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  • Hi y’all!

    I'm Shanna and I'm an over-user of exclamation points! I live in Fort Worth, Texas with my sweet husband, Bailey, our two baby kids, and three unruly dogs. I'm obsessed with Instagram, frye boots, and etsy. But more than anything, I'm obsessed with photography! When people ask "what do you do?" I still have a "pinch me" moment when I get to say that I'm a photographer.

    I specialize in fun, fresh lifestyle portraiture, boudoir, and wedding photography in Dallas, Fort Worth, and beyond.

    As much as I try to be one of those really cool photographers that I admire that blog daily, I'm just not. Maybe one day I'll conquer this blogging thing, but until then you can always see sneak peeks of my most recent work over on my Facebook page!

Ariel & Hunter’s Lost Oak Winery Engagement Session

When Ariel first contacted me about being her photographer for her upcoming Bass Hall wedding I was SO excited. Then she told me the date, and I was heartbroken. I had just found out I was expecting again and her wedding date fell just two weeks after my due date. Some mamas might be cut out for working (and working well!) that soon after having a baby, but I sadly am not one of them. She decided to go ahead and book engagement photos with me and I’m so glad she did! We ended up shooting them at the Lost Oak Winery in Burleson and everything could not have been more perfect. Their outfits, her hair, the light, that ring!

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Jessica & Tom’s Hilton Bella Harbor Wedding

Jessica and Tom’s gorgeous purple hued wedding kicked off my 2013 wedding season at the stylish Hilton Bella Harbor hotel in Rockwall, Texas. Even with rain and clouds, the day was beautiful and just perfect! Jessica and Tom are both former swimmers who met at the pool so we of course had to have some fun by the pool with their bridal party photos. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!

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Fall Mini Session Marathon at MGroup Studio in McKinney

Fall mini sessions with Shanna Leigh Images at the gorgeous modern industrial style MGroup Studios in McKinney, Texas.

I’m due to pop out another baby in December and in order to be able to serve as many of my clients as possible for the biggest family photo season of the year I’ve decided to offer mini sessions for the first time. I’ve booked an incredible location for them, too! Every time I post a shoot from this location I always get tons of friends asking questions about it. It’s hands down my absolute favorite place to shoot in the DFW area. With century old wood floors, exposed brick walls, modern decor, and the absolute yummiest light EVER to pour through windows in the entire history of light pouring through windows (I’m not even exaggerating here), it’s easy to see why everyone loves it so much! Also, since it’s indoors, there’s no need to worry about having to reschedule due to crazy unpredictable Texas weather. I’ve shot here before when it was rainy and overcast and the light was still absolutely delicious:-)Okay so here’s the info:

Date: Sunday October 20th
Location: MGroup Stuido in McKinney, TX
Cost: $200+tax
What’s included:
20 minute session
online gallery for viewing and print ordering
your favorite 10* images on a disc

How to book:
A $100 deposit reserves your spot.
Click on the time you would like to schedule your session and you can make your deposit by clicking on the blue “Pay Now” button.
The balance is due at the time of our session.
Deposits are non-refundable.
*Additional images may be added to your disc at $25 per image.

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I’ll try and remove the “link” for each of these time slots as they fill up, but if you happen to click on a time slot and the deposit is already paid, that time slot is no longer available.

Questions? Use the contact link on the menu bar, or email me directly at shanna@shannaleighimages.com.

If you’re hoping for a different location a full session can be booked on a different date. Email me right away to book your session because spots are filling quickly since I have weddings booked and my due date is right around the corner:-)

Jodie & Brian’s Wildscape Ranch Wedding

Jodie and Brian got married back in November Wildscape Ranch in Mansfield. If you haven’t heard of it yet, let me tell you it is probably the most charming little country venue ever! From the ceremony on the lawn overlooking the water, to the reception in the big red barn that was decorated with white twinkle lights, burlap, mason jars, soft pink and white flowers and a touch of sparkle the whole day was such a reflection of Jodi, Brian, and their friends and families.

White chairs set up in front of the water before an outdoor wedding ceremony at Wildscape Ranch in Mansfield, Texas.

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Jodie in her ivory lace strapless wedding dress with her bridesmaids in long pale pink chiffon dresses with pale flowers at Wildscape Ranch in Mansfield, Texas.

 Bridal bouquet with white and pale pink flowers at Wildscape Ranch in Mansfield, Texas.

Jodie in her ivory lace strapless wedding dress with her bridesmaids in long pale pink chiffon dresses with pale flowers at Wildscape Ranch in Mansfield, Texas.

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A wooden polaroid guestbook album at Wildscape Ranch in Mansfield, Texas.

A wooden polaroid guestbook at Wildscape Ranch in Mansfield, Texas.

Rustic DIY antique décor at an outdoor wedding at Wildscape Ranch in Mansfield, Texas.

Rustic decor with chalkboards, mason jars, and burlap at an outdoor wedding at Wildscape Ranch in Mansfield, Texas.

Brian and his groomsmen in their western boots, leather vests, and wranglers at their rustic outdoor wedding at Wildscape Ranch in Mansfield, Texas.

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Jodie and Brian had cards at each table to tell guests about their wedding app.

Jodie and Brian exchanging vows on a beautiful fall day outdoors at their rustic style wedding at Wildscape Ranch in Mansfield, Texas.

Jodie and Brian exchanging vows on a beautiful fall day outdoors at their rustic style wedding at Wildscape Ranch in Mansfield, Texas.

Jodie and Brian after exchanging vows on a beautiful fall day outdoors at their rustic style wedding at Wildscape Ranch in Mansfield, Texas.

Jodie’s nephew in the background there was a DOLL! Such a seriously cute kid. I asked him what school he goes to and he told me the name of it and I told him that my dad taught there and asked if he knew him. His response? “Oh yeah! He goes to my school!”

Jodie and Brian after exchanging vows on a beautiful fall day outdoors at their rustic style wedding at Wildscape Ranch in Mansfield, Texas.

Jodie and Brian kissing on the dock after exchanging vows on a beautiful fall day outdoors at their rustic style wedding at Wildscape Ranch in Mansfield, Texas.

Jodie and Brian kissing on the dock after exchanging vows on a beautiful fall day outdoors at their rustic style wedding at Wildscape Ranch in Mansfield, Texas.

The bride and groom sharing their first dance under white twinkle lights in the big red barn at their rustic wedding at Wildscape Ranch in Mansfield, Texas.

The bride and groom sharing their first dance under white twinkle lights in the big red barn at their rustic wedding at Wildscape Ranch in Mansfield, Texas.

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The bride and groom have their grand sparkler exit in front of the big red barn at their rustic wedding at Wildscape Ranch in Mansfield, Texas.

It took me so long to update my blog that Jodie and Brian are now expecting a little boy in December! He’s going to be born on my birthday, too. I’m sure of it! Congratulations you two, and thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your day.