Years ago, when Shanna Paxton started college in South Africa, she knew she was going to study photography. She had always been fascinated by television and photos and, after receiving a digital camera for her sweet sixteen birthday, she was hooked.
When Shanna came to the Pacific Northwest four years ago as an au pair, she was placed with a family in Seattle. Living with this family, Shanna gained experience photographing their children and even doing high school senior portraits. Shanna’s portfolio was growing and she was falling in love — not only with the Pacific Northwest but with her soon-to-be husband and business partner, Jeff.
Since launching Shanna Paxton Photography just over one year ago, Shanna hasn’t hesitated to introduce the community to her unique and powerful approach to photography. “We’re known for embracing families and empowering women,” she says. This includes everything from capturing precious, organic moments shared between a family to creating powerful, natural photographs of prominent community members and business women.
When she’s not working on special projects in the community, hosting body image workshops or playing with her puppy, Shanna is available to shoot family portraits, senior photos, weddings, gratitude videos, natural business headshots and more.