mentor session | kalispell montana photographer

a while back i was contacted by a lovely girl from california about doing a mentor session with me. she said that she would love to fly to montana and spend the day with me. WHAT?! i’m not gonna lie….it made my year. it’s such a wonderful feeling to know that people out there really do love what i do!! i love teaching about photographing and sharing what i know. i may not know the right way to do it or the best way to do it, but i am happy to teach what i do know—or even what i know doesn’t work ๐Ÿ™‚

it really meant the world to me to know that Phoebe was willing to travel to the big state of montana. it’s not an easy place to get too (but so worth it!!). i appreciate it so much….and i hope she had as much fun as i did!!!

we had a great time photographing my favorite best friend duo. i’ve known these girls for years and i adore them to the moon! they are the kind, loving, sincere, caring…and gorgeous!! they have hearts of gold, just like their mamas ๐Ÿ™‚

i don’t have a ton of photos, because lets me honest…i talk a lot—-but i wanted to share a few.

thank you SO MUCH, Phoebe, for your adventures in montana!!! i loved meeting you and spending the day with you!! and a huge thank you to Ahna and Maya for being the best! xoxo

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  • these are beautiful!!! that first close up black and white is stunning! i’m also a big fan of those last two laying in the ivy, GORGEOUS! wonderful job!

  • I adore these! The poses are perfected! I love the last 2 as well! Perfection!

  • Laurie

    Oh my word, SO BEAUTIFUL! Love this session – the ivy, whaaat! Gorgeous session!!

  • Katie

    These girls are beautiful! I always love seeing how you capture the personality of seniors and individuals.

  • YOu are just the best! I LOOOOVE the outfits! ๐Ÿ˜€ High fives all around!

  • Gorgeous gals! Great work Shannon!

  • Gorgeous girls and gorgeous photos! Love this whole session!!

  • Woman, you nail it every single time!! I’d fly to Montana to watch you do your thing for sure! Beautiful!!

  • these are AWESOME!!! I can’t wait to photograph best friends!!!

  • So cool! I love how you were contacted and then these gals are so stinking cute! I love their shirts and their smiles are totally contagious! So good.

  • Zach and Sarah

    I LOVE best friend sessions, and you knocked this one out of the park! I am sure she learned tons of great info by watching you work!

  • Julie Paisley

    Those girls are beautiful!!!! You rocked it!

  • Molly

    Oh my gosh, that second image stopped me in my tracksโ€”SO entrancing. Teaching is such a wonderful gift that is just as wonderful for the teacher as the student; I’m sure you both benefitted immensely. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Jacqie

    How fun! What gorgeous images of these young ladies. Perfect!

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