About Shannon Hunt

I am a professional photographer currently located in the Chico, California area and serving the Northern California region. I typically shoot lifestyle photographs for families and high school seniors. I have also shot for a variety of projects and small businesses along the way so feel free to email me with any questions. 

I love photographing families casually, in motion, and sometimes from a distance to artfully document their unique relationship and personality. You'll notice throughout my work that raw emotions and moments of spontaneity -- between myself and my subject or between my subjects with each other -- are meaningful to me as a photographer and what I want to give to my clients.  

I have two wonderful kids and a husband who is absolutely perfect for me. I graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA in English and still love to read and write (although I never feel like I get to do enough of either). I've become better at factoring time into my weeks for writing, especially poetry and journal writing, as I feel strongly about the importance of keeping personal histories, which also fuels my love of photography and encapsulating a specific place and time.

Over the last 10 years, I have lived in Texas, Ohio, Idaho, Utah, Connecticut, and now California, and I have loved getting a taste of the diverse landscapes and cultures in different regions of the country. As we have moved and traveled, especially over the last few years, I have developed a true appreciation and love of nature and often daydream of places I have already been -- the unique smells and sounds and feel of the air --  and places I look forward to experiencing and photographing in the future.  

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