Shannon Kathleen Photography's Style

I am a creative 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.  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 ;)

90% of your session with me will be un-posed

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 and 99% of it is OUTDOORS

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.  It'll be you who chooses to participate and get your family to participate too... you all know how to make each other happy :)

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.

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!

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