Meet Shannon

shannon mcdonaldHi, I’m Shannon and I’m a Melbourne portrait photographer.

I get excited about beautiful light, big cities, the smell of the Australian bush, brewing storms, documentaries, well-designed houses, salt and vinegar chips and music that makes me frown/nod appreciatively.

My formative years were spent shaking saltwater out of my hair in Perth before heading for the cooler climes of London. But it was Melbourne that stole my heart and it is in her arms that I truly and finally felt at home.

I now live in Melbourne’s inner-west with my son and two constantly warring cats. When I’m not shooting you’ll find me renovating my 1960s house. If I’m not surrounded by beauty I start to twitch.

Alongside my personal work I shoot for a leading children’s talent agency, have had work featured on Polka Dot Bride and Little Muse, have been interviewed on ABC RadioLollypop Beach and RAW and was a finalist in the Olive Cotton Awards and a semi-finalist in the Iris Awards.