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I’m Shannah, I’m 24, and I’m passionate about what I do. Everyone says ‘don’t work with children or animals’ and I do both, but I love my job and I love that I love it. I split my time between photography and nannying, which involves either cuddling cute animals, or having fun days out acting like a 6 year old. Yes, I could have got myself a normal career, but why would I do that when I’m having so much fun?
I’m engaged to Ben, who I have been with since I was 15. Three years ago we took the giant leap of welcoming Beans the Westie into our lives, and haven’t stopped laughing since. She is the most adorable little character, full of attitude, and I swear, way more like a little person than a dog.
It was my Dad that made me realise that everything in life can be made into a career. I was looking at applying for Psychology degrees at university, and was put off by how heavily science based they were. While totally intrigued by the human mind, I have always been a creative at heart. I just never thought about the reality of turning that creativity into a job.
I got myself onto a brilliant photography course at Norwich University of the Arts, and came out with not only a first, but the highest mark the course has given. From receiving my first camera to capturing the stunning pets of Norfolk on a daily basis and getting to call it my job, I've had an amazing journey!
Animals have always been my passion. I’ve grown up in a household full of them - from numerous cats and dogs, to the goose we adopted off the side of the road when I was 6.
My sister’s life is horses and photographing them for a university project is really what got me in to specialising in animal portraiture. Once I had tried it, I didn’t want to do anything else.
The greatest part of this job is being able to capture that special bond we all share with our pets and provide owners with a set of images of their pets that they can cherish forever. It really is cliche, but making people happy, makes me happy. And that’s what drives me.
I’ve lived in Norfolk all my life (admittedly in a fair few different houses, as my parents can’t keep still). I’m now living in Norwich, which is a simply incredible place to be! I predominantly work throughout East Anglia, but love any opportunity to travel around the UK.
I absolutely love Norfolk and while a lot of my work is studio based, when I do location shoots I couldn’t wish for a better backdrop. My favourite spots are the various beaches along the North Norfolk coast, and the beautiful collection of woods and heathlands surrounding us, such as Thetford Forest and Holt Country Park.
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