ThANK YOU so much for being here!
My name is Shannon and I use the art of sound and imagery to design meaningful stories that evoke emotion and inspire action.
I’m called to encourage others to embrace their unique gifts and to pursue their wildest dreams with reckless abandon!
I believe that when we act intuitively and intentionally with others in mind, we’ve got a chance to make a difference in the world.
A little more about me….
When I’m not out shooting, I’m home in flannel PJs, tuned into a good 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 for fresh flowers, fruits and veggies, and home cooked meals with my husband Alex (especially when it’s his turn to do the dishes!). We own a home in Dormont, the sweetest little Pittsburgh neighborhood, and by the time you’re reading this, we’ll FINALLY be married after postponing a year due to COVID.
How I Got Here
My obsession with cameras began as a little kid, but I fell in love with filmmaking and visual storytelling in college. After graduating from Duquesne University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and tons of connections from my internships with the Athletic Department, the Pittsburgh Penguins and KDKA-TV, I spent two years in small town West Virginia working in TV news as the morning anchor, reporter and producer.
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 to launch my own production company with a mission: To tell positively uplifting stories.
I feel we cannot continue on without a shout out to a key player in manifesting this mission: my camera!
For the sake of full disclosure: although I grew up with a camera in my hand, I couldn’t tell you the difference between mirrorless and DSLR, or even how a camera actually works. But I have learned how to use a camera in ways that have transformed my life and brought so much value to others — probably more-so than I ever could have done had I formally learned all the technical stuff!
Together, my camera and I:
- Serve my community
- Make a living
- Preserve precious memories
- Tell stories
- Bring people joy, to tears, and incite the biggest smiles
- Boost people’s confidence
- Document all of the huge and tiny moments of life itself
- Provide my friends with jobs
- Create freedom in my life
- Pursue my dreams
- Make connections
- Follow my purpose
- Add our own unique brand of value to the world
- Satisfy my creative hunger
- Are leaving a legacy
- Are building a brand
- Have started a business
- Inspire people
- Spread love and positivity
- Pay it forward
- Freeze time
- Make people feel
Meet, Alex! My other half. A better partner than I could ever have dreamt up for myself! He’s a Senior Accountant at a big cell phone tower company, he runs his own financial consulting business and he’s the CFO of Shannon Chavez Production.
These days, we spend most of our time together since he’s been working from home. 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 hosting parties and spending weekends at the lake.