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Queen for a Day!

Fat Tuesday," happens next week! No this isn’t a fat joke. Mardi Gras is french for Fat Tuesday. Mardi Gras is a vibrant celebration deeply rooted in both religious tradition and cultural festivity. Its origins can be traced back to ancient pagan rituals honoring the arrival of spring. As Christianity spread throughout Europe, these pagan festivities merged with the Christian calendar, becoming linked to the period of Lent leading up to Easter. [...]

Queen for a Day!2024-02-10T13:13:56-05:00

The Importance of Regularly Photographing Your Child

As parents, we often find ourselves amazed at how quickly our children grow and change. The early years of their lives are filled with countless milestones and precious moments that we want to preserve forever. One of the best ways to document your child's journey is through regular photography sessions. Not only do these sessions capture their growth and development, but they also create lasting memories that can be cherished for a lifetime. Photographs [...]

The Importance of Regularly Photographing Your Child2023-07-12T17:44:32-04:00

Holiday Gift Scavenger Hunt!

The elves have been SO mischievious!  They've been hiding some of Santa's gifts all around our site and they keep moving them!  We need your help to find them.  Simply find a gift, and click on it to fill out the simple form.  You'll be entered into our draw for one of five Shine Photo gift certificates ranging in value from $10.00 to $100.00.  The draw happens at noon EST on Tuesday December 27, [...]

Holiday Gift Scavenger Hunt!2022-12-23T16:37:48-05:00

What’s The Point of Sending a Christmas Card?

From our In the Box Mini Session What's the point of sending a Christmas card? The first known Christmas card was sent by Michael Maier to James I of England and his son Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales in 1611 while the first commercially available card was commissioned by Sir Henry Cole in 1843. With such a long tradition of greetings, why are so few people sending them today? Part of the [...]

What’s The Point of Sending a Christmas Card?2022-11-18T07:37:34-05:00

Giving Thanks for Great Staff

I’m often asked what kind of camera I use.  The question is usually asked by another photographer, and rarely by a client.  The truth is, I own quite a few cameras. Some dating back as far as 2002.  If you include phone cameras, add another four or so.   You see, the cameras all do the same thing to different degrees of accuracy. They record light and shadow on a sensor.  The buttons and bells [...]

Giving Thanks for Great Staff2022-10-09T17:41:53-04:00


NEW to Shine Portrait is the very fun, informative and entertaining LIVE PORTRAIT. LIVE PORTRAIT embeds a video into one of our enabled photos.  LIVE PORTRAIT makes Christmas Cards more personal; business cards more informative and Portraits more entertaining. Watch the video to see how it works, or DOWNLOAD the free app that makes the magic happen HERE (Google Play.)  You may notice that this app has a very low review. This [...]

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