Pronounced Shaw-nuh Shoe-heart, I am a natural light family portrait photographer in Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland. I specialize in capturing growing families – from marriage to motherhood and every stage in between. I do my best work in familiar outdoor spaces enveloped by ever-changing seasonal light.
I am a 20-something creative, hiker, east-coaster, extroverted introvert. Home to me
is the smell of just-brewed coffee and a jar of fresh cut flowers on the counter.
My greatest passions center around photography, small farms and authentic human connection… likely rooted in my journalism degree and a decade of working at local VA farms. I have spent the past five 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.
I like my lights light and my darks dark, which creates a bold contrast 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 will ask all about your love story. People have described me as genuine, warm, empathetic and spontaneous. It’s my hope my images represent these qualities as well.
Many of the families I shoot with come back year after year, and out of all the things my business represents to me, this is what I am most proud of... so many photo families turned into dear friends.
If you think we’d make a good fit, I'd love to hear from you soon! Let's plan your perfect session!
Mother, hiker, photographer,
always searching for light.
The lady behind the lens!
Hubby, realist, thinks in spreadsheets. My exact opposite. Forever coffee date & adventure buddy.
Shepherd/Pitt/Terrier rescue pup. Sock stealer, squirrel chaser, a bit of a loose cannon. Full speed is his only speed.
Arrived in late July!
We love him so much...just look at that face!
Canon 5D Mark IIIs
Fresh Flower Bouquets