Birthday Girl!


Go shawty, it's your birthday!!!! Go shawty, it's your birthday!!!!

35 and fabulous!

35 and fabulous!


My good friend and fellow photograpHER, Arminta, has a birthday today and what better way to celebrate her than with a M. Shonell feature. Happy Birthday, Arminta!!!


First off let me say that I am blessed to call this beautiful soul my friend and peer. I also count it a blessing that she allows me to capture the important moments in her life - over and over again. I look forward to being in front of her lens for my birthday shoot in January, but that's another story for another time. ;)

So this is the third time Minta has been in front of my lens and for this shoot, she had a clear vision of how she wanted it to look - a glam look inside the Library of Congress followed by a casual look.  My reply: " You got it!"  Large windows, natural light and beautiful architecture provided the perfect backdrop for this glam session.

In spite of getting in trouble for sitting on the floor, almost having the police called because we weren't next to our bags (we were a few feet away y'all) and the rain trying to shut us down at the end, we had a blast!  Laughter, good times and a whole lot of fierceness took place that day and I believe we did a good job of portraying that. 

Take a look...

Arminta dazzled in this gorgeous dress!

Arminta dazzled in this gorgeous dress!


Arminta's Glam Squad:

MUA - Denyelle D. Beauty

Hair - Andrea's Hair & Lash Studio

Photographer - M. Shonell Photography


Hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek of Arminta's Birthday Glam session. You too can celebrate your next birthday in style with M. Shonell Photography.

Until Next Time, Lovelies

XOXO, Melena