I'm a San Francisco + Bay Area based photographer for best friends who are crazy in love with each other. The "I miss you even though you just left the room" kind of thing. I'm obsessed with weddings, and capturing stories that are 100% authentic to who you are a couple. I want to capture your story, your way. 

You are more than just another number on my calendar. I really care about my couples and I'm just as invested in this as you! I’ll serve you best by getting to know your love story and who you are as a couple first, because I want you to feel like I’m a friend – not just a vendor. This is the most important thing to me because I know being in front of a camera can be pretty awkward sometimes… but, when we feel like friends (and we actually are!) it takes all of that pressure away. From the engagement session to your wedding day, you'll feel absolutely relaxed, yourselves, AND your pictures will show that. I promise!

About Shannon

Hey, I'm Shannon

I'm a San Francisco + Bay Area based photographer for best friends who are crazy in love with each other. The "I miss you even

though you just left the room" kind of thing. I'm obsessed with weddings, and capturing stories that are 100% authentic to who you are a couple. I want to capture your story, your way. 

You are more than just another number on my calendar. I really care about my couples and I'm just as invested in this as you! I’ll serve you best by getting to know your love story and who you are as a couple first because I want you to feel like I’m a friend – not just a vendor. This is the most important thing to me because I know being in front of a camera can be pretty awkward sometimes… but, when we feel like friends (and we actually are!) it takes all of that pressure away. From the engagement session to your wedding day, you'll feel absolutely relaxed, yourselves, AND your pictures will show that. I promise!


Wow just wow! I have just finished looking at our engagement session with Shannon and I feel as if I have just relived the whole experience all over again. I am wearing a permanent smile in all the photos just as I am now looking back on them, it was such a fun, loving and memorable time for me and my partner. Shannon captured my vision with precise execution. I was nervous as we had never done a photo shoot before, I didn't want the photos to come across as awkward and posed. Shannon put us at ease straight away cracking jokes, givings us little tricks to play on each other and almost connecting us on a closer level than before that all the photos came across so organic and natural exactly what I wanted to achieve. Shannon is so passionate about photography, it SHINES out through her, we literally chased the sunset together that evening in search of the perfect photo opportunity. No wonder they call her SunShine Shannon. Guys book her up fast you will not regret it, but let me pencil in our wedding date first. Thank you Shannon, so glad we found you, our photographer for life! xoxo

Put us at ease right away

-Sinead + Brian

When you shoot with Shannon, you don’t get photos, you get an experience! My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of shooting with Shannon for our 6 year anniversary. My boyfriend and I had never taken professional photos together and we definitely did not want to look awkward. But Shannon made us feel right at home, cracking a few jokes, asking about how we met (pro tip: this really set the mood), then we got straight to shooting. We got to create so many memories that day and I wouldn’t have traded it for anything! My boyfriend and I had the best time shifting through the images and picking which one to post on Instagram - they were all SOO good. Thank you Sunshine Shannon, you really brought a smile to our faces <3


You get an Experience

-Erica + Mark

Shannon was the first photographer we met when we started wedding planning and I think it was love at first sight. I loved her work and compared her to every other photographer we researched. After booking her for our big day we met up with Shannon so she could get to know us more as a couple - how we met, things we're interested in, and of course to talk about the big day. I absolutely love how she gets to know her clients and spends time with them. She directs you on what to do and will never make you do anything you're not comfortable with. But, I will say to trust her direction. She knows what she's doing and has an eye for some amazing photos! I had a lot of wedding guests ask me about her and they can't get over how gorgeous the photos turned out. We absolutely love them and are so happy with the work Shannon has done! Thank you for capturing some of the best moments of our life Shannon!

Love at First Sight

-Kris + John

Shannon’s photography name truly describes her- she is SUNSHINE! She came to our home in Utah to do an in-home shoot, and she made us love our home even more! She had an eye for the best angles and poses which made us feel on fire. We authentically laughed and smiled more during this photo shoot with her, than with any other photographer! When we were done, we wanted to keep going which says a lot coming from my husband. Together, we would recommend Shannon to any other best friends or lovers wanting pictures to capture their feelings to last a lifetime. We love her!

She is Sushine!

-Baylee + McKay

It was such a beautiful pleasure to work with Shannon, aka Miss Sunshine herself! Not only did she make our engagement photoshoot fun, but she came ready to conquer the rain and gloomy weather of San Francisco with us! She knew how to capture US, as natural as it could be. Our movements didn't look staged at all or like the typical engagement session, and I LOVE that. I've gotten so many compliments on her shots and editing that I shout her name from the top of my lungs when people ask who did our engagement shoot! I fell in love from the moment I got the email about our completed photos, and I was SO excited to use them for our Save-The-Dates! Shannon, it was a pleasure working with you, and I cannot wait to work with you in the future!"

Miss Sunshine Herself!

-Justine + Nate

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 Shannon 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! 

Amazing to work with

-Arlie + Taha

From the beginning -  Shannon was accommodating, professional, understanding and just so sweet! She helped me feel perfectly as ease the day of my wedding, and put me in such a great mood with her wonderful personality! My husband and I told her multiple times how much fun our wedding pictures were- she made it so fun!! Our pictures are incredible and I cannot thank her enough for capturing (all) the emotions, nerves and happiness perfectly and making the memories last forever for us!
I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer for any event!

Our pictures are incredible

-Mandy + Josh

Shannon is an incredible soul with such a friendly and professional disposition. Shannon did our engagement photos and knocked it out of the park! We brought our dog along for the shoot and Shannon was not only able to get beautiful shots of us, but she was able to get a hyperactive black lab to sit still for some perfect photos. She has a creative eye that is so incredible that it could never be taught. She has such a gift for using natural lighting to make your photos look absolutely romantic. We are more than ecstatic with the experience and the finished product! Thank you so much Shannon for immortalizing such a wonderful time in our lives!

WOW WOW WOW!

-Sarah + Tyler

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 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. 

Trust me on this

-Callan

During each shoot she was so bubbly and enthusiastic it was easy to become comfortable and smile through each direction and pose. Theres something special and heartwarming when your photographer is as happy as you are on your wedding day. Even now we're trying to decide what to put in the album because theres a ton of great pictures to choose from! And she did such a great job during the detail and event shots, from the actual ceremony to the cake cutting she captured so many great moments. Definitely would contact again for another event shoot. Much Love! 

Easy to Become Comfortable

-Ely + Nikki

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 session had me laughing and enjoying myself which really translated well into the photos, and I couldn't be more grateful for that!

Super Talented

-Ingrid

You aren't a professional model – but you're a professional at your relationship. You know how to make your babe laugh, where their tickle spot is, and can lovingly tease them until no end. You're world champs at cuddling on the couch, have perfected forehead kisses, and your fingers fit together perfectly, because that's where they belong. I don't need you to be models, I just need you, to be you. 

I create a safe space for my couples to be 100% comfortable in front of my camera, because that's when the true magic happens. I strive to capture your relationship and love – just the way it is. I'm not going to pose you into things that you feel awkward. That's not what I'm about. Instead I gently guide you into something that feels natural, with lots and lots of movement. We'll play games, I'll tell horrible jokes, and we'll have the best time together. Pinky swear.

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