Shannon is a New York City-based photographer specializing in animal, event and lifestyle photography.
Her background working in animal rescue has given Shannon a unique eye for her subjects, both animal and human. Before taking her photography work full time, Shannon ran the mobile adoptions and foster programs for Best Friends Animal Society in New York City. She also photographed the organization's adoptable animals, adoption and donor events, facilities, and captured feature content for use in marketing collateral, social media, newsletters and both digital and print publications.
In 2013 Shannon and her husband, Philip, created the New York City Taxi Drivers Calendar, a light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek take on the traditional pin-up calendar. The annual project has raised nearly $70,000 for nonprofit University Settlement over its five-year run, and has been purchased by customers in all 50 states and more than 30 countries.
Shannon's work has been featured by The New York Times, New York Post (cover), Today, Good Morning America, Live! with Kelly, Ellen, Time, Forbes, Huffington Post, Daily Mail, Fast Company, Business Insider, PetaPixel, Buzzfeed, New York Magazine and more. Clients include Penguin Random House, NYU's Tisch School for the Arts, The Ashland, Enviromedia and the Washington Regional Alcohol Program.
Shannon is a Texan-turned-New Yorker and a proud alumna of the University of Texas at Austin. She is an artist member of HeARTs Speak, an organization that unites art and advocacy to increase the visibility of shelter animals. Shannon and her husband live in Brooklyn with their angry old chihuahua, Deter, and a rotating cast of foster pets.