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A bit about me…

I’m a lover of many things - live music, Autumn weather, the month of October, stormy seas, fog, wood fires, cats, red wine, trail running in the rain, exploring the islands and of course my amazing family and friends, just to name a few.

Black and white portrait of a Shannon Kay, a blonde woman photographer holding a Canon camera.

I was destined to live on the West Coast. Everything about it exhilarates me – the ocean, the old growth forests, and the sea life. I made my way to Vancouver Island in my 20’s and I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

Recently my little family purchased a property on beautiful Denman Island. One of our dreams became a reality and we are so thrilled to spend our time here. We cozy up next to our wood stove and unwind in serenity. It soothes our souls and inspires our creativity. Denman is very picturesque and has so many hidden gems that I’d love to show you. We really do live in paradise here on BC’s coast.

I’ve always been passionate about photography. My first film camera was a Kodak Instamatic X-15. They were produced from 1970-1976. I remember the way the film was loaded. I remember the feeling of holding down the shutter control and then manually winding to the next frame. I got a thrill out of bringing my little roll of film to the local drugstore and sending it off in that white envelope and waiting patiently for it to be returned to me 2 weeks later, only to find out that about 3 of my photos actually turned out. Kids these days will never understand that struggle!

I aim to produce photographs that capture the true feeling of the moment… how breezy it was that day, or how moody the sky was. The entire photo will capture the beauty of the surroundings as well as you and your loved ones. Intimacy is a large part of my photography "style".

I would truly be honored to capture your moments in time... they fly by so quickly, don’t they?

Please reach out with any questions you may have.

Working with Shannon was a great experience from start to finish, and her photography and style have become integral to how we present our products and business. Her sense of composition, colour, and keen eye for lighting made our photos not just a showcase for the clothing line she photographed for us, but of the location as well.
Sarah Barrie, Bough and Antler Northwest Goods