Hi I'm Shawna.
Over the years I've come to realize that some of my favorite views in life come from behind the lens of a camera. In fact, there are times that my camera actually feels like an extension of my arm. Needless to say, I really really love what I do and I would love to have the chance to share that passion with you.
When it comes to taking your picture my approach is one that might be a little different. I am an artist that wants to capture the real moments in your life and the raw emotions that go with those times. I like photos that are natural and unorchestrated, without all the fuss of props and diffusers. I choose to capture the organic light and use the beauty of nature as a backdrop to showcase your own beauty and uniqueness.
I live in the sunny seaside town of San Clemente, the furthest city south in Orange County, where the beach is just minutes away. I can also look to the east and see rolling hills and open fields that make perfect locations to shoot your dream photos. City scapes are also all around me and provide a totally different look for some artistic photoshoots. I am a native Southern California girl with sandy feet and sun on my face, and I know the area very well. I am also adventurous and open to travel if you need me to come to you. I have done photoshoots in all kinds of fun places, including a great trip with some of my favorite doctors to Peru to record, with photos, the charitable work they did there.
The name Bleudog Fotography stems from the love I have for Weimaraners. I have two beautiful bleudogs that I share my life with who keep me busy with their mischief. Sometimes I feel like I have two toddlers in the house all over again. I have been a foster mom for rescue Weimaraners and will drive miles to save one of these beautiful critters when I need to. To be honest, there are times they save me too.
"When my husband and I started looking for a wedding photographer, we contacted hundreds it felt like, but no one impressed us more than Shawna. Not only does she have an incredible eye for photography, but she caters to your schedule, is proactive in following through with deadlines and appointments, and was overall the easiest part of planning for our wedding. It was a HUGE relief on us to be able to work with Shawna, Wedding planning is tough (to say the least), and I don't know if we would have gotten everything done without her!
The photo shoot felt so fun and natural, and our expectations of the quality of our wedding pictures went far beyond anything we could have ever imagined. We could not count the number of compliments and praise we received because of the beauty and professional look of the portraits. After our first experience with engagement photos, we immediately booked another appointment for bridals.
If those things weren't enough, the price we paid for the shoots was significantly better than the research we did for other photographers. We now have a 9 month old girl and the pictures that Shawna took of her are breathtaking! She can literally do it all! She will be our family photographer until we are old and grey We love her!!" Lauren, Orange County
I love shooting engaged couples. An engagement shoot includes two hours of shooting time at your favorite spot. I will meet you wherever you choose within a thirty mile radius of San Clemente. If you want to go further away it is an additional charge. If you don't have a favorite spot, I have lots of good suggestions, especially when it comes to beach backdrops. An engagement shoot allows us to become better friends so that on your wedding day you are so comfortable in front of the camera you don't even realize I'm shooting. You will receive all the images I take via an on-line gallery with rights plus ten photos of your choice that I will individually edit for you. Investment: $650
Package One- Includes ten hours of coverage. I'll be there for your entire day! I bring a professional second shooter with a similar style. You will receive all the images I take plus forty photos of your choice that I will individually edit for you. I also create a hardbound 8.5" x 11" photo book to document your day, which is included in the price. As an added bonus a wedding day bridal boudoir is taken to surprise the groom. Investment: $4500
Package Two- Includes seven hours of coverage by yours truly. You will also get all the photos I take plus thirty images you like best edited to perfection. I include an 8.5" x 11" hardbound photo book of those favorite images. Investment: $3500
Package Three- Includes five hours of shoot time by me. You will receive all the images I take plus twenty of your favorite images edited. Investment: $3000
My outlook on family shoots might be different from other professionals. I like to make it fun, relaxing, and encourage natural expressions, and I'm not into too much posing. I love to catch the true moments and real connections your family shares. The beach is my favorite place to shoot but I can shoot anywhere your heart desires. I include two hours of coverage plus all the images I take and ten hand edited images of your choice. Investment: starting at $600
Portraiture is my specialty. I go out of my way to capture your essence and your best side. I will shoot at a location of your choice and send you all of the images I take. I will edit ten of your absolute most favorites. Trust me it will be hard to choose just ten. Investment: starting at $450
You will love this intimate shoot at my beach cottage studio with beautiful natural light, decorated in whites. I include two hours of shoot time and three changes of clothing. The atmosphere is relaxed and I shoot at your own comfort level. This includes all the images I shoot, fifteen edited images, and a 5" x 5" hardbound book to surprise your sweetheart. Investment: starting at $650
Fashion is one of my passions so taking photos is a treat for me. I love to shoot for fashion bloggers and am always interested in meeting new friends and making professional connections. Contact me for details and availability.
A la Carte
- Additional hourly rate added to a package $200
- Second shooter $500
- Boudoir added to a package $350
- Engagement shoot added to a wedding package $500
- Albums starting at $200
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