I'm married with three beautiful children: Sophie Lu (5) from China, Oliver (3) from Guatemala, and my baby Sasha Lili (14months). I shoot in natural light using a Nikon D700 and have several lenses, my newest being a Nikkor 17-55mm (2.8). I love my 50mm (1.4), but my favorite (for flowers and portratis) is my 85mm (1.8). I also have a 60mm and 105mm macro. 85mm 1.4 and 28-70 2.8 on the way! I use my Florabella Fine Art Textures and Photoshop Actions (&CS4) to edit my photos.
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    Stuart Stevenson says:

    "My initial dabblings in photography were all landscape based, and having gone through HDR overload, I was saturated... literally! Then, through flickr, I discovered one of the most amazing portrait photographers... Shana uses natural light with very subtle textures, and has a really keen eye for styling, picking out little hints of harmonious colour to create a theme. Shana produces the most wonderful soft and gentle images, with a real touch of humanity. Her work provided the biggest change in my style, and gave me the confidence to diversify and upload some people shots... you really should check out her stream, if you haven't already."

    January 4th, 2010

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    fmd. says:

    " I don't know where to start but do you know how much I love your stream? i do not think so.. so know you have to know and do you know that you are the BEST!! yes you are.
    How I wish one day he became just like you! a great artist and became distinct with all the people just like you i do not know how to express my feelings, but you are the best and greatest always

    I wish you all the success"

    November 12th, 2009

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    Ewa Ciebiera +3 mln visits. Thank you! says:

    "Dear Shana... Words cannot describe how much I love your harmonious and beaming with sensitivity amazing artworks! When I first saw your stunningly elegant and inspiring images it was love at first sight and since then you have in me a faithful admirer of your talent! Not only you are truly talented photographer but you have this unique skill of making them beam with your love, serenity, peace, care and passion for life! Joy and happiness can also be felt in your artistic creations in a very touching way. Moreover, your amazing creativity is seen in your most elegant Florabella textures. I would love to thank you so much for being such an inspiration and such a lovely and generous friend! I am so looking forward to seeing each of your new images! Thank you for your uplifting and lovely comments!!! To feel your presence through your kind words is just such a great feeling! Have a blessed day Shana!!!"

    October 10th, 2009

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    nicole.michelle says:

    "Shana Rae is such a gifted photographer and truly inspires me with her work. Everyone one of her pictures is so elegant, stunning, and sweet and I love seeing her latest work! She takes such beautiful pictures of her adorable children and every one of her pictures makes me smile! She is definitely one of my favorite photographers on flickr and I am so glad I found her photostream!"

    October 2nd, 2009

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    Johnna LaFaith says:

    "It is rare that when searching flickr For inspiration, I would not only find it, but find an entire photo stream that embodies the way a woman's heart sees things, not just her eyes... Your work evokes a sense of love and life... beauty and family... it's nearly magical and complete perfection. Your classic sensibility and charm that radiates though your photos is astounding and rare and I am so grateful to you for the photos you've shared... and the light you are.

    Lovely Work, Always
    Johnna"

    September 8th, 2009

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    e.kristina says:

    "Shana Rae’s photos were love from the first sight to me. I do not “know” her for long, maybe just a few months only, but every time she uploads a photo it is a WOW to me whether it is a portrait or still life floral. Shana Rae is an outstanding photographer, definitely one of my most favorites! She is like a painter that paints a beautiful dreamy life, with gorgeous girls dressed up like precious little aristocratic princesses and stylish vases loaded with fresh flowers that you can nearly smell if you just could come closer. Her pictures are so full of emotions, some nostalgic, some dreamy, all very light, soft, feminine, artistic! I love her soft pastel tones very much and the composition in her photos. Her texture set is a piece of artwork with many beautiful various textures and I’m very glad to use it.
    Thanks for sharing and for inspiration!!!!"

    September 7th, 2009

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    (Sarah Robinson) says:

    "Shana Rae is an inspiration. Her photographs evoke a sense of peace and serenity. I always enjoy seeing what she will post next. She always has something sweet and I can only imagine the beautiful person she is on the inside that radiates through her photography. Keep inspiring us!"

    August 26th, 2009

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    ecikej says:

    "Even though I'm half way through my
    English language and literature studies,
    I can't find those perfect words for describing and appreciating
    your immense talent Shana, nor can I explain
    how I feel when I look at what your amazing creativity has made today.
    Your photos speak more than a million words, and that is:
    you are a wonderful person, supercool mom and a unique artist.
    You are such an amazing inspiration, and thank you so much for that.

    and yeah, last but not least, you are one of the "flickr women".
    Flickr women are ladies of flickr,
    whose work I mention to the people I know, usually saying:
    oh you wouldn't believe those photos! they're AWESOME."

    August 31st, 2009

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    eager current says:

    "Shana Rae Your work is so beautiful and inspiring ! I look forward to seeing what you will do next with your photography! Thanks for sharing all your Beautiful captures !"

    August 21st, 2009

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    Kelly West Mars says:

    "Shana Rae is a truly gifted photographer. Her images are full of charm, grace + pure sweetness. Every photograph is eye candy + edited with amazing skills + love. Shana was one of my very 1st Flickr friends + it's been a pleasure to see the evolution of her wonderful work. Thank you, Shana, for the daily inspiration + your kindness. xoxo"

    July 23rd, 2009

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    *GloriousNature*bySusanGaryPhotography says:

    "What can I say...that hasn't already been said here...! ;-D When I first came across Shana's work here on Flickr..I immediately fell in love! Her original and well-composed floral images are the best I have ever seen....the textures and colors are outstanding...And then, the children and baby's photos...are so creative and one of a kind as well...I have been trying to emulate Shana's unique style..but to date, I have fallen short...She is able to capture things in a way that is unlike my own style of photography...I am just happy to have made her acquaintance..and that I get to see her work each day here on Flickr...a gift of beauty for which I am thankful...."

    June 21st, 2009

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    Kelly J. Petersen (Photography) says:

    "WOW! Where to start - Shana Rae is a excellent photographer as well as a designer. She has the most wonderful texture set (Florabella) that she so loving complied together for everyone. If you haven't purchased them yet, I strongly urge you to run and buy them! Thanks Shana for being such an awesome person and sharing your wonderful talent with all of us here on Flickr!"

    June 20th, 2009

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    Betty Jo ♥ says:

    "I've only "known" you Shana Rae for a short time since I'm new to Flickr. But you have a way of making one feel as though she/he has known you a lifetime. Thank you so much for your warm, approachable, kind,and supportive spirit.

    There simply aren't words to describe how your incredible talent and exquisite photog/art has inspired me in these past few weeks to reach higher in my own work.

    I adore your Florabella textures and use them practically every day. I also enjoy your group and have made wonderful friends there and learned so much.

    Thank you!"

    June 18th, 2009

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    Andrea McClain says:

    "Shana's such a wonderful creative person!! I have been so inspired by her and her talent. I look forward to seeing her pics everyday and I just know she is going to go far with her art. Thanks so much for all the wonderful words you have said and for the inspiration I get from you!!"

    June 13th, 2009

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    three rose says:

    "Okay you are knotching up the fans here on Flickr and I'm in line. I have never come across someone that has made such a difference to processing 'trends' as you have done. Your hard work and stunningly beautiful floral photography just shows the power of digital media in the creation of uplifting artwork. Thank you for being here sharing your work and taking the time to let us all have our own piece of your world."

    June 11th, 2009

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    Kuang Woo | Photography says:

    "Shana, I think you know how good you are in floral photography. You are one of few person here in Flickr who makes fantastic photos every single day. Every of your works is an unique masterpiece that I'd love to see more and more. I like your aristocratic style of shoot, it's so clean and dreamy.
    If you have a dream (you must!) I wish you to realize it the nearest future. You deserved it.

    Kuang"

    June 10th, 2009

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    Three Peanuts says:

    "I have "known" Shana for over two years through the adoption and blogging community. I have always admired her incredible talent as a photographer. In the past year though, I have seen a huge leap in Shana's abilities. She has such a natural abilty for beautiful composition and the use of natural light. Shana's portraits are equally amazing and they really reveal the subject's personality.

    Now Shana has expanded her immense talent by creating incredibly gorgeous textures and overlays. I have had the privilege of using them and they are divine. I know her business will be so successful.

    In addition to all that talent, Shana is so supportive and helpful. I often call her asking for photography help and advice and she is always willing to help me. We have a wonderful friendship.

    She is already amazing with an Explore set that is so impressive but I know there is even more to come:) I simply love every shot she posts and find them all inspiring."

    June 7th, 2009

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    Sylvia128 says:

    "It was LOVE at first sight for me with Shana’s gorgeous stream. I was drawn by the precious shot of Sophie and Shasha. I love the way she dress up the little girls and the cute poses. Looking at her stream always makes me SMILE and I admire the beauty she created in each and every images.
    From her portrait, it reflects her UNCONDITIONAL love for her children as a mother and the immense TALENT she has as a photographer. Her CREATIVITY leads her to create beautiful Florabella texture. Whether it is child or floral image, I am always speechless by the beauty of the lovely soft tone. Not to mention, she is really BEAUTIFUL and an INSPIRATION to me. I am glad to come across Shana as a friend and her stream is in my MUST view list hee…hee…
    Thank you very much for all the lovely comments, I appreciate it a lot. Have a blessed day Shana!! =D"

    June 6th, 2009

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    Chasing Dreams Photography says:

    "The very first time I came across Miss Shana was on her blog. I had just come home from China with my daughter Addison and a friend referred me to Shana's blog. I was hooked. Shana's love for her daughter Sophie Lu and her family was absolutely beautiful!! I didn't comment much but I read every single day that she posted.
    I watched as Shana brought home her very handsome son Ollie and I followed through Shana's pregnancy to her beautiful daughter Sasha.
    I watched Shana's photographs evolve over time in to beautiful pieces of artwork. I was in awe and captivated by her wonderful eye for beauty.
    When I first joined flickr Shana was the first person to welcome me. Shana took time to comment on my photographs giving me more and more confidence in myself. Shana was the first person to favorite one of my photographs making me feel like a million bucks!
    Shana was the one that wrote to me instructing me to add more tags, join more groups making me feel like someone was noticing my work.
    Shana, thank you for all that you have done for me. My words alone can not express the gratitude that I feel for your kindness and compassion.
    You are a very gifted photographer!!! You are headed down a path that will lead you to great things....I just know it : )
    With love and gratitude,
    Colleen"

    June 4th, 2009

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    KimFearheiley says:

    "The first time I saw Shana Rae's photostream, I was hooked. She is an amazingly talented photographer that takes gorgeous pictures but she is more that that, she's a beautiful person. She inspires me with her lovely florals and the portraits of her children are absolutely precious. She has a style all of her own with the soft tones and now elegant textures that she has created. I'm so glad to call her my friend. xoxoxo"

    June 2nd, 2009

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    ♥moorz84♥ says:

    "Shana Rae, your images are so beautiful, calming and sophisticated!!! I look forward to viewing your fantastic images each and every day!!! ♥Thanks for making my days so special, Mary""

    May 29th, 2009

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    Miss Kate Eliza says:

    "Shana Rae is truly one of my favourite photographers on flickr... and the whole net in fact. She is also one of my favourite people too. It's not often that someone with so much talent is still as lovely and genuine as she is. I couldn't be more thankful than I am every time she leaves a comment and supports me. Having compliments from such an amazing artist is inspiring.
    Seeing the pictures she posts of her children really moves me. Each picture is filled with so much love that it makes me smile instantly.
    She is a true talent and I look forward to each new upload!"

    May 23rd, 2009

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    Kristybee says:

    "I have to admit that I don't write testimonials very often and I haven't know Shana for very long. However, I felt the need to leave this testimonial because once in a great while you discover someone's art that inspires you! Shana is extremely talented! Whether floral shots or portraits she has the talent to capture the most beautiful moment. I look forward to seeing her photos everyday. Thanks so much Shana for sharing and continuing to inspire. xxx"

    May 23rd, 2009

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    claire.s22 says:

    "Shana is one of the biggest inspirations for me. I love the photos of her three beautiful kids. I watch her photos every day. They always make a smile on my face. I´m totally amazed by all of her photos :-) They´re all so beautiful and soft and I admire her for her talent :-) You´re an amazing photographer Shana :-)"

    May 18th, 2009

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    ♥ brittany.nicole says:

    "Shana's pictures are beautiful!!!! Everytime i look at her pictures i am inspired to go take pictures."

    May 8th, 2009

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    Yvette Inufio says:

    "Shana's stream take my breath away!
    The soft light, beautiful tones and the use of texture are just perfect.
    Her photos are so dreamy and elegant.
    You're a huge inspiration to me, Shana.
    Thank you!"

    April 24th, 2009

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    {samiam} says:

    "I am soooooo inspired by Shana. After finding her artwork, it put a smile on my face. I am in awe of her use of textures, colours and of course those smiling faces (flowers) that make our day brighter. Thank you Shana for making this world a prettier place!!!
    Sincerely Susan"

    April 24th, 2009

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    Lidia I Oh So Posh photography says:

    "WOW... how could I have missed Shana's stream till not too long ago??? her work is AMAZING... both still life and kids..... Not only is she the most amazing mother out there with the most gorgeous little kids but she is such a sweet and always helpful person.. I am so lucky to call Shana my friend...

    I am dreaming about the day when one of the still life prints will hang in a huge size in my living room... :)

    Thank you Shana..."

    April 17th, 2009

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    numberless foot says:

    "Shana Rae's stream is one I visit daily! Her work is just beautiful. I love her use of muted colors and soft texture. Her images are simple, classic, elegant, and timeless."

    March 9th, 2009

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    Elizabeth Pellette says:

    "I have been on flickr for quite sometime now, and every once in awhile I come across someone whose talent takes my breath away, Shana's work does that for me.. You can feel the love in which she has captured each and every image. Her talent for capturing a moment is innate. Her images are beautiful and thoughtful and simply taken with passion.. A true artist. I look forward to seeing her evolve even more."

    March 4th, 2009

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