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!  I have been a photographer for almost 10 years and I still come home at night and say “I really love my job!” 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.

Before ever photographing your family, I want to get to know you through an in person consultation. 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.

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 a freshman at TCC and ready to change the world.  She’s wants to join the Peace Corps and work with special needs children.  Logan is a wrestler and loves to be the center of attention.  My youngest, Messay, is a soccer star and is happiest in the grass with a soccer ball.   I am Vice President for a non-profit organization called Habesha Momma and we strive to change the lives of 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.   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 cheesy sounding… but that’s me.  Fun, cheesy, silly and sentimental all wrapped up into one neat little package!)