Lover of dogs dreses, messy buns and road trips...

The girl behind the lens

for the couple that is

for the Senior who is

madly & deeply in love

kind + full of life

Welcome to the Valerie Shannon Blog

Lover of dogs dreses, messy buns and road trips...

The girl behind the lens

for the couple that is

for the Senior who is

madly & deeply in love

kind + full of life

Welcome to the Valerie Shannon Blog

Wichita Ambassador Hotel Wedding Sweet, kind, love, excitement…those are words I think of when I reflect back to Lauren and Jame’s wedding day at the Ambassador Hotel two weeks ago. Lauren got ready in a beautiful suite with her beautiful bridesmaids. Her mom gently tucked babies breathe into Lauren’s hair which looked so perfect with […]

As summer has come to an end and we are now well into September, I feel like I finally need to say an official goodbye to summer. This summer has been so amazing for me though so I’m a bit sad to see it go. I had the honor of photographing so many beautiful weddings, […]

We made it to Friday! The summer weeks seemed to fly by and I know I am not the only one who feels this way. Summer is pretty much over and everyone is headed back to school already. So crazy! That being said, I am so excited for fall. Cuddling up in a cozy blanket, […]

Some weddings leave me feeling energized, refreshed and so extremely happy and full of love.┬áSofia and Caleb’s wedding was one of those magical days! Even though their wedding was the last Saturday in July, it was not hot! Did you read that right? Not hot! It was insane. All of us kept remarking about the […]

Senior Sunflower Session – Sunflowers are in bloom here in Kansas and as a photographer I could not be any happier. To me, sunflowers are the definition of happy. They are yellow, they look like the sun, they just make you want to be cheerful! I dare anyone to walk into a sunflower field, spread […]

Happy Friday Friends! I am so excited for the weekend. It is a pretty low key weekend for me. Lots of relaxing and hanging out with family and the weather here in Wichita, KS is fantastic! Fall seems to already be here and I’m so ok with it! Today I am continuing a project I […]

Happy happy Monday! Today I am continuing a project I introduced a few weeks ago. You can read my first post here. If you have followed me on Instagram or even just browsed my website for a couple minutes you will probably notice that I use the phrase “confidence is beautiful” multiple times. I truly […]

Wichita Wedding at the Kansas Masonic Home – I am always blown away that couples ask me to document one of their most important days of their life. I have loved getting to know Katie and Josh. Their bookstore engagement session was a dream and so I knew I would love their wedding and sure […]

Senior Beach Photos – I was so thrilled when one of my senior spokesmodels volunteered this beautiful beach like location that she had access to through her grandparents. Not only was it beautiful and just perfect, but the only was to get to it is by boat! I think that made it so much fun […]

Women’s Portrait Photography : Happy Monday beautiful! Today I am introducing a new project. If you have followed me on Instagram or even just browsed my website for a couple minutes you will probably notice that I use the phrase “confidence is beautiful” multiple times. I truly believe that phrase. I have witnessed this in […]