Welcome and thanks for stopping by! As you seek out the perfect photographer for your needs, a lot of questions arise to help you make your decision. So I'll jump to the most common inquiry - who is Shannon Coan Photography? I am a full-time graphic design/visual communications specialist with over 14 years of experience. I am very passionate about the art of photography and photojournalism - capturing emotions, sentiments, milestones, moments of beauty, sorrow ... MEMORIES. Those little things that are so often taken for granted in our busy lives. I aim to communicate visually through my work of photos, videos, photobooks, etc.
Capturing lasting memories is especially near and dear to my heart because there are very few photos of me and my loved ones growing up. Sometimes I think I may be trying to make up for lost time. But the truth is, none of us can get back something that never existed nor can we rewind and go back to those moments. And so when those memories begin to fade or we become too caught up in day-to-day life to take a moment and enjoy it, we can be comforted by reminiscing over the moments we have captured since - birthdays, baptisms, bah mitzvahs, graduations, friends' weddings and new babies, a day at the beach, a new love, a road trip, a girl's weekend with old friends - life's moments worth remembering. You should be in the moment and enjoy it and I will capture and preserve it for you. Nothing is more fulfilling than making someone smile so big it hurts or instantly tear up just by looking at a moment from their life that I captured for them through photography.
Officially launched in 2013, Shannon Coan Photography is a registered and insured small business in Cook County, but will travel. You will receive a personal, custom experience that will differ from that of a mall or chain photography studio. I look forward to talking to you more to discuss the special moments you would like preserved.
Packages start at $200 for full sessions
Children, Kids, Family, Lifestyle, Newborn, Photojournalism, Portraits
Black & White, Candid, Documentary, Photojournalistic