This is just a little about us...So nice to meet you!
On your wedding day, your photographer will spend the entire day with you! We believe it is important that you feel as comfortable with them as you do your friends & family!
Let's get to know each other...Here is a little bit about us:
Him: Creative & Steady
Her: Detailed & Organized
Her: Swedish Fish
Her: Romantic Comedy
Him: Peppermint Mochas
Her: Chai Lattes
Them: Movie nights, campfires, exploring the city, traveling, taking photos, & relishing in time with family & friends
For a little more on us...read on!
About Shane (Photographer):
Photography is something I can't get enough of. I have had the privilege of photographing weddings, seniors, and families for seven years, and I still get excited for every session! Over the last few years, I have focused more on specializing in delivering high quality, unique, & artistic wedding photography. I have loved every moment of it.
My personal style is to use a photojournalistic approach to creatively and artistically tell the story of your wedding day, or capture your personality and personal style within your portrait session. Whatever the setting, I love to get you laughing, help you pose naturally, and enable you to be your true self in front of the camera.
When I'm not behind the camera, I love spending time with my wife. Being married is amazing. My wife still melts my heart every time I look at her and I am more in love with her today than the day we said our vows. I think that is why I love wedding photography so much - it celebrates the beginning of something incredible. Beyond that, the most important thing is my faith in Jesus. Serving others is just one way I can honor Him.
About Anna (Business Manager & Photo-Editor):
I absolutely love editing photos, e-mailing clients, and scheduling photo sessions! I'm all about the details and my passion for organization, administration, and graphic design has made Shane and I a great team! He takes the shots, I make them extra pretty, and I get to organize them in those great little albums on our website & Facebook page.
When I am not at my computer screen, I am usually chasing after our three boys (ages 8, 6, and 4) or snuggling our baby girl (age 2). Our kids keep us busy and bring a ton of joy to our lives!
My favorite thing ever is exploring the city and traveling with my amazingly talented husband - camera always in hand! We try to document every moment - creating a time capsule of life as we know it and love sharing that with family and friends! We are beyond grateful for their support and God's provision through our photography business and have been so honored to watch it grow over the years!
Hearing from us is one thing. Hearing from others is more important! Ask around to see if you know someone who has used our services. Below are a few thank-you messages we have received over the years.
"Shane was amazing from the start. Soon as we met him we just thought he was such an awesome, friendly dude. He gave great advice, he was really receptive to what we wanted, he helped us put together our whole timeline (which was a massive relief) and we just loved his creativity, vision and personality. Probably the best thing (aside from the photos) was that Shane was genuinely excited for us and we had a ton of fun with him for the engagement shoot and the entire wedding day. The day of the wedding he was perfect. We seriously could not be any happier with our wedding photos. Everyone who sees them is blown away and we get compliments all the time. We have friends who recently got married that were really jealous of our photos because of the quality and because Shane does such a good job of capturing EVERYTHING. Of course we have all of the standard photos that you expect but on top of that he did such a great job of capturing the decor and the atmosphere. We have so many great candid shots of everybody talking, laughing, crying… everything. We 100% recommend Shane. He is a rock star." ~ Lexi & Andrew
"Shane and Anna~ It's been a year today since I married my best friend and one of the best decisions we as a couple made for our wedding day was choosing you guys for our photographer team. You two truly have such an amazing gift and eye for beauty and we can't thank you both enough for capturing some of our most special and cherished moments in our lives. We absolutely love looking at all of the other sessions you continue to do. Even when they're not pictures of people we know, your pictures bring SO MUCH JOY to us. Keep up the fabulous work that you do!!! And thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts, for giving us memories we can look back on for a lifetime to come. Blessings to you both!!! ~Jill and Dan"
"Thank you Shane and Anna!! Jake and I recently got married and had Shane photograph our big day. Looking through the photos, I cannot believe that one man was able to capture every single moment of the day, and with such artistry and a knack for capturing the truly candid moments! We had considered getting a videographer, which I hear is a big wedding day regret, but really, there was no need with the sheer amount and quality that Shane produced. Looking through the photos brought me right back to every moment, and I spent a good two hours reliving the best day ever reviewing the 300+ pictures. And they're quick in their turnaround! 4 weeks on the dot. We opted to do a first look and family photos prior to the ceremony. I was wondering how the first look would go, considering what an intimate moment that is. To be honest, I really had no idea Shane was there as I saw my now husband for the first time. When Jake and I looked through all the photos, we were amazed that Shane had moved around and gotten the various angles and shots he did because we didn't even notice him! Shane is an incredibly skilled and gifted professional who will knock your socks off. His shots come out with what I have to assume is more beauty and magic than what it actually looked like in real life. It's surreal what this man can do. Every picture is a piece of art and we couldn't be happier with the results. My album on Facebook has been up for about a day, and a bunch of guests have taken his candid shots of them and turned them into profile pictures because they're that amazing, particularly on the dance floor! Outside of Shane's skill and eye for creativity and beauty, he is fantastic to work with. His engagement photo session that's complimentary was a great way to get familiar with his fast pace and style. He gives very clear and easy to understand instructions on how to tweak the body positions and poses to bring forth the best shot, and he's a delight to get to know. He's funny, genuine, and keeps things light and fun. I can't wait to do expecting baby, newborn, and family photos throughout the years with Shane Long Photography." ~ Kang & Jake
"Having Shane as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions that we made in planning our wedding. Shane made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera, and he chose beautiful locations to take pictures around our venue. One of my favorite aspects of his photography is that he captured so many priceless candid photos of us throughout the day as well as our friends and family! The pictures of our wedding are more beautiful and elegant than we could have ever dreamed of! Beyond that, both Shane and Anna were an absolute JOY to work with from the very start. They were friendly, helpful, and professional every step of the way. We received our pictures within two weeks of our wedding, and every picture is delivered in both color and black and white! We cannot thank Shane enough for capturing such beautiful images of the best day of our lives! My husband and I would highly recommend Shane Long Photography to anyone!" ~ Adrian & Will
"Shane and Anna are so talented! We are beyond thankful that you were available to shoot our engagement photos and our wedding. Choosing a photographer was a big deal to me and I knew after meeting Shane and emailing with Anna that I had absolutely nothing to be worried about. Our photos were exactly what I had wanted and we got them back a lot quicker than I thought we would. I would recommend Shane to anyone! Thank you again for being such a big part of our special day!" ~ Lauren & Ethan
"I am so pleased that we hired Shane -- and that he was available -- to photograph our wedding in 2015. The photos were more beautiful than I would have ever imagined and I am endlessly complimented by people I know and don't know who have seen our photos. Shane is a true professional whose skills and kindness shine through at every step of the process. He is effusive about each and every client he works with and is masterful at pulling out the couple's personality and beauty. He works quickly, getting enough shots but never being demanding. Everyone in my wedding party was amazed at how artful he was about making lovely images without us realizing. He truly captured the essence of the entire day and I am so thankful for those visual memories. Both Shane and Anna are delightful to work. Their confidence and encouragement can be so meaningful in the midst of wedding planning, which can be an otherwise chaotic time. Shane Long Photography was one of the best decisions I made for our wedding and would recommend them to anyone with full enthusiasm!" ~ Kristen & Richard
"Thank you Shane and Anna for an outstanding job on our wedding images! We were extremely blessed to have you be a part of our special day in 2016. There were so many wonderful moments that got captured. I was made aware of Shane through the photographic circles that I am a part of. He has received nothing but high marks from that group of people and his portfolio backs it up. Being a photographer myself, one of my non-negotiables about our wedding was that we hire the very best. We were on the fast track in planning our wedding and were positively thrilled to find out he was available for our day. Shane has fused being professional with being very easy and comfortable to work with. We had several small children in the wedding party and Shane was a master at grabbing the kids’ attention. Shane is kind and considerate and this comes through while he works. He takes imagery to the next level in being able to draw out a couple’s feelings for each other and translating that into something breathtaking. A great photographer has to be able to adapt to changing situations and get the most out of his tools. Shane excels at this. He works quickly and efficiently, and this is critical because there are so many moments flowing by. If there was a photographic award for us to give Shane, we would do it in a heartbeat. He deserves the recognition for being an outstanding artisan. I will close by saying, we are extremely thrilled about what Shane delivered and are very satisfied with the memories we have in his fantastic images!" ~ Megan & Mike