Hello Lovely!

Hi I'm Shawnee! I'm a queer feminist photographer with a big heart and a no-fuss kinda attitude.

I've been documenting weddings for 10 years, and feel completely at home when surrounded by a ton of strangers having the time of their lives.  I live in Richmond, Virginia with my partner Brooklyn and our crew of animals: Sadie-Sue & Linus the dogs, Baxter the cat, and Princess Grandpa the tortoise (he's so adorable and sassy AF)

When I'm not photographing rad folks in love, you can find me: checking off a new destination on my travel list, playing volleyball at the local dive bar, kicking it at home making dinner and watching Parks & Rec for the millionth time, or hanging out with my friends playing D&D and getting real nerdy.  

Photo by Jamie Thrower // Studio XIII Photography

Photo by Jamie Thrower // Studio XIII Photography

Photo by Jamie Thrower // Studio XIII Photography

Photo by Jamie Thrower // Studio XIII Photography

I want you to look back on your wedding photos and remember more than just the pretty details (but don't worry, I'll get those too).  I look for the emotion in moments, and follow the action of the day - from the nervous moments getting ready to the overwhelming joy and happiness of all the people you love so much dancing together in one place. 

I love and appreciate all kinds of relationships and celebrations, and will travel wherever your heart desires to be apart of your ideal moment in time.

Every love story is different, and I'll be there to capture the one that is uniquely yours

Blaze your own path, and I’ll be right there cheering you on along the way.

Do you think I'm the photographer for you? Head over to the contact form and tell me all about your love story!

you want to look amazing, but also like yourself.
I've got you covered.

I'm laid back and blend into your event without being in the way or making the whole day feel like a photo shoot. I'll be chatting it up with your guests and telling your mom how fab she looks in her new outfit.

 I won't overly direct you, interrupt what is naturally happening, or put you in weird awkward poses.

Your expressions will be natural and reflect who you really are. I believe the best images are created when your personality gets to shine through an already incredible moment, and I'll be right there to capture the magic.

I make photos that let you remember not just how you looked, but how you felt.

Photo by Jess Lowe

Photo by Jess Lowe