I'm Shannon May Brown. I am a photographer & blogger based in Boston & San Francisco. I love Cheez-its, candles and my college sweetheart Dani more than words can express. Every day, I try and live life with kindness & creativity.


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Do You Really Need a DSLR As a Blogger?

Often, I am asked if you need a DSLR camera in order to have a successful blog with beautiful images. The recipe to create a beautiful photo is much more complicated than the type of camera you use. While a DSLR can provide you with a lot of flexibility in the look of photos that […]

July 24, 2017


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5 Reasons People are Scrolling Past Your Instagram Photo

Instagram is an incredibly powerful social media platform–especially for photographers and bloggers. However, it is easy to get frustrated with the ever-changing algorithms, the “shadow-banning” and the sheer amount of content that is being posted every day. I always used to worry that people would mindfully scroll past my photo without even taking a look. […]

July 22, 2017

Education, Instagram, Social Media

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Emily | Baker Beach Blog Photos

The moment I saw Baker Beach for the first time, I knew that I had to shoot there at some point. I was so glad that Emily wanted to do another blogging session and agreed to trek out to the beach with me! Despite the wind, it was so much warmer than the session Emily […]

July 7, 2017

Blogger, Portraits, San Francisco

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Madde and Connor | Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah Couples Session

Every few months when I return home to Utah to visit my family and friends, I have time to squeeze in a few sessions. I was so excited when Madde reached out about a couples session during my visit in late May. I have known Madde and Connor since before they were dating and I […]

July 6, 2017

Couples, Utah

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