FEATURED on GIVE ME ASTORIA Paper Heart Pixie Photography: Capturing Childhood

Shawn Estrada has been taking pictures as long as she can remember. Nearly 20 years ago, it began as a hobby when she was just in high school. Now, she’s found her niche: maternity, newborn, and children’s fine art portraiture. Shawn told us a little bit herself, and Paper Heart Pixie Photography.

Why did you choose children as your specific subject matter?

I love working with kids. Children are so genuine and unapologetic – there’s no walls. They give you everything. Newborns, especially, are amazing, because you’re working with new life! As a new mom, those first couple of weeks are fuzzy because you’re exhausted and I didn’t get to photograph my daughter as a newborn, and it’s really important to me to be able to give that to new parents – those little details, like little toes and little fingers and hairy ears. {more}

FEATURED in OFFSPRiiNG MAGAZINE Baby Issue, pages 26 & 27, 2014