professional photographer nashville tn

Hello there!  I'm so glad you found my little home on the web.  I am a wife, a mommy, and a photographer.  My journey began 9 years ago when my youngest son was born.   I knew more than likely that he would be our last baby, and I was determined to capture every ounce of him.  With a new camera and my husband cheering me along, I dug into the photography world.  I spent hours learning and practicing, and before I knew it Shannon Payne Photography was born.  Since then, I have trained with some of the best photographers in the world.  Photography is my passion, and I would love to share it with you.

I have 2 boys who are 9 and 12.  I can't believe it, they were babies yesterday!  When I'm not hanging out with them or have a camera around my neck, you'll see me working out, snuggling with my Frenchies, or reading a book.  I have my undergraduate degree in Human Development and Masters degree in Elementary Education.  I taught 2nd and 3rd grade before I left my career teaching to become a photographer.  I can honestly say I am doing my dream job.  How many people get to say they snuggle with babies every day???  I'd love to meet you and your family, so make sure to visit the Contact tab before leaving!