Hello, I am Shanell and I absolutely love what I do! I am a mom and and a full time hybrid photographer who has a dream and desire to make every wedding and session the best and better than the last. I strive to keep things creative and not boring. Mentoring with some of the best in this business, I push myself to grow and learn everyday. I am always looking for the opportunity to capture something great for my clients and do what I can to tell your story. One's wedding day can be stressful, but working in this industry for over 11 years doing hair and makeup I had a good idea of that before joining the photography side of things. That experience and knowledge has helped me to help my brides and grooms relax and just enjoy their day. I want all of my clients to have fun, be natural and engage in the ones they love so that they can have the most amazing, raw photographs possible. Nearly a year ago now I decided to take a leap into shooting not only digital photography but shooting film, that is right "old School" film! Film is beautiful, timeless, and authentic. The look of film is like no other, looking romantic and soft with the best skin tones and greenery you've ever seen! The brides that book me fall in love with the look and feel of film almost as much as I have, which makes me giddy. Shooting film has allowed me to look at photography in such a different and real way and I can not wait to photograph the next wedding or session, always seeing my work improve and be bettered by film. I am a Hybrid shooter however so no worries there, I have the best of both worlds!! All digital images that are shot will be matched to look as close to the film shot. Light and airy, romantic, fun and authentic is the best way I would describe my work. The brides I love to work with are fun, loving, and enjoy life. My brides are timeless and classic but excited for new things, also are excited to be friends! I love to chat with my brides about their big days and often help to bring their vision to life, being told I should do wedding planning as well has been mentioned a few times, lol as well. I have great vendor relationships and am always excited to recommend them to my brides to help the process run as smooth as it can!
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Jessica · Married on 06/08/2019
Shanell is an AMAZING photographer! She definitely was one of my most important vendors, and she did more than just take photos - she did the little things such as helping me put on my dress, fixing my hair, etc. She did so many things outside of the realm of photography and probably would've been lost without her on our wedding day. She definitely takes charge especially during family photos to make sure we got everything done, and she always wants the best for the bride and groom. She kept us on schedule, which made us super happy. We also did engagement photos with her and I did a boudoir shoot with her as well, and all of our photos have turned out amazing. I cannot wait to get our wedding photos back! She gave us a sneak peek photo the next day! Shanell is very nice, super easy to get a long with but also professional and is knowledgeable in her field. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone! My photographer was the most important detail for me, and I spent months looking for the right one and I am very happy I went with Shanell!Sent on 06/18/2019
Sarah · Married on 07/28/2018
It has been an incredible blessing to have Shanell as our wedding photographer! :) The very first time I spoke with her on the phone, I felt like we were friends! We had our engagement photos done on a FREEZING cold yet beautiful snowy winter day and not only did she capture the most amazing photos but she was super fun & cheerful as she was outside freezing right along with us!! :) On our wedding day, Shanell and her assistant were so kind, genuine and easy-going and I know all of our photos will be absolutely stunning! Shanell shoots both film and digital and the warmth and softness in her film shots is exceptional! :) I am very grateful to be a SP Bride!!! Not only is Shanell beyond talented, but she and I also share a love for shoes, so clearly it was meant-to-be! She is a dream to work with! :)Sent on 08/17/2018
Jennifer · Married on 06/02/2018
Shanell Photography has done my maternity photos, family photos and my sons first birthday photos. All of them turned out so beautiful. I was beyond happy with her work!Sent on 07/06/2016
Shanell is one of the top photographers in the Midwestern US! Be sure to check out her photos shot on film - there's something special in them that you can't capture digitally :)
Shanell is great to all of my brides and her pictures are amazing!
Easy to work with and great at what she does!