• Shaina O

Welcome to the SMO-Blog

Updated: Jan 23, 2018

Hey there! 2018 is off to a great start! Personally I am not big in to New Years resolutions. However business is growing! Which calls for new business goals! One of my goals for this year is to be more present on my website. And what better way to do that than a blog?! So welcome!

I figured this could be an about me/2017 highlights blog! So lets jump in!

If we have not had the pleasure of meeting yet, HI I am Shaina! SMO Photography is my baby. What started as a simple interest turned in to a fun hobby and eventually became the little beast it is today!

I am 23, a native Floridian, a music junkie and foodie. I watch a lot of Netflix and Hulu and I have an unhealthy addiction to makeup. Outside of photography I am a teacher! I have a classroom full of rambunctious toddlers that keep me on my toes! I have also recently become part of the team at Disney's Fine Art Photography department (I know it's SUPER cool). SO as you can see- life is pretty busy here! But that does not stop me from taking YOUR photos through SMO Photography!

"So Shaina- what is your favorite thing about photography?" WOW so glad you asked! There are a lot of things I could say about photography that bring a smile to my face. I could say things like how the camera is my paint brush and I am just a humble artist- but that's not what it's all about for me. It's about YOU. The people who honor me by getting in front of my camera and allowing me to capture more than just a photo, I get to capture a moment in time. A memory, a laugh, you name it. I still have to pinch myself sometimes. So thank you from the bottom of my heart for inviting me in to your lives even just for a minute (or 20).

ENOUGH ABOUT ME (but if you have more questions about me like childcare questions or makeup questions we can get to that later). For now- Here are some of my favorite photos from 2017!!!!!

Classic- a dancer on a beach. Except this young lady is more like a dance prodigy. Jan '17

An enchanted engagement. Some would say it's a tale as old as time. True as it can be? Okay I'll stop.

Convince one of your best friends to get in a cold tub, it could turn out to be really awesome. Feb '17.

Dreaming in Lavender. This was part of an awesome collaboration with Willy Goodman of Willy Goodman Photography! We did a whole shoot based on the elements- Water, Earth, Fire and Air!

April 1, 2017. A beautiful wedding, my best friend by my side, and a couple close to my heart.

Sometime in the spring- traveling back in time. Gettin' all Dapper and stuff. Again- these people take up a chunk of my heart. This may or may not be one of my room mates and this may or may not be a magnet on our fridge.

Close ups- my favorite. That's when you truly get to know another human through a photo. This shoot was especially important. #PRIDE

I feel like when some people think of SMO Photography they envision a photo like this. And I am not mad about it.

Again- I love them- here is sometime in the Fall being dapper once again. This is also canvased.

This is one of the kindest families I have ever come across! And I am so lucky to see their littles one everyday!

In a galaxy far away- or not so far.

And another family that I am so lucky to have in my life! Such generous, kindhearted people. How did I get so lucky? Dec '17.

So that's that! 2017 was great and I cannot wait to see what this year holds!

#whoisshe #SMOPhotography #centralflphotography



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