Originally from California, Shannen now lives in New York City and goes back and forth often. The majority of her work is on either coast, however her love for travel often takes her internationally and to many other parts of the US as new environments create great inspiration for her photography. Shannen's approach to photographing weddings is to shoot each wedding as she would want her own captured. A vendor to client relationship is avoided and friend to friend is the aim. Not only are all the details paid attention to and people highlighted in an editorial manner, but the beauty of ambiance, atmosphere, and of course the moments of the day are all things that she portrays through her work.