Archive: ‘Promotions’

He Said She Said Workshop Coming to NAPLES!

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

If you follow my blog, you KNOW how much I ADORE Jean Smith and Travis Smith.  If you don’t know, check out their absolutely gorgeous family I had the privilege and pleasure of photographing last summer. You’ll know why I adore them so much after reading that blog post and seeing their images!

Jean and Travis are fabulous photographers located in Michigan. I have been following them both for YEARS now and for different reasons. Jean is a girl after my own heart; she loves natural light and shoots mainly natural light and specializes in shooting families, babies, children and weddings. Travis is a bit different and loves off camera flash and shooting models, high school seniors and commercial. Together they have put together a fantastic workshop I have been DYING to attend.  And guess WHAT? Not only will I attend this time, but I was asked to be part of the staff and host it!  It’s coming TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA! Yes you read that right. Read on if you are interested in attending!


WHAT is this workshop about?

The workshop is TWO different days. One full day, and one half day. You can choose either day or BOTH (nice savings if you choose both!).  The full day workshop will cover everything from pre-production (location, style and creativity, etc), to production (posing and working with your subject, lighting with off camera flash, etc), and finally, to post production (workflow, post processing, and everything business).   The half day workshop will cover all things off camera flash/lighting. This will include: choosing the right equipment, single and multiple light setups, inverse square law (how to use flash to subject distance to take more creative control over your lighting), live shooting portion and model shoot.

So in short (and to quote Jean and Travis), “where one is weaker, the other is strong, and together, we offer a complete package with tons-o-knowledge.”

(plus they are super entertaining…BONUS!)

WHO can register?

YOU! Anybody interested in photography. Whether you are already an established photographer looking to take your skills a step further, or you are a an amateur…this workshop is for YOU!

WHEN is the workshop?

March 30th, 2012 from 2pm to 7pm (lighting day)


March 31st, 2012 from 9am to 7pm

WHERE will the workshop be held?

Naples, FL (exact location TBD)

HOW do I sign up??

Visit the workshop site. Click on WORKSHOPS and find the FLORIDA workshop to find more information. Then go to REGISTRATION and you’ll be in!

BONUS: register by January 3oth FEBRUARY 15th and receive $100. OFF your registration!

What are you waiting for? Go check it out!

Hope to see you in March!




Contest WINNER and end of summer savings!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

A HUGE thank you to all of you who participated in SJD Photography’s latest contest! Up for grabs is a FREE session or a disc of all images from a past session. In order to participate, you had to suggest Shannon  J. Dodge Photography’s fan page to your friends, and have them “like” it and post your name on the wall. There were so many names being thrown around on that page, I had a hard time keeping up at one point!

The winner of the contest, with over 120 votes is BRANDI LAWREY!  We had another participant come fairly close, but in the end, Brandi had the most! Congratulations, Brandi, you have won a FREE session! Please email me for details!

And to those of you who did not win, but made a valid effort, I am happy to offer you $50. off your booked session and a FREE 8×10 if you book your session in the next 48 hours! Please email me for details and to book your session!

And now for some end of summer SAVINGS!

Please email or call me if you’d like to order the full high resolution CD of your past 2010/2011 session for only $295.00! This is a HUGE savings of the regularly priced disc of $1,200.00. For those of you who would like prints instead, they are all 30% off!  Hurry because this promotion ends next Wednesday, August 17th, 2011!

Stay tuned for this week’s Wardrobe Wednesday post…


COMING SOON! {Story Sessions}

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
I am so excited to be working on a fresh and FUN project! I have teamed up with a VERY talented, local videographer. I’m sure you’re wondering what a videographer can offer my clients, right? Well, it’s called a “Story Session” and it is beautiful, emotional and a fantastic way to capture you and your family together in still AND moving images. From the moment I watched one, I was hooked. Fast forward 2 years, and here I am offering it to my clients!
A Story Session is not just a regular photo session. I will collaborate with you to set up a “story” of sorts. It can be you and your family having a picnic in the park, riding bikes together. playing cards, making cake in your kitchen…anything…I have many many ideas but I am open to anything. It will document your family together, loving, playing, and just being.

I had hoped to have one finished by now to show you, but I’ve had some unfortunate circumstances arise, so it is temporarily delayed. Stay tuned for developments and announcements…I will announce when we are creating the demo to keep you posted. And you’ll want to be around when the sample is released…I might be having a contest for a FREE Story Session! Maybe…you’ll have to wait and see!

If this is something you’d be interested in, or you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or contact me. Stay tuned!!

SJD Photography Products {Organic Bloom Frames}

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Now offering these ADORABLE and totally fun frames! The Organic Bloom has taken the country by storm with it’s unique and whimsical frames and SJD Photography is an authorized vendor for these frames. You can only get them through authorized vendors, usually photographers, so if you want some, let me know! (PS: they were featured on Extreme Makeover Home Edition last night!)




FINALLY after months of organizing and digging out from my busy season, I was able to go through my sample frames from The Organic Bloom and take some pictures. I also decided to put a few on my daughter’s wall and she LOVES them! Look how cute they are in a little girl’s room:


These frames come in all different sizes, colors and shapes! As you can see, I chose 3 coordinating shapes and colors for my daughter’s wall. For a complete packet of information and pricing, please contact me!

Wardrobe Wednesday {Retail Spotlight: Jacks & Kate}

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

I hope by now, our Wardrobe Wednesday {where fashion meets photography} posts have gotten across that white or black is a bit boring. Hopefully what we’ve been conveying is that when it comes to portraiture, bright, colorful and even whimsical is way more exciting! A couple of months ago, I stumbled upon THE cutest, most colorful and different children’s clothing I’ve ever seen! I decided I needed (ok ok…WANTED) a few things for my own kids, so I contacted the genius behind the sewing machine. Krisha Hinkle is the owner and sole designer of Jacks & Kate, a local Fort Myers area company. She whipped up a few shirts for my son, and an adorable dress for my daughter. Every time they wear their Jacks & Kate apparel, they get compliments and I get asked where their clothing is from. Not only is this clothing adorable, it is made VERY well and with love. Krisha is super talented, that’s for sure! I almost fell off of my chair when I read that she is self taught and only been at this for a little over a year. WOW. Not only does Jacks & Kate offer adorable ties, bowties, name and number t shirts, t shirt dresses and other dresses, but also totes! These bags are SO adorable and would make a great purse, overnight bag, diaper bag and yes…camera bag!! Enough rambling…bring on the eye candy!


Make sure you look at all of the images…there might be a special promotion code at the end!






And because you know you want to buy something adorable, Jacks&Kate is offering 15% off for one week only! (4.6.11-4.13.11)
Just use the following code: SJDBLOG
Jacks & Kate on Facebook
Jacks & Kate on Etsy
Pssst…I’ve got a few blog posts lined up for the next few days!  I know…amazing, huh?

changes…and a session sale!

Monday, February 14th, 2011
Welcome to the new and improved Shannon J. Dodge Photography BLOG! As you can see, Shannon J. Dodge Photography has made some changes! Besides the blog, there is also a new SITE, i’ve changed up the look a bit AND added new products and collections! I hope you like what you see!  To kick off my new site (and new everything else), I am running a session special:

For ONE WEEK ONLY (2.14.2011-2.21.2011), book a session with SJD Photography and receive HALF OFF of your session fee! That’s $100.00 OFF of your session fee! I am booked through mid April, so the session will have to take place after that time through the end of August.

<—————-Click the orange “contact” tab to your left or email me at to book your session today!

While you’re at it, click the “subscribe” tab to receive blog updates and specials, and click the “connect” tab to check out my Facebook page and my Wardrobe Wednesday page!

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day (Happy Valentine’s Day!!), would you like to leave me a little “love” (comment) and tell me what you think of the new look and changes?!?! I’d love to hear from you!

until next time,

PS: I am still working out some of these dreaded blog “kinks” and for the next week or so, i’ll be categorizing and filing everything under it’s appropriate name/category!


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