Family _ Lincoln Nebraska Photographer | Shadlee Meinke

Lincoln Nebraska Family Photography

"In this life the only thing we can take with us are memories and those fade with each passing year and passing generation.

The only tangible item we can leave behind is photos or items of what once belonged to a loved one."  -Shadlee 

My mother, Alona put her hand over her heart as tears welled up in her green eyes. I had just finished placing the 16x24 Canvas Gallery wrap I had purchased for her birthday above the fireplace mantle. 


For decades all she had ever wanted was a large photo of her and her 6 children to have on her wall. I come from a large family that hates having their photos done so every year when I tried to capture her family, it never worked out.   This year the joy I got from seeing my moms exquisite happiness and content will stay with me forever. 


It is not a perfect picture. 


As my mom put it "It is exactly us, I can't believe you got a photo of exactly how each of my children are." 

It is perfect to her and that is all that matters.  

I love family photos for this reason, time moves us on but that picture will be with us forever. 

Family Photography | Lincoln NE | Shadlee Meinke Photography
Family | Lincoln Nebraska Photographer | Shadlee Meinke


Capturing sweet family moments is my specialty. 

Family | Lincoln Nebraska Photographer | Shadlee Meinke


I always take the last bit of our time together to get playful moments with your fam bam! 

Family | Lincoln Nebraska Photographer | Shadlee Meinke


I take what you do every day and turn it into a candid pose so you have relaxed, engaged photos. 

Lincoln Nebraska Family Photographer | Shadlee Meinke

What to Expect

To book:

We will be spending a few minutes on the phone or over email deciding what you want out of your family session with me. Once you are booked in we will discuss wardrobe and color schemes that are timeless and beautiful.


Session Day:

depending on which collection you purchased, I offer complimentary professional hair and make up with my top 2 selling collections, this means mama gets a couple of peaceful pampering hours to herself at a luxe downtown salon.  

Nebraska Family Photography | Shadlee Meinke

But, I hate having my picture taken?

I get it, my mom hated having her photo taken too!


She regrets now not giving me the wonderful gift of holding on to her memory through beautiful family photos. It is something I really regret not having too.


I promise you,  In your kiddos eyes you truly are ABSOLUTE perfection and they will never look back at the laughter and love of a family photo session and think of you in any other way than beautiful.


Nebraska Family Photography | Shadlee Meinke

Where do you photograph families? 

My favorite places to photograph family sessions at the moment is pioneers park or close to downtown in Lincoln. 


 I also really love family Lifestyle Sessions where I come spend some time at your home and we capture your day to day love story, whether you are reading, baking or playing together. These sessions and time together is so valuable


 I always say there is NO BETTER artwork on your walls than your loving, beautiful, joyful family photos!