About Shannon Kathleen photography

Hi!!  I am Shannon, a single mother to the sweetest and most wonderful 12 year old boy.  I grew up in and we currently reside in the northern suburbs of St Paul, Minnesota.  I work FT (M-Th) as a Certified Medical Assistant in a Dermatology clinic.  I have lived in Arizona and in Colorado… hopeful to one day move back to Arizona ;)

I am a self-taught artist and photographer who is bound to photography by feel... I am deeply emotionally connected to each photo I take.  Outside of my passion for photography, I love to read and have an obsession with super hero movies!!  My current read is "ALEPH" by Paulo Coehlo.  My son and I are looking forward to seeing many movies that will be released this year, such as: Logan, Transformers: The Last Knight, Spider-Man, Justice League, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Wonder Woman.

Most people close to me would tell you that I am the most optimistic and positive person.  I like to think I am since that is what I strive for, but like anyone, I have my own struggles. I too am susceptible to sadness and negative energy.

To me, living a positive and happy life is being kind, compassionate, and gentle with myself. It is going about with a smile on my face. It is paying compliments to everyone I meet.  It is focusing on laughter, celebration, and the depths of life.  Living this kind of life is beautiful … a deeper kind of beauty. One that makes you feel excited about being alive, one that allows you to be inspired and be inspirational. One that shows our connectedness to other human beings. 

I believe we have this deeper kind of beauty in us all :)

Like many, photography became a passion of mine after having a baby. My passion for this immortalization of our memories deepened as I began to more deeply see the fleeting nature of the things that make each of our lives so uniquely beautiful.  I didn't want one moment to pass or fade away. 

I wanted to freeze all the little moments, all the little details. I wanted to be able to remember what his little pudgy fingers, toes, rolls, and cheeks looked like.  I began to realize the significance of the “in between moments of life”.  Special moments, certain looks or smirks, time spent playing... these were to not be missed OR forgotten.  To me this was documenting life. That’s what I wanted to do.  That’s how I could relive those memories with more than just my imagination.


Published in Bella Grace Magazine, Issue 11

My image IS THE COVER and I have a personal feature inside the issue!! :)

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Shannon Kathleen Photography in Dear Photographer magazine

Published in Dear Photographer Magazine, Volume 1 Issue 1

Shanon Kathleen Photography published in Make It MN

Published in Make it Minnesota Magazine, Wild Issue / June 2017

Cover of Make it Minnesota Magazine

Published on the cover of Make it Minnesota Magazine, Discovery Issue / August 2017


I also really enjoy photographing nature!

I am Nurtured by Nature. Nature feeds my soul. I want to share with others how I see the world :)

To see my nature photography and purchase prints visit: http://shannonkathleenphotography.pixieset.com/fineartprintsforsale/

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