Hi! I am Shannon Michel, a natural light on location photographer located in Madisonville, Louisiana.

My photography journey started as a hobby; a mother hovering over her children, trying to freeze time. In 2011, I was in the market for a “fancy” camera. I was instantly obsessed and  eager to learn every thing it could do, which eventually lead to “realllllly fancy” cameras and lenses (as well as books, props, and….another camera, whose counting?!).

My husband, Dustin, and I have two sons and they rule our lives; yes I said it!! While one is fourteen with a social life much more active than my own; the other is six and still squeals in excitement over the little things in life. We are trying not to blink and soak it all up; good thing I can freeze time and capture all of these moments!


A little about me.. I have a slight obsession with organization. I love the beach; water, sand and sunshine are food for my soul. I love to read, country music is my favorite. My house is always clean and I hardly ever dress up or wear make up. I love kids and love that this job allows me to combine my love for children and photos.

 At your session we’ll talk, move around. I will ask to hold your baby, make jokes with your little ones, and ask you lots of questions. All you need to do is be yourselves. I love natural photos, candid moments. Posing isn’t my thing, I like everyone close and genuine. My sessions are relaxed, my style is clean. I chase the light and if I had to pick, evening sessions are my absolute favorite time of day to shoot.

I am proud to be listed among many wonderful photographers in the area, this is a fantastic site for all mothers and mothers to be! Filled with lots of information and nearly a one stop place for all of your New Orleans needs =) NOMB Buttons #1 Proud-to-be-featured-rectangle

Thank you for visiting my blog and allowing me to share some of myself with you!

If you ever want to schedule a session or have any questions please feel free to click the contact tab above.