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SH Portraits provides location photography in Buffalo & WNY for babies, children, families and maternity with a special focus on newborn photography.  A limited number of weddings, family reunions and other special events are also booked each year.

Samara is a member of the Professional Photographers of America & the Buffalo Niagara Professional Photographers.

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Wayback Wednesday | WNY Photographer

May 8th, 2013

Check out this little cutie! Contact me samara@shportraits within 48 hours and the digital image pictured is yours as a gift! Anyone who sees this blog post, mention it when booking your session for a complimentary 8×10!

Here is what to do if this is YOUR little cutie. . .

Head over to my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/child.photography and post on the wall – We were featured on Way Back Wednesday, with the blog link. If you don’t have Facebook, thats ok. . .comment below in the comments section!


What To Wear | WNY Child Photography

May 1st, 2013

Another color scheme I love for portraits is turquoise. It goes great for Mom, Dad and the kids. It also really compliments greenery outside, or a more modern backdrop. Have you booked your spring portrait session yet?! Mention this post and receive a complimentary 8×10 with your session!


Friday Favorites | WNY Family Photographer

April 26th, 2013

Something I love to do in my spare time (haha!) is read. I am lucky enough to have great friends who share in that love of reading and most recently we read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. If you love a good suspense/thriller, you. must. read. this. If you have read it, let me know what you think! Here is a link to go find it on www.amazon.com

What are some books that you have loved reading? I am always looking for something new!

. Enjoy!


Wayback Wednesday | Buffalo Baby Photographer

April 24th, 2013

It’s time for a little installment of Wayback Wednesday. Here is now this works – keep an eye out on the blog here and see if your family’s image comes up.

Here is what to do if this is YOUR little cutie. . .

Head over to my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/child.photography and post on the wall – We were featured on Way Back Wednesday, with the blog link. If you don’t have Facebook, thats ok. . .comment below in the comments section!


Favorite Friday | Buffalo Child Photographer

April 19th, 2013

It’s no lie, I love coffee. Really with five kiddos, a business, a home. . .there is no way to not love coffee. I love having coffee in my SLR lens mug. I remember when I got it, I actually texted a picture to my husband and he thought it was a real lens. ;-) I am also madly in love with the ceramic lens mug too, you know. . .if anyone wants to get me a gift or anything. Both of these lenses are from www.photojojo.com ;-) Have a GREAT weekend!!

Source: photojojo.com via Samara on Pinterest

Source: photojojo.com via Samara on Pinterest


What To Wear | Buffalo NY Family Pictures

April 17th, 2013

What should we wear?! First question I always hear from clients – and I am here to help! You can always visit my Pinterest page www.pinterest.com/shportraits for tips. Today, I bring you yellow. I love yellow and I think it is the perfect color for spring. Here are a few ideas for your family’s spring portraits – or the Mom & Me Mini Sessions coming up!

Source: polyvore.com via Samara on Pinterest


Expecting | Buffalo Maternity Photographer

April 15th, 2013

Three things:
1 – I’m so excited to see this family grow! I love them and met them when big sister was just months old!
2 – Super cute idea from mom for the 2 + 2 = 4 FUN!
3 – How gorgeous is Mom in this simple silhouette. I love when something comes out just as expected!


Mine On Monday | Buffalo NY Family Photographer

April 15th, 2013

It is time to get this blog rolling again so keep your eyes peeled over the next few weeks! I’ll have special posts a few days each week from a little peek into my crazy life with 5 kids, to trends, fun things, flashback Fridays (keep an eye out for your previous session receiving a special post and win a little gift!). Make sure to follow along!

So to start off today. . .here is a little look into my life the past few weeks, Instagram style. The truth is that I rarely have my professional gear with me unless it is something really special. I always have my iPhone with me though!

We had some gorgeous weather which meant trips to the park, digging for worms and just playing around outside. We have a puppy – his name is Bentley! The little red shoes, taken by my toddler, he has a habit of highjacking my phone. My son got to do a hockey clinic at First Niagara Center, which was huge since he is a big Sabres fan! hen of course we had some crazy weather too and a storm. I loved the way the rain looked in the headlights of the cars. I have an enclosed porch on my house, it is a great place to sit and watch lightning. I’m crazy like that!


Luke | Buffalo & Amherst NY Newborn Photographer

February 4th, 2013

Three Things:
1 – Little dude is a fighter. Look how amazing he is looking for a preemie.
2 – He totally has personality I swear he was smirking at me and flirting a bit.
3 – He is lucky to have two amazing older siblings and great parents!!



Family | Buffalo NY Family Portraits

November 11th, 2012

Three Things:
1 – I smiled all the way through putting together this preview because I had such a wonderful time today. So thank you!!
2 – 70 degrees in Buffalo today. In November. Total photographer heaven!
3 – I can’t get over how gorgeous you all are – your love for each other radiates and it is a delight to be around!

xo – Samara