MISSION

A little more about me…

There’s no easy way to sum up all of the hats I wear as a multi-passionate entrepreneur but simply put, I use my gifts and creative passions to spread love!

Adjectives people generally use to describe me are bubbly, eccentric, fun, nice, happy-go-lucky, 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. My friends and clients tell me that I’ve got a knack for bringing out the best in them.  I wear my heart on my sleeve and I’m not afraid to be myself around new people. My playful energy and positive attitude give me the ability to lift people up and ultimately, make them feel confident and at ease in front of my camera.   

When I’m not out shooting or running one of my businesses, I’m home in PJs, curled up with a good book, tuned into a podcast, practicing yoga, doing manifestation spells or mapping out my next big idea with a mentor over Zoom. I live and breathe for late-night dance parties, trips to the farmers market, and home-cooked meals with my partner Alex (especially when it’s his turn to do the dishes!)  We live in Pittsburgh, PA-the perfect city to call home in-between travels.

Meet, Alex! My husband, best friend, and business partner.

He’s taught me how to budget! Not just in my finances, but in all aspects of my life. He supports my dreams, he’s always ready to invest in my ideas and I couldn’t run a successful business or do life without him!

He’s opened up my mind to new ideas and makes me a better person every single day. We love creating together and have so much fun building mission-driven businesses that help others and give us the freedom to adventure!

Wondering how I got here?

In 2014, I graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and tons of connections from my internships with the Pittsburgh Penguins and KDKA-TV. 

Right out of school, I spent two years in small-town West Virginia working as the morning anchor, reporter, and producer for WDTV Channel 5 News.

I quickly realized that the “Dream Job” I’d landed wasn’t quite as glamorous or fulfilling as I’d imagined, so in March of 2016, I took a leap of faith and moved home to the city with a mission: to be happy.  

Since then, I’ve become what I like to call a “serial entrepreneur.” Now, I make a living doing lots of things I love including photography, filmmaking, coaching and running short-term rental properties!

SO, WHY CHOOSE SHANNON CHAVEZ PRODUCTION?

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. When you work with me you can expect to feel heard, valued, and appreciated.  

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. 

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.

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

  • Intention
  • Intuition
  • Everybody feeling at ease! 

With more than a decade of production experience under my belt, I’ve learned what people 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 those things too.)

It’s the RAW, natural, candid moments that bring them to tears. The in-between stuff.  

It’s the RAW, natural, candid moments.

The in-between stuff…

*Quite mornings at home with warm coffee & extra snuggles

*The smell of fresh flowers picked straight from the garden

*Spilled popcorn and belly laughs on the living room floor

*Stollen kisses on sunset walks around the neighborhood

*Running for cover in the unexpected rainstorms

*Spontaneous tickle fights and EVEN peed pants!

*When mom and dad see their little girl for the first time in her wedding dress

*Sneaking away at Golden Hour for a few more playful portraits together

*That brief moment grandpa joe makes it out to the dance floor and stands from his wheelchair

I set out to document this kind of magic. The spectacularly, ordinary, magically divine miracles that make up your story.

“It’s in the ordinary moments that we find the extraordinary.”

Shannon is an exemplary professional to work with for any photography and videography needs. She makes the entire process so easy and seamless. Shannon is a vibrant, caring, helpful, and fun person who is an absolute pleasure to work with for a wedding or any event/milestone.

During one of the most stressful events a couple could possibly go through together, Shannon’s care and helpful attitude was insurmountable. The quality of the product Shannon is able to produce with her team is excellent and any couple would be proud to have her cover their wedding.

Shannon also provided us with engagement photo-shoot and those pictures turned out iconic! There is nothing too big or creative for Shannon to take on. I am confident that for any of your photography or videography needs Shannon will make excellent work of it! We have absolutely loved working with Shannon and I would recommend her services to anyone!!! What an absolute gem!

Christopher Marx

3 Comments

  1. Hi! I am getting married 9/22/18 in Beaver PA at beaver station. I heard about you from Alex Barone, she works with me at Children’s! If you’re available I’d like to see your pricing and hear more about it.
    Thank you!

  2. Looking for more info on videography and to see if you have an availability for September 22nd 2018. Thx!

  3. Hello Shannon
    I am looking for info on your videography services. My wedding is May 9th, 2020. Thank you!

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