Shannon Marie Photography: Blog en-us (C) Shannon Marie Photography [email protected] (Shannon Marie Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:40:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:40:00 GMT Shannon Marie Photography: Blog 80 120 How to Make a Custom Brush in Photoshop How to Make a Custom Brush in Photoshop

In Photoshop: Create a new photoshop document by clicking File, New.  Change the Height and width to 1000 pixels each.  Set your background to white.  

When your document opens, type/create what you want your brush to be.  ( or ©shannonmariephotography)

Create the brush: Edit, Define Brush Preset.  Name your brush.  Close the document (no need to save).  

To use this brush, open a document or a photo.  Create a new layer.  Find your custom brush in the brush pull down menu.  Click where you want it to be.  You can change color, size, opacity, etc… Make sure to "merge visible layers" before save as.  When I am saving an image with my watermark, I just add the © symbol to the end of the img # (101414_5555©.jpg).  This helps me stay organized and easily know which file to use when uploading, etc...

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SnapKnot Giveaway <div style="clear:both"><a href=""><img src="" title="SnapKnot" alt="SnapKnot" border="0" /></a></div><div>Courtesy of: <a href="">SnapKnot</a></div>

[email protected] (Shannon Marie Photography) Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:26:28 GMT
Matt, Kellee, and a baby bump| Child and Family Photographer How can you not fall in love with this beautiful mama?  From the moment I met Kellee and Matt, I knew I wanted to photograph them.  Their fun personalities and winning smiles made them easy to work with.  Kellee is such a sweet woman that will make a fabulous mom to their little girl, Charlotte.  

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Shutterfly 5x7 Folded Cards I just made some adorable Easter Cards from Shutterfly!  You can check them out here:

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[email protected] (Shannon Marie Photography) Wed, 28 Mar 2012 19:56:23 GMT
lillian.grace birthday giveaway lillian.grace is having an AMAZING giveaway over on her blog!  Check it out  I hope I win!

[email protected] (Shannon Marie Photography) Mon, 26 Mar 2012 18:09:43 GMT
Welcome to my new online world! I am so excited to be on this new journey and am thrilled to have you right along side me!  I will be posting sessions with clients as well as phot related info.  You can find older photo sessions at  You can also find me on Facebook:  


[email protected] (Shannon Marie Photography) Mon, 26 Mar 2012 18:05:57 GMT
J'Adore Rueger Family

I had the pleasure once again of photographing a friend's family of 3...soon to be 4! I got to see cute, small, downtown Tecumseh.


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Christmas is Coming!

On Braylen's first day of preschool, I got to photograph these three beautiful little girls! Mom was ready with their Christmas dresses and candy canes. Each of the older two girls, Elissa and Sarah were excited to have their "own" pictures after the group shots. We were so blessed to get a "warmer" fall day at the beginning of November.
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Pretty in Pearls

Mary just had her 1st birthday a few weeks ago. What a little doll! Big blue eyes and a smile to melt your heart! I just love those cute little baby teeth! She was a trooper playing outside on a chilly, Michigan fall day. She sure loved the leaves, grass, sticks, pearls, whatever she could get her adorable little hands on. I had a little trouble getting her to look at my camera instead of her mom...she is definitely a momma's girl!
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Apples and Tutus

I cannot believe these cuties are almost 1!! It's been so much fun seeing them grow "though my lens". Between Haynes' big, beautiful eyes and Lena Grace's "I'll do it my way" attitude, mom and dad have big (cute) trouble on their hands! I can't wait to see them both walking together. Enjoy this little sneek peek.
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Sassy in the Sun!


A toddler being a toddler...

I have been waiting patiently to get my lens focused on this beautiful little darling, her big sister and family! I love all the sassy hands on hips! What a knockout that momma is only 1 month post-birth! Thank you Deedee, Jeff, Sylvia, Sabrina and Alexandra for a fun morning! I have many favorites from this morning! It was hard to stop editing/posting.


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Susanna and Jeff : Girls in dresses and Dudes in ties...

Trying to get a quick peek?


What fun Susanna and her girls had getting ready!

There are so many details to get into place before the ceremony. Here are just a few shots of those fun details and special moments.
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Susanna and Jeff: the day they became Mr. and Mrs.

What fun Kristin and I had capturing the special moments of Susanna and Jeff's day! This beautiful, fun and loving bride made everyone smile. The ceremony was held at St. John the Baptist Catholic church in Ypsilanti. After the beautiful mass, we headed over to West Park where Susanna had a perfect, rustic trellis in mind for her photos. Here are just a few teaser pics to take a look at before she heads to her new married life in Australia. More to come soon...


Check out Kristin's pics




[email protected] (Shannon Marie Photography) St. John the Baptist Catholic church West Park australia downtown ann arbor jeff susanna weddings Thu, 09 Jun 2011 18:19:00 GMT