Describe your business in 1-3 short sentences.
Hi! I'm Shawnee, and I'm passionate about photographing genuine kind-hearted folks who are unapologetically themselves. I love finding creative ways to shoot my couples that are unexpected and fun, and my goal is to keep you laughing, relaxed, and cuddly during this awesome event you have planned, and make sure you remember such a wonderful day in the most heartfelt and authentic way possible.
Why do you want to work with APW Couples?
APW couples just get it. They are focused more on community, compassion, and the love and connection they share over everything else. Some of the most incredible couples I've had the pleasure of working with have found me through APW. I'm so happy to have so many clients turned friends, and I can't wait to meet and work with more wonderful folks!
Describe your artistic approach to weddings?
I'm all about adventuring off the traditional wedding path, and making sure your day is exactly how you want it captured. I'm laid back and blend into your event without being in the way or making the whole day feel like a photo shoot, capturing little unseen moments and the emotions of the day.
My working style is laid back and fun, with the least amount of stress possible. I approach my sessions as if I'm just hanging out with friends and going on an adventure. I want your photos to be relaxed and natural looking, and that can't happen when you're being asked to adjust your posing every few seconds. I find a spot that is visually interesting, and then give you space to be yourself. I won't overly direct you, interrupt what is naturally happening, or put you in weird awkward poses. I'll give you games to play together, and little fun tasks to keep you more focused on each other and less focused on the fact that there is a camera in your face.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
Traveling the world with my partner, throwing elaborate themed costume parties, and dancing around the house with the pups.
What’s your favorite book?
I've gotten really into podcasts lately, and have loved the Stuff Mom Never Told You series, Criminal, and Invisibilia.
What’s your favorite movie?
Recent favorites have been Moonlight and Hunt for the Wilderpeople.
If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?
Anything from Beyonce's Lemonade Album.
2 reviews on “A Lovely Photo”
I have nothing but great things to say about Shawnee. She is so deeply talented. She's every where all day but is never in the way. She caught so many special moments from our wedding day that I revisit constantly to relive it. Her eye is incredible. She has creative ideas and can make ANYONE feel comfortable in front of the camera. I told her recently that I am never so vain as when I get a new folder of photos from her. She makes me look great! She is so fun and funny and doesn't get frustrated when you ask her for something specific. She is all around the GREATEST!!! I recommend her to any and everybody. You will not be disappointed!
Amanda + JessPros
Shawnee was absolutely amazing! We can't say enough about her professionalism, warm spirit, and artistic ability. She captured some amazing moments - even in the dead of a rainy winter day. The photos are stunning, and we had a great time goofing off with Shawnee. She put us both at ease. She's definitely the bamf you need taking your wedding photos. We can't wait to work with her again!Cons
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