About Me

I'm Shannon, the girl behind the lens at Creatively Candid.  I'm "honey" to Justin and "mommy" to Derrick and Jenny Kate.  I love color, spring, cheese, Starbucks, a child's laughter, dates nights with my hubby, thunder storms, hugs and kisses, and snuggling with my babies.  My absolute favorite thing to do is spend time with my little family, but photography comes in at a very close second.  I love Jesus and know that through Him all things are possible.

I've always loved photographs, but my real love began when our oldest child, Derrick, was born.  He was born with several severe congenital heart defects and spent his first sixteen days in the hospital.  For the first week and a half we couldn't hold him; we could only sit by his bedside and touch him.  To pass the time we took LOTS of pictures of him.  We soaked in as much of him as we possibly could, terrified that those pictures could possibly be all we would have of him one day.  Thankfully, Derrick is a thriving two year old now, but the love of photographing him hasn't slowed a bit.  In fact, it's probably a whole lot stronger...especially now that we also have a baby girl to join him.

 My goal is to capture life just as it is, right now.  I would be honored to photograph your family and pause those precious moments so you can hold on to them forever.

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering it by holding it still.
~Dorothea Lange