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

INTERY SNOW COUPLES SESSION | PHIL + KAYLA | TOLEDO, OHIO | WEDDING + ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

Kayla and Phil: two carefree, adventure junkies who unapologetically live their lives to the fullest. They are a “real life Jim + Pam” and it’s the cutest thing to watch. They’re so kind and tender with each other. It’s so clear that they’re best friends. I just love my couples so much. I’ve been DYING […]

Couples

WINTERY SNOW COUPLES SESSION | PHIL + KAYLA | TOLEDO, OHIO | WEDDING + ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

Jasmine Poteat | Branding Portraits | The Heights | Toledo, Ohio | Shannen Arnett Photography

Jasmine is a freaking queen all the way from New York! Not only is she a mother, SOMETHING, and a model… she also started her own lifestyle coaching business for athletes! (Check her out, P&10 Lifestyle Management) When she said she wanted to have her branding session at The Heights, the restaurant on the top […]

Branding

Jasmine Poteat | Branding Portraits | The Heights | Toledo, Ohio | Shannen Arnett Photography

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 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. […]

Couples

Zach + Anshea | 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!