I am an on-location, natural-light photographer based in Denver, Colorado. I am the wife to an amazing husband and a mom of two adorable little boys. My family is my treasure. I am continually inspired by my sons and love to photograph them, always looking for creative new ways to capture the beauty in the little moments that make up our everyday life.
I have always loved taking photographs, but I discovered my true passion for newborn and child photography through my journey of becoming a mother. In fact, I wholeheartedly credit my firstborn son with making me into the photographer I am today. I was captivated by the wonder and innocence of his toddler years and wanted to document his every adventure and milestone. Once my second son was born, I quickly became enchanted with the beauty and challenge of newborn photography. I have continued to study photography and attend classes and workshops, including a hand-on two-day newborn posing and photography workshop in 2014 with Melissa J. Photography, as well as one in 2013 with Pumpkin Pie Photography.
I have had numerous experiences in my own life that serve as reminders to make the most out of the present moment and to find the joy in the ordinary details, which are often the most beautiful and memorable. I consider photography a gift to help me preserve these moments and hold onto them a little longer. I know too well how quickly our children grow and change, and how our families continue to evolve. I take joy in capturing all of these moments for my clients—the big, the little and the in-between, and would be honored to capture them for you and your family as well.
"It was a pleasure to work with Shanna for our newborn photo shoot. She was so patient and wonderful with our little girl, and captured this fleeting stage so beautifully. The photos we got from this experience are priceless and are such a keepsake! Thanks, Shanna!"
"Shanna has a true photographer's eye for capturing those perfect little life moments. She comes prepared with everything for newborns, toddlers and families and her calm, personable style provides for a fun, enjoyable photo shoot. From the start of the session to final touches and ordering, Shanna Nichole Photography makes everything simple and easy. She captured the first year of our little one's life and we are truly grateful for the images which will always be a very special gift for our family."
"Shanna does amazing work. She is so patient with little ones and was really able to capture my son's personality. Her photos are truly beautiful and I would recommend her to anyone."