Buffalo + New York + Nationwide


As a family photographer, I love capturing the little moments that make life so wonderful. Yes, it’s true; I travel all over the nation for the majority of weddings I photograph. But, when we’re not on the road, you can find me in Buffalo, NY photographing families all around this beautiful city. Don’t live in Buffalo? I offer a standard travel fee for family sessions outside of our radius. 

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Capturing your most honest & beautiful little moments.


2019 Sessions

Family Session Sitting

$ 400

70 minutesAll family sessions are $400 and include the session sitting only.   Prints, JPGS and albums can be ordered after the session.

Family photography sessions are about 70 minutes on location or at your home and include up to 6 people. For each additional person past 6 there is a $25 additional cost.   Family sessions typically take place starting a couple hours before sunset. Family photography sessions document your family as they naturally are in the comfort of your home or surrounding area. After the session, images are processed and uploaded to an online gallery where you can purchase prints or products from the gallery. Family sessions are offered year round and take place within 20 miles of Buffalo, New York. Standard travel fee applies to areas outside of this radius.

Winter Family Session Sitting

$ 295

40 minutesOur winter family session sittings are available between December and March and are shorter than our regular sessions. Session settings include the time and the talent of the photographer only and prints, JPGS and products are purchased separately.

After the session, JPGS are available for purchase individually or in a set of 20 or full set.  Because the sun sets earlier during this time of year, sessions take place starting between 9am-3:30 pm and depending on weather they are sometimes done indoors.

Our winter session pricing excluded extended family sessions. Those can be purchased at the regular $400 ala carte rate.

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in Buffalo, New York with Brian Shaw

For over 10 years I’ve been photographing weddings & families all over the nation. It wasn’t until the birth of our daughter that I started exploring photographing with film. Fast forward to today and I photograph all my personal work on film. My hired family sessions are a hybrid mix of film and digital photography. These sessions are an extension of my love of film and allow me to tell your story in a more authentic way. With film, there is a slowed down approach that includes both candid and posed images. I encourage natural interaction between you and your family to document connection. My goal is always to photograph your family as natural and wonderful as you are.
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We currently offer family photography sessions in Buffalo, New York and Nationwide when we are traveling, (or inquire about our travel rates if you’d like us to come to you). Christina also photographs a limited amount of birthstories and senior photography sessions exclusively in Buffalo, New York, every year. If you’re interested in learning more, say hello at our contact page or e-mail us at info@shawphotoco.com to say hello.