SHANNON

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 tell meaningful stories that light people up.

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 husband Alex (especially when it’s his turn to do the dishes!)  We live in Dormont, the sweetest little Pittsburgh neighborhood, and by the time yinz are reading this, we’ll FINALLY be married after postponing our wedding a year due to COVID.

Wondering how I got here?

My obsession with cameras began as a little kid, but I fell in love with filmmaking and storytelling in college.  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.  

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 my 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! 

Sometimes it feels like I still have no clue what I’m doing, but one thing is for sure; following my curiosities and passions fills my cup and when I’m fulfilled, I’m able to serve.

Meet, Alex! My other half. A better partner than I could ever have dreamt up for myself!

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.

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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