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I was a little worried as I was driving to this session.  It was an NBA Playoff night, Game 1 for our Thunder boys, and the dad had tickets to go.  Game time 8pm.  Session time 6:30pm.

You see where I’m going with this…

Plus, this is a brand new family and I really didn’t want to rush things.  You guys know, your first session always tends to take a little longer… time for the kids to warm up a little,  time for the parents to loosen up a little.  Yadda yadda….

I was so surprised when they piled out of the car and EVERYONE was smiling, even Dad.  YAY!  In fact, Dad was so good-natured about the whole thing, I seriously wanted to give him a big HUG! :)

We finished our session by 7:30pm IN ARCADIA.

Even I would’ve been a little stressed, but he didn’t blink an eye.  I’m so thankful for such a sweet and happy and interactive family.  I love my job.

Here are just a handful of my favorites…



Did someone say contest?

Yep!  You guessed it.  A contest!  WAHOOO!!

Here are the details:

GRAND PRIZE (based on votes/likes on SGP Facebook page):  a full digital session including print release

RUNNER-UP (chosen by me):  a digital mini-session including 5 images with print release

To enter:  Email a photo of yourself with your family/kids along with a short story explaining why you deserve to win to shannongurneyphoto[at]yahoo[dot]com.  Feel free to nominate a friend.  Entries will be accepted until Monday, April 22nd at Noon.  All photos and stories will be posted to the SGP Facebook page for voting.  Tell all your friends and family to GO VOTE!  They must “LIKE” the page to be able to vote!

A confirmation email with details will be sent to all entries.  I can’t wait to hear all your stories!!



It was really fun meeting the Eaton family this past weekend.  Mom was a little worried about how the pics would turn out and if everyone would cooperate.  I think they did spectacular!  Before the session was over, we were all giggling and laughing and having a great time!

We decided to try an urban location this time and I’m glad we did.  The tracks were such a great background for big brother and his music.  We even found a patch of grass and had little brother throw a few baseballs for us!

Here are a couple of my favorites…

  • Stacie - April 17, 2013 - 12:57 pm

    These are terrific! I can’t wait to see the rest. You are amazing!! Thank you so much for the great photos. We really enjoyed our session.

I’ve photographed this family so many times, they are beginning to feel like members of MY OWN family.  I love that…

I also love that they are forcing me to update this old blog here.  Ha.  I’d say it’s been a while since I visited here and I’m guessing many of you haven’t been here in a while, either.  I’m hoping to do better.  There have been lots of changes going on at the Gurney household this past year.

I’m not making excuses…uh huh um….but I’m excited to share some of the goings-on with all of you. :)

For now, this little tidbit from my session with the Wyatts will have to hold you over.

This little cutie bug is TWO!  I can’t believe it!


They’ll probably kill me for posting this shot…

Mom and Dad weren’t supposed to be in the photos this time around.  However, I talked them into jumping in a few shots at the very end of our session.  They even matched perfectly!  It was super duper windy, yet we made it work and just look how great it turned out!

Best session ever!!  Love you guys! 

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