Behind the Lens

memory maker  *  mommy enthusiast  *  baby whisperer  *  laugh grabber   

      Hello.  Thanks for dropping by to learn a bit about me!  I'm Shannon behind the lens at Shannon Decole Photography.  I'm originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma but moved to Miami when I was 14 years old.  I'm a married mom of two humans (m&m) and four fur babies -- two rotties and two Maine coons.

     Although I'm a reading specialist by degree and an educator by training, I will always be a photographer at heart.  I was (and still am) always the girl with the camera.  From an 11 year old preteen up until now I have been in love with capturing memories.  I'll never forget my days going to Eckerd's Drugstore with rolls of film anxiously waiting to pick them up in a few days.  The anticipation was almost unbearable!  After taking a photography course while earning my Bachelor's degree, developing my own images and constantly being asked to take pictures at events and of friends I knew that it would become more than just a hobby and I would need to look into this "photography gig" professionally.  I haven't looked back.

     With a camera in hand, I am totally in my element!  I have been shooting professionally for the past four years.  I wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't from some of the best in the business -- renowned photographers, Carrie Swails of Carrie Swails Photography, Kristen Mackey of Son Kissed Photography and Naja Lerus of Naja Lerus Photography.  I am constantly seeking knowledge about my craft and attend at least two workshops yearly networking and learning with other great photographers in the business. 

     Photography to me is more than just taking pictures.  I take the time to get to know you personally.  The more we connect the more your personality will shine through in your images.  Whenever I work with you I look forward to creating something fresh and personal specific to you. From the very first phone call to images adorning your home's walls, I enjoy the process!  Many of my clients have become friends.  I am passionate about the work that I do and my goal is to create art for you that you can cherish for years to come!    

     In my spare time I love to travel, buy shoes, gourmet cook and craft (crochet, scrapbook, home decorate). 

     Take a look around my site and if you like what you see and interested in booking, let's chat!