ABOUT ME

WHAT TO EXPECT
I enjoy catching the moment. Whether it be running around the event venue, beach, park, or home I plan to capture your special moments.

Most people are nervous when they have to get their photo taken…heck I even feel that way in front of the camera. I’m waiting for someone to direct me and make me feel comfortable.

I know my job is to make you look good, feel good, and walk away with pretty awesome images. I want your photo session to be a positive experience from the very beginning to the end delivery.

MY STYLE
I really love the "in-between" un-posed photos. At the same time I must say I also love dramatic moments that can tell a story with a simple image. I try and stay away from over filtered images, and instead like to go for rich colors and fresh images.

WHERE I TAKE YOUR PHOTOS
I am an on location photographer. I currently do not have a studio so I travel to you! Let me know when is best for you and I'll be there.

LIGHTING
I use natural light but I'm also am not afraid to break out my flash or off camera lighting to make sure a moment really pops. No one wants their images to all be grainy.


WHY I DO WHAT I DO
I really love working with families. Whether it be newborn, to family and children, I get a kick out of making special memories for people to have for a lifetime.

I have a full time corporate job on a Communications team and my primary tasking revolves around graphic design, photography and videography. My photography is my personal side business; I do photography because its fun for me.

ME ON A PERSONAL LEVEL
I currently live in San Diego but we will soon be moving the the East Bay or San Francisco area. Our family consists of... me + my husband + our 2 daughters + our 2 German Shepherds and a baby boy on the way! That = just the right amount of chaos.

My love for art began when I won a coloring contest when I was six years old. From there I was hooked! I went on and attended college at the Art Institute of California, San Diego where I earned a degree in Graphic Design.

As for my photo education, I took a few college courses in photography and I have continued my education through conferences and workshops. I feel like this field is constantly evolves and I really enjoy staying up on the latest and greatest editing tools and playing with new types of equipment!


THE WRAP UP
All these things combined make me really pumped about getting out there with you and snapping away! I want to leave your family with lasting memories that you can reminisce about years from now and smile.

I would love the opportunity to talk with you about creating some legendary moments with any of your photo or video needs.

If interested, please take a look at my gallery and social media links or you can even schedule a session by viewing my availability calendar below.




Schedule your session and check Shannon's availability here:
https://shannonoconnor.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php



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