Session Details

Childhood goes by in a blink, doesn’t it? One day, a child is born into the world: fragile, beautiful, and full of hope. The next it seems he is riding a bike, saving for his first car, starting college. Photographs are almost a way to stop time, to help our minds remember that which our heart can never forget.

Shannon’s schedule is often booked several weeks in advance, so please call early for your choice of date and time. Session fees must be paid at time of reservation.

Shannon’s style …
Natural. Working on location in your home or favorite scenic spot, she strives to capture your child or family as they are … genuine personalities, unposed expressions, and honest relationships. Whenever possible, we work by natural light because it can illuminate a soul like nothing else.

When should I schedule?
As soon as possible! Shannon’s schedule is nearly always filled at least 1-2 months in advance. During holiday times, we are often booked up to 4 months in advance. Please call early to reserve your session. Our last holiday session is held in early November to allow time for delivery of your order before Christmas.

Are weekend sessions available?
Shannon offers a limited number of Saturday sessions each month. Because of limited availability, these sessions are often reserved several months in advance. 

Where do we hold the session?
As part of the custom portrait experience, sessions are very often held at the client’s home. For outdoor images, we can create the images in your yard or a local park. Please plan on an early morning or late afternoon time frame for any outdoor images. Shannon is available within a 40 mile roundtrip radius of Roswell, Georgia, including most northern metro Atlanta suburbs. Sessions planned outside of this radius may incur a travel surcharge.

What should I wear?
Stay with solid colors, preferably in a light or dark shade. Avoid plaids and stripes. You want your clothing to be classic and simple. If you wish to have your baby’s portrait created without her clothing or diaper, please keep her in loose garments prior to our session so she won’t have any indentations on her skin from her clothing. For family portraits, please make sure everyone is wearing similar colors and styles. Jewelry and accessories should be minimal. No watches please!

When can I see my images?
Your image previews will be ready in approximately two weeks and will be sent to you in a private online gallery. You are welcome to share this gallery with anyone you wish. The gallery will remain available for 14 days. Your order should be submitted before the gallery expires. There is a $25 fee per week to republish the gallery after the expiration date or to extend the gallery beyond its original 14 day availability.

When will my portraits be ready?
Once you place your order, your final prints will be ready in approximately 4-6 weeks. Custom items and canvas portraits may take 6-8 weeks. Holiday orders may take longer due to high volume.

Can I order more portraits from my session in the future?
Of course! Your session images are archived for 12 months from the date of your session. Reorders are subject to a $100 minimum and are charged at the current prices in effect.

Are the digital files or negatives available for purchase?
Yes. Full-resolution files may be purchased for $200 per single image. Digital image collections begin at $895.

Shannon Holden Photography retains the full copyright of all images. It is illegal to scan, copy, or otherwise reproduce any Shannon Holden images without express written permission. Shannon reserves the right to use her images in promotional materials, including brochures, website, and photographic competitions.