Shane Carpenter


In addition to his work blending photojournalism and fine art, Shane finds inspiration in travel, music, and food (growing and preparing as well as eating). He has photographed in extraordinary locations both humble and sublime and considers creative problem solving a noble life pursuit.  Shane has taught photography to the underserved among us, studied bears and monkeys (at separate times!), and recently gained new insights and understanding with his own recent marriage.  He is incredibly grateful to be a trusted wedding and family documentarian.

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  • “ We began this journey by reviewing hundreds of photographers' websites and interviewing ten in person. We ultimately chose you and have absolutely no regrets! You are so much fun to work with, and your amazing talent yields such gorgeous photographs. We will treasure your works forever. Thanks for being such a delightful part of our engagement and wedding. ” –Lily and Viktor

  • “ The photos look fantastic - we're sooo happy with them. Perhaps the most remarkable thing, though, was that my mom (who, as you might have gathered, is not an easygoing person) wrote "Thank the photographer for me please - he got everything." Seriously, this is impressive. ” –Josh and Jenny

  • “ Not only are we thrilled with the wonderful photos Shane created from our wedding, he was such a pleasure to work with from the wedding planning stage, during the event and afterward! He made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera and did a fantastic job capturing the mood and spirit of each stage of our wedding celebration. Shane's creativity made our wedding photos extra special! He truly contributed to making the day special and fun! Thank you for everything! ” –Kathleen and Ben

  • “ I think one of the most difficult things to do in planning a wedding is to get the vendors - florists, photographers, or caterers - to actually listen to your ideas and help you personalize the event. But with Shane, that was very easy to do - in consultations about the ceremony, he was very attentive to our questions and concerns, while adding his own suggestions. And at the wedding itself, he was extremely professional, and managed to be everywhere at once without seeming intrusive. It's a difficult balance, I'm sure, but one that Shane achieves very well. He and his second photographer were a welcome presence at the wedding, and the pictures we received afterwards were nothing short of excellent. We were very pleased that we chose Shane (if only the catering had turned out so well!). ” –Nathan and Julia

  • “ Shane was amazing - truly. He was so wonderful to work with - from the phone calls discussing plans for the day to the wedding day itself - he was just easy and always available. And our pictures are so beautiful! I would absolutely recommend him to anyone. ” –Amanda and Matthew

  • “ Amazing job! Truly incredible! Thank you so much for your help. You did a wonderful job, were extremely approachable, not to mention very easy to work with. Everyone raved about you guys! Thanks again! ” –Kristy and Coulter