Hi, I’m Shannon!

photographer, writer, designer, podcaster

My Story

In 2006, I graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston after studying theater and design. Unsure of what I wanted to do or be, I got an admin job and spent nine years growing my design, business and marketing skills, all the while exploring my creative interests and figuring out what I might want to do.

In 2010, when I got home from my honeymoon, I splurged on a “fancy camera”, took my best friend to a nearby park at lunchtime, and started taking photos. I worked nights and weekends on my dream, learning as much as I could and photographing eeeeeeeverything so that someday, I could be my own boss, doing creative work that I loved.

I serve families and small businesses throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts with photography that tells a personal story.

Family photography sessions focus on candid moments with your favorite people, at your home or a favorite local location. The days pass quickly, and it’s an honor to photograph your family over the years as you grow and change! Learn more about family photos.

Personal branding photography for small business and entrepreneurs focuses on showing the heart behind the business, compelling stories to help your audience get to know you and your business better, and turn fans into paying clients. Learn more about branding photography.

I work with bold small business owners and entrepreneurs who go after their dreams and build a career and life they love. They are creatives, makers, artists, coaches, bloggers, Etsy artisans, e-commerce sellers and brick and mortar shops. Through intentional branding strategy, we work together to weave storytelling into your visual content. My goal is to help my clients find their brand voice, explore their creativity, connect with their audience and clients through heartfelt stories, and form a creative community through personal development, connection and inspiration.

Branding Photographer, Small Business Photographer, Hartford Connecticut, Boston Massachusetts, Newington, Scituate, Duxbury, Shannon Sorensen Photography

who, me?!

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Most days you can find me sipping on coffee, spending time with my family, and exploring New England! I’m married to my best friend of 17 years, Sean, and together we have two beautiful kids, Lily and Roo. I love crocheting blankets to keep my family warm, painting, singing showtunes, playing outside with the kids, and snuggling up with my family and a big bowl of popcorn for Friday night movie night.

10 Things You Don’t Need to Know About Me But I’ll Share Anyway

  • I am a lefty, and a Libra star sign, Moon in Leo and Cancer Rising.

  • Sean and I both grew up on the coast of Massachusetts, about 20 minutes apart between Boston and Cape Cod, and met at camp in New Hampshire. Both our parents are also all from Massachusetts and met as teenagers in New Hampshire.

  • I started drinking coffee when I was 14. Yikes.

  • I have a good streak going of keeping houseplants alive for 5 years.

  • Most things that I love to do creatively, I taught myself.

  • Some of my heroes are Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Lin Manuel Miranda, Elizabeth Gilbert, Brene Brown, and the Queer Eye Fab Five.

  • I am afraid of turkeys. They terrify me.

  • We’re a gluten free home, so if you follow me on Pinterest you’ll see a lot of gluten free recipes. I am happy to chat gluten free if you’re new to it!

  • My favorite color is yellow - cheerful and bold!

  • Music is everything to me. I grew up playing the flute, piano, guitar, singing…I was in as many music groups as possible in high school, I’m a theater nerd, I love musicals and have been in 14 (but sadly not since college). I’m hoping to get back into performing when the kids get a little bit older.


The best way to connect if you’re interested in working together is to simply fill out the form below, and I’ll be in touch soon!

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Connecticut Family Photographer, Duxbury Massachusetts, Scituate Massachusetts, Shannon Sorensen Photography
Connecticut Family Photographer, Duxbury Massachusetts, Scituate Massachusetts, Shannon Sorensen Photography