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2024

All-Inclusive packages and a visual artist adept at harmoniously fusing a laid-back demeanor with exquisite finesse.

An artisan who ensures a seamless and stress-free experience, orchestrating well-coordinated sessions for you to savor and relish.

Elevating moments into refined masterpieces, capturing the essence that defines your spirit with artistic precision.

A skilled photographer adept at immortalizing the profound bonds and connections within your family, crafting timeless portraits destined to become cherished heirlooms for generations to come.

What you’re after:

Ready to keep it simple and let your story shine in its purest form? Welcome to a photography experience that's as easygoing as it is authentic. If you're done with the fuss and ready for a distinctive approach that doesn't complicate but celebrates, you're in the right place. Say goodbye to the stress of finding the perfect photographer. You've found the one that keeps it simple while creating timeless masterpieces. Let's make magic together! 

A Laid-Back and Simplified Process

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I'm here to help!

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Have an incredible unique experience paired with amazing results you love?

What if you could…

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As your go-to photographer in the Twin Cities, I'm all about creating epic photoshoot experiences that blend chill vibes with total luxury. Dive into the ultimate photography package, where everything’s included and tailored just for you, complete with one-on-one consultations to make sure every detail is perfect. And because you deserve it, you’ll also get a sleek, custom 10x8 photo album on the house to keep those awesome memories looking sharp.

But hey, I’m more than just a photographer—I’m your personal storycatcher. I’m here to capture the real you, the raw, genuine vibes of you and your loved ones. Your unique spirit drives me to snap those deep, meaningful shots that go way beyond the surface, telling the true story of your incredible journey.

Hey there!
I’m Shannon.

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I bring an artist's touch to every session, tailoring each frame to reflect not just the image but the unique story and style of the individuals I photograph.


Blending laid-back vibes with a touch of luxury, my approach ensures that every session is not just a photoshoot but an elegant experience, capturing the essence of your moments with grace.

With a touch of organization, I strive to make every step of the process, from inquiry to the final photograph, a seamless and efficient journey, allowing you to focus on enjoying the moment.


Whether it's the exuberance of senior portraits, the tenderness of maternity shoots, the delicacy of newborn sessions, or the warmth of family photography, my versatile expertise ensures that every aspect of your life is captured with finesse.

Photography for me,  is about forging connections. I strive not to just to take pictures but to create a space where the real you shines, where every shot resonates with authenticity and emotion.

Beyond technical expertise, I bring a passion for storytelling. Each image is a chapter, and together they weave a narrative that goes beyond the visual, encapsulating the emotions and stories that define you.

I’ve got the unique experience you need to transform ordinary moments into extraordinary memories

Why I’m the one to help.

Why should you invest in a  professional?

YOU MIGHT BE WONDERING...

Investing in a professional photographer transcends the act of capturing images - it's an investment in the intangible. It's the assurance that your memories will be immortalized with artistry and authenticity, not just pixels. 

Professional photographers bring a mastery of light, composition, and storytelling, ensuring that each photograph becomes a timeless keepsake, a vivid story frozen in time, and a legacy that can be passed down through generations.

I seriously can't get enough of my clients!

The same is possible for you, too!

"The photos from my daughter's senior session took my break away. My daughter had a unique vision, and not only did Shannon honor her vision, she brought it to life in the most beautiful way. From listening intently to her ideas, risking her camera gear to stand in the St. Croix river to get the perfect shots, to supplying a popup tent to accommodate three wardrobe changes, Shannon made the whole process exciting and fun.

The photos are incredible - the stars undoubtedly aligned for their collaboration. What resulted was nothing short of magic. Thank you Shannon for honoring my daughter's vision, and not just taking her photos, but for capturing her soul!"

Truth bomb about the results I've gotten fom other clients

— Amber | Maplewood, MN

Shannon is super easy to work with, was really helpful for locations and when the weather changed she was super flexible. The photos are absolutely amazing!!

“Shannon is super easy to work with!"

— Rich | Champlin, MN

We had a wonderful experience with Shannon for our daughter's senior photos. Shannon gets to know her clients before the actual photo session to learn more about them and their likes and styles. Great communication and turnaround time. Thanks Shannon!

“Great communication and turnaround time!"

— Melissa | Vadnais Heights, MN

My daughter had her senior photos done with Shannon. We met prior to the photo session for advice and help on where and what to wear. Shannon took the most creative and beautiful photos! Would recommend Shannon! She did a great job and worth every penny!

“Shannon took the most creative and beautiful photos!"

— Cheryl | Andover, MN

Shannon photographed my daughter for her senior photos, and they turned out better than I ever imagined. She connected with her prior to the session to learn more about her and what she wanted out of the experience. Within an hour, she captured her beautiful essence on print. I recommend Shannon Kathleen Photography for senior photos! She does an amazing job."

“Within an hour, she captured her beautiful essence on print"

— Esther | Plymouth, MN

I absolutely adore Shannon, not only as a person but also an artist. I have hired her 3 times over the span of 7 years and I plan to do so again in the future. She is the only photographer I use and I highly recommend her to everyone. She is professional, timely, personable, and her aesthetic is unrivaled in my opinion. Shannon is a true artist.

“Shannon is a true artist."

— Oie | Stillwater, MN

I've hired Shannon several times. Twice for business branding photos and then recently for my son's senior photos. Shannon is a very talented. photographer. I  lover her natural, organic, artist style. She always "wows" me! Additionally, her sessions are always so much fun... Shannon makes us laugh a lot and it just naturally brings out our personalities into every photo. I highly recommend her!

“Shannon makes us laugh a lot and it just naturally brings out our personalities into every photo."

— Susan | White Bear Lake, MN

Shannon is so wonderful! Have used her to capture my children when they were young, all the way to annual family pictures and holiday cards! She always does an amazing job of getting the most beautiful pictures! She is always on time, professional, and gets you proofs very quickly, which I know some photographers can lag on! She has the sweetest smile too that makes my kids relaxed and open up to getting their pictures taken, which is huge for me!

“Shannon has the sweetest smile that makes my kids relaxed and open up to getting their pictures taken."

— Rosalee | Woodbury, MN

We have used Shannon's services for several years now because she is both amazingly talented and also a really good person. Her warmth and love of others shows through in her appointments and in her pictures. I feel fortunate to have found her.

“Her warmth and love of others shows through in her appointments and in her pictures."

— Briar | Farmington, MN

Shannon, you are seriously the whole package. You're an incredible and truly inspired photographer but more than that, you put our whole family at ease and gave us a wonderful experience at our session. My husband doesn't love having his photo taken, but he agreed it was fun :) Not just okay, but FUN! The kids were instantly comfortable around you and competing to show off their personalities for the camera. We totally love you! :) Thanks, Shannon!

“Shannon, you are seriously the whole package!"

All-inclusive Signature Packages

“Shannon took my daughter's senior portraits, and they turned out better than I ever imagined. Within an hour she captured her beautiful essence on print."

—Cheryl

895

payment plans available 

Investment:
PRE-SESSION
  • A quick and easy booking process
  • 50% deposit due upon booking
  • 60 minute in-person Session Planning meeting
  • Location guidance
  • Outfit planning
  • access to private client lounge
  • Location Scouting


ON THE DAY
  • an unforgettable experience
  • up to 2 hours of photography
  • Up to 3 outfit changes
  • up to 3 locations (depending on distance from each other)


DELIVERABLES
  • extensive gallery of the final artistically edited high res images (min of 40)
  • A Complimentary custom & luxurious 10x8 photo album
  • online gallery w/direct download & ordering capabilities
  • a boost in self confidence
  • A really kick-ass fun experience


What's included:

You are laid-back and looking for a unique and artistic experience.

Wanting to capture the very essence of your soul and who you are in this moment in time before you venture out into the world.

Wanting to unleash your individuality and looking for senior portraits with a creative flair.

This is for you if:

As your high school journey approaches its culmination, there's no more fitting tribute than immortalizing your essence through the artistry of crafting some kick ass unique senior portraits. 

With years of experience, I know how to make sessions feel natural and guided and FUN; you can forget you're in front of a camera and simply relax into the moment.

Senior Portraits

a fun slideshow from a recent session

all-inclusive pricing
Average Timeline: 2-3 weeks

1,500 

payment plans available

*only available when booked together. If booked separately, each is full price of 850

Investment:
PRE-SESSION
  • a quick and easy booking process
  • 50% due upon booking
  • location guidance
  • access to private client lounge


ON THE DAY
  • a laid-back experience
  • outdoor vs. indoor for Maternity
  • comfort of home for newborn
  • 45-60 min of photography time for each session


DELIVERABLES
  • extensive gallery of the poetically edited high res images (min of 40 from each session)
  • a luxurious 10x8 photo album
  • online gallery w/direct download & ordering capabilities


What's Included:

You seek a seamless transition from capturing  the radiant glow pregnancy to the tender moments of early parenthood.

You value a consistent and personalized approach.

You appreciate a holistic and artistically unified storytelling approach.

This is for you if:

Celebrate the imminent arrival of your newest family member with a maternity session, followed by capturing those precious early moments in a newborn session. Recognizing that choosing a photographer is a deeply personal decision, I sincerely appreciate your consideration in selecting me to document these meaningful chapters of your family's journey.

Images from your Maternity Session will be included in your custom 10x8 Newborn Session album.

SPECIAL OFFER: Maternity + Newborn

All-inclusive pricing
Average Timeline: 2 weeks/session

—Tonya

“Shannon was able to hide the fact that I  was 37 weeks pregnant in a heat advisory!"

850 

payment plans available

Investment:
What’s included:
PRE-SESSION
  • a quick and easy booking process
  • 50% due upon booking
  • location guidance
  • access to private client lounge


ON THE DAY
  • a laid-back experience
  • outdoor vs In-Home location
  • 45-60 min of photography time


DELIVERABLES
  • extensive gallery of artistically edited high res images (min of 40)
  • a luxurious 10x8 photo album
  • online gallery w/direct download & ordering capabilities


You crave a personalized experience. Your maternity journey is unique, and so should be your session.

You cherish candid, authentic moments. If you're not a fan of stiff poses and artificial smiles, this session is crafted for you.

You want versatility in location. It's about creating images in spaces that feel uniquely "you".

This is for you if:

Embrace the beauty of this special chapter in your life with a maternity session that's as unique as you are. My approach to maternity photography is all about capturing the authentic essence of motherhood - the glow, the anticipation,  and the profound connection between you and your growing baby.

I understand that every pregnancy journey is different, and that's why my maternity sessions are tailored to reflect your individuality

Maternity

All-inclusive pricing
Average Timeline: 2 weeks

—Esther

“Shannon is professional, timely, personable, and her aesthetic is unrivaled in my opinion."

850 

payment plans available

Investment:
What’s included:
PRE-SESSION
  • a quick and easy booking process
  • 50% due upon booking
  • access to private client Lounge


ON THE DAY
  • a laid-back experience
  • taken in the comfort of your own home
  • 45-60 min of photography time


DELIVERABLES
  • extensive gallery of poetically edited high res images (min of 40)
  • a luxurious 10x8 photo album
  • online gallery w/direct download and ordering capabilities


You value authentic moments over posed perfection. If you're looking for images that tell a heartfelt story, this session is crafted for you.

You want flexibility in capturing those early days. Whether you prefer the 1st few weeks after birth or a bit later, I tailor the timing to suit your family.

You desire more than just photos - you want a visual legacy.

This is for you if:

Welcome to the world of newborn photography, where I transform the fleeting moments of your baby's arrival at home into timeless works of art.

Investing in a newborn session is not just about capturing images; it's about creating a tangible legacy of your baby's earliest days. With a focus on lifestyle and genuine moments, my newborn photography is an investment in preserving the timeless beauty of your family's sweet beginnings or additions!

Newborn

All-inclusive pricing
Average Timeline: 2 weeks

—Sara

“You have outdone yourself. These are even more amazing than last year (as if that was even possible?! Thank you so much!!!!"

850 

payment plans available

Investment:
What’s included:
PRE-SESSION
  • A quick and easy booking process
  • 50% due upon booking
  • Location guidance
  • Access to private client lounge


oN THE DAY
  • A laid-back & Fun experience
  • 45-60 min of photography time
  • Beautiful Outdoor Location


DELIVERABLES
  • extensive gallery of final edited images (min of 40)
  • A luxurious 10x8 photo album
  • Online gallery w/direct download & ordering capabilities


You value authenticity. If you desire images that reflect your family's real dynamics (laughter, quirks), this is for you.

You crave a relaxed experience. If an idea of a photo session is daunting, fear not.

You want more than just photos. You want to craft memories and encapsulate the unique spirit of your family.

This is for you if:

My family sessions are a celebration of the authentic joy, connection, and love that make your family uniquely yours. Sure, I'll be sure to get those "money shots", but mostly we'll capture the spontaneous laughter, playful interactions, and genuine connections that make your family special. I  work closely with you to understand your dynamics, ensuring  that each session tells the story that's true to your family's spirit.

Expect a laid-back atmosphere that encourages genuine expressions and candid moments.

Lifestyle Family

all-inclusive pricing
Average Timeline: 2 weeks

Step 06

The grand finale! You'll receive a gallery of your edited images. This is your chance to relive the enchanting moments we captured. From here, you can download your images and choose to order prints or other keepsakes.

Step 05

After the session, I work my editing magic to transform the captured moments into timeless artworks. Each image undergoes a meticulous process to ensure it reflects your unique story and style.

Step 04

The day arrives, and it's time for your photo session! Don't worry; it's all about capturing authentic moments , and I'll be there to provide guidance and make you feel at ease. Let the fun and creativity unfold!

Step 03

Once your contract is signed and retainer paid, we'll dive into details. From choosing the perfect location to deciding on outfits, I'm here to guide you through the planning process, ensuring everything aligns with your vision.

Step 02

Let's make it personal! We'll set up a meeting, virtual or in-person, to chat about your vision, preferences, and any specific ideas you might have. This is where the magic begins!

Step 01

Start the enchanting journey by reaching out! Share your hearts, your dreams, your thoughts, and questions. I'm here to make the process as smooth as possible. 

The Process

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Frequently Asked Questions

My photography has been described as authentic, natural, and romantic with a fine art essence. My goal is to capture the essence of your soul(s). In my role as a photographer, I aim deliver an extensive gallery of images that you can proudly adorn in your home as pieces of art or have preserved in a 10x8 custom album. These photographs represent an investment into yourself, your child, or your family.

I am a natural light, on-location photographer. Together we'll choose the perfect location for your photo session. Newborn sessions are held in the comfort of your own home.

My pricing is all-inclusive. You pay one price for your session and an extensive gallery of all the final edited images ready for direct download. A 50% deposit is due when booking your session to secure your date. Find more about your investment HERE. 

Photographs hold and increase in sentimental value as time goes by, eventually becoming cherished heirlooms. Recognizing the importance of preserving these memories, I've streamlined my offering into one comprehensive collection. With my all-inclusive packages, you will receive all of your final poetically edited high resolution digital files via direct download, accompanied by a print release.  As an added bonus and my gift to you, a beautifully designed 10x8 album from your session is included at no extra cost - excludes Fresh 48, Pet Portraits, & Dating Portraits.

I look carefully at each and every image and hand select the best ones. I look for the ones that represent me as an artist and you as an individual or family.

I like to do newborn sessions within the first month of life, however my style allows for some flexibility in scheduling these. 

No; mini sessions are not conducive to my style. I am not after one great shot, but rather a collection of images for lifelong appreciation. BUT I might surprise you with one every now and then!

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