I am Shawna, owner of Rooted Photography & Studio!

I am a passionate mother and creator who is driven by the constant practice of self-love and compassion. I value a loving community and untraditional ways of living life.

Photography has been a part of my life for the past ten years, and I have had a few different relationships with this passion. I met this career initially, as a contracted photographer in Pennsylvania, with focus on female bodies and empowering those who were seeking. I then moved into freelance modeling where I traveled nomadically for most of my 20s. Now, I call Portland, OR my home, where I am raising a beautiful daughter and dove back into my roots of photography.

I truly enjoy spending time with my clients and am so honored for everyone who has allowed me into their space to capture a part of their life. I always strive to bring empathy and calmness, so you can walk away from our shoot feeling confident in the time we spent together.

Let’s share this life and capture a moment in time!

~ Shawna



Bethany & Jess

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""We have beautiful wedding photos from Shawna! I love the way she artistically arranged my dress and shot the decor and captured precious sunset shots. She was a joy to work with! She was so happy and excited for us and was a calm, efficient and delightful presence on the day. Highly recommend.""

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our process:

I. Book the date.

Once a date is selected and a deposit is made, we look into locations. Inside? Outside? How far are you able to travel? Once the location is in place, we move forward with going over what specifics you are wanting from that shoot. Here we can be simple or dive into more of a creative process by sharing mood boards and outfit/prop ideas.

II. Take photos.

I arrive on location about 15 minutes before the shoot if I have been there before and 30 minutes if the location is new to me. Here I scoop out a few spots for us to shoot. Now it is time for the magic! I typically let more free flowing moments happen, but 100% will pose and move you if needed. I have almost eight years experience in front of the camera and am confident in finding what poses fit best. After your shoot, I show a little sneak peak on the back of the camera and then wrap up the day!

III. Deliver memories.

The gallery is delivered via link to your email with all the fully edited photos within four to six weeks during busy season. I also offer a hard drive if that is something you would like to add to your package.