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

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 […]


Romantic San Francisco Wedding Editorial

Susanna and Chris’s sunny, al fresco wedding took place in downtown Oakland at Preservation Park, a beautiful in the heart of the city that has colorful Victorian houses and a big plaza perfect for a summer wedding! Their wedding details, from customized drink coasters to mandarin oranges at each chair, were so thoughtful and reflected […]


Preservation Park, Oakland Wedding

Today I’m sharing Kelly and Emilie’s San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers wedding — truly a highlight of 2019! I loved how these two planned their day as a total reflection of them and who they are. The details were truly delightful and thoughtfully put together: table signs inspired by streets in San Francisco (the city […]


San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers Wedding

Lesbian couple getting married at SF Conservatory of Flowers

Emily and Corbin were married on a beautiful summer day at the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens in Berkeley, California, and WOW this wedding day was incredible. From the handmade arbor where they stood hand in hand and said their vows during their ceremony, to the jalapeno margaritas at their cocktail hour—every little detail was thoughtfully […]


UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens Wedding

Beautiful and romantic UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens wedding | photography by Shannon May Brown

  Woo! You are engaged and you are starting the wedding planning process. However, you’re stumped because there are seemingly endless venues in the gorgeous city of San Francisco, and you aren’t quite sure where to actually start. The good news is I’ve put together a list of my favorite pro-photographer-approved San Francisco city wedding […]

Featured, Wedding Planning, Weddings

Best San Francisco City Wedding Venues

The best San Francisco city wedding venues from a photographer's perspective!

I’m so excited to share this wedding shoot at Brasswood Napa Valley which was recently featured on Tacari Weddings. We had an absolutely breathtaking day at this shoot put together by an amazing team of vendors. You would never guess by looking at these photos that the heat was insane! Despite being one of the […]


Brasswood Napa Valley Wedding

Brasswood Napa Valley Wedding

In March 2016, when I offered to take some blog photos for Sara, I had no idea that one day I would be photographing her wedding in Europe in 2019…and in a castle no less! I can’t wait to share a full blog post soon of my favorite photos from Sara and Ken’s wedding day. […]

Europe, Weddings

Netherlands Wedding: Sara Laughed’s Recap

Netherlands Castle Wedding with Sara Laughed | Shannon May Brown

Photographing this day was a small miracle. Between date changes and venue cancellations, Faisel and Laura had nothing short of an interesting wedding planning experience. Weeks before their wedding, they found out that due to some permit issues at their venue, they were going to have to find somewhere new to host their reception. Not […]


Romantic Garden Wedding at Hacienda de las Flores