Hello! Im Shannon Marie!
Welcome to my blog! Here you will find my work, personal stories, behind the scenes, even tips here and there for photographing your child at home and my passion as an artist. Whether you are a client, considering becoming a client, a friend or another creative I hope that you love what you see and that you find my stories and my clients stories inspiring. I love photography, but what I love most about my career is meeting so many amazing families, getting to know them and watching them grow year after year.
Other then being a photographer I am wife as well as a mother of an adorable, smart, giggly five year boy! He amazes me everyday and also keeps me on the run! Im the oldest of 5 children, photographing my siblings is how I began to fall in love with photography. A few of my favorite things….the fall, beach days, coffee, cable knit blankets, cozy sweaters, glittery heels, our crazy boxer Jackson, my family, friends, quiet nights at home, everything Christmas, New York, my girls who have always stood by me and dance parties with my little one.
As a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend, I know how precious the milestones in our lives are. I pride myself on creating a custom photography experience that you will enjoy, and in the end, leave you with memories and keepsakes that you can cherish for a lifetime.
With every session, I set out to capture the personality of your child, and the relationship you share as a family. I love capturing the playful smiles and laughter, silly faces, shy glances, mischievous grins and serious gazes that makes your child him/her. Children have so much personality and parents have so much warmth and love for their children…that is what I want to capture for you.
I am so blessed to have an amazing and supportive husband, parents, siblings, family, friends, a little one that inspires me everyday, and a job that I just love! Thank you for taking the time to view my work. If you want to know more about me and how I became a photographer, just take a glance below.
It started when I found that my Nanna had a old polaroid camera. She showed me how it worked, and I was off taking photos of absolutely everything.
Fast forward over a decade. After graduating from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland with a Bachelors of Arts Degree, I worked for The Aegis newspaper for several years and loved every minute of it. I also freelanced for the North County News, Patuxent Publishing Company, and The Zone. While working at the paper, I won several MDDC awards (Maryland, Delaware, DC Press Awards).
In 2012, I had the pleasure of working two times in a one on one mentorship with an amazing photographer, Rita Lawrence of Bitsy Baby Photography in Annapolis. I gained so much knowledge from her about photographing newborns.
Then in February 2013, I was offered a full time position as the Bitsy Baby Photographer. I was over the moon excited for this opportunity and, without hesitation, I took it. I worked with Bitsy Baby Photography until September 2013. Then I decided to leave to focus on family and my own business.
I hope you will consider me when deciding who to use to capture your special moments.
(photo credit to: Abby Grace Photography )