Ever since I was little, I always loved taking pictures. When I would hang out with my dad, he would have a new disposable camera waiting for me to create something special. Once I finished the roll, we would go to Target and get them developed, and then look at the photos of our memories. When he passed away in 2009, I was left with the moments I captured in that little box of plastic. Even though we would never be able to hang out again, I was able to remember his raspy laugh and the plunk of fishing bob as it hit the lake, or the long scenic drives up to my uncle's house in Graeagle, and going kayaking with my old dog Scruffy. That's what ultimately made me fall in love with photography – I was given the ability to freeze those moments and hang onto them for the rest of my life. That gift is something I want to give to all of the clients who pick me to capture their most precious moments. I thought I wanted to be a lawyer, but after mentoring with one, I decided that working my days in an office wasn't meant for me. I wanted to wake up every single day and be so excited about what every day had in store for me. In 2013, I started college at the Art Institute of San Francisco, where I graduated 3 years later with my B.S in Digital Photography. From there, I started my own business which leads me where I am today!
I'm frequently described as "literal sunshine" – you can hear my laugh across the room, I give every single person I meet a hug, and you'll have to pull me away from the dance floor at the end of your night. I just love people + having some freaking fun! When I'm not busy photographing your memories, you can find me hanging out with my boyfriend Brandon, who is my best friend + love of my life! I looove to travel with him, whether it's in our car for a road trip to Yosemite, or catching a flight to explore a new city we haven't been to yet. I'm always dreaming up new travel plans for us! I'm currently based in San Francisco, but I'm moving to the Boston area with Brandon in early 2022 – I can't wait for all of my new adventures with him exploring a whole new set of nature! I'm obsessed with dogs... like, OBSESSED. I don't have my own yet, but I'm always trying to spot an Aussie/Golden Retriever to pet – they're my favorite! I eat sandwiches almost every single day of my life (Ike's is my love language), and I'll never turn down a glass of champagne.
March 7-12 | Santa Barbara, California
April 29 - May 3 | Utah, Multiple Locations
May 5-12 | New Port, Rhode Island
Nov 6-8 | Mendiceno, California
Dec 9-15 | Tulum, Mexico
More travel days TBD
as things open up again!
So I try to fit it into my schedule as much as possible! There's nothing I love more than hopping on a plane and exploring new places, especially with a camera in hand.
If you'd like to book a session or wedding at one of the locations I'm headed (with drastically reduced/no travel fees), let's plan something fun!
"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.- Katie + Chris
Chalet View Lodge Wedding Venue | Culture + Color Overflow This Vibrant Wedding
SD Voyager Magazine Interview | Life and Work with Shannon
June Bug Weddings | Crystal Inspired Spring Inspo
100 Layer Cake | Holiday Brunch
100 Layer Cake | Rustic Bohemian Wedding
Something Turquoise | Nadia + Eddie
H&H Weddings | Ely + Nikki
Wedding Chicks | Bridal Shower
Naseem Events | Besties & Bubbly