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Shawna McKenzie Photography

Shawna McKenzie Photography Sharing a passion for serving others and spreading love by freezing time in beautiful photographs.

Virginia and beyond!
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Check out my sweet friends page!! We all need to decompress a little!! Thank you @sandra.rises for being a light in my w...
11/29/2018

Check out my sweet friends page!! We all need to decompress a little!! Thank you @sandra.rises for being a light in my world and many others through your fearless and passionate coaching!! @ Ashburn, Virginia

If you want to find balance, you have to honor your original self.
10/07/2018

If you want to find balance, you have to honor your original self.

“Happiness...consists in giving, and in serving others” #henrydrummond..What an honor it was to serve #bannekereleme...
09/16/2018

“Happiness...consists in giving, and in serving others” #henrydrummond
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What an honor it was to serve #bannekerelementary during the #onecommunity serve day @communitychurch. Capturing the beauty of those coming together to serve with open hearts and the appreciation from the principal has filled my heart so much! So grateful to be a part of a church family that is active in the community!!!
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Happy birthday @communitychurch !! #36yearsstrong #love #serve #candid #action

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul. -Saint Augustine
07/27/2017

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul. -Saint Augustine

Studies show that a father's love is one of the greatest influences on personality development... this is one of the coo...
07/09/2017

Studies show that a father's love is one of the greatest influences on personality development... this is one of the coolest and calmest kiddos I have ever had in front of my camera. I have had the honor of capturing his milestones since birth and this candid of his fathers love in action hits me right in the feels. I love their love!

07/08/2017

When my client surprised me with this beautiful gem- my heart skipped a beat! Love love this location 😍👏🏼👌🏼❤️

#ihavethebestclients #lovewhatido #suprised #theresbeeseverywhere #loveit #pollenation #swoon #arlington #virginia #virginiaphotography #gem #sohappy #thankyou #grateful #beautifulifephotography

"No! No! You are doing it wrong, here allow me"#oneyear #missindependent #shesgotthis #diva #happybirthday  #adoreher #b...
06/26/2017

"No! No! You are doing it wrong, here allow me"

#oneyear #missindependent #shesgotthis #diva #happybirthday #adoreher #babyblues

Pure bliss. 🙌🏼❤️How are you spending this perfect day?! Drop an image below- I would love to see 😍
06/24/2017

Pure bliss. 🙌🏼❤️

How are you spending this perfect day?! Drop an image below- I would love to see 😍

A huge congratulations to Heather and her husband on their amazing, beautiful baby girl!!! Can not wait to cash 💰 in ...
06/14/2017

A huge congratulations to Heather and her husband on their amazing, beautiful baby girl!!! Can not wait to cash 💰 in some snuggles!!!!!

❤️🙌🏼👶🏼😍

"You are the closest I will ever come to magic.”-Suzanne FinnamoreWoman are extraordinary for many many reasons- howev...
06/04/2017

"You are the closest I will ever come to magic.”
-Suzanne Finnamore

Woman are extraordinary for many many reasons- however the joy and gift of life growing inside of her very body is one of the most amazing, most loving, most memorable moments in a her life. I am so honored to have spent the morning at a beautiful location with a beautiful mother and can not wait to meet this little nugget thats perfectly growing within this phenomenal woman!

#sneekpeak #maternityphotography #ashburnva #virginiaphotography #local #beautiful #mother #love #perfection

Happy Half Birthday To This Beautiful, Blue Eyed Beauty!!
05/21/2017

Happy Half Birthday To This Beautiful, Blue Eyed Beauty!!

One of my favorite verses speak to me in a different light today as I honor Chris and Christina's marriage with a sneak ...
05/15/2017

One of my favorite verses speak to me in a different light today as I honor Chris and Christina's marriage with a sneak peek from their Wedding Collection.

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13

While one can do all things through Christ, imagine the strength that two united into one must have as they faithfully follow Christ in their marriage, life, and love together.

Congratulations to you both and thank you so much for allowing me to spend the evening with you, it was such a joy!

#passion #hisidea #waytogoChris #thatkiss #weddingphotography #love #marriage #babycarriage? #justkidding #toosoon #honeymoon #WashingtonDC #DCWarMemorial #beautiful

Behind the scenes of one of the BEST times I have had behind the camera! Congratulations Chris and Christina!! You are b...
05/14/2017

Behind the scenes of one of the BEST times I have had behind the camera! Congratulations Chris and Christina!! You are both so beautiful!!

Photo cred: Neema! Thank you!

One week ago today, my best friend said YES to her very own Prince Charming!
05/13/2017

One week ago today, my best friend said YES to her very own Prince Charming!

The day is finally here! The beautiful union of one of my very best friends! So happy, proud, humble, honored and just o...
04/08/2017

The day is finally here! The beautiful union of one of my very best friends! So happy, proud, humble, honored and just overall elated to be a witness and bridesmaid to the rest of their lives!

Congratulations Yomi and Cory! 🙌🏼❤️ God bless you forever and always!

"Dear Daughter, God created you as a heaven breathed answer to earthly problems. Long before there was a fall, there was...
03/08/2017

"Dear Daughter, God created you as a heaven breathed answer to earthly problems. Long before there was a fall, there was a problem—it was not good for man to be alone. (Genesis 2:18) On this International Women’s Day I dare you to look in the mirror and say, “I am an ANSWER, not a PROBLEM!”. Today as you wake up, you can do so assured that even though there are problems in our world God has graced His daughters to bring strategic solutions. Rather than criticize what IS let's join together to BUILD what might be. You are an answer, not a problem."
-Lisa Bevere

#InternationalWomensDay

I am often asked "what's your favorite age to photograph?" and as much as I love me some Newborns...6mo Milestones are m...
03/05/2017

I am often asked "what's your favorite age to photograph?" and as much as I love me some Newborns...6mo Milestones are my favorite!

They are full of wonder! Their facial expressions are sporadic and HILARIOUS! The world is new and fresh and exciting!!

Today I had the pleasure of spending the morning with one of the funniest, most curious, and happiest 6mo olds I have ever met.

#ImInLove #SheIsAdorable #6moMilestone #SneakPeek

It's a generational business! My mini is helping me out today😍#sheloveasnapchat #babytech #loveher #happySaturday #ga...
03/04/2017

It's a generational business! My mini is helping me out today😍

#sheloveasnapchat #babytech #loveher #happySaturday #gametime #letsdothis #ihavethebestclients #shamelessselfie

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone, everywhere! #cheers #coffeeislife #coffeelove
02/14/2017

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone, everywhere! #cheers #coffeeislife #coffeelove

“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the pa...
01/27/2017

“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for.”
–Author Unknown

As I finish up this breathtaking collection, I am feeling extra grateful for my baby, who is now five, as she has been my greatest adventure yet! I have rarely read truer words than those in this quote!

This week has started off ... interesting. Steelers LOST - check Inspection Failed - checkNew Tires $800+ - checkAlignme...
01/23/2017

This week has started off ... interesting.

Steelers LOST - check
Inspection Failed - check
New Tires $800+ - check
Alignments off, another $100, why not? - check
Iphone has the "touch disease" (yeah! it's a real thing), get to go to Apple for them to fix their own hardware issue for the low price of $149 - (on the to-do list) Mentally Checked

If you are trying to reach me and can not get through (or want to donate positive vibes to me) please reach me via FB or email ([email protected]) for now :)

Adulting is HARD! Hope you are better off than I am

#itcouldbeworse #countingmyMANYblessingsIreallydohave #adultingishard

I'm just going to leave this right here... #RaisingThemUpRight #EatYourHeartOut #HereWeGo #GameTime #SundayFootball #NFL...
01/23/2017

I'm just going to leave this right here...

#RaisingThemUpRight #EatYourHeartOut #HereWeGo #GameTime #SundayFootball #NFLPlayoffs #AFCChampionship #SteelersNation

That moment when you deliver a collection and the anticipation of your clients reaction is killing you!!! #nailbitter #l...
01/21/2017

That moment when you deliver a collection and the anticipation of your clients reaction is killing you!!!

#nailbitter #lovethislife #grateful #thankyouLord #photographymakemehappy #amomentintime #love #blessed #sweetbabymilestones #blackandwhite #BeautifuLifePhotography #AshburnVA #VirginiaPhotographer
@beautifulife_photography

Love one another. With our actions, with our hearts, with our voices. A world that is separated by hate and fear will ne...
01/20/2017

Love one another. With our actions, with our hearts, with our voices. A world that is separated by hate and fear will never be unity by anything but love. Love one another. Love because He first loved you.

So grateful for the love, bravery, vision, work, and leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I still and always will sh...
01/16/2017

So grateful for the love, bravery, vision, work, and leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

I still and always will share his dream for all people, everywhere!

#whatareyoudoingforothers #mlk #grateful #isharehisdream #loveoneanother #equality #forall #thereisstillworktobedone #bethechange #forgood #godleadusall

"When we find ourselves with a feeling in our hearts but are without words to articulate the depths of our souls, a kiss...
01/15/2017

"When we find ourselves with a feeling in our hearts but are without words to articulate the depths of our souls, a kiss is born."
Shawna McKenzie

#truelove #allthefeels #soulmates #swoon #firstcomeslove #maternitysession #mothertobe #fathertobe #peainapod #babyonboard #babybump #sexy #stunning #breathtaking #thiskiss

Wishing this adoring husband and father a very happy birthday today!! Hope it's one for the books- full of love and laug...
01/11/2017

Wishing this adoring husband and father a very happy birthday today!! Hope it's one for the books- full of love and laughter!

The hardest part about photographing babies, you ask? I want to just eat them all up!!!! Look at those CHEEKS!!! I mean,...
01/08/2017

The hardest part about photographing babies, you ask? I want to just eat them all up!!!! Look at those CHEEKS!!! I mean, come on!
#milestonephotography #6months #babygirl #happygirlsshinebrighter #love #blessed #nomnom #brighteyes #blueeyedgirl

Major Bonus: Dad had the #Steelers game on downstairs!!! WHOOP!! #herewego #nflplayoffs

While everyone is setting new goals and new aspirations I am still spending time reflecting on my last 365 days. The sam...
01/02/2017

While everyone is setting new goals and new aspirations I am still spending time reflecting on my last 365 days. The same thought keeps popping in my head

"It is 2017. 2017? When did 2016 happen?"

While I realize this is silly, because life certainly DID happen with both ups and downs, I can't get it out of my mind. I feel as if I missed something in 2016. I feel as though I'm not ready to let go of it. I feel as though there is something I still must do before I file it away.

Quickly my thoughts shift, why am I filling away anything? 2016 may now be marked historically as the past but it's still apart of my now. There is something that's unfinished and just because the clock stuck midnight doesn't mean that it can't carry over. Life isn't all straight lines and sharp edges. Life is blurry, and sometimes messy... both figuratively and literally! Life is unfinished.

The point I want to share is that all New Years resolutions don't have to be "new". What we need is not a new thing to do but rather a new way of doing things we have done. I missed something in 2016 and my 2017 will be exploring what that was and how to do it better!

What have you missed? What are you going to explore this year?

#happynewyear #lifeunfinished #keeponkeepingon #seekingtheLordinanewway

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01/02/2017

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Excitement fills the air as my child woke up to her sweet little kindness elves. They are back to help her spread kindne...
12/01/2016

Excitement fills the air as my child woke up to her sweet little kindness elves. They are back to help her spread kindness this season. Jingle Bells is playing in the unit next door. Advent calendars are everywhere I look counting down the days until Christmas.

I love every moment of this time! I wish it would last! I wish the love, kindness, and joy would stay in the hearts of everyone all year long. It's the most wonderful time of the year because of the peace, magic, wonder, and genuine humanity that surrounds us all!

Enjoy this time- savor it and spread it all year long!

Hold on to your hats (and small children)- literally!!! Today's Minis are being rescheduled for NEXT SUNDAY - NOV 27th d...
11/20/2016

Hold on to your hats (and small children)- literally!!!

Today's Minis are being rescheduled for NEXT SUNDAY - NOV 27th due to the extremely high winds we are experiencing. Even the large trees surrounding the Tree Farm are not standing up to these fierce 50+mph winds.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and flexibility! See ya next weekend :)

What a BEAUTIFUL day for photos!! Can I just brag and say that I have the best assistant .. although all she is doing is...
11/19/2016

What a BEAUTIFUL day for photos!!

Can I just brag and say that I have the best assistant .. although all she is doing is eating cookies🙊 haha

So grateful for all the families who have come out so far- such a blast!!

#quickiphonepic #shameless #feelingblessed #ihavethebestclients #lovethemall #christmasminis

OK - there is ONE Spot left for tomorrow at 12:45pm! :)Ps: location is a Christmas Tree Farm
11/18/2016

OK - there is ONE Spot left for tomorrow at 12:45pm! :)

Ps: location is a Christmas Tree Farm

Last Mini Christmas Session of 2016!!!

DATES: November 19th and November 20th ONLY!
LOCATION: Leesburg, VA (address will be shared after paid invoice and signed contract)

Sunday Available Time Slots:
1:00pm - 1:30pm
1:45pm - 2:15pm

Christmas scene with props will be provided and arranged prior to your arrival. All sessions includes up-to 4 immediate family members (parents and siblings) additional $5 per member which includes 2 extra edits. Also $50 NON-REFUNDABLE booking fee to hold your spot is due within the first 24 hours of booking.

I will keep the times updated on this post!! THANK YOU!!

"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory."-Dr. Seuss
11/13/2016

"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory."
-Dr. Seuss

Sometimes I wake up early to spend time with sweet 5 day new babies!! Today, was one of those days and as sweet as she l...
11/12/2016

Sometimes I wake up early to spend time with sweet 5 day new babies!! Today, was one of those days and as sweet as she looks here.. just wait until I share the rest!

#sneakpeek #newborn #fivedaysold #earlyriser #worthit #thoselips #comeon

Last Mini Christmas Session of 2016!!! DATES: November 19th and November 20th ONLY! LOCATION: Leesburg, VA (address will...
11/11/2016

Last Mini Christmas Session of 2016!!!

DATES: November 19th and November 20th ONLY!
LOCATION: Leesburg, VA (address will be shared after paid invoice and signed contract)

Sunday Available Time Slots:
1:00pm - 1:30pm
1:45pm - 2:15pm

Christmas scene with props will be provided and arranged prior to your arrival. All sessions includes up-to 4 immediate family members (parents and siblings) additional $5 per member which includes 2 extra edits. Also $50 NON-REFUNDABLE booking fee to hold your spot is due within the first 24 hours of booking.

I will keep the times updated on this post!! THANK YOU!!

Gearing up for a very busy weekend and I couldn't be more excited to spread love and joy this season!! #imwithstarbucks ...
11/10/2016

Gearing up for a very busy weekend and I couldn't be more excited to spread love and joy this season!!

#imwithstarbucks #loveandjoy #redcup #itshere #happy #thelittlethings

This has been an insane election to say the least, and waking up to the reality of it, well I can't help but be concerne...
11/09/2016

This has been an insane election to say the least, and waking up to the reality of it, well I can't help but be concerned.

I was never with her and I was never with him...The saving grace I have today and everyday is that Jesus is still the one I'm with and the one who is with all of us.

Because Jesus is love, I will love everyone. Because I am an American I will honor my country. Because I am an optimist I will hope for positivity to come from this. Because I am a woman I will teach my daughter her value, not in a man but in herself through Gods eyes. Because I am a leader I will walk my walk and encourage (not force) others to follow a kind, empathetic, loving, brave, and strong path.

This is a time for US, the American People, to be all we can be. This is a time WE can ALL serve our country! Be the change you want to see- through love! We have nothing and we can do nothing without love. Instead of fostering hate and holding grudges, stand with me and make our world a better place than it is today. This is our voice, this is how we can make an impact.

It's your choice- for good? Or destruction?

Today marks the start my most favorite time of year! November is the month when various social media challenges take ove...
11/02/2016

Today marks the start my most favorite time of year! November is the month when various social media challenges take over my feed.

No shave November
30 days of thanks
30 day of reflection
Fall photo challenge
100 happy days

Those are just to name a few. I truly love this time of year- it's a time to reflect, a time to remember, and a time to simple be grateful for everything God has blessed us with for the last 10 months!!

Cheer to whatever way you choose to kick off this thankful season!!

This little guy managed to hide from my camera for four months! Four Months, people!! But boy, oh boy! It was love at fi...
11/01/2016

This little guy managed to hide from my camera for four months! Four Months, people!! But boy, oh boy! It was love at first sight when we were united! His giggles and bright eyes made me swoon, the conversation was unending and the simple smell of baby did my heart good!

So happy to share this #sneakpeek!!

My heart is full! I want to thank everyone who voted for my image in the Macaroni Kid Fall Photo Contest! Although I was...
10/30/2016

My heart is full!

I want to thank everyone who voted for my image in the Macaroni Kid Fall Photo Contest!

Although I was not the winner I am still overjoyed by the outpour of love and support for my business! You all allow me to do what I love time and time again because of your belief and support! Thank you again and again!

My hat is off to each of you and my love is never ending!!

"Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero." - Marc Brown
10/17/2016

"Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero." - Marc Brown

How exciting!!!BeautifuLife Photography has been entered into a photo contest for the best Fall Photo! If you would be s...
10/13/2016

How exciting!!!

BeautifuLife Photography has been entered into a photo contest for the best Fall Photo! If you would be so kind to go to the link here and cast your vote!! Preferably voting for mine but (adorable red headed boy!!) I want to win with an honest vote, sooo please vote for your favorite regardless!

Pass this on, please please! This would be wonderful for this business and it's growth! Thank you all so much for your support and engagement!!

PS: There is a free session up for grabs!!! Happy voting!!

http://leesburg.macaronikid.com/article/1345845/vote-for-your-favorite-fall-photo-enter-to-win-a-photo-session

Time flies when you're in love!! Happiest of engagement anniversaries to you both, Tacorya and Yomi!! Love you and see y...
10/11/2016

Time flies when you're in love!!

Happiest of engagement anniversaries to you both, Tacorya and Yomi!! Love you and see you both soon for your "I do!" 😍🙌🏽👏🏽❤️

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