"Shannon is the rare photographer that captures the essence of what she is photographing. Whether it is a person, horse, dog, anything... her focus on the eyes truly gives you a window into the soul. Working in the film industry and the horse industry, I have a very critical eye when it comes to capturing the moment. Shannon has that talent... every photo has personality. I recently needed new head shots, which I tend to dread. Loved every single picture!! One of my professional model friends recently looked at the photos. She was so impressed with the quality. One of the first things she said was that the photo was me... my personality came right off the page. My sister was a former high end fashion model in Europe and the US... was amazed at Shannon's talent.

Talent aside, Shannon is one of the sweetest people I know! She is friendly and professional and really wants the best experience for everyone. She LOVES her work and is very passionate about it... that shows in her art. 

I highly recommend Photography By Shannon!"  ― Jenni Johnson, Missoula, MT 

"We wanted to honor the memory of our 50 years of marriage, so decided to have photos taken of us and our family. Having seen some of Shannon's work as well as knowing her integrity and commitment to her craft, led us to ask Shannon to do our photo shoot. Shannon listened and made us feel comfortable prior to and throughout the process. She gave us advice on the type of clothing to wear to fit the style of the photos we wanted. She was accommodating and willing to spread the photo shoot out over more than one day and location to fit our circumstances. Shannon knows how to take photos to fit individual "styles." When we received the photos, we were thrilled with the results. It was obvious not only that Shannon knows her craft, but had spent a great deal of time and effort in her presentation of the photos, album, and slide show."  ― Virginia & Jim Weathers, Galt, CA

"You were wonderful to work with, we really appreciated the direction you gave us while taking our pictures. You are very personable, sweet and easy to work with. Additionally, the quality of your photos/finished product was truly remarkable. We will definitely look to you in the future for our family pics:) Thanks again!"  ― Holly Swenson, Missoula, MT 

"Quality. That's the word that comes to mind when I think of Photography by Shannon. Shannon is experienced, so sweet and kind - it was such a pleasure to have her capture my family's photos. I couldn't be happier with the extremely high quality of the prints and canvas we purchased. I would highly recommend Shannon to anyone (and I'm picky)!"   ― Alison Hagerman, Bozeman, MT

"Absolutely loved working with Shannon! Taking photos in the winter is never an easy thing to schedule. Shannon was always accommodating and willing to work around the weather. Her professionalism and love for her subjects created fantastic photos hung in my home, never to be missed!"   ― Karissa Rebeck, Missoula, MT

"We were in Missoula visiting family and wanted a professional photographer to take our photos at a river close by because of the breathtaking landscape, and we were so happy with Shannon! She was amazing, very professional. She had us relaxed and smiling with her quick wit. She took such beautiful photos! We enjoyed every minute of our session with her and would gladly do it again. We highly recommend her to anyone wanting quality professional photographs. Thank you again Shannon!"  ― Jeff & Judy Crothers, Wasilla, AK 

"Shannon has captured our horses in such a special and unique way. She understands the importance of lighting and expression, catches the joy of movement, the beauty of emotion and the tenderness of feeling not often captured through alens. I have worked with some of the best in the professional world of equine photography and Shannon shares a rare talent that I only saw with Scott Trees and that is seeing his subject with an insight that goes beyond what can be taught, a gift only God can give. Shannon you are a gift from above and along with my family when I say Thank Him for You!"  ― Suzy Foss, Gold Creek Arabians, Hamilton, MT 

"On occasion, photographic skill merges with true artistic talent and the result is an amazing gift. Photographer Shannon Edney is so gifted. She has a unique ability of bringing her subject matter to a level of beauty that is both elegant and timeless; the results are magical. Whether human, animal, or landscape, her appealing images exude light, life, and vibrancy that take one’s breath away. Shannon’s photos of my special horses capture all that I find lovely and desirable in these animals and she enables others to see it as well. In addition to her unique ability, Shannon is also a woman of integrity and consummate professionalism. I enthusiastically recommend her for capturing the images and experiences that we all hold most dear in life."  ― Kimberley Winters Woods, Victory Meadows Sport Morgans, Stevensville, MT

"Shannon photographed “The Sun Family” of Arabians for us last summer. She was so easy to work with, never asking for anything risky for the horses in order to get that special photo.  All of her photos are unique because she captures the personality of each horse….the sparkling look of a foal’s eye, the charismatic presence of a young stallion, the kindness and patience of a mare. In addition to the photos themselves, the presentation of her work is exceptional. It isn’t just a photo CD—it is a keepsake. We are already looking forward to having Shannon back next year!"  ― Gloria Bowman, Belle Cheval, Hume, VA 

"Shannon is very warm and welcoming, and really cares to deliver the best for her clients. She puts you at ease and captures the personality of her subjects so perfectly. The finished products from my son's senior portrait session are absolutely breathtaking and exceeded our expectations! My son's senior portraits are treasures to last a lifetime!"   ― Peggy Cook, Missoula, MT

"I could not be more impressed with the professional quality of my photos - Shannon's talent shines in them all! I will cherish these special memories!"   ― Tiffany Shanahan, Missoula, MT

"Shannon totally rocks! She is a talented photographer! Not only will your photographs be beautiful but the personal touch she adds to the photo session along with the communication and display of your choices when deciding what photos and photo gifts you will want to purchase. Photography By Shannon is a 5 star photography service!"    ― Brittany & David Bell, Missoula, MT

"Shannon, you have such an ability for capturing not only the beauty and structure of a horse, but what sets you apart as a photographer is that you have this special talent for capturing the essence of a horse. Thank you!"    ― Telesha Hochstetler, Majik Arabians, Corvallis, MT

"I love Shannon's bubbly personality. She is very outgoing, putting me at ease. I love how Shannon was able to take beautiful photos of my Arabian filly Armira VQ in a natural state without all the "makeup" that many photographers require to make their photos look good. Shannon "knows" horses and how to capture them and their personalities!" ― Judy Maxey, Vision Quest Arabians, Gooding, ID

"I want to thank you for the great photos you took of my Arabian horses. Your experience, patience, and attention to detail is obvious and shows in your work. Shannon's ability to capture the personalities of my mares as well as their beauty shows her skill as a photographer. The beautiful photos Shannon took of my horses made it possible for me to professionally market them and ultimately led to the sale and export of one of my mares."   ― MaryAnn Zeimet, Kyobi Arabians, Dixon, MT

"We scheduled an outdoor family photo session with Shannon. The day of our appointment it was very windy and a bit rainy out yet Shannon was still able to capture beautiful pictures. Shannon was easy and fun to work with, I will definitely schedule with her again!"   ― Shena Sherron, Missoula, MT 

"I have always loved your photos, they have a way of capturing the horse's heart which is so rare... Your love and passion for them and your natural talent for the art of photographing them comes shining through!"   ― Joy Brecher, Summerwind Spanish Arabians, Harleysville, PA

"Shannon has an amazing ability to connect with both you and your horse. That, coupled with her outstanding photography skills makes an excellent combination."  ― Charla Bauman, Stevensville, MT

"My experience with Shannon at my newborn's portrait session was that of relaxation. A new mother of a week-old baby, I was feeling a bit frazzled. When we walked into the session, it was calm and peaceful. We were even offered a beverage and dessert. What I liked most about Shannon is that she knew exactly what she was doing and had everything laid out for every pose. I must admit, I was a little worried about how it would go with a newborn but to my surprise it was a great experience! Not only that, the finished photos of my baby girl were mind blowing. I have never seen anything more beautiful. What a way to capture this special moment in my life."  ― Kelsey Clark, Missoula, MT