P.S. My photo up there, was taken by Karen from Pixel Creek Photography

Hi! I'm Shawna.

I'm a southern girl living in Southern California. I still say y'all and refer to my mother as Mama. I have a Diet Coke, ummm, “problem” that is second only to my love of Oreo Thins. Shopping is a hobby. Dressing stylishly a must. I am girly girl through and through. I'm all about shoes and bags and jewelry. My favorite color is sparkly.

Telling your story with photos is really what makes me happy, from the inside out. I know photographers go on about "photography is my life's mission", blah, blah... But for me, being able to give my clients a different view of themselves has quite literally given me a new outlook. Living with bipolar disorder can sometimes feel overwhelming. For me, getting behind my camera and making someone else feel special can take my day from, "it could be better", to "today is an awesome day". Photography is something that I can give to you, that also gives to me. You leave the photo session feeling like a rock star and I have a smile on my face that may not have been there before. Enough mush!!

I have kids of my own who are now young adults. We share our home with Floyd, my old guy Boston terrier, and his side kick, a crazy Pug named Lola. Don’t worry. You’ll get to meet them when you come to the studio. They are the official welcoming committee of Shawna Parks Photography.


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