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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!

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  • My friends and family
  • Dogs - any kind of small, fluffy dog is my best friend!
  • Traveling - see some of my travel photos herehere, and here.
  • Frida Kahlo
  • Winter
  • 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 use Pretty Presets and VSCO Presets to edit along with both Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

I love connecting and collaborating with fellow photographers in my area, so definitely send me an email, and let's create some magic together. ♡

ALTHOUGH I AM LOCATED IN RALEIGH, NC, I GLADLY SERVE THE CARY, APEX, HOLLY SPRINGS, MORRISVILLE, GARNER, FUQUAY VARINA, CHAPEL HILL, AND DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA AREAS.*

WHAT'S NEXT?

I'D LOVE TO CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM! @SHANNENSPEERPHOTOGRAPHY