In the spring of 2010 I took a film photography course as the last elective for my degree. Little did I know that this class would have such a strong impact on my life! I took my 35mm camera wherever I went that year and discovered that I really enjoyed shooting portraits of people and really hated developing my own film.

A couple months later I graduated from college, married a Naval Aviator, and moved to Annapolis, Maryland where I would start our life adventure! Joe noticed my new found love for photography so he bought me my first digital camera as a wedding gift. It was a shiny new Nikon D90 with a 50mm lens…and I had no idea how to use it! I made it a goal to teach myself digital photography that year. I read various photography books and studied photography intensely! It was a fascinating new hobby for me and I became obsessed!

In January 2011, Joe and I were stationed in Pensacola, FL. I continued to study photography as a hobby and do photo shoots here and there as I completed a Master’s degree in Counseling. I decided to start a two year photo course through the New York Institute for Photography later that year and study professional retouching on the side.

By 2013, I finished my photo courses and Master’s degree and welcomed my son, Logan, to the world. I realized visual storytelling was my true calling, so I officially launched my business in Virginia in July of 2014!

Here are the first years of my photo journey!

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  • Elina Goldenberg - Shan, I absolutely remember when you brought your dad’s camera to California on our spring trip and took amazing candid pictures! I knew you were amazing from the beginning and am so happy that you are kicking butt at your passion! Miss you so much and hope I can see you soon. Love you!ReplyCancel

  • Kate - I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding photographer, but mostly, friend. You are so insanely talented and I can’t wait to see what life has in store for you! <3ReplyCancel

    • Shannon Moffit - Katie, miss you and love you! Thank you! Oh, how I miss our art school days and wine nights with Dylan;)ReplyCancel

  • Callan Rowe - Shan! It’s been great following your journey, I’m glad you’ve finally settled on your true passion. You are incredibly talented and I’m excited to see what new creativity you’ll bring to the table! Love it!ReplyCancel