My name's Shannen. I'm  a portrait photographer based out of Toledo, Ohio. Here on the blog, you'll find posts such as recent work, personal stuff, and vacation experiences! Feel free to browse around the blog to see some of my awesome clients, and get to know me a little better! 

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shannen arnett photography midwest couples enegagment elopment intimate wedding ohio michigan pick a niche

Like a lot of photographers in 2020, my schedule was a little bare. I wasn’t booking weddings and not nearly enough couples to help pay the bills. So I made the decision to set aside my niche and open my books to just about anyone. I shot a variety —  from weddings and couples to […]


Time to Pick a Niche, Girl!

Making Much of 2020 | A Year in Review | Shannen Arnett Photography

HOLY FREAKING MOLY YA’LL! How is it time for another year in review? These are my favorite blogs to write because it’s like opening up my diary and sharing it with the world (minus sharing all the mushy love-y dove-y stuff, of course!) It’s time to talk what worked, what sucked, where I thrived and […]

Couples, Personal, Weddings

Making Much of 2020 | A Year in Review | Shannen Arnett Photography

Nikki Gratz | Branding Portraits | Detroit, Michigan

So excited to share this session finally! Nikki reached out to me MONTHS before we actually got to shoot together. We finally booked a date and drove up to Detroit. The colder temps and Christmas down town were well worth it. Nikki’s a mom of two and an ah-mazinggg human with a fantastic sense of […]


Nikki Gratz | Branding Portraits | Cadillac Square, Detroit, Michigan