Shannon Collins

Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Your love is pure gold.

About, portrait, Philadelphia

HI, I’M SHANNON.

I’m a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Philadelphia. When I’m not shooting weddings, editing photos, or watching an embarrassing amount of Bravo programming, I’m looking after my two children. I also live with a neurotic dachshund and chinchilla named Maude (and a husband named Pete). I like animals more than people most days. Elopements, intimate weddings, feminist weddings, destination weddings, self-uniting weddings, and LGBTQ weddings make me even more excited to wake up in the morning. Summary: I really like being a wedding photographer.

More about me? I volunteer for The Trevor Project every week as a crisis counselor for their LGBTQ suicide prevention messaging services. My glasses fog up all the time. I’m podcast-obsessed. I like refreshing Instagram a little too much. I wish Lizzo was my friend. I wish Leslie Knope was my neighbor. I apologize too much. And I love love.

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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER FOR MY FELLOW AWKWARD AND SHY PEOPLE.

So many people reach out to me to let me know they’re awkward or anxious in front of the camera. If that is you, you are my people. I’m here to make you more comfortable and ideally forget that I’m tucked away behind a bush somewhere while you cuddle your partner. I promise not to force poses that don’t seem organic to who you are as a couple. Instead, I pride myself in letting moments happen naturally, while guiding you along the way.

I want your wedding day to be filled with positive vibes, so I’ll work with you  leading up to the day to make sure the timeline flows smoothly and you feel as prepared as possible. Weddings are incredibly personal, so I feel really privileged that I get to call this my profession. Capturing celebrations while focusing on color, composition, and getting to really know the people whose story I’m telling is what makes me happy. 

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DESTINATION WEDDINGS? YES PLEASE.

I’m a Philadelphia-based wedding and lifestyle photographer, but have also captured destination weddings, elopements, and family sessions all over the country. From Brooklyn, New York to Bay Area, California, I’m always up for an adventure. I happily travel outside of Pennsylvania and typically bring along my little family (not on your dime, of course), since they are my favorite venue scouting companions.

I always try to encourage day-before or after portraits sessions, so we can get to know each other and make some beautiful art.