Hi, I’m Shannon!

Thank you so much for being here! I founded Shannon Chavez Production in 2016 with a simple goal: to tell positively uplifting stories.  My dream has evolved since then, but it’s still pretty simple: I strive to cultivate community through kindness, curiosity, connection and creativity.  

There’s no easy way to sum up all of the hats I wear as a multi-passionate entrepreneur, but at the heart of everything I do, I aspire to spread love. I use my camera to tell meaningful stories that stand the test of time. 

It’s no coincidence that you’re here. The stars have aligned and the Universe has brought us together for a reason! I’ve got tons of manifestation stories to share with you later, but for now, let’s get to know each other… 

My friends and clients tell me that I’ve got a knack for bringing out the best in them.  Adjectives people generally use to describe me are bubbly, eccentric, fun, nice, fiery, happy go lucky, loud, airy, enthusiastic, friendly, a ray of sunshine, a little “out there.” lol I could go on and on, but I’m pretty sure you get the picture.

I wear my heart on my sleeve and I’m not afraid to be myself around strangers. My playful energy and positive attitude may be a tad overwhelming for some, but I believe it’s these qualities that give me the ability to lift people up and ultimately, make them feel confident and at ease in front of my camera.   

That’s me in a nut shell! Take me or leave me. I know I can’t please everyone and I don’t intend to try. I’m just here to help those few happy hearts out there who feel like finding me was meant to be.


Now booking 2022!

Documenting Your Love Story … 

So, why choose Shannon Chavez Production?

While technical skills, an eye for lighting are important, it’s the following qualities that I’ve found most invaluable as a filmmaker. 

  1. Intention
  2. Intuition
  3. Everybody feeling at ease! 

It’s my mission to provide you with an exceptional experience from start to finish.  I take pride in my desire and ability to build lasting relationships with my clients and the vendors I work with on a regular basis and when you work with me you can expect to feel heard, valued, and appreciated.  

With 100 weddings and 5 years of experience under my belt, I’ve learned what my clients value most. It turns out, it’s not the cinematic drone shots or the emotional instrumental music that takes me days to choose, (although they appreciate these things too) but the RAW, natural, candid moments that bring them to tears.  The in-between moments. The voices of their loved ones, the unexpected rainstorms, the words of advice from their grandparents, the pink sunsets, and the dance circles.  The roll on the floor laughing kinds of stories their siblings spill in front of everyone! On your wedding day, I set out to document these kinds of moments.  The ones that ultimately, will lay the foundation for your film.  

Proposals, Rehearsal Dinners and everything in between! 

Weddings and elopements are my specialty, but why start there when there’s so much to be celebrated in the months leading up to the big day?!  I’ll help you plan and document your surprise proposal, chase sunsets around the city to catch that perfect shot for your save the date video, provide the Selfie Station for your bridal shower, and even doll you up ahead of the big day for a boudoir experience that will leave you feeling confident and empowered!  Bonus:  After all this hanging out, we’ll pretty much be best friends and you won’t mind having me (or the camera) around on the big day!

I have a superstar team of specialists to help me move your deliverables through the queue as quickly as possible while maintaining thoughtful, intentional, and quality work. Outsourcing a portion of my editing with private contractors allows me to spend my time doing what I do best: making connections, conjuring up creative ideas, telling stories, lifting you up and helping you to feel fully present in the most cherished times of your life.

When choosing a second shooter for your project, I bring along the kind of people I know you’re going to like having around. Yes, my second shooters have amazing credentials, but most importantly, they’re good people and I trust that they’re going to provide you with the same care and respect that you’ll receive from me. 

Hear it from our clients:

“Initially, we weren’t sure that we were going to even get a videographer (which, in hindsight, would’ve been a huge mistake), so we hired Shannon on extremely late in the process. Even with us contacting her in such short notice, she made sure that everything we wanted filmed for our wedding day happened. She even showed up early to the venue when she found out we were doing a first look, just to make sure she was there to capture that moment. I think it speaks volumes to how much Shannon cares about her work and her clients that she would come early to make sure she captured such a special moment for us. Our first look was single-handedly my favorite and most treasured memory of the day, and it’s so comforting to know that we have it on video to watch for the rest of our lives – all thanks to Shannon and her willingness to make every wedding couple she works with as happy as possible!” -Nikki Jones

Couples typically invest $5,000 – $10,000 on their wedding day packages, but I’m happy to provide a custom quote based on your individual needs.  Click here to view my favorite films!


I am a true believer in telling your story in a way that’s meaningful to you!  Let’s spend a morning strolling through your favorite local farmers market or an evening building pillow forts and eating popcorn on your living room floor. Or… if you’re willing to trust me and you’re up for a little adventure, I’ll do all the planning and surprise you with an activity you’ll love! Better yet, I’ll help you surprise the person you love with the proposal or the date night of their dreams.  Brainstorming this kind of stuff together is going to be so much fun! Click here for a link to a full engagement gallery!


It’s my mission in life to help you recognize your worth and embrace your unique beauty!  You deserve to feel beautiful and perfect, just the way you are! Join me at Eureka Studio for a day of self-love and a major confidence boost or bring your sweetie along for a steamy couples session and treat yourselves to a date you’ll never forget! Hair and makeup, massages, overnight stays and keepsake albums available to add upon request! A bottle of champagne (or your favorite sparkling beverage) included with every session! If you love the space, have it for your entire wedding weekend!! It’s a two-bedroom home in Mt. Washington with a full kitchen, front porch and backyard space with access to tables and chairs for intimate events of up to 24 people and the lighting is amazing for photos of your bridal preparations! See my boudoir portfolio!


My favorite part about Salsa is that he’s not just a photo booth! He’s a video booth too!! You and your guests can take photos, capture boomerangs, and gifs, and record video messages up to 2 minutes long with a handy dandy Bluetooth microphone.  All the goods are uploaded on the spot to a live gallery for safe-keeping and 24/7 access! During the event, you and your guests can text or email the images to your phone or download them all at once the minute you get home.  Imagine waking up the morning after your wedding and scrolling through the hilarious drunken messages from your friends and family before you even get out of bed!  Who needs prints?!  Let’s save the environment! Check out what we’ve been up to over on IG at @ShannonChavezProduction or send me a message to get the party started!!! Click here to learn more!

Shannon has genuine happiness and joy for what she does. Even throughout Covid she worked with us on all of our changes and provided input to make our lives easier. As it got closer to our wedding on 10/24/2020, we went over every single detail to fit everything we wanted in our busy wedding day schedule. She nailed every single aspect and made a clear impact. A lot of our guests gave us compliments on her professionalism and enthusiasm. I highly recommend her for everything from general shoots to your big day! She is AMAZING!

Mike + Nicole Friedsam


Dreams really do come true!

When my fiancé / accountant Alex sent me the listing for a house in Mt. Washington addressed 412 Eureka Street, I took it as a sign.

If you’re from Pittsburgh, you know that 412 is our area code here and the word “eureka” had me feeling as if I’d just discovered something spectacular!!! 💡

We’d been talking for years about ways to grow my business and to generate some passive income as a means to free up some time in my busy schedule and the next logical step was to secure a studio space to use for photoshoots.

We booked a tour at 412 Eureka with our amazing friend and realtor, Emily Caudill. It was the first day of a “staycation” we’d planned in place of our cancelled honeymoon back in July, 2020 when the world shutdown due to COVID-19.

My intuition spoke loud and clear the moment we walked through the door and I knew instantly that it was meant to be. We put an offer in that day, and by the end of August, I had the keys to my very own creative workspace.

After a ton of work to renovate our new space with boudoir photography in mind, what began as my studio had transformed into a gorgeous, bright and airy two bedroom, boutique style hotel of sorts. So, a year later, I listed Eureka on Airbnb and in just 5 days time, had 7 weekend reservations!

Funny enough, Alex and I had been dreaming of one day, opening a bed and breakfast in our retirement. 25 years or so earlier than planned, but magically enough, it feels like perfect timing. In my favorite book, The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho writes “When you want something, all the Universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

There’s certainly been a higher power at work throughout this entire experience. How else could one explain something so miraculous? I hope you’ll come and experience the magic for yourself!


Thank you so much for being here!! I’m currently accepting wedding and proposal inquires for 2022!! My Selfie Booth and Studio Space are both available for rental in 2021! Please submit your name and email address below and I’ll get back to you right away with a complete Welcome Guide and the next steps for booking a consultation!! Talk to you soon!