Let me just clear something up, my name is Shanna, like Banana, NOT Shawna or Shannon! And YES!! You can call me Shanna Banana!
Ok, lets get to the good stuff!
I'm married to the most amazing husband and father to my children, he is my soul mate. We have two beautiful children together and I love them to no end! I grew up in a small town so my country roots are real but I'm also real boujee and I love wine. Weird, I know! Also, I LOOOOOOOVE my coffee (Dutch bros, woot wooooot) oh, and food....I LOVE food!!
I am a self-taught photographer. My love for photography grew once I had my children. I think it's important to capture milestones so you can look back and remember the good ol' days, am I right? I like to capture the real emotions, I don't like to necessarily pose families. I go for the raw stuff, the in the moment genuine laugh stuff, because those are the memories you'll remember and hold onto forever.
I like to make my sessions fun for families. Sometimes being in front of the camera can be awkward but you bet I'll be making you laugh, playing music and doing whatever I can to get those genuine smiles to come out. This is another reason I do in-home sessions, I want you to be as comfortable as possible and what better way to feel comfort than in your own home. During my sessions I'll use prompts, which some seem silly during the time, but the result of the photo shoot is always FIRRRREE!!! By the time the session ends, you won't even realize the time that has gone by! Yes!! We will be having THAT much fun! Don't be surprised but my daughter sometimes rolls with me to the sessions, she's the BEST assistant EVER, I'm here for her contagious personality and smile.
One thing you'll realize is that I am an open book, I keep it real, and I love to connect with people on a human level. I have a background in the medical field so it's important to me to connect with my clients and not just be a weirdo that shows up to a session and makes you feel uncomfortable. We make things happen around here!
Enough about me, I can't wait to meet YOU and tell your story!