ABOUT SHANNON KATHLEEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Hello! I am Shannon, a single mother to the sweetest and most wonderful 14 1/2 year old boy who's life goal is to become a professional golfer. I grew up in the northern suburbs of St Paul, Minnesota. We currently reside in Champlin, MN.

By day I work full time as a Certified Medical Assistant in a Dermatology clinic. By nights and weekends I am a self-taught artist and photographer who is bound to craft of photography by feel... I am super deeply and emotionally connected to each photo I take. This art is my passion and my creative outlet. 

As a photographer, I strongly believe in the importance of getting in front of the camera myself. This allows me to have more empathy and compassion for those I am photographing.

Pulling others out of their shell is what I'm passionate about... you see, I was THE shyest person in the entire world up until the age of 14 or 15. I was soooo uncomfortable in my own skin. I hated it. I talked myself out of it and decided to do everything that made me uncomfortable, to tear out of my shell. Then I never looked back ;)

I want to inspire others to tear out of theirs ❤❤ So I started to take self portraits.  I even wrote an eBook on how to create your own self portraiture -- you can check my eBook out HERE

A FEW OTHER TID-BITS ABOUT ME OUTSIDE OF MY PASSION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY:

  1. My son, myself, my boyfriend and his 2 boys have an obsession with super hero movies!! We go see all the super hero movies the day they come out! I find them super exciting and the gorgeous men in them aren’t bad either ;) I'm a total comic book movie nerd ;)

  2. I love to read!! I will read any way I can whether it be an actual book or by listening to audio books. I tend to read a few books at a time and have read More about 100 books in the last year. A few of my favorite authors as of late are:

  • Colleen Hoover ... she tends to write beautiful love stories with lots of twists and angst ;)

  • Brene Brown ... everything she writes is profound and makes so much sense to me; I swear by her words like a bible.

  • Blake Pierce ... this man writes about leading women heroine characters who are FBI profilers in his serial killer crime novels and I find them to be the most intriguing!


https://rawartists.org/shannonkathleen

UPCOMING EVENT!

WHEN: Aug 7th, 2019 from 7:00PM-11:00PM

WHERE: The Pourhouse, Minneapolis

I have been hand-selected by RAW Artists Minneapolis to show my work at their next highly anticipated artist showcase "ARISE"!

Immerse yourself in the diversity and originality of the local creative culture. Explore the pop-up visual art gallery and artisan shops, while watching live performances and runway fashion shows.

This is not your average art show. They are loud, colorful, creative, and all about supporting local art. They are RAW!

TICKET DEADLINE: JULY 31ST— Purchase yours here: https://rawartists.org/shannonkathleen


Publications:

Published in Bella Grace Magazine, Issue 18

A self portrait of mine published inside! Read more about it HERE

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Published on the COVER of Bella Grace Magazine, Issue 17

Read my blog post about this publication

Shannon Kathleen Photography | Bella Grace Issue 15

Published in Bella Grace Magazine, Issue 15

I wrote an article about teaching my son photography. Read it here.

Shannon Kathleen Photography | Bella Grace Magazine Cover 2017

Published on the cover and in Bella Grace Magazine, Issue 11

My image IS THE COVER and I have a personal feature inside the issue!! Read more HERE

{Click "Read More" below to read about my first publication}


Shannon Kathleen Photography | Make Minnesota

Published in Make Minnesota Magazine, The Vision Issue / May 2018

Cover of Make it Minnesota Magazine

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

Shanon Kathleen Photography published in Make It MN

Published in Make Minnesota Magazine, Wild Issue / June 2017

Shannon Kathleen Photography in Dear Photographer magazine

Published in Dear Photographer Magazine, Volume 1 Issue 1


Features:

Traveling Dress Project | Shannon Kathleen Photography

Featured on LOOKS LIKE FILM

daily update 1/23/18

Picking up the pieces | Shannon Kathleen Photography

Featured on LOOKS LIKE FILM

daily update 2/28/18


  • Featured artist at Our Weekend Stories. Read my interview here! :)

  • Read my interview with Inspire Me, Inspire Be.

  • I wrote a guest blog post for Dear Photographer regarding my favorite types of shooting style and you can read it here!!


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