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Hello


Shannon Kathleen Photography is a Twin Cities based creative photography business specializing in Seniors, Couples, Boutique Wedding Elopements, Boudoir, Families/Children/Newborns, and Professional Branding Portraits.

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Hello


Shannon Kathleen Photography is a Twin Cities based creative photography business specializing in Seniors, Couples, Boutique Wedding Elopements, Boudoir, Families/Children/Newborns, and Professional Branding Portraits.

Shannon Kathleen Photography | St Paul Photographer

Welcome!

I don't want to be hired to just take a picture; I feel like anyone could do that! 

Over time I have gained experience in turning life's simplest details into beauty. I believe even the ordinary can be an adventure. Just because something is ordinary doesn't mean it isn't magic! :)

Keep scrolling to learn about My Style and visit my Investments page to see sample portfolios. Viewing via mobile? Be sure to navigate through my menu tab at the upper right hand corner.

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I have been published in Bella Grace Magazine and my site contains some affiliate links for it's publisher Stampington & Company.  If you make a purchase through any of the affiliated links, I will get a commission.  Thank you Bella Grace for partnering with me!

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My Style


{This image is on the cover of Bella Grace Magazine, Issue 11}

My Style


{This image is on the cover of Bella Grace Magazine, Issue 11}

My Photography Style

I am a story teller. I want to capture the real you, to tell a story about you with photos.  With my keen and artistic eye I will capture moments as they happened without orchestrating it. My style is identified as being more raw, realistic and factual. This is Lifestyle Photography.  90% of your session with me will be unposed. I promise to tell you when your hair is sticking up, what to do with your hands, and I promise to never ask you to say cheese ;)

As an artist, my desire is that my work is organic and authentic.  Lifestyle photography is capturing natural reactions of and interaction between its subjects. After all, that energy is at the heart of what we want to remember about our life, relationships, and events at any given time.  I document the small details that happen throughout your session, many times when no one is even looking at the camera.

I shoot only using natural light.

My goal is to create beautiful photos for you filled with treasures of loved ones that ooze with emotions; that are candid and so real that you can hear the laughter of your loved one, feel the loving warmth of your husband's smile... I want to capture your truth. 

Experiences we most often disregard and label as "just another day" are actually the defining moments of our relationships. The once sharp details in our memory will get fuzzy over the years. The most profound moments are so often left to slip away from our thoughts. 

When you step in front of my camera, I might ask you to whisper, dance, snuggle, kiss.  I’ll ask you what’s precious about each other, when you fell in love, what makes you laugh uncontrollably, where your happy place is.  See, my hope is not just to snap a quick photo of bodies posed, eyes pointed forward, but to let my lens share the words of a story only you can write, the story of your one beautiful life.

What makes me different than any other photographer you may have experienced?  It's a group effort actually... I want to get to know you, feel connected to you and capture WHO you are with no manufactured smiles or moments.  We come up with an activity to do or a new place to explore and create new memories to freeze in time forever.

I understand that it can be just plain scary to get in front of the camera sometimes!!  Understand that one day, there will be a new generation that will want to learn about you and your life story. These photos are not just for you, but they are for your grand kids and so on.  Memories aren't just valuable, they're priceless.

We will have fun.  Yes, FUN!  All of my on-location sessions are spontaneous and unplanned. We'll glide through your session naturally and have a good time doing it!

I now specialize in Boutique Wedding Elopements!! Click HERE to read more!!

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Reviews


Reviews


Shannon Kathleen Photography Reviews

Katy: "Shannon is the absolute best!! Our elopement wedding photos turned out better then I ever could have imagined. She is so deeply thoughtful and artistic in her way of photography. She listened to the ideas and wants that I had about our wedding day and DELIVERED.  Shannon has taken many photos of me throughout the years I've known her and I am always thrilled with them! Who else can get you on the cover of a magazine? No one!"
 
Jody:  We had so much fun on our family photo shoot! The location was great and we got some amazing pictures! Shannon was especially thoughtful to my 8 year old's ideas of what she thought would be great pics, too! So. Much. Fun!"
 
Nicole:  "During my session I felt very comfortable and excited.  You made taking pictures feel great especially for someone who hates getting their picture taken! I felt beautiful and had a lot of fun making my ideas become a reality with your help.  Thank you again so much! I love every picture!"
 
Gretchen F"Thank you Shannon for the awesome photos of my kiddos. I absolutely LOVE them, you're amazing!"

 

Darren D:  "Shannon has a gift of capturing special events and special moments in everyday events."
 
Adam T:  "I can't say enough good things about my experience with Shannon Kathleen Photography. She made it easy to just relax and smile. The boys had a blast and she worked so well with them. If anyone is looking to get some family photos done, I would highly recommend Shannon. And thank you Shannon for these beautiful pictures."
 
Jamie:  "I've known Shannon since I was in the third grade. It has been fun reconnecting at our photo sessions! She's easy going and makes us all feel comfortable, even my husband who hates getting his pictures taken :) The locations we've picked have also been amazing, makes the pictures turn out even better along with all the fun action shots she gets of our busy boys. Shannon is amazing at what she does!"
Jill/Quinn:  "Despite the torrential rain storm, which made for an interesting photo session Shannon was creative and kept the shoot moving along! We had such a great time with Shannon! She was so friendly, patient, and creative! We really enjoyed working with her for Quinn's senior photos, and the photos she took turned out so great.  The experience was fabulous from start to finish!"
 
Amanda:  "I had seen Shannon's work in the past and I knew she was the one I wanted to take my daughters senior pictures. Kaleea had her pictures taken on a cloudy  misty September morning, however Shannon's creativity and keen eye for picture taking locations when walking through the park made it look as if it were a beautiful day.  The session was so much fun and at times adventurous. I love the personalized CD cover and how it was packaged, very nice! Thank you Shannon we love the final results!"
 
April:  "Thank you so much for our photos! They are fantastic! We are looking forward to our next photo shoot!"
 
Shirley:  "Could not be happier!  Best Grandchildren photographs ever!"
 
Kari:  "Shannon is Awesome! She is very professional and knows how to get everyone smiling."

 

Lisa G:  "I have a problem! I can't decide what photos to NOT use in the photo book I am working on! I am on the 44th page and not done!! I keep seeing new elements that I didn't the notice the last 100 times I looked at them!"
 
Jessica "Just had a great photo shoot with Shannon!!! Thanks for going out in the cold with us!!!... We'll have to do a fall one next year!!"
 
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