Thank you for stopping by to read more about me! My name is Shannen Speer -- the gal behind the camera. I am a natural light photographer located in Raleigh, NC, so I primarily shoot outdoors. My passion lies in shooting women's portraiture, but since I've also been traveling most of my life, I have a deep infatuation with destination weddings and shoots!
I believe in dreaming big and pushing yourself towards your ultimate goals; I started my business when I was only 17 years old! I strive to be inspired everyday by my passions. I believe in strong, meaningful relationships and being good to everyone you meet. I am an extremely sappy person, so if you tell me anything even remotely personal, I may start to cry. I try to live in a way that I can embrace the spontaneity of life and be unapologetically myself. If you resonate with any of the above, then I think we will get along beautifully. ♡
As for publications, I've recently been named one of the top 20 portrait photographers in Raleigh by Expertise, placed 6th in the Shoot and Share Photo Contest for the Senior Girl/Boy category with over 20,000 entries, published in the second volume of PRETTY Magazine, been featured on the LooksLikeFilm website, had an image featured on Fiercely Boudoir, and had a senior session featured on Seniorologie. Hooray!
- My friends and family
- Dogs - any kind of small, fluffy dog is my best friend!
- Traveling - see some of my travel photos here, here, and here.
- Frida Kahlo
- Cuddling up in fuzzy socks and drinking hot cocoa
- Sam Smith
- Tight hugs
- Asian food
- Fashion - I'm in school for Fashion and Textiles Management!
- Love stories
- Justin Vernon's voice
- Locally owned cafes and restaurants - I love finding hidden gems in my city; plus, I'm a TOTAL foodie!
- And Netflix - my ultimate favorites are Silver Linings Playbook and Bob's Burgers!
With all that being said, my style of photography is inspired by fashion, emotion, and authenticity. I love capturing you in your most natural and candid moments. Shoot me a message, and let's talk some more. I can't wait to meet you. ♡
I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 6D along with my lovely prime lenses -- my favorites being the Sigma Art 50 and Canon 135.
I love connecting and collaborating with fellow photographers in my area, so definitely send me an email, and let's create some magic together. ♡