Pronounced Shaw-nuh Shoe-heart, I am a DC born-and-raised family portrait and wedding photographer. I am based in Aldie, VA, but serve clients all over Virginia, Maryland and DC.
I am a wife to my college best friend and mama to two curious and high-energy little boys (with another one on the way!). I try my best to live a life inspired by the natural world around me. I specialize in capturing growing families, from marriage to motherhood
and every stage in between. I do my best work in familiar outdoor spaces surrounded by seasonal light.
I am an artist, hiker, east-coaster and extroverted introvert.
Home to me is the smell of just-brewed coffee and a jar of flowers on the counter.
My greatest passions center around photography, small farms and authentic human connection…likely rooted in my photo journalism background and a decade of working with local flower farms. I have proudly spent the last eight years merging these passions together into a business that represents who I am and all the things that I love.
I have a unique shooting style.
I move around a lot.
My photography is bright, bold, earthy and emotive.
I like my lights light and my darks dark, which creates a beautiful contrast and creamy skin tones to my images.
In the moment I will be laid back laughing with your kids, catching up with mom and making funny faces with dad. I will lay face down in the dirt to get the perfect shot and ask all about your love story. People have described me as genuine, warm, empathetic and spontaneous. It’s my hope that the images you receive capture these qualities as well.
Many of the families I shoot with come back time and time again. We grow together. Out of all the things that my business represents to me, this is what I'm most proud of - so many families who have turned into dear friends.
If you think we’d make a good fit, I'd love to hear from you.
Let's get to know one another and plan your perfect session!
Mother, hiker, photographer. Always searching for light, a good trail and a next-level cappuccino!
Hubby, realist. Thinks in spreadsheets. My forever
partner + adventure buddy.
Rescue pup, ball chaser, best snuggler. A bit of a loose cannon. Full speed is his only speed.
Our crazy toddler. Currently loves tie-dye, blueberry waffles and Lilo & Stitch.
Mr. Pierce is as sweet as can be. So far, the opposite of his brother in every way!
Canon 5D Mark IIIs