Our Story

I started the business around 7 years ago. I was working casual in retail and looking after my new baby boy and my daughter who was 2 at the time. I had been working for studios for years and taking photos was by far my greatest passion. It’s one of those rare things you find that when you’re doing it, everything else going on in your overactive mind just stops and all that’s happening is what your capturing in that fleeting moment. My husband was working away to make extra money to support us and it hurt me so much to have him miss so many precious moments of our little ones first years.

It was the overwhelming need to have him home again that gave me the courage to take a chance on myself. I started the FB page and in the first 6 months I was jumping at whatever work I could get. I worked for nearly nothing just to get my name out there and to establish the business. After working around the clock to get things up and running I quit my casual job after 6 months and put all my time into the business. After 12 months I called my husband who was away at the time and told him to tell his boss he needs to come home. That was the best reward ever!

By 2015 I was booking 6 months in advance and was beginning to turn away work as I couldn’t keep up. I now specialise in Newborn, Family and wedding photography though I also do commercial and landscapes here and there. I am truly grateful every day to have found what I love and to be so lucky that people pay me money to do it (spins me out). I never stop learning and never stop wanting to improve. I love every interaction I have with my clients and I know its super corny but when I look through the camera I do see the beauty in everything. It’s a beautiful reminder that while time waits for no-one we can capture an emotion, a feeling and freeze it forever.

In 2015 I handed my husband a camera at a wedding and said, “just for kicks take some photos for me”. He has an amazing eye and photography was one of the things we had in common when we met at high school. From that day on we were a team. Most partners probably couldn’t work together (especially in high pressure situations) but we work great as a team. Don’t get me wrong there are a few chosen words called out to each other at times but it’s mostly in good fun and all to get the job done right. By the end of the wedding all is forgiven, and we celebrate another great day being a part of something special.
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Kind Words

“Highly recommend Shannon! We were lucky to have Shannon capture our baby boy in the comfort of our own home. Shannon is patient, relaxed and has a gentle touch with newborns. We are in love with our sneak peek photos and cannot wait to have Shannon back in the future!”
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“Shannon has captured our engagement, wedding, family photos and beautiful photos of our baby girl, over the past four years. She is absolutely fantastic to work with and is so easy going, friendly and fun! She makes everyone feel so comfortable in front of the camera and takes the time to get the perfect shot. We love working with Shannon and will continue to forever!”
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Shannon is truly an amazing photographer. We seen some of our newborn photos today and they are absolutely stunning! We have had so many people ask us who took them and I have had no hesitation in highly recommending Shannon. It’s also super convenient that Shannon comes to your house to do the photos. While she was here, she was kind, caring, friendly, professional and an absolute pleasure to have met. 10/10.
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We absolutely love Shannon! She has captured so many special occasions for our family and we wouldn’t have looked past her for our big day. She made the day so relaxed and fun for everyone and we definitely had more then a few laughs along the way. We can’t speak highly enough of the quality of Shannon’s work and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for the best in the business!! Thanks so much!
Amanda & Brady

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