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 […]

Education

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

When Anshae 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. […]

Couples

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

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

Best of 2019 | Shannen Arnett Photography

Twenty-nineteen. The end of a decade. Where do I start? 2019 was a year of extreme growth for Shannen Arnett Photography. It’s the year I finally found my editing style, started focusing purely on weddings and elopements, and the first time I decided to chase after this crazy dream of running my own business. In […]

Couples, Weddings

Best of 2019 | Shannen Arnett Photography

Claire + Aaron | Bowling Green State University | Bowling Green, Ohio | Couples, Engagement | Shannen Arnett Photography

Claire + Aaron booked me for their engagement session within TWENTY MINUTES of their inquiry. They were in a hurry to book a last minute session because they were going to be in town, and it was the BEST idea everrrr. Fromour quick eight minute phone call, I knew this session was going to be […]

Couples

Claire + Aaron | Bowling Green State University | Bowling Green, Ohio | Couples, Engagement | Shannen Arnett Photography

Kyle + Kelsey | Wildwood Metro Preserve | Toledo, Ohio | Couples | Shannen Arnett Photography

Kyle + Kelsey had me take couple pics in October! Their family was growing and they needed some update photos. Kelsey asked if I would be okay with their crazy dogs and I was like UMM YES. Bc they are the most FUN PEOPLE EVER and their dogs are just as fun. Earlier this year, […]

Couples

Kyle + Kelsey | Wildwood Metro Preserve | Toledo, Ohio | Couples | Shannen Arnett Photography