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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ENCOURAGEMENT

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

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John and Paige met in Smith-Steeb dorm their freshman year at Ohio State. Their dorms were right down the hall from each other. It didn’t take long before they were close friends. Paige would spend hours sitting in the fold-out trampoline chair in John’s dorm while they tried to figure out their calculus homework. Three […]

Weddings

Paige + John | Intimate Wedding | The Boathouse | Columbus, 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 […]

Education

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

Melisa + Kidany | Couples Engagement Session | Toledo Botanical Gardens

Melisa & Kidany met at a youth camp retreat. The didn’t talk the whole time they were there, but that was all it took for Melisa to know Kidany was someone she wanted to know better. She Facebook stalked him until she knew all she could and once she was sure, she made the first […]

Couples

Melisa + Kidany | Couples Engagement Session | Toledo Botanical Gardens

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