Weddings in the age of coronavirus….ahhh it’s an interesting time. As someone who is planning my own wedding, I can’t help but think about how much is *different* now. Limited guest lists, social distancing, outdoor only options, and face masks. Who would have thought that masks would have become the latest wedding accessory? If you […]

Elopement Planning, Wedding Planning

Eight Options for the Perfect Wedding Face Mask

Photo credit: Claire Pettibone

This post is sponsored by PhotoWall. Thank you for supporting my business! Quarantine has been an interesting time. Here in the Bay Area, they have taken things super seriously and we have been in lockdown pretty much since mid-March. This has sadly meant a lot of canceled weddings, and a delay in Dani’s medical school […]


Quarantine Home Glow Up — PhotoWall Collaboration

When I first started my photography business, I had ZERO clue what I was doing. However, I found so much great information online about what types of software, apps, and tools professional wedding photographers use. It’s crazy and exciting now, years later, that I’m sharing with you my favorite tools that I have used to […]

Business, Featured

My Essential Photography Business Tools

Ruby Chocolate Wedding at Westin St. Francis San Francisco| Diamonds and ruby chocolate| Photographed by Shannon May Brown

This post is sponsored by Basic Invite. Thank you for supporting my business! I’m excited to introduce you to one of my favorite wedding brands…Basic Invite! I’ve been lucky enough to be a Basic Invite partner for almost two years now. I love to share their brand with my clients, and it’s the first place […]

Wedding Planning

Cheap Wedding Invitations | A Review of Basic Invite

Calling all chocolate lovers—this wedding editorial is for YOU! I was lucky enough to be asked by Amy from Hitch Perfect to photograph this gorgeous shoot she put together at the Westin St. Francis San Francisco (one of my favorite venues!). Every piece, from the venue to the Ruby Chocolate cake by Love Natty Cakes […]


Westin St. Francis San Francisco Wedding Editorial

Bride at Westin St. Francis San Francisco | Photographed by Shannon May Brown

You are interested in adding IGTV videos to your Instagram marketing plan! YAY! Video content is becoming more and more important. Many of my social media consulting clients find that it’s a great way to stand out amongst other businesses in their area and to create better connections with their audience. This post contains affiliate […]

Business, IGTV, Instagram, Social Media

Everything You Need to Create IGTV Videos

A couple kisses with San Francisco City Hall in the background

I absolute ADORE San Francisco City Hall elopements so when Tyler and April reached out and told me they planned to fly from Texas for their San Francisco City Hall elopement, I was beyond excited to capture their love here! With four of their family members as witnesses, they exchanged rings in the Rotunda on […]

Elopement, Featured, San Francisco City Hall

San Francisco City Hall Spring Elopement

A couple shares an intimate moment in San Francisco City Hall

Boston has such a special place in my heart, and getting to photograph this Boston Common couples session was a total treat! For those of you who don’t know, my fiancé Dani and I met in Boston (well, technically Cambridge, but it’s right over the river!). We spent four beautiful years there, and loved it […]

Couples, Travel

Boston Common Couples Session

A Santorini Greece elopement is the perfect idea if you want something with epic photo opportunities, romantic activities, and gorgeous weather. However, when you first walk through many cities in Santorini, the smells, and crowds and narrow walkways may overwhelm you. This is especially true if you decide to venture to the more popular areas […]


Santorini Greece Elopement

Santorini, Greece Elopement photography by destination photographer Shannon May Brown

Pinterest is one of the social media platforms that often gets overlooked. However, it is SO powerful. Pinterest is essentially a search engine, and for any business owner, this is a great FREE way to get your content in front of millions! In the past year, I have grown my visibility on Pinterest to nearly […]

Business, Pinterest, Social Media

Five Pinterest Profile Mistakes You Are Making

Pinterest profile mistakes you are making