Me and my pup

About Me

Welcome to Shannon Wilfong Photography!

I might have been born in Maryland but have been in Charlotte, North Carolina ever since I was a toddler. I think that should count for calling Charlotte my home. I am slightly obsessed with my dog, Kody, my huge and loving family, and mostly anything outdoors. I love sunshine and sunflowers, mountains and taking adventures. I’ve successfully driven across the country twice and have a few more trips left to finish my goal of reaching every state. I am the founder of “Purple Shoe,” something I hope to make a non-profit one day. I am, and will always be a big child at heart.

I have a passion for life, laughter and love. I’m most notably known for my hugs and free spirit with life. I am a christian music listener and a indie/folk kind of girl. I love all types of music and couldn’t make it through a day without singing some kind of song. I am a child life specialist and if you’ve never heard of one, look it up! I love love love my job. I don’t like being in front of the camera which comes in handy when I get to hide behind the lens. I like to smile when taking pictures of my clients because I have found through the years, when I smile behind the lens, they will smile too. I love having fun in everything I do.

I have a problem when it comes to buying random pieces of furniture that can be used with my newborn sessions and I have more newborn wraps/blankets/clothes than I know what to do with but it’s still not enough!! I love my family get-togethers and I love all of my nieces and nephews more than life itself. I am blessed beyond words with incredible parents who have never stopped being my biggest fans. My cousins are like my siblings and I wish there were a way we could all live on an island somewhere together. I value family, faith and love. I have a bionic left leg and click and squeak when I walk!

If I could travel the world in a camper, swing on my hammock daily (kind of already do this), and keep my pup alive forever, I don’t think I could find anything to complain about.

I have an incredible boyfriend who keeps me grounded and is beyond more patient than I am. He is my mailman, the guy who boxes up your packages and the man who keeps me laughing after hours and hours of endless editing and computer work.

I have more angels watching over me than I can list and each and every one of them have helped to shape me into who I am today. If you’ve met me, you’ve heard me endlessly mentioning or telling you stories of my grams. My grams is truly my hero and not a day goes by where I am not reminded of her patience, strong faith, true love and grace with life, all which inspire me to keep on keeping on.

I am a natural light photographer who believes in taking pictures that capture the moments that mean the most to you and your family.  I have been taking pictures ever since I was a kid and for those of you who knew me growing up I have always had a camera in my hand. I am a self taught photographer and can honestly say, I’ve never taken a class! Makes it more challenging and more fun to learn new things everyday.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my site. I hope to get to photograph you or your family sometime in the future!! BIG HUGS!!

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