Why Should You Hire Shannon

A little bit about


Shannon Edmonds is a highly trained portrait photographer. She is a member of Professional Photographers of America, and an Instructor for the DP School of Photography. She has been in the biz since 1999 when she trained as a traditional retouch artist for Millers Professional Imaging. She later got a degree in Graphics Art Technology and worked as a Graphic Artist for a PR firm and a Digital Retouch Artist and Designer for photography studios.

After her first baby was born in 2005, Shannon opened her own business photographing babies for friends and family and she teamed up with Dan Pettus Photography photographing upscale weddings in Temecula Valley Wine Country. Continually growing and learning, she sought out reputable photography workshops and conferences appreciating the skills of master photographers, and applying their methods to her style.

Random Insights:

  • • I love See’s Candy Dark Chocolate Bordeax
  • • I am a mom to two young boys
  • • I like to ice skate – jumps & spins (lots of falls too)
  • • I like any romantic comedy with Adam Sandler
  • • I am a terrible singer – truly awful

I'm happily married for almost 20 years now, to the most wonderful man on the planet. We have two boys, one in 3rd grade, and the other in 8th grade. I'm not sure I'm ready for high school! I'm so grateful for my neighbors, friends and family. Our family loves living in So. Cal. and we enjoy playing tennis and boating on the weekends.

Shannon Edmonds Photography


Our Misson Statement

Shannon Edmonds Photography provides both skilled and talented images. My client relationships will be collaborative and specific to achieving the clients’ goals while maintaining Shannon’s photographic style, integrity, and high professional standards. Every job will be approached with enthusiasm and respect to achieve the best.



Shannon Edmonds has been a Professional Photographer for over 10 years. Her education achievements began with high school photography awards, a college photography scholarship, and a degree in computer graphics technology. Her work experience includes; Retouch Artist for a Professional Imaging Photo Lab, Graphic Designer for a Public Relations Company, and Photographer and Designer for Photography Studios. Shannon opened her own Photography business in 2006 photographing babies and children. She currently freelances for wedding photographers, and is a regular for Dan Pettus Photography, and Sports Photographer for BJJ Legends Magazine.

  • Shannon is a member of Professional Photographers of America.
  • Shannon is an instructor for the DP School of Photography.
  • Shannon is licensed and insured.

Shannon practices continuing education attending seminars and trade shows annually to stay current with the industry and technology.

Shannon uses Canon Professional level dSLR’s and lenses. Her primary camera is the 5D mkIII, one of the industries highest performing cameras. She has a full portable studio with backgrounds, strobes and light modifiers.

We Are Proud of Our Work

"Your life is your canvas, and you are the masterpiece. There are a million ways to be kind, amazing, fabulous, creative, bold, and interesting."   - Kerli