A Christmas Gift | Guelph Family Photographer

I met Stephanie years ago and had the honour of taking her portraits in one of my first boudoir marathons, so when she approached me about taking some portraits of her and her two brothers as a gift for her parents, of course I said YES!

It was a frigid day in early December, but there wasn’t any snow on the ground so we were lucky. The boys were quite brave and even changed outfits outdoors. Thanks for being so patient and for freezing your buns off.


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Christmas and Holiday Photocard Designs

Still need Christmas cards? I’ve got a solution! Special promotion on Christmas photocard digital designs. Send me your favourite photo (whether I took it or not), and for $10 I will send you a personalized digital file to print and share with your family and friends! :)

These cards are customised by me using photos you have taken, or from one of my portrait sessions. There is no need to book a session to get these card designs!

Holiday Card Design
Enter Custom Wording

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Protected: Baby and Bump Specials – To Be Released on Sunday November 20th, 2011

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Posted in children, guelph, maternity, portraits, specials

The Baby and Bump Show

Come and visit me this Sunday November 20th at the Baby and Bump Show in Kitchener. It is at Bingeman’s Conference Centre from 10am-5pm.

Let’s face it, babies don’t come with owner’s manuals – we know that parents need to do their own research to figure out what’s best to raise their children. That’s why they created The Baby and Bump Show for parents and parents-to-be in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph area.

If you come by my booth, you can get your complimentary portrait taken! Plus, you get to meet me in person and take advantage of this year’s portrait rates before they go up in 2012. I’ve been planning all month for some amazing specials for people who stop in to visit me at my booth.

If you sign up for my newsletter, I will send you a coupon for $2 off admission to the show! Even if you can’t make it to the show this Sunday, if you sign up for my newsletter you won’t miss out on the specials.

There are a lot of things going on at the show, check out the Entertainment Stage schedule here: http://www.babyandbump.ca/baby-and-bump-schedule.html

Remember, your free portraits are from 10am-12pm and from 1pm-5pm! I’ll have a winter holiday theme set up, and will email your photos digitally after the show.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Posted in children, guelph, newsletter, specials

Fall Mini-Sessions

There’s a crispness to the air these days, and my lawn is already filling with leaves.

I have an itch for some autumn themed photos!

How does a day of mini-sessions sound to you?

Fall mini sessions in the Arboretum, October 8th

$40 for 30 minutes in a perfect fall setting, surrounded by trees!
5 high resolution digital images on disc ready to print (includes web-ready images perfect for Facebook)
A personal online gallery to share your photos with family and friends

Book your time slot before October 5th and receive one free 5×7 print with your mini-session!

Posted in children, guelph, portraits, specials

New Website!

As you might be able to tell if you haven’t been here in awhile, I’ve been busy getting my new website up and running. All the old posts  are still up on the blog, but I’m updating my galleries and freshening things up a little.

A few of the changes you will see:

  • client proofing will be updated
  • options to order prints directly from your proofing gallery
  • everything all in one spot!

Please be patient while I get things organized – it will be worth it, I promise!

I hope you like it!

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Casting Call: Maternity & Newborn


Shelley Jean Photography is looking for expecting mothers and their families (up to 3 people) for a special maternity and newborn photography package.

If you are pregnant and due between August and October 2011, this special is for you!

Commemorate this exciting time in your life with a maternity portrait session this summer / fall. Then, once your little one arrives, receive another portrait session to  capture the fleeting, sleepy newborn stage.

A limited number of sessions are available, please book your space early!

Promotional Rate: $200 (regular rate $400) – due at the time of booking in order to secure your date/session

Sessions Include:

  • 4-5 total hours of the photographer’s time and talent
  • Fully edited high resolution files
  • DVD with 10 high resolution & email ready images from the maternity session and 25 high resolution & email ready from the newborn session
  • Custom digital birth announcement
  • Full copyright to your digital photo files
  • Password Protected Online Gallery for you to view and share
Posted in children, maternity, specials

Portraits in the Arboretum | Guelph

One of my favourite clients contacted me this fall to take some portraits of their family. She, her husband, her sister-in-law, and her chocolate lab Killick all came out to Guelph for some fall photos in the Guelph Arboretum. Here are a few shots from the session:

Posted in guelph, pets, portraits

It’s that time of year!

It’s that time again! The holidays are just around the corner and if you are having trouble deciding what to get that special someone, consider this. I will be hosting another boudoir marathon on November 27th and 28th. I know many of you have been waiting with baited breath for this one, so now is the time to let me know you are ready for your close-ups!

As previously, the package includes:

  • a beautifully decorated suite setting in Guelph’s only unique boutique-style hotel,
  • one-on-one private session allowing for several outfit changes,
  • photographer’s time and talent,
  • professional makeup artistry and false eyelash application,
  • 30 high-resolution images, all gently retouched, on disc in black and white and colour.

In addition, this time the package will include:

  • a private password protected online gallery to keep to yourself or to share;
  • and a custom-designed, professionally printed photobook album of your favourite 20 prints.

Here are the ‘deets:

Dates: Saturday November 27th and Sunday November 28th

Time Slots: 4 available time (2 are already booked!) slots – 2 available on Saturday

  • Arrive between 1 and 1.5 hrs early in order to allow for your makeup!
  • Bring some sexy outfits and personal props – maybe your loved one’s guitar, hat, or favourite shirt/jersey/sporting item (we do have a supply of props available to use as well, such as gloves, necklaces).
  • Are you expecting a bundle of joy? Consider using this session as an opportunity to capture some maternity photos!
  • Get ready to ‘get sexy’!

Price: $375, $100 deposit required.

Posted in boudoir, guelph, maternity, specials

It’s a… Baby! | Guelph Maternity

Our good friends are expecting! I’m not sure how much more perfect it could be because their due date is Mother’s Day. What better way to celebrate your first Mother’s Day than to become a mother for the first time. I have no doubt they will be excellent parents, and am anxious (as are all their loved ones) to meet their little one once he (or she!) makes their grand entrance into our world.

It was an honour to be asked to take some photos of them. Here are my personal favourites.

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