I believe in real moments and chasing sunsets. In the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. I believe in images that are itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for years to come.
I began capturing images on film at the age of 22 when I discovered my dad's old Pentax in the attic. The limited amount of images on a roll of film forced me to put my camera phone down and really observe the beauty in the world, and the people around me.
Whenever I pick up my camera, I strive to create beautiful and emotional images that tell a story and showcase the beauty of both the people in the images and the world around them.
Even with it's ups and downs, your life, your story, are beautiful and I can't wait to create images to show that! My love for photography has brought me everywhere from the beaches of Southern Florida to the mountains in Hawaii. But regardless of where I travel, the cobblestone streets and colorful houses of Charleston will always be my home.
I was born and raised in heart of the Highlands and after marrying my husband David, we moved out to a cozy cottage Corran. Since then, I've traveled around the world documenting love stories for couples and families.
My love for photography has brought me everywhere from the beaches of Southern Florida to the mountains in Hawaii. But regardless of where I travel, the cobblestone streets and colorful houses of Scotland will always be my home.
Randi & Matthew
Shanell is truly the best of the BEST!! My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Shanell for our wedding and engagement photos. Shanell made us feel comfortable and with her great sense of humor she was able to capture true and natural pictures. She made our special day so stress free. As a bride, I had no worries. Looking through our wedding pictures she captured every aspect of our day, leaving no details out. We will cherish these photos forever, and cannot wait to get them on our wall! Shanell was a pleasure to work with, and we look forward to using her in the future!
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Nothing warms you up faster on a brisk afternoon than a warm cup of tea by the fire. Throw in a few friends + some Millionaire's Shortbread and you have the ingredients for a perfect day.
We believe that life's biggest and smallest moments are worth celebrating. You'll always find a bottle of champagne in our fridge in the event that the night deserves a bit of celebrating!
New isn't always better. We're big fans of spending the afternoon sifting through antique shops and secondhand stores for timeless pieces with secret stories. Our favorite find? A vintage pair of Jimmy's!
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The first time my dad saw my mom, he was so sure she was the one, he walked straight up to her and gave her a kiss. Was it forward? Yes. But it worked. It's been 32 years and they're still going strong.
My parents have always been a beautiful example of love, intimacy and marriage. And when my mom got sick, it wasn't home decor or baked goods that my dad brought to the hospital, it was photos. Photos remind us of the strength, courage and hope that reside in all of us the way few other things can.
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