About Me

Hello! My name is Shannon Brown and I would love to tell you a little about myself. A true “Shutterbug” from the very start, my father did photography as a hobby when I was just a girl. From a little girl on I was always right by his side until I got my very first camera. I always dreamed of someday being a professional photographer. Finally at the age of 36 I followed my dreams. I started with classes from the New York Institute of Photography, where I completed my education. I am also a member of the PPA and the Flourish Academy, a graduate of several Nikon courses, along with many of many hours of practice and learning. Photography is something you can never stop learning and I look forward to developing as a professional with all of you.

My goals, and why I chose my business name. I want to keep it just as the logo says: “Simply” or just plain simple.  After being married for almost 10 years, having my 3 year old son, and running a bar/restaurant business full time, keeping life simple has been my main priority. I can spend as much time as possible with the ones I love the most, and I know how precious that is for all us moms out there. My second priority is to make sure that ALL families can  afford to have beautiful portraits on their wall to cherish for a lifetime. That truly means so, so much to me. But how do I do that when one of my favorite quotes in life is “you get what you pay for”?  I think of it this way: ~Sometimes less is more and more is less~

Equipment. I am currently shooting with the brand new Fuji X-T3 mirrorless camera with superior glass options, and the Nikon D-850 full frame camera. I  just added two new amazing portrait glass pieces. The Nikon 70-200mm FL 2.8 and Fuji 56mm f1.2. So I can promise you, you are not getting less by going with SPBS. My style is sharp, bright portraits shot in natural light. I also use my Profoto A1 on camera studio light, which delivers both a natural and beautiful soft smooth fall off. Children and Family Photography is my go-to, but I offer a wide variety of portrait photography and am always up for a new adventure! If you need a social media revamp for your business or head shots for your blog, contact me! I love to shoot!!! I like to make each individual session unique and most importantly FUN. Natural smiles and laughs always make for the best shots.

Location and clients. Simply Photography by Shannon is located just north of Pittsburgh in North Sewickley, Pennsylvania. My clients are mostly located with in 30 miles or less, but other arrangements can be made. My philosophy is to take professional quality photos for an affordable price. Behind the camera is one of my favorite places in the world to be, and it would be my honor to be a part of making forever memories with you and your family. Just get in touch and let me do the work, I promise you I treat all my clients as family and friends. Let’s shoot!

“Time is free but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it.” You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.”

~Harvey MacKay