i'm shannen

I absolutely love a good sunrise or sunset, baskets of puppies, jamming out in the car – probably way off key, unique looking trees, brownie batter, Hawaii Five-0, spontaneous adventures, and British television shows. I laugh too loud – a lot – and cry during movies – happy or sad.

     OH! And I’m obsessed with finding cute little coffee shops that make
     THE BEST caramel cappuccino with almond milk. (If you know of any, tell
     me, because I want to try them all!)

hiya friends

I have loved telling stories for as long as I can remember. From filming “movies”
on our old camcorder with my siblings to anonymously writing poetry on
tumblr, stories have been at the heart of everything I do. Maybe that's
why I have always been so drawn to photography.

Photography to me is about so much more than snapping 
a picture - it's telling a story. YOUR story. If you’re looking
for a photographer as just someone with a camera  and nothing
else to offer, I am sorry that is not me. Absolutely anyone can point
a camera in your face and snap pictures. I want to get to know you like we've been best friends since kindergarten. Hear all the quirky things that make you the amazing person you are. 

Stories are like polaroids - beautiful, magical, real, impossible, instant. They should capture every little piece, so that when you are old and wrinkled you can look back and remember why you have made it so far. Whether it's a first birthday, your high school graduation, starting a life together, or the 50th year since your "I dos," every chapter of your story is worth documenting. Whatever the occasion, I'll capture your moment so you don't have to. You can enjoy your life without having to worry about documenting the moments you should be experiencing. 

a storyteller at heart

Tell me your story

and all the juicy details

I have loved telling stories for as long as I can remember. From filming “movies” on our old camcorder with my siblings to anonymously writing poetry on tumblr, stories have been
at the heart of everything I do. Maybe that's why I have always been so drawn to photography.

Photography to me is about so much more than
snapping a picture - it's telling a story. YOUR story. If you’re looking for a photographer as just someone with a camera  and nothing else to offer I am sorry that is not me. Absolutely anyone can point a camera in your face and snap pictures. I want to get to know you like we've been best friends since kindergarten. Here all the quirky things that make you the amazing person you are. 

Stories are like polaroids - beautiful, magical, real, impossible, instant. They should capture every little piece, so that when you are old and wrinkled you can look back and remember why you have made it so far. Whether it's a first birthday, your high school graduation, starting a life together, or the 50th year since your "I dos," every chapter of your story is worth documenting. Whatever the occasion, I'll capture your moment so you don't have to. You can enjoy your life without having to worry about documenting the moments you should be experiencing. 

the mission

behind the business

I knew when I started planning the future for my business, that I didn't want it to just be a job or another instagram account that people scroll past. I wanted it to have a purpose. So I teamed up with a cool ministry that help provide teenagers in our communities with the opportunity to go to the summer camp that changed my life.

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my bestie

It's no secret, my dog is my best friend! I'm the obsessed dog mom, constantly sharing photos of my boo. My ideal Friday night is spent snuggling on the couch with her watching another episode of Gilmore Girls or Five-0.

She is a Chow Chow, German Shepherd, Lab mix. (I did the dog DNA test thing! ..told you - obsessed!) And the most beautiful dog in the world - I may be a tiny bit biased, but look at her!

Her favorite things include: giving kisses, going on car rides, adventurous hikes, people food, and belly rubs.

​Also answers to: Bellsies, Wiggle Butt, Stinky Dog, and Boo.

​ Oh, and if you want to bring your four legged friend along to our session, I won't ever refuse!

want to get coffee?

I’m a Northwest Ohio based adventure and lifestyle photographer. I'm always down to sip lattes and get to know each other better. If coffee isn't your thing, that's cool too! We can hike a mountain or get dinner. I'm a romantic (shout out to my enneagram fours!) and a dreamer and super awkward. If you like snuggling with dogs, sipping on coffee, or hanging out among the trees,  we'll be great friends!

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