Posts Tagged ‘portrait photography’

We’ve settled in to our new studio space comfortably, and have enjoyed working and shooting there. A few of our former clients popped by for photo shoots, and we have a studio family shoot to share soon!

Here’s a peek at our studio in action.

This is our awesome assistant Christy and her two little ones!

Happily married Kristi and Tyler

and Jessica and Jeremy, who just celebrated their first anniversary.

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I love contests. (I never win, but I love them.) So we’re going to have a big one!

Here are the details:

The prize: A complimentary family photography session with us, a 24×36 canvas, and 2 11×14 prints (over $1100 value – that’s huge!)

How to enter: Email  To enter, simply tell us why you need family photos, why you should win the prize, and include a picture of your family.

The contest: We will pick the top three entries, our blog readers, will vote for the winner!

The deadlines: Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm on June 15th, and the winners will be announced on June 23rd (my birthday!)

Who knows, maybe you too will end up on our studio wall someday!

And finally, a couple of announcements:

As most of you have gathered, we are celebrating the grand opening of our studio this month!  It’s pretty perfect timing – we started Shandro Kids one year ago. At that time we pledged to donate a percentage of our profits from Shandro Kids to the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Thanks to the wonderful babies, kids, and families that we worked with over the past year, we donated $250 to the Stollery.

We’d like to thank the following sponsors for donating fantastic prizes for our Grand Opening:

Zaika Bistro, Stella & Dot Jewellery (Stylist Lesley Johnston-Woo), J’Adore Dance, Studio Bloom, Mommy Connections, Jacqueline Laine Makeup (, Photography Concentrate

Last night we hosted a party for friends, family, colleagues and neighbours at our newly opened home studio in Terwillegar Gardens. We’ve been in the neighbourhood for a year and a half, and absolutely love it. Over the past few months we’ve transformed our basement into a portrait studio/office and it’s finally finished! We’ve posted a few images of the construction and now here is the finished studio.

(Note – the yellow hose is for a fireplace – coming soon!)

This is our new office space, it’s been great working down here.

And…here we are all set up for the party!  We had over 120 guests attend and it was so great to see everyone networking.

All of our decor was from Special Event Rentals, and I’d like to personally thank Kristina for helping me style the event and design these awesome centerpieces.

Ken & Ailynn of Whimsical Cake Studio designed us a delicious sweets buffet, complete with a custom Shandro Photo cake, and cookies for every guest!  These two have a beautiful shop in Garneau, and do incredible custom work.  They are available for weddings and other functions…or if you just need a quick cupcake fix!

These beautiful place cards were designed by Pink Polka Design.

We wouldn’t have been able to accomplish any of this without our families.  We are so lucky to live close to our parents on both sides, and to Michael’s sisters.  Everyone has helped out by watching Andrew, giving advice and support, and helping set up yesterday.  We appreciate everyone’s help!

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