Hi, it's so nice to meet you!
My name is Shannon, and I grew up in Milton, ON and am now based in London, ON. Growing up in a smaller town sometimes meant when my friends and I would get bored, we would head out for nature walks through the forest on the edge of town. That's still something to this day that makes me feel really grounded and calm.
I live with my boyfriend of 5 years, Joe, who is the love of my life and my favourite person in the entire world! We have two dogs Molly and Motley (yes, named after Mötley Crüe) aaand my rescue cat Brody (but I like to call him Brodes-MaGodes). We are both huge animal lovers and treat them like our babies. One of our fav things to do is taking them to the dog park or on long walks through trails.
In high school, I was that girl carrying around a hot pink digital camera, taking hundreds of pictures of my friends. I always knew I loved capturing memories that people would want to remember, even if they didn't know it at the time. I remember when friends would complain about me always taking pictures, and I would tell them “you’ll be happy when you're older that you'll have all of these photos to look back on!” ...and I still feel the same way about my work now lol!
I have always thought looking back on my past memories is important, because at the end of the day, our past shapes our lives. There are so many fleeting moments, so many forgotten smiles. Capturing those times, how we feel, who is important to us, is the reason why I love my job. I would love to be the one to capture those important moments in your life.
I could go on and on, but instead I wrote out a few facts about me to help you get to know me a bit better...
+ When I was younger I always wished I could take pictures when I blinked. I was (and still am) obsessed with capturing and remembering moments... which is probably why I still keep a diary that i write in religiously!
+ The sky is one of my all-time favourite things. It never looks the exact same, and its beauty is always there. All you have to do is look up
+ I love to read. When I start to get that feeling of being overwhelmed by social media, I always grab a good book (usually from the thriller genre). I am a little competitive... so for fun I have competitions with myself to see how many books I can read in a year, and I always try to read more than the last. I'm a dork I KNOW haha!
+ My favourite shows are Greys Anatomy and Friends. I always watch them over and over again from start to finish...they're easy background noise while I edit! But my guilty pleasure on Monday nights is a glass of wine, and one of The Bachelor franchise shows
+ I love "would you rather" questions. They always come out of me when I'm bored to whoever I'm around. When Joe and I can't sleep at night, we come up with the craziest ones together!
+ I have a hard time adding colour to my wardrobe. All black allll the way
+ I love to cook... and some would say I'm actually decently good at it! I tend to experiment a lot but I don't look at any recipes, I always wing it, and to be honest whatever I'm making always turns out delicious! My dad is the same way, thats definitely where I got that from!
+ Last but not least... I am a hopeless romantic and LOVE a good love story. Get ready to tell me yours! :)