zso’s bump! March 30, 2012   


Loved getting to work with this beautiful, sweet family again.  Zso is preggers with her second little one.  We got to shoot at Monticello–spring was just starting to bloom!  LOve this first shot:

And this next one!

I love seeing couples so in love!

Beautiful light + beautiful subject= beautiful shot!

We got to play a little bit to with their sweet little one! 

Once Monticello closed up we headed down the hill for at few more shots at the trail.   Look at that sweet little face.

Tickle fun!

And one last fun one:


Congratulations guys!  Looking forward to capturing more special moments in a few weeks! xoxo Andrea

  winner winner chicken dinner!! March 28, 2012   

If you remember, a few weeks back we held a little contest on Facebook!  We wanted to see what couples out there wanted their photos taken and why.  It was a HUGE success to say the least.  I always love contests that get some exciting moving on facebook and the blog!  Anyway, Melissa and Dave are the lovebirds that ended up winning our little contest!   And, a couple of weeks ago, they traveled up to beautiful Cville from Charlotte, NC to allow Shack and I the honor and privilege of photographing them!  Take a peek at the fun shots we got:

Pretty fun huh?!  It’s always so fun capturing people in love!  Melissa and Dave, we had such a great time working with you!  We hope you had as much fun as we did!  xo ~ Andrea & Shack

  2013 Senior Models March 25, 2012   

Lots of exciting things going on here at Andrea Shirey Photography.  We are thrilled to be launching our 2013 Senior Program!  Our goal is to offer our high schoolers some new, unique, and artistic senior photos.  We want to create an experience they will always remember and capture photos that they will LOVE forever.  So grab a cup of hot chocolate and scroll down through the many highlights from our first Senior Model Rep shoot.  These girls were not only full of style and personality but they were also incredible to work with!  Thanks ladies, and enjoy!


Beautiful Kristen!  We loved Kristen’s quiet fierce-ness!  She rocked the Converse and the Toms!  Kristen was full of beauty, and we loved working with her!


Did you notice the seatbelt belt?  Awesome!

Stunning Sheyenne!  Sheyenne was full of spunk and fun!  She had the most gorgeous green eyes and a playful style!  Another joy to work with!

We had some fun with bubble gum!  There was lots of laughter during this!

Gorgeous Gabbi!  We loved the way Gabbi rocked the lens.  She was confident in herself and her style, and it showed!

Those glasses, the boots, the look.  All we can say is, WOW!


Lovely Rachel!  Rachel too had her own uniqueness.  She had her own incredible style and personality–and what a fashionista!


Thank you to each of the young ladies who participated in our 2013 Senior Model Rep program.  You all made it fun, unique, and your images ROCKED!  If you are a junior, or know a junior, spread the news of our new way of capturing senior portraits.  If you are a sophomore, be on the look-out for our 2014 Senior Model Rep Program. We had so much fun with this group that we may even be offering mini friend sessions so you can have your senior pictures taken with your best friends!  What could be more fun?!  Looking forward to the things to come in our newly launched senior photography sessions!  The calendar is now open for booking  2013 senior sessions; spaces will fill up quickly, so contact us today!



  snow day March 9, 2012   



This past Monday, with the unexpected 7 inches of snow, we lounged and made snow cream and took a long hike in the winter wonderland!  Unfortunately, the snow melted very, very fast.  But, we were able to have some fun, and I got some great shots of the family.

Will is my poser and loves getting his photos taken.  He’ll pretty much do anything I ask–even lay down in the snow with out snow pants one!  Love t his shot of him!

My boys:  George, Will and Norman :)

My girl in her kitty hat.  She has loved kitties since she was teensy, and still does today!

Fun on a swing.  I always love the shots I get with this swing.  It is so much fun!

Look at the beautiful sky!


One of my favorites from the day–my three favorite people!


Blowing me a kiss!

Even Olive followed us!

And one last shot of Normie.  What a sweet face!

And, finally, my favorite from the day.  I just love this pic!

What a great day!  Gotta love an unexpected snow day!  Now, bring on spring!!    xoxo Andrea

  A Cowgirl at Heart March 4, 2012   

I’m so excited to share a fun day that Ariel and I had on her farm!  It was brisk and windy, but Ariel was such a trooper.  Ariel is a local high school athlete, singer, and cowgirl at heart!  It was so much fun collaborating with Ariel in this session, I think it really shows her natural beauty, great style, and captivating personality.

Who doesn’t love a cowgirl hat?

Um, can you say beautiful?


One of my favorites of Ariel and her love of guitar.

Thanks for toughing out the chilly day with me Ariel.  Looking forward to working with you again.  You are beautiful!    -Shack