Hey, I’m Shannon!

I'm a Wife & Mom to a wild & free three year old little boy & an equally childish husband.
When I'm not taking photos, you can usually find me at home
watching Netflix with my family {probably in my pajamas}.
I love to shop {hello Target!}, drink coffee & margaritas.
I've always been a shy person, but I smile A LOT.
I just like to smile, smiling's my favorite {any 'Elf' fans out there?} :)
Rest assured that whether it's a wild toddler or a grumpy husband,
I'll have everyone smiling at your session.

photo credit to the amazing Melissa Marie Photography :)

photo credit to the amazing Melissa Marie Photography :)


Capturing real moments
+ making others smile
is my true calling in life.

I've been taking photos since I was a kid,
but I became completely hooked
when our son was born.

I became so attached to my camera that one of our sons very first words was "CHEESE!". I started taking photography classes shortly after he was born and soon learned that the photos I valued most were those where my son was REALLY smiling or laughing, not just looking at my camera and saying "cheese". I felt happy when I looked at these photos. And I remembered the funny thing I did or said to get him to show off his
genuine smiles & personality to the camera.

That's what I love to do and the art of my photographic style; to create genuine smiles, laughs and interactions between you and your family,
and for us to have fun during our time together.
Natural laughter and smiles make the best pictures!

Nothing makes me happier than at the end of the session when families say "that was so fun!" It's about the experience that we share together, memories made of laughing & tickling, not memories made of fake smiles and trying to get kids to "cooperate". Kids are born to have fun, to run & to play.

I plan your unique session with fun in mind
{and all newborn sessions are relaxed
and run on baby's schedule because
he or she runs the show now ;) }
The icing on the cake is when you look at your beautiful images hanging on your walls & think back to your session & the fun memories you made on that very day with the ones you love most.

I can't wait to meet you and capture this
wonderful and exciting time in your life! <3


“We loved working with Shannon.
She made it easy and fun.
Our photos came out just as we hoped,
looking natural and full of love.
Shannon’s talent is natural
and evident in every photo she takes.
I couldn’t have asked for a better experience
or been happier with the outcome” - Sarah