Whether you are a client, considering becoming a client, a friend or another creative I hope that you love my work and that you find my photographs captivating, filled with love and emotion and my blog inspiring, informative and fun. Stay a while and do say hello!

Welcome to 
Shannon Marie Photography

more about me

I am a portrait photographer and photojournalist specializing in family, seniors, engagement, maternity and newborn photography. I also am an event and wedding photographer. My heart is with capturing the little moments and connection. 

My style is posed images mixed with a lot of candid moments. I serve Maryland, DC and Southern Pennsylvania. I am available for destination sessions and weddings. 

My style is posed images mixed with a lot of candid moments. I serve Maryland, DC and Southern Pennsylvania. I am available for destination sessions.
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Photographer, Journalist, Mother 

I'm Shannon!

hey friends!

In photography and in life, always look for the light, if you don’t see it, bring it. — John Waire

More Details

Custom photography is about creating a relationship with you and your family so you feel as comfortable as possible and at ease during our session. I want to create a deeper, more meaningful client experience that is tailored to you. With each portrait experience I am committed to capturing the natural, timeless moments that will be  cherished for years to come.

I love capturing your family as they are...the playful smiles, laughter, silly faces, shy glances, and mischievous grins. I want to capture all the details...hand holding, kisses, dimples, little curls and big hugs.  I want to capture the connection and love. 

Why custom portrait   photography?


The details

I want to create photographs that are real, genuine, in the moment moments. I want you to look at your photos and feel joy, excitement, love, passion and magic. 
I have structured my collections very intentionally. Everything I offer and recommend is a strategic part of an overall experience that leads to what you ultimately desire: genuine, timeless and joyful images. 

every one 

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Custom Photography



““Thank you for being such an amazing photographer and perfectly capturing my last year of high school. I would not have wanted anyone else to do this for me. You are such a sweet person inside and out. I love them all! ”

Alex & Christian

“Oh my goodness I could not love these more. I am so excited to share these and will cherish them forever.  Can not stop looking at them.

Read NOW

Every Thursday there will be a new post up on the blog and I can garuntee it will be as random as me.  Some days I will post my most recent session, others craft ideas or cooking reciepes.  I may share my recent travels or random thoughts.  There will be from time to time a story of  something deeply person.  The reason I wanted to become a writer and photographer in college was to inspire, create and evoke feelings in others. To help others know they are not alone or simply give them something of entertainment value.  We all have stories and these are mine...pieces of me. 

Every Thursday new blog post

Thursday Thoughts


A part of my client experience is helping you with choosing the perfect outfits that express your families personality and vibe and leaving you feeling confident and comfortable.  We will work together to put together the perfect collection of outfits. 

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