Shanell Photography

Michigan Photographer

Hello, I am Shanell and I absolutely love what I do! I am a mom and and a full time hybrid Film photographer who has a dream and desire to make every wedding and session the best and better than the last. I strive to keep things creative. Mentoring with some of the best in this business, I push myself to grow and learn everyday. I am always looking for the opportunity to capture something great for my clients and do what I can to tell their story. One's wedding day can be stressful, but working in this industry for over 11 years doing hair and makeup I had a good idea of that before joining the photography side of things. That experience and knowledge has helped me to help my brides and grooms relax and just enjoy their day. I want all of my clients to have fun, be natural and engage in the ones they love so that they can have the most amazing, raw photographs possible.

I prefer an authentic, timeless style of imagery. I like to think of my style as romantic, yet fun and real. I love emotion and connections, and that is what I strive to capture through my lens. Everyone has a love story, whether it be your wedding day or welcoming a new bundle of joy to your family.  I view each wedding and portrait session as a chance to capture the love story at hand and it makes my heart so happy to be able to do so.

As a hybrid (film and digital) photographer, my preferred style incorporates the most natural light as possible! I love timeless and classic styles with a hint of editorial romance. I do love to travel, so what better than for weddings.  I am always up for an adventure.

Most importantly, I love when my couples find ways to incorporate their personalities into their big day. 

Shanell Photography

Michigan Photographer

Hello, I am Shanell and I absolutely love what I do! I am a mom and and a full time hybrid Film photographer who has a dream and desire to make every wedding and session the best and better than the last. I strive to keep things creative. Mentoring with some of the best in this business, I push myself to grow and learn everyday. I am always looking for the opportunity to capture something great for my clients and do what I can to tell their story. One's wedding day can be stressful, but working in this industry for over 11 years doing hair and makeup I had a good idea of that before joining the photography side of things. That experience and knowledge has helped me to help my brides and grooms relax and just enjoy their day. I want all of my clients to have fun, be natural and engage in the ones they love so that they can have the most amazing, raw photographs possible.

I prefer an authentic, timeless style of imagery. I like to think of my style as romantic, yet fun and real. I love emotion and connections, and that is what I strive to capture through my lens. Everyone has a love story, whether it be your wedding day or welcoming a new bundle of joy to your family.  I view each wedding and portrait session as a chance to capture the love story at hand and it makes my heart so happy to be able to do so.

As a hybrid (film and digital) photographer, my preferred style incorporates the most natural light as possible! I love timeless and classic styles with a hint of editorial romance. I do love to travel, so what better than for weddings.  I am always up for an adventure.

Most importantly, I love when my couples find ways to incorporate their personalities into their big day. 


Interview

IF I HAVE A FREE SUNDAY I WOULD SPEND IT… with my family, being a busy hockey mom and business owner has taught me how valuable family time is. Sundays are one day my family gets to enjoy doing whatever we would like. Sometimes that includes absolutely nothing and I would not change a thing. 

MY MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WAS… horse back riding along a mountain in Costa Rica and seeing black sand against the blue water... breath taking views! 

THE COUNTRY I MOST WANT TO VISIT IS… Europe (Paris, Italy, France, Spain, Greece, so many beautiful places).

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB IS… capturing something tangible for my clients to have for years to come. Getting to be a mom and still provide. Getting to see the world one wedding at a time. 

IF I DIDN’T DO THIS FOR A JOB I WOULD BE/DO… bridal hair and makeup or maybe florals, I love florals! 

IF I COULD GIVE NEWLY ENGAGED COUPLES ONE PIECE OF ADVICE IT WOULD BE…take it all in. Find the vendors you truly love, trust and see your vision through. Think about what YOU GUYS truly want and not what others expect you to do. Remember its YOUR day! 

I LOVE WHERE I LIVE BECAUSE… it's home, safe, and beautiful. 

IF I COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IT WOULD BE… I would live around the Traverse City Mi area or Some place with beautiful views. I need to  have nature around me. 

MY FAVOURITE MOVIE IS? The Notebook.

MOST MEMORABLE MEAL I’VE EVER EATEN WAS… I love pasta, give me all the pasta! 

THE PETS I OWN ARE… I have a Saint Bernard named Probert.