Meet Sian

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Hi, I'm Sian (pronounced Shawn), the gal behind the camera! A 24yr old portrait photographer based in the Twin Cities.

How it all started..

My love for photography sparked around the time I was 12yrs old. I used to ride horses, and my dad would take photos and videos of me at shows. A couple of the other gals that rode with me started taking pictures with their nice DSLR cameras as well, so of course I wanted to take a stab at it. From documenting horse show endeavors to photographing other ladies in the show ring, I started to utilize my friends as models for concepts I wanted to photograph. My interest evolved into a desire to help create and capture other peoples beauty and story.

One day I had an old friend from high school reach out to me about photographing their wedding. I humbly accepted their offer, making it clear to them that I've never photographed a wedding before. I wasn't even sure wedding photographer was a path I wanted to go down, but after that first wedding, I was certain I had to shoot more. And the more I shoot over the years, the deeper in love I fall. Without a doubt in my mind, weddings are my passion.

The gal behind the camera...

Outside of photography, I spend a lot of my time loving on my dog, Bentley. We've got a little house I like to call home just outside of the city. I'm quite a home body, so my ideal Friday night includes binge watching crime shows in a big cozy hoodie with a fresh baked cookie in one hand and a glass of wine in the other. You'll rarely ever see me turn down a chance to sip coffee or eat sweets. I bake A LOT. Friends alway know I've got something homemade at my house for them to snack on! I've tried on a handful of different hats in my teen and adult years, from singer, personal trainer, nutrition coach, nanny... nothing has ever felt more right for me than being a wedding photographer.

Thanks for taking an interest in getting to know a bit about me. Now that you have, I hope to hear from you soon, and I can get to know you back!!