Devon Shanor Photography |  Virginia Beach, VA

My name is Devon and I am the owner of Devon Shanor Photography.  I have THE best job in the world!  Truly I do!  BUT, I don’t want to be your average photographer.  I don’t want to photograph EVERYONE… I want to build long lasting relationships with my clients.  I want to redefine the term photographer for myself and for my clients. I don’t just want to photograph you once, give you your portraits, never to see you again. I want to provide you with, not only amazing photographs, but such amazing customer service that you feel comfortable calling me not only your family photographer, but also your friend.

Nothing would please me more than to photograph your engagement, then your wedding, your growing body with your maternity, your precious newborn babies, to your growing family and then start the cycle all over again with your children as they reach adulthood. Before ever photographing your family, I want to get to know you. Not just your name, but your personality, your likes, your dislikes, what makes you smile, etc. By knowing these things, when it’s time to get to your first shoot, I can create the most personalized portraits possible. We’ll talk, we’ll laugh, and I’ll learn even more about you and your family dynamics. During the editing process, I’ll spend time reflecting on our shoot and the fun we had. Then we’ll develop our relationship more during the sales presentation, as we laugh and bond over the amazing portraits we’ve captured, and by the time it’s over, I often feel like I have a new friend.
I for one, hate saying goodbye to friends. Some of my closest friends are prior clients, and I have become their family photographer. And each time their portraits get better and better as I know their personalities, their “good sides,” what makes them laugh, how to capture that “perfect look”, etc. The kids are more comfortable with me as they know me and I know just how to get them to act natural in front of the camera.

Our personal relationship now allows for the perfect picture taking atmosphere. No cookie cutter, fast food photography going on here… but true, exciting, unique, personalized photography built on a lifetime of trust and friendship.

I’d love to start that relationship with you. And I would be honored if you would give me the opportunity to get to know you and your loved ones not only through the lens of my camera, but through the doors of your heart as well!  (Yes, that was cheesey sounding… but that’s me.  Fun, cheesy ,silly and sentimental  all wrapped up into one neat package! )

Besides being a photographer, I am “wife” to my amazing husband Brett and “mom” to three beautiful and inspiring children, Olivia, Logan and Messay. They are my inspiration and my heart.  Olivia is in high school and I can’t believe I only have a few more years with her before she enters this big world!  Logan is a wrestler and a cheerleader and loves to be the center of attention.  My youngest is my snuggle bug and is Ethiopian born.  I am on a Board of Directors for an organization called Habesha Momma and we strive to change the lives of women and children in Ethiopia.  I am passionate about my family, my job and my work in Ethiopia.  I try to put all my heart and soul into everything I do.  It would be an honor to work with you and turn some of that passion into create works of art your family will cherish for generations!

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