My name is Shannon, the face behind the camera of Shay Frances Photography!
Love is not everything to most people, but love is everything to me. It fills my entire life. It's in the music I listen to, the poetry I write, the TV shows I love to binge watch, and the people around me who are very important to me. Love is also the entirety of my career. Capturing your love and commitment to each other, and showing who you really are, and being able to really make it yours! It’s about you, your relationship, what makes you laugh with each other... what makes you love each other. The real, raw emotion of it all. That is why I LOVE love so much. That's why I want to tell your story with my photographs. The raw, authentic, intimate moments - those are EVERYTHING!
Photography has a special place in my heart and I love capturing those candid and love-filled moments for everyone around me. If you are celebrating a marriage, your family growing up together, an anniversary or anything that is important to you, send me a message and let me capture that for you.
I want you to remember those moments that pass by in the blink of an eye forever!
"Not being one to enjoy mingling in front of a lens, she picked up on my nervousness instantly, and in no time, her inherently warm and positive energy changed my shyness to excitement from the very first to the final click. Any insecurities either me or my fiance had were absolutely dashed the instant she guided us to create her artistic vision without losing sight of the REAL US. She is a composer of beautiful memories, an insightful and fearless professional. After working with her on our second set of photos, it was obvious to see just how much love she has for her craft, as well as how much she cares about those whose lives she’s touched. We CAN’T WAIT to have her capture more of our memories in the future!!!
- Tara + Doug
"There are not enough fantastic words to describe Shannon! Right from the start, she felt like an old friend that we have always known. She makes you feel so comfortable while taking pictures by playing music, using prompts and has so many fun ideas for creating lasting moments. On our wedding day, she was in the background but still managed to take so many amazing photos. She pays such close attention to detail, never letting one hair/tie/bouquet be out of place for those perfect shots. She even had a hand fan to cool me down on the hot day that was our wedding. She is definitely not “just a photographer“, she goes above and beyond in every way imaginable to make wedding days (and all photo sessions) absolutely perfect in every way she can. We have not stopped looking through our photos and it amazes us how one person can be in so many places at once to get all the best angles of every shot. She puts in so much love to her work and it is an honour to have worked so closely with Shannon since being introduced to her. We cannot wait to have her photograph the important moments in the rest of our lives! Long story short, Shannon is the superwoman of the photography world. Ladies, she gets those real smiles out of the guys too, not just the “if I smile this ends sooner smile”. We will always suggest Shannon for photos, no matter the occasion. If you’re looking for a sign to book with her, look no further because this is your sign."
- Brooklynn & Trent
“We've had the pleasure of having Shannon shoot us in a variety of settings over the years... from professional headshots, to a couples session at our cottage, our family photos at the beach, a newborn session when our second baby came and then branding photos once we opened up our own business, she always absolutely nailed what we had envisioned and then some. From beginning... making it comfortable and fun, and catching candid, genuine moments, to end, with her GORGEOUS editing. We trust her to capture all of the moments in our lives and we would refer her endlessly"
- Courtney + Chad
"Shannon is incredible. My husband and I had the pleasure of working with her for our engagement photos and on our wedding day! She is the most down to earth yet meticulous woman I’ve ever met. My husband has mentioned a number of times how comfortable he felt doing photos with her, as if it was a close friend behind the camera! On the day of our wedding, she didn’t allow for anything to cause stress or be out of place- and that went beyond photography. And of course our photos turned out amazing - better than we could have ever expected. If you are looking for a photographer for any reason at all- I suggest you send you this one a message ASAP! She is simply amazing at her job and an absolute treat to work with!!"
- Lisa + Blake
"If you are looking for an amazing photographer Shannon is your girl! We were so lucky to have her take our engagement and wedding photos. She is so amazing and made us feel so comfortable. She is phenomenal at what she does and so many of our guests commented on how warm and personable she is. She is so positive and energetic – even in the freezing cold and rain! She goes above and beyond and our pictures turned out so beautiful. She was incredibly easy to work with and is great at providing direction. We cannot wait to have Shannon take more pictures for us in the future and we would recommend her again and again!"
- Josie & Tim
"I cannot stress enough how amazing Shannon is at her job. She is friendly, personable and makes you feel completely comfortable while exuding pure professionalism. It is beyond clear that she has the experience and knowledge that makes an amazing photographer. The finished products really speak for themselves. Every time I received photos from Shannon I have shed real tears. You can see the love she puts into her work.
I truly cannot recommend Shannon enough."
- Emelia + Taylor