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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I recently watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix and it has me reflecting on the role that social media plays in my life. (If you have you watched it yet, go watch it immediately after reading this!) Let me tell you… it was WILDLY eye-opening and revealing for me, and is making me pause a bit […]


How to Be More Consistent on Social Media (Without it Being Overwhelming)

When Anshea reached out to me on Instagram for a maternity session before their newest family member arrived. I quickly answered with a huge, “YESSSSSS!!!” It took a little bit of time to find a date, but this session was ahhhh-mazing! K (the cutest, curly head child EVER!!!!) was so excited for baby to come. […]


Zach + Anshea | Couples Maternity Session | Downtown Toledo, Ohio

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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

tips for working from home | shannen arnett photography

Hey, hey! I see you over there, sitting on your couch trying to get your work done, feeling unsuccessful in your attempt. Probably missing your buzzing office with coworkers glore. If you are anything like me, you’re probably struggling finding some “normal” in this craziness! There’s some words you’d like to say to COVID-19. It […]


tips for working from home