I met a girl for coffee in December of 2010. We went on one date and then I accepted a job offer 1,200 miles away. She made it clear she wasn't interested in a long-distance relationship, but she had no idea just how relentless I'd be. In the end, I got the girl! Gretchen and I married in 2012 and we've been enjoying the ups and downs of this adventure called marriage ever since. We've been blessed with two beautiful and wonderful children and a lovable and extraverted Plott Hound named Murphy. My family is my greatest inspiration and I wouldn't be where I am today without them.

I didn't set out to be a wedding photographer, wedding photography kind of found me. I've always wanted to do something meaningful that allowed me to connect with people and my creativity. I spent years ignoring my creative side and chose a career path that brought me a great deal of success, but left me feeling unfulfilled and void. I decided to pick up a camera again and I rediscovered my creativity and passion for storytelling. Everything started falling into place with the first click of the shutter. 

Being a wedding photographer allows me to do the things that make me come alive. I get to travel to new places, meet new people, and tell amazing stories. I can't wait to help you tell your wedding day story! 




hello. I'm shaun.

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The wedding day is my favorite endeavor. It's an amazing day filled with so many emotions and part of my role is to make sure you have time to enjoy it and take it all in. There's usually so much going on throughout the day and it's easy to get caught up in all the small details or to feel like you're on a tight timeline that takes you from one thing to the next. I'll help you to pause, look up, take it in, and make your own memories. 

In 2014, I set out on my own to create a unique brand that:

1. Prioritizes the vision and needs of my couples
2. Engages in the planning process to help facilitate a fun, smooth, and relaxing wedding day experience
3. Realizes the creative process to capture and bestow beautiful and timeless images that will be cherished for generations to come

I'm headed into my 6th year and I can't wait for all that lies ahead! I've been blessed with an incredible group of brides and grooms who feel more like friends than clients and I love that. I'm invested in my couples and am honored to be part of such an important and amazing time of their lives. I look forward to hearing more about your love story and I hope we have the opportunity to work together!

the marriage is greater than the wedding day

The SMP Vision

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