Whats new in 2024 with Devon Shanor Photography

• April 29th, 2024 •

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WOW.  We are already into the 5th month of the year!  It has been a whirlwind of a year so far!  And if you’ve noticed- blogging has definitely taken a back seat to everything and we haven’t been good at keeping this blog updated.  I apologize for how long everything has taken but we are finally settling in. 


So what is new?  We have renovated the studio and have a glamorous new black wall set, a beautiful white light wall, a boho neutral bedroom set, and LOTS of new newborn props and baskets.  It has been so much fun purging things, building things and putting together a studio that has something for everyone.  Take a look at some of the recent pictures we have done in the sets!

 We also have welcomed a new photographer to our studio. (If you’ve been with us for the past few years with Santa or our events, you have likely already met her.) Her name is Kelley and she’s been working with us for a few years and we are so happy to finally announce that she is officially joining the studio! She has a bit of a more moody, dark and warm style that I, so she is a great addition to offer a different look!  Here are a few images she has recently taken.  And be on the lookout for more blogs from her in the future.  


You don’t need “Just one Picture” from your photoshoot | Hampton Roads Photographer

• March 16th, 2023 •

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I often get emails asking about a photoshoot saying they only need “one picture” and if I can accommodate that.  The short answer is of course yes, you can purchase just one or two pictures but why do all that work for just one?! If you are going to take the time to get everyone dressed, do your hair and makeup, rearrange everyone schedules and come out for a photoshoot- Im going to make the most of the time we have!  No way am I letting you do all that work for 5 minutes in front of my camera!  Ive got all my gear and equipment ready and set, lets take some time and really capture ALL the moment and relationships! 


I don’t charge per person (within reason- you can’t bring the whole neighborhood) but when you book your session. I encourage the whole family to come prepared.  Foe example if you book a senior portrait session- lets get a few family or mother/daughter shots.  If you need a headshot- bring along your spouse and lets also capture some romantic portraits as well! A 6 month old milestone session?  Lets capture some amazing sibling shots too!


You have no pressure to buy any of these “extra” portraits or poses but my families often thanks me for using the time they had set aside for one type of portrait- and helping them create beautiful portraits they hadn’t been expecting. Often some of these become the “star” or “favorite” from their session.


Take a look at this incredible family i photographed during a Senior Portrait session.  We focused on the Brandon, my senior, but we also captured the siblings together, some family portraits and some romantic portraits on mom and dad!  We maybe spend 20 minutes on these shots, but what wonderful portraits we created!  We used the session for what it was intended- Senior Portraits- but my family also walked away with some incredible memories and portraits celebrating their family, their kids and their marriage!

Party of Five | Newborn Hampton Roads

• March 16th, 2023 •

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Welcome little angel to the phenomenal female family of FIVE!! I have been photographing this amazing family for so many years and I loved getting to welcome little A to the world for her newborn portraits.  

Big sisters did SO good during the session and the family portraits are some of my favorites ever- just check out these beautiful princesses!

Welcome Baby A | Newborn Portraits Virginia Beach

• October 19th, 2022 •

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Little Miss A was such a joy to have in the studio!  She gave me so many adorable little faces and slept like a rock star.  I loved getting to meet her, I have photographed her mom in the past and I love getting to capture her new family!

Star Wars Baby | Newborn Portraits Hampton Roads

• October 18th, 2022 •

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Welcome little Wren!  We had such a fun time celebrating the birth of little Wren and incorporating some Star Wars theme into her newborn session! Her furry big brother joined in on the fun and was so protective and cooperative.

Family in the City | Norfolk Family Portraits

• October 8th, 2022 •

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I have know this family since before the kids were even born!  They are some of my oldest friends and I was so happy to photograph them in the city. We literally STOPPED TRAFFIC!  I love all the personality and uniqueness of each of them.  We had such a great time.  

Mom and Dad needed some updated headshots too.  When you book with Devon Shanor Photography there is no need to book a separate session for that, we can just incorporate that right into our family session! 

Santa on the Beach | Virginia Beach VA

• October 7th, 2022 •

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Santa is back at the beach.  So excited to have Santa Todd and Santa Randy back in Virginia Beach for our Santa on the beach portraits! Time slots will sell out quickly so don’t wait to book.  And keep checking back if you can’t make it, we are doing cookies with Santa in December! 

Bring the whole family as there is enough time in the session for a few family portraits and portraits with Santa.   Check out some of these amazing portraits from last year!



18 Months Old | Virginia Beach Portraits

• October 7th, 2022 •

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I had such a fun time exploring First Landing State Park with this adorable family as we celebrated 18 months with little M!  We got some fabulous portraits with mommy and daddy, some great family portraits and then we had a blast playing in the water!  We even took time to photograph mom and dad together, something I feel is some important to do.  Don’t forget to capture the ones who started it all! 


Look who’s FIVE | Birthday Portraits Virginia Beach

• October 6th, 2022 •

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Little Q turned FIVE this year and we celebrated with cupcakes in the woods and splashing in the ocean! We had such a fun time taking her birthday portraits and had such beautiful Virginia Beach sunset. We even tried sparklers for the first time but she wasn’t quite sure what she thought about them!

First Landing State park is so beautiful and I love photographing portraits there!! 

Don’t forget the Love | Couple Portraits 757

• October 5th, 2022 •

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During every family session you book with me, I will make sure to capture some romantic and couple portraits of mom and dad.  Too often, once we become parents we forget to focus on each other.  We’re too busy focusing on the kids and the house and the budget, etc!  So no need to book a separate session for you and your spouse- I’ll make sure to get it during your family portraits.  Take a look at G and L in Town Center Virginia Beach.  I LOVE them together and had such a blast with them and getting to photograph them again.  I love being their Lifeographer!