About LotusFly Photography
Prior to 2011, I operated as ShawnaMarie Photography. As my company continues to grow, change and flourish, I felt the name should change as well. LotusFly (pronounced as two separate words: Lotus Fly) Photography was named after two of my favorite representations of metamorphosis and beauty in the natural world: the lotus flower, and the dragonfly.
A little bit about me (since this IS the "about" section) before I move on to the section that is about YOU. My name is Shawna Schwalenberg. I love photography. It is my passion. But, you've read that on most pro photographer websites as you've searched for the one of us that is right for you.
The important points of who I am is basically this: I am a photographer. I am an activist. I am a vegetarian. I have a menagerie of pets. I love nature and outdoor photoshoots because I think they allow for the most beautiful backdrops and aesthetic opportunities available. I do offer studio shoots as well for up to 2 people if you so require (as in the instance of newborns in colder seasons, for example).
On to you. Your special day or your photoshoot is about YOU. I have heard many horror stories about photographers who are disruptive to the day or who don't listen to what clients or venues ask of them. I AM NOT ONE OF THOSE PHOTOGRAPHERS. When we discuss your photographic needs, I will ask a lot of questions and take the time to to get a feel for who you are and what you want your photos to convey to help make the photos and your day the best that it can be. Leading up to your photoshoot or wedding day, I will ask plenty of questions to get to know you and prepare for your day. What you want and who you are is important to me. I view each project as a collaborative work between myself and my customer and that is why you will get the best work possible from me.
There is always an option to purchase a DVD with high resolution, edited images with a printing release form. All images are digitally retouched, including blemish correction, etc. I retain the copyright on all images, but you have full printing rights.
I am available for weddings, engagement portraits, family portraits, senior portraits, boudoir, maternity, family, children, reunions, modeling portfolios, or anything you can dream of. For pricing and packages, please fill out a quote request form on the contact page. Price PDFs will be up on the site shortly as we rework the 2011 offerings. Thank you for considering me for your portraits or to be a part of your special day!
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