About Shannontidbits

I am a wedding, lifestyle, and portrait photographer living in eastern West Virginia. We recently moved to a beautiful cabin in the mountains. We live close to the Deep Creek Lake area and also the Blackwater Falls and Dolly Sods areas (we love to hike and visit there all the time).

I was raised in SW Florida and grew up going to the beach all the time. I met my husband, Jake, after grad school when I moved to Denver. We have been married since 2007 and have amazing identical twin daughters. I am so lucky to also have him there with me to photograph weddings.

I love being able to capture real moments. I love the saying, “Collect moments, not things”. I love working with laid back and fun people! I’d say my work is a mix of journalistic + editorial. I have a B.A. in journalism from Marshall University and an M.A. in advertising from The University of Texas (Hook ’em!).

If I am not working, I am either traveling, taking our family to movies/museums or hiking/camping in the great outdoors. I have a deep love for caffeine. I have an incredible thirst for travel. I am a bit of a contradiction: I love the outdoors and also love being in big cities.


FEATURED IN:
Farmhouse Fete (multiple features)  1 | 2
Chanteclaire Farm
Looks Like Film Feature
Bride Box Top Denver Wedding Photographer
Rustic Wedding Chic
COUTUREcolorado
First for Women (multiple magazine issues  with one cover image)
TrueBlu
Crave Denver
Colorado Runner
Athlete on Fire
Run Gum 


MY LOVE OF TRAVEL…
HERE ARE THE STATES I HAVE PHOTOGRAPHED WEDDINGS+EVENTS:
Colorado
Florida
Ohio
Georgia
Maryland
West Virginia
Minnesota
DC
Texas
California


KIND WORDS:

Keila + Bobby

They are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I'm so happy with every single one and want to thank you again Soo Soo much! You guys did an amazing job and I will always recommend you and hopefully will use you again!!
Keila + BobbyWedding

Danny + Ivana

From the very moment my wife Ivana and I began planning for our wedding, we had some key elements in mind so that every detail of our Big Day was taken into account. One of those key elements was entrusting someone to capture the very moments that we could all vividly cherish for a lifetime through photographs. Having Shannon Gray Photography for our engagement and wedding pictures was not only a privilege, but a blessing because the amount of passion that goes into their work is beyond the thousand words a picture can say. From start to finish, Shannon and her team were as professional as they were charming, guiding us throughout the day with as many takes as there were smiles. No matter the distance, the time, or circumstance, every minute detail was taken into consideration. Our engagement and wedding pictures are just flawless! Only a true artist can accomplish what you see in her work and in my opinion, one of the finest I've seen. Thank You Shannon Gray Photography!
Danny + IvanaWedding

The Whites

Shannon took wonderful photos of my family doing our normal weekend morning business at home – from making coffee and breakfast, to playing and reading to walking our dog. It was a true “day in the life”, or morning in the life type of experience…We are amazed at the pictures she captured in such a unique, simple way… – The White Family
The WhitesFamily

The Franks

Thank you Shannon for the photos that mean the world to us and are hanging in our home, forever. You truly made our family day so special. We owe it all to YOU! It was your comforting demeanor, professionalism, creativity and your incredible eye for a great shot that you know will last a lifetime! – Forever grateful, The Frank Family
The FranksFamily


EXTRA INFORMATION:

CORPORATE + BUSINESS CLIENTS:
THE FETE COMPANIES
GOODWILL CORPORATION
PHOTOBUCKET
LIFE’S 2 SHORT
RX DASH ‘N’ BASH
FIRST FOR WOMEN (MAGAZINE)
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS + AWARDS:
THE DEEP CREEK WEDDING
NIKON PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
*BRIDEBOX’S TOP 20 WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN DENVER
PROBONO WORK:
HELP PORTRAIT GRAND JUNCTION
DENVER DONOR ALLIANCE