward to her now pregnancy with baby Mackenzie who whether mom likes it or not, has the EXACT same due date as Cameron. What are the odds!! Apparently she is a really good ovulater at the time same of year! Knowing how miserable Shannon was at her maternity session with Cam, I opted to offer her a beautiful beach session as I was traveling to Newport for the Belly, Baby and Beyond Conference. Shannon didn’t hesitate to jump on this opportunity with me! Although she isn’t as far along as when we did Cam’s, everyone knows you show more with you second baby so it wasn’t a issue at all!

We met at the gorgeous Sun and Fun Beach in Laguna and couldn’t have picked a more perfect location!!! The beach, rocks and the weather was unbeatable. Shannon looked killer in her pink lace Fillyboo maternity gown and the boys looked dapper as always. It was such a beautiful moment with them as they made some lasting memories with the sand beneath their toes and a sweet baby girl in her belly.



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Scottsdale Baby Photography | 1 Week Old Baby Lexi


Baby photography sure has come a long way since I started 5 years ago. When I graduated college I only really knew about wedding photographers as newborn portraits were something that was done in your local baby store. I have learned so much in these past 5 years that working with these sweet babies has become more of a art then photography. Baby Lexi was such a little doll for her newborn session with me in my Phoenix studio. If you remember her parents maternity session a few months ago, we photographed Alison a very soft pink maternity gown. I wanted to keep with that same soft color scheme for sweet Lexi. She was just the perfect little baby and barely made a peep during her session.

I usually photography babies between 6-14 days old so insure they are nice and sleepy for their photo shoot with me. During that window they still have their nights and days mixed up and can be curled in different positions. Lexi was so easy to work with, we pretty much let me work with her in any way.



I adore this romper and headband set from Photo Muffins! It looked perfect on her!


Alison has touches of Cinderella in baby Lexi’s nursery so we thought it would be darling to include this little Cinderella slipper into a photo.



It’s all the little details you never want to forget!


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First Birthday Photo Session | Hungry Caterpillar Cake Smash


Hunter’s first birthday session in my studio turned out so cute. His birthday party is Hungry Caterpillar themed so mom wanted to incorporate that into his first birthday session. This was always one of my favorite books growing up so it was fun to relive it again. There were so many fun colors to use to really make his cake smash pop!



For those of you unfamiliar with my cake smash sessions, a cake smash is the perfect way to celebrate their first year milestone. Typically with a cake, the theme and colors of the background are all planned through the studio.


His mom had lots of fun decor to bring that she was using for his party, so it made a great way to get double use of all those items!


With any cake smash designing the set up is one of my favorite parts! I have lots of props , banners and decor in the studio that are all available to use! Contact me today if you are interested in book your child’s cake smash session in my Phoenix studio!

Smash cake from the amazing Lisa’s Sweets and Treats

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Brie Bella Desert Maternity Photography Part 2 | Saguaro Lake Ranch Maternity


I think I was still coming off the high from our studio maternity session with Brie by the time our outdoor shoot approached! Just like our studio shoot, so many talented artists came together to make this shoot possible. If anyone knows Brie, you know the love for the earth oozes out of her. I couldn’t have picked a more perfect setting for this session. Brie and Bryan were married in beautiful Sedona surrounded by the gorgeous red rocks, so it was only fitting we mimic that look and surround baby Birdie with killer mountain views as well in mommies tummy! Saguaro Lake Ranch was more than wonderful to work with when planning this shoot. Their property and ranch style setting was the perfect backdrop we needed for this look!

The WildFlower AZ and Dang Fine Rentals put together a beautiful and rustic boho setting for part of our maternity shoot. The rustic and earthy tones of the florals and furniture complimented Brie’s wardrobe and the location perfectly. My second hand Risa and her assistant Kelly with RiStyle Consulting were right by Brie’s side making sure her styling was on point and that she looked flawless (which isn’t hard at all). Every single piece was effortlessly hand picked by Risa to match Brie’s unique and feminine style for this shoot.

Brie looked so stunning and you can tell she was in her element. Today was a special day I wanted to blog her session cause today is baby Birdie’s due date. She has been staying very comfortable in mama’s belly so we are hoping baby Birdie is welcomed into the world very soon! Until then, here are some of my favorites of our desert maternity shoot!

If you are interested in any of Brie’s styling, please scroll all the way to the bottom 🙂




Look 1 – Sequin pink multi colored dress
Dress – fashionbyrobertblack (vintage Halston dress)
Look 2 – Ivory silk fringe dress
Dress – Free People
Look 3 – Ivory gown w/ fringe necklace
Necklace  – Rare Scarf Vintage
Look 4 – Ivory gown w/ crown and flowers
Look 6 – Crop top and skirt
Top and Bracelts – Rare Scarf Vintage
Skirt – Wildfox
Black choker –  Ivory Willow Jewelry
Gold choker – Jware Collection 
Look 7 – Fillyboo dress
Dress – Fillyboo
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