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The Bay Area is full of unique engagement photo locations providing gorgeous landscapes from beaches to mountains to deserts. There truly is something for everyone when it comes to finding unique Bay Area engagement photo locations, and I’m excited to share them with you!

UNIQUE BAY AREA ENGAGEMENT PHOTO LOCATIONS

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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 […]

Cheap Wedding Invitations | A Review of Basic Invite | Sponsored Post on Shannon May Brown

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 […]

Essential Photography Business Tools | Shannon May Brown

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 […]

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

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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 […]

Cheap Wedding Invitations | A Review of Basic Invite | Sponsored Post on Shannon May Brown
Essential Photography Business Tools | Shannon May Brown
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 […]

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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 photography by destination photographer Shannon May Brown
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This past week, I spent an incredible four days at the Evolve Conference soaking up knowledge from industry experts, and vision setting for what I want 2020 (and beyond!) to look at for my business. Part of this conference was this breathtaking shoot put together by the incredible D’Arcy Benincosa. You know those moments that […]

Amanda + derek

"Shannon was so fun to work with! She helped capture our engagement event and was even accommodating when we had to change days due to bad weather. She had some sneak peek pictures to us by that night and pictures within days! On top of professionalism, she was such a sweetheart and pleasure to work with, thanks again Shannon!"

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Madde + Aidan

"Taking photos with Shannon was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a photographer. She made [us] feel so relaxed and comfortable. We not only ended up with great pictures, but we also had a great experience. Thank you!"

"Made us feel relaxed and comfortable"

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Sara + Ken

"Shannon is a phenomenal photographer who captured the most beautiful moments from our wedding week. Her energy, enthusiasm, and positivity put everyone at ease. The photos are stunning -- when I look at them, I don't just see how the wedding looked, but I remember how it felt. She is magic behind the camera. I am so, so glad we chose her to be the person to capture our wedding day.

"she is magic behind the camera"

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Michaela

"Shannon is an incredible balance of personable and professional! I am continually impressed by her ability to bring out the best in her clients and make them comfortable and effortless on camera! "

"Brings out the best in her clients"

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Malena

"Shannon is fabulous! The whole process from setting a date to receiving the finished photos was straightforward and enjoyable thanks to her expertise and guidance. She couples her warm and cheerful disposition with talent, creativity, and technical knowledge. I had a truly lovely experience!"

"Truly lovely experience"

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