“So happy that I chose this awesome company for my birth and newborn shoot! My birth was crazy hectic but Shea was wonderful and very out of the way and didn’t seem overwhelmed by anything going on. She got great shots and now I’m always going to be able to look back at those even when the memory starts to fade. We also did our newborn pictures and I just adore the images. Her and Dale were so great with the baby he didn’t even barely fuss. My older children weren’t super cooperative during the family shots and she did some creative photoshop to get a picture of all of us looking happy. She has great props in her studio and a very keen eye for detail and I’m blown away by how beautiful the final images are! We also ordered some prints and the photo album and the quality is high and the layout is very nicely designed. Thank you for being fabulous to work with!”


—  S. Pellin


Shea Wordell

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Shea specializes in Birth, Maternity & Newborn Portraits. 

Meet the Team

Erika Lanphear

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Erika specializes in Childhood, Family & Life Events

Lauren Page

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Meet our Premier Makeup Artist Lauren! 

Our Personalized Process 

The part we love most about what we do, is the amazing individuals and  families we get to meet along the way! Our first meeting with you will build the foundation of our relationship. During this time we will chat about all your hopes and dreams for your session, the scenery, style, and the final works of arts you are hoping to have created in the end. This is what we call the planning session. We do this with every client to really get to know them and understand their individual needs and desires prior to their actual session. By the time you

leave this first meeting, we will have set a date, time and location for your session, and have an idea in mind of what kind of art you are hoping to have produced with your final portraits from your time with us. 

On the day of your scheduled session, you will meet with our Premiere Makeup Artist, if needed, to enjoy your moment of relaxation and pampering before the magic of it all begins. During your time with us in front of the camera, it will be mostly be time spent enjoying your family, and the genuine moments happening as they unfold. Your time will be spent mostly laughing and relishing in the love and life you've created and just take a few hours to pause from the hustle and bustle of every day life and just take a moment to enjoy this current season of your lives and soak it all in. 

After your session we will come to your home within 10-14 days to host your ordering appointment. During this 90 minute appointment we will enjoy some light snacks and refreshments, while enjoying a quick slide show of the final portraits we've created for you. We will then guide you through the selection process to determine which portraits you'd like to create into lasting works of art. For some they love the idea of seeing these portraits every day on their walls, while others prefer something they can hold and look through in their hands. No matter what you're looking for, we are here to help. 

For the Walls

We believe these portraits should be turned into lasting works of art. We want you to walk by these images and remember that season of your families lives - long after they're off building a family of their own.  That's why we use professional technology to help you plan and see how the portriats we are creating will look 

throughout your home

 prior to finalizing your order!

For you Hands

Along with creating that statement piece for your home. We offer a variety of handcrafted album options too! 

Our heirloom albums are the perfect way to enjoy all your favorite portraits from this current season in your life, for generations to come. We love hearing about families pulling them out to look through on holidays while snuggled up on the couch! 

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