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. I live with my ginger-haired husband and our toddler. Also, our neurotic dachshund, chinchilla, and bunny. I like animals more than people most days.

Elopements, intimate weddings, feminist weddings, destination weddings, self-uniting weddings, and LGBTQ-friendly weddings make me even more excited to wake up in the morning. Summary: I really like being a wedding photographer.

More about me? My glasses fog up all the time. Chocolate glazed donuts…am I right? I can’t get enough of HBO programming. I am addicted to refreshing Instagram. I wish Liz Lemon was my friend. I wish Leslie Knope was my sister. I apologize too much. And I love love.

wedding photography, Philadelphia

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER FOR MY FELLOW AWKWARD AND SHY PEOPLE

I promise not to force poses. I will be there every step of the way to make sure your photos feel genuine to who you are as a couple or family. Whether that means skipping down the street with a grin on your face a la Kimmy Schmidt, or staring people down like Eleven in Stranger Things, I want you to be you.

I find it way more interesting to capture authentic moments between people than to force you into an uncomfortable situation (ie: peeking out from behind a parking meter with two thumbs up). Be unapologetically you.

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.