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I'm here for FAMILY photography!

I'm here for WEDDING photography!

Welcome, friends! I'm Samantha! I specialize in sundrenched, glowing, and vivid photography for the wild dreamers, the madly in love, the champagne poppers and the joyful-hearted families. My clients are the ones who love their families like nothing else and who plan the B.E.S.T. parties to celebrate that! If you're looking for classic photos that capture the most joyful moments, keep scrolling. I can't wait to meet you.

Wedding & Family Photographer in Portland, Oregon

Family Photo Experience


Family portfolio

Wedding Experience

wedding portfolio


Katherine & Daniel

"We've turned to Samantha Shannon for engagement/wedding photos and holiday photos for several years now. Will definitely be coming back for years to come!"

"Her attention to detail, ability to personalize each shoot, and incorporation of natural light and details is perfect."


Vanessa & Spencer

"She is personable, flexible, patient, has a great eye, and really listens to what we have in mind for the photo session. Her pictures are amazing and capture the joy of the moment. So far, we have had three sessions with her (engagement, wedding and first baby) and plan on keep working with her in the future."

"We love working with Samantha"

"The quality of her shots is amazing--she has such a gift with using natural light. Not to mention that she was so patient and had such a calm demeanor with my two rambunctious girls. I planned on only purchasing a few photographs, but I had to buy the whole album after seeing them."

"She has such a gift with using natural light"


Kaylyn & John

"We have had wonderful experiences with Samantha time and time again. Samantha handled our engagement, wedding, newborn, baby's first birthday, and anniversary shoots - we just love her! Samantha is super sweet and easy to work with, and does a terrific job with lifestyle-type shoots. She knows all the best nearby parks and gets amazing outdoor shots. We highly recommend Samantha for capturing life's special moments."

"What looks like an ordinary grassy field becomes magical in her pictures."


Trini & Travis

"I just have to say how absolutely amazing our engagement photos turned out and how much we enjoyed working with Samantha! She is so sweet and made the shoot effortless and enjoyable. She has an incredible eye and our pictures are so beautiful, I am just blown away! We definitely will be recommending her to all our friends and family and look forward to working with her again in the future! She did a fantastic job capturing beautiful memories we will cherish forever!" 

"She immediately made us feel so comfortable and we ended up having a great time"


Angela & Steven

Driving the backroads with the windows down and the country station on, reading a good mystery novel on our front porch with a glass of red wine, and hauling my kids on hikes through flower fields and u-pick farms.  And also, Junior Mints.


I grew up in Aloha, Oregon, and I've loved photography since I was on the high school newspaper -- as an editor! I wrote my way through college (Go BEAVS!) as an English major and yearbook editor, and then through grad school in a writing program.

I learned what I know about photography from my grandfather and my mom, and then from the community of photographers I was blessed to find in my previous home in the Sacramento area. After the birth of my son, our family moved to Oregon. I'm so happy to be back home! I'm currently booking weddings and family photo sessions in and around the Portland area.

I'm a wife and a mama, and I believe that family days spent exploring outdoors are the BEST days. 



I can't wait to hear from you!


based in Newberg, Oregon serving the Portland Metro Area

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