meet shanyn

Hi, I’m Shanyn. I am the owner and photographer for Shanyn Nicole Photography. I am a mother of 4 amazing children. I have been a full-time newborn, maternity, family, and milestone photographer in Arizona since 2011. I started this journey simply hoping to capture my children's childhood in 2008. Not wanting to miss a single moment.

As I grew, I realized that I was not interested in telling your story like everyone else told theirs. Your story is not like theirs and it shouldn’t look like it either. If you're anything like us, your kids are not going to sit posed perfectly. You embrace their personalities, you cherish the moments that are not going to last forever. That is what I am here to capture. 

Professional baby snuggler + storyteller extraordinaire

I value real life.

I value boldness.

I value the fierceness that you find in childhood. In motherhood. I value your children and your moments as they truly exist.

I will always embrace the serious faces and I will always fix your hair. I will always ensure that you are comfortable and that your children are loved as much as mine when in our studio. We will always strive to capture you just as you are. And always, always cheer you on.

So here we are, capturing your bold, real life moments. If you are like me and find yourself cherishing the fierceness of your journey, you’ve found the perfect person to help you document it for you. I can’t wait to see your story unfold. 

Kind Words

from our clients

"Shanyn worked wonders during our newborn shoot! She is magic with babies and was able to capture some beautiful moments of our sweet girl. Her practices are safe and she made me, my husband and our daughter feel comfortable and welcome in her studio."

Kelley T

all about shanyn

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I have four children + absolutely adore being a mother! My children are the best thing about me and the center of all that I do. Watching them learn, grow, and explore has been the best thing ever.

We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter  Day Saints. We truly, truly love our Heavenly Father! Church is so important to our family. We love traveling the world to visit the temples all around!

My favorite things are disneyland, cute cups, heart shaped ANYTHING, sparkly pens, and soft blankets.

I met my husband at Dutch Bros! We connected over love for the same music. One day we ran into each other outside of Dutch and the rest is history! He is truly my best friend.

All of our pets are named after food. From our dogs Beans the Australian Shepard and Rice the goldendoodle, to our bunnies Lemon and Sausage. We can’t forget about our chickens Toast and Scramble either! Last but certainly not least, Tuna the cat. 

(in real life)

our client closet

Nearly every outfit you see on our website or Instagram are items that we provide for your session. Shanyn Nicole Photography is proud to offer over 100 items in our client closet for your maternity session. Ranging from high end, handmade, custom gowns. To jean and leather jackets. Lux silks and more! These items are all included in your session fee. Our number one goal is for this experience to be stress free for you. Never worry about outfits for photos again!

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