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

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. Sofia 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 […]

Greenhouse Senior Session Oh I just love Bayleigh! She is so much fun and has such a contagious smile and laugh. We had her session at Dutch’s Greenhouse in Wichita, KS and it was a stunning location with everything in bloom and so lush and green. There is nothing more beautiful than a gorgeous girl […]

Noah’s Event Venue Summer Wedding I do not know really what to say about this wedding except it was perfect. Of course it was hot outside (typical midwest summer day) but the forecast had predicted Kaylen and Taylor’s wedding day to be 100 degrees but it only reached the low 90’s. So still hot, but not as […]