Hi - I’m Shannon, a mom to a little lady named Sedona, wife to my high school sweetheart, and a photographer based in Richmond, VA who has documented couples and families since 2014. I graduated from Longwood University with a Biology degree, in hopes of pursuing a career in nursing. While attending college, I was photographing sessions for families & friends as a hobby and by the time I graduated, weddings sort of fell into my lap when my mother & father-in-law opened up a wedding venue. I haven't looked back since and don't see myself doing anything else. 

Being in the outdoors is where I feel most alive, which is a big reason why I incorporate it so much into my photographs. I'm a lover of travel (particularly the mountains), yoga, and simply just relaxing & being with my family. Though my top favorite & most comfortable place to be is snuggled up in bed with my loves, I'm truly up for any adventure, big or small, and if I'm lucky enough to tag along with you on that adventure, I'll give you my 100%. It brings me so much joy to document your most intimate moments on camera and deliver them as one of a kind memories. As long as you're open-minded & kind, I think we'd be a good fit. I accept & welcome all. Come as you are and let me do the rest. =)

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Outside of photography & traveling, I love yoga. And if I can take my practice outside while listening to the surroundings, I'm in Heaven. My mind is always racing and yoga helps calm my spirit.

Some of my favorite tv shows are Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Ozark, to name a few. Italian food is my favorite cuisine and it would be awesome to visit Italy to try some authentic Italian pizza & pasta.



I am my daughter's biggest fan. It used to be my husband, but he comes in close second. What they say is true - it's a love like no other and I love being her mama.

I've been with my husband for over 15 years and he's been my rock, best friend, & biggest supporter. We love traveling out west and have made a lot of meaningful memories together. We can't wait to share and make new memories with our number one lady, Sedona.

ABOUT MY FAMILY (fam pics below)!


Other than tons of snack foods, I carry all of my best equipment photography with me.

I shoot with Canon 5D IV's and my favorite lenses include the 35mm & 70-200mm for all occasions. I love to use natural light but utilize my external flashes for dark indoor spaces & night time settings. 

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1 hour
100+ Edited Images (color and b&w)
Online gallery with printing rights



1-1.5 hours
100+ Edited Images (color and b&w)
Online gallery with printing rights



1 hour
50+ Edited Images
Online gallery with printing rights


Self Portraits + Headshots

1-1.5 hours
100+ Edited Images (color and b&w)
Online gallery with printing rights



5-10 Hours of Coverage
2nd Shooter can be added
600+ Edited Images
Delivered within 2 Mo
Online gallery with printing rights
Custom USB

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Minimum of 2 hours 
100+ edited images
Online gallery with printing rights


"My husband and I were lucky enough to have Shannon shoot our engagement photos and capture our wedding on October 14th at Fairview Farms. I have never felt so comfortable having my picture taken with someone; she makes the session feel natural and personalized. From glancing at her portfolio, anyone can see that Shannon has a natural talent with photography, and amazing eye for perfect lighting! I can't express enough how much of an amazing photographer she is, and how much of a pleasure it was working with her to capture our happily ever after."

I recommend second photographers for any wedding over 75 wedding guests. If it is within your budget, it is not a bad idea to book one! Not only do you get another pair of eyes to document a different perspective than my own throughout the day, they can assist when I need to be at two places at once (especially if getting ready locations are different). You'll get some extra photos, too. =)

Do you recommend a second photographer?


Most of my clients book 8-10 hours of coverage. 8 hours allows for coverage of the final getting ready shots through open dancing at reception. 10 hours will give you some more time to capture additional getting ready shots through reception/exit. If you're unsure of how much time you think you may need, don't hesitate to reach out. I'd be happy to chat with you about the details and show you an example timeline that we can modify to suit your needs.

How many hours of coverage do you recommend?


My contract states 4-6 weeks, but you can expect the turnaround time to be quicker or slower depending on the season.

When will we get our complete gallery?


To reserve your wedding date, I require a signed contract & $500 retainer payment. Unfortunately, I can not hold a date until those two items are received. The remaining amount is due 30 days prior to the wedding day.

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