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About me

A Little Bit About Me...

Headshot of Essex Photographer Shannon Parker

I actually have 2 strings to my bow... aside from being a wedding photographer, I am also a qualified ISTD Classical Ballet and Modern teacher! I have been dancing since I was 5, a teaching assistant since I was 12, and enjoyed it so much I decided to take on the teacher training course after I graduated from University with my BA (Hons) Photography degree. I love doing both jobs and I am extremely lucky that this is what I get to do for a living. 


My background in photography started when I was quite young and I got given my first digital camera. All I took were photos of mainly flowers and my cats (I love cats). I took photography at A Level and this is where I found my love for portraiture. In 2018 I completed my BA (Hons) Photography degree at Norwich University of the Arts. I focused on studio portraits but I specialised in beauty photography - this is where I also found my love of retouching and learnt to retouch portraits to industry standards. By this point you're probably wondering where I fell into wedding photography... 


My best friend from University asked me to be her second shooter at a wedding she was doing, and I absolutely loved it! I had so much fun helping her photograph the wedding that I took the jump to start it on my own... and here we are! 



I build great relationships with all of my couples. I feel it's extremely important to be comfortable with each other before the big day - no one wants to feel awkward! I'm ready to help calm any nerves, straighten a tie or fix hair, and in some cases I am the hype-woman on the dance floor to get the best dance moves possible out of your guests (and the best photos for you to look back on!).  

Check out the kind words that previous couples have said:

East Mersea Hall wedding
"Shannon exceeded all expectations we had on our wedding day and every photo taken naturally captured both us and each of our guests so perfectly. She went above and beyond and we would absolutely recommend her to anyone and everyone. She is super professional and extremely organised, we are so thankful for her"

Jack & Lauren - East Mersea Hall

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