Photographer Outer Banks, NC
Please call my office to see the dates that I have open. Newborn sessions should take place when your infant is under three weeks old, so please contact me a few months before you’re due and put my name on the list of people to call when your baby arrives. Take a peek at my portfolio to get a feel for my style, and please call or email with any ideas or questions. After your session fee has been paid, your session date/time will be reserved 9if paid via paypal, a receipt for your purchase will be emailed to you. Finally, I will call you a few days before your session to confirm your appointment and go over last minute details.
I am an on-location photographer, which means that I will come to you…in your home, at the beach, at the park, or my favorite outdoor locations in our area. I find that children are more comfortable and spontaneous in these sessions, which results in more genuine images.
Comfortable clothing! Feel free to have a few outfits ready and together we’ll determine what will photograph best. Bold colors or bright whites, rugged denim or fun stripes, even Superman capes or ballerina tutus can photograph well! If you would like group shots, it’s best to coordinate colors and avoid patterned fabrics.
On location sessions typically last 1-2.5 hours
I bring loads of patience and a casual comfortable approach to each session, as well as years of experience working with kids. I understand that kids can be tired, hungry, nervous, or just plain grumpy – but sometimes these expressions can be the most precious! So please do not feel pressured to have your child be “perfect” during the session – encourage them to relax, have fun, and be the star of the show. Please fell free to share your ideas or thoughts with me as well!!
Your private online gallery will be available for your viewing beginning 5 days after your session. You are welcome to share the gallery with family and friends. Your gallery will be available for 10 days. Orders are due at that time. Orders placed within 24 hours of your gallery opening will qualify for 10% off the total. Ordered images will be archived for one year. I appreciate your order during the gallery viewing period. Orders made in a timely manner are easier to process and can be delivered in a timely manner.
All images are the sole copyright of Shelley Chamberlin. It is illegal and not nice to scan or reproduce my work in any manner for any purpose. Images on purchased CD’s may only be reproduced as outlined in the copyright release included with the CD. As a courtesy to my clients, I often post images on Facebook: you are welcome to use those images on your own Facebook profiles – but please do not crop or alter them in any way. Thank you for your cooperation.
My goal is for your complete satisfaction. During the gallery viewing period, if there are any changes or touch-ups you would like, just let me know. Please inspect all prints upon delivery and notify me of any problems immediately. There are no returns on albums or prints. Please take special care with your images!
I offer a limited number of mini-sessions to try out new ideas and products. Please let me know if you would like to be notified via email about upcoming events.
A little about me!
I believe every photograph tells a story. Photographs allow us to capture time and always remember just how small a newborns toes are, a toothless smile, best friends, pregnancy and true love to the end.
Photography is my passion…
Let me share my passion and document for you what is most precious in your life. I have had the pleasure of photographing hundreds of families over the years. Every year I look forward to providing visitors to the Outer Banks with fun memories of their portrait session on the beach, and beautiful images that they will look at for years to come as their family grows and their children become adults. I look forward each year to when I see the smiling faces of families that I have met and had the pleasure to photograph in past years. It is always fun to see how much the kids have grown, to see the new additions to the family, whether a new baby or a new son or daughter-in-law. I feel like I am a member of the family, and I enjoy each time I am included as a part of your vacation. I am looking forward to seeing all of the friends I have made in the past and to those I will make this year.