Shannon started art at a young age and discovered a passion for photography in high school where she started shooting on film. After high school shannon received a scholarship to The Art Institute of Seattle. After 2.5 years in Seattle, she graduated with an associate degree in commercial photography. After taking a 6-year break from photography to be a makeup artist. Shannon returned to her original love of photography, jumpstarting her business in 2010. Once she found a PPA affiliate Shannon started to compete in image competitions. On her second year of entering at the national level Shannon won the 1st place Grand Imaging Award in the Children photography category for the Professional Photographers of America in 2019. Shannon won once again in 2021 taking 1st place in the Children category, 3rd place in Photographic open, and the overall Grand Imaging Award for all of IPC. Shannon loves to teach and share her long journey with peers, and can be found teaching both online and in person around the country through various other forums.
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