Sunshine Shannon Photography

Kind words from lovely people...

Shannon shot our engagement pictures and she was amazing to work with. We were from out of town and were visiting SF for a weekend trip. Shannon was so easy to correspond with prior to our visit and really accommodating when it came to planning around the rain in the weather forecast. During our shoot she made us feel so comfortable . She was very positive and fun to work with, as she constantly made us laugh and captured so many shots that were just ‘us.’ We wanted unique photos that showed our personalities and our love for each other, and we were brought to tears by how amazing the pictures turned out. Shannon is phenomenal, both as a photographer and as a person. We’ll treasure our pictures forever!
— Arlie & Taha
Shannon is absolutely hands down one of the best photographers I have ever worked with in my life. She is talented, down to earth, fun, outgoing, super easy to work with, and every single shot always come out perfect! If I had to recommend a photographer for anyone - have it be for a maternity shoot, wedding, baby, graduation, portraits, etc - I would 100% of the time recommend Shannon! Seriously trust me on this - she is THAT good. She finds a way to capture every single moment so beautifully. If you’re in the market for a photographer - look no further you’ve found your girl!
— Callan
We hired Shannon as the photographer for our wedding and she was brilliant! She knew exactly what she was doing from start to finish and helped us both relax during our wedding. She captured and help create very special moments with her eye for composition and the photos are absolutely breathtaking...not to mention she has an outgoing and funny personality! We recommend her full heartily.
— Nadia & Eddie
I’m not a model, not in the least! Yet working with Shannon makes me feel FAB. She is not only super talented and professional, but makes every session feel fun and lighthearted—completely eliminating any awkward moments or fears of being in front of the camera! In fact, she always makes me feel incredibly comfortable which leads to some amazing photos. Our Grad session had me laughing and enjoying myself which really translated well into the photos, and I couldn’t be more grateful for that!
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Shannon for over 5 years now and I have seen her grow exponentially, and I am confident that she will impress anyone who works with her! She has an amazing eye and goes above and beyond to make your session truly one of a kind.
— Ingrid
Had the most amazing time shooting! Trust me I am no model, but with Shannon you don’t have to be. You just have to have fun. It felt really natural like you were just hanging out with one of your best friends. Not to mention that the photos came out great. She was able to capture so many in the moment photos. Images that don’t look like “you try to hard to pose”. Her turn around time getting the photos was also quick. Over all I would say she knows what’s she’s doing, and she loves doing it. I admire someone who has passion for what they do.
— Gia
Shannon is a very talented photographer! I enjoyed working with her and modeling for her. I originally had a vision and idea of what type of shoot I was trying to go for, with that said Shannon brought it to life! In addition to her friendly and outgoing persona; she made me feel relaxed and that I can trust her work ethics. Scheduling was pretty easy, she’ll definitely make time for you! Throughout the photoshoot, she kept an ongoing flow of compliments/encouragements. During break times, she is patient and will let you view the photos she has taken so far. She has such a fluid way of taking photos and a good eye when it comes to angles/positions. After the photoshoot, she’ll keep in touch with you and make sure you are not forgotten throughout the editing process until the finishing touch. Shannon wants to ensure her clients and definitely loves it when they love the outcome! Book her and make memories!
— Laura
I have worked with Shannon twice and she is nothing but fun. She has an amazing eye and such a bubbly personality. Photoshoots are a blast and Shannon really knows how to make you feel comfortable and relaxed so that the best side of you comes out. I would recommend her to anyone looking for professional shots because she puts so much energy and excitement into her work and the final product. She is great at communicating and so very humble.
— Danae
I really enjoyed working with Shannon on my recent shoot for Fossil! She’s incredibly friendly and has such a wonderful eye for photography. Not having any professional modeling experience, she created a welcoming atmosphere and directed me so that I felt at my most comfortable. Communicating and scheduling a shoot with her was also a breeze and I’m so grateful she was able to squeeze me in a couple weeks in advance! The photos turned out absolutely amazing and I’m so happy with them! I highly recommend Shannon to anyone.
— Donna
I think half the job of a photographer is to capture certain key moments and the other half is to have the ability to create them. With a big personality, Shannon sure makes it very easy to get comfortable in front of the camera and create those magical shots. On top of that she stays composed under pressure and works very well in tight situations.
— Martin
I recently hired Shannon to be the photographer for my wedding and she did a great job! While she was working she was running around getting all kinds of great shots without needing my direction (which was certainly helpful as I was a super laid back bride without much direction to give!). She also was good about checking in with me to make sure the pictures I wanted taken got taken, as well as working closely with my maid of honor. During the wedding itself she was running around getting pictures but never getting in the way of guests’ pictures either. After the wedding she got my pictures back to me in a very timely manner. The pictures she took were absolutely gorgeous! I love the different angles she got, the different compositions and just how many different things she made sure to capture on film, even without much direction from me. I highly recommend Shannon for any professional photography needs.Thank you again for being a part of our special day!
— Tane
Sunshine Shannon truly lives up to her name! From start to finish, she is sweet, easy-going, funny and very easy to be around. Even if you feel a little shy “forehead cuddling” in front of the camera, Shannon makes you feel as if you’re just acting perfectly naturally. Always trying to evolve and learn, she is eager to try new things - as well as rely on her very capable photography skills. She really listened to what we wanted, but also gave us some surprises that we didn’t know would be so wonderful. What we liked best was her ability to take tasteful, yet unique, candid and creative shots. She is very skilled with color and light. We cannot wait for her to photograph our wedding in June!
— Mary and Brett
Overall a great experience with Shannon. She arrived on time and was very accommodating to our newborn’s feeding schedule. We had many ideas for the types of shots we wanted and Shannon was receptive to and incorporated all of them. She wasn’t even phased when our baby decided to pee on our blanket. Our final set of pictures had a good mix of details, black and white, and family shots. We were very happy with the photos we received.
— Annie and Steve
Let me start off by saying that Shannon is a joy to be around. I got the chance to shoot with her and I had so much fun! She made everything so easy and I felt so comfortable having her take my pictures. We laughed the whole time which kept the mood of the shoot up and there was never an unprofessional moment with her and her camera. I got to see the final product of my pictures a lot faster than I thought I was going to and they came out beautifully! Shannon clearly has a talent for what she does and I look forward to shooting with her again, and would recommend her to anyone looking for beautiful, clean, and unique photos
— Mackenzi
Working with Sunshine Shannon Photography has probably been my best decision when picking a photographer. If you need a boost of energy because you feel like the shoot is being sluggish, she has it. Her spunk and personality keep the shoot going, she doesn’t judge a soul when it comes to shoots either, she much rather feed you energy to keep you, you. Her techniques are ever flowing like water, lets you play around, lets you pick the music to get you amped and have the best positivity to conclude the shot. If it’s a shoot she hasn’t even touched before; she will give her all to give you the best quality pictures you were looking for. I am never disappointed with working with her and it is always a pleasure to be a subject to help her advance.
— Nick
Shannon was very professional and had a great way of making you feel comfortable infront of a camera. She has a great eye for detail and knows her stuff when it comes to all aspects of photography. I loved working with her because of her energy and spunk. The pictures turned out great and received very positive feedback. I definitely recommend her for any occasion, whether it be for a wedding or just for fun.
— Louisse