Creating art for horses and their people in the greater Missoula, MT and Nampa, ID areas


Have a special horse in your life? Seeking a gorgeous piece of wall art featuring your equine partner? Want to include your horse in your family or senior portraits? Do you need quality, professional images of your horses for your website or sales promotion? Great! Let's get started ...

As someone who has been around and studied horses all my life and was a breeder for many years, I have an in-depth understanding of their conformation and movement. There is no greater joy for me than to be able to capture in my photographs the true beauty and essence of a horse the way their owner sees them! 

At Shannon Edney Photography, creating artwork you love of your horse is my primary goal. I am proud to offer a collection of the highest quality products in the industry, from gorgeous wall art to albums of all sizes and display options that complement any home decor. I dedicate myself to creating a personal, custom experience in order to surpass your portrait photography expectations. Let me fulfill your wishes for a lifetime of stunning portraiture that ensures your home is one filled with stunning memories.





Absolutely stunning.


"We flew out to Montana from Georgia so Shannon could take senior portraits of our daughter with her horse, who now lives there. So many great portraits that will be treasured for a lifetime!"

- Mike & Donna



Your horse is your riding partner, your soul mate, a devoted and loyal ally on the journey through life. Through photography, you can honor and preserve the memories you are making together every day.

We all have hundreds of photos of our horses on our phone. Photos of our horse grazing, looking at us, etc. Most of the time these photos remain on our phone, are sometimes shared on social media, but rarely do they get printed, framed, and displayed in our home. A professional portrait is carefully planned, beautifully executed, curated, and edited to be a work of artistry. Professional portraits make gorgeous additions to our home decor, giving us an everyday reminder of the love we have for our four-legged companion, and of their incredible devotion to us.

Let's capture your horse’s unique personality and spirit in images that are filled with life - images that will bring you joy every day! 



Visit my Welcome Guide to learn about the horse portrait experience
and read answers to the most frequently asked questions.




While each photography session is unique, I always strive for the experience to be pleasurable for everyone. That can only happen if you love your photos! Here are what my clients have to say about their experience working with me.

" ...Shannon captures the essence of what she is photographing"

Shannon is the rare photographer that captures the essence of what she is photographing. Her focus on the eyes truly gives you a window into the soul. Working in the film industry and the horse industry, I have a very critical eye when it comes to capturing the moment. Shannon has that talent... every photo has personality.

- Jenni


" ...photographic skill merged with true artistic talent, an amazing gift."

On occasion, photographic skill merges with true artistic talent and the result is an amazing gift. Shannon is so gifted. She has a unique ability of bringing her subject matter to a level of beauty that is both elegant and timeless; the results are magical. Her appealing images exude light, life, and vibrancy that take one’s breath away. Shannon’s photos of my special horses capture all that I find lovely and desirable in these animals and she enables others to see it as well.

- Kimberley

" ...Shannon "knows" horses and how to capture them."

I love Shannon's bubbly personality. She is very outgoing, putting me at ease. I love how Shannon was able to take beautiful photos of my Arabian filly in a natural state without all the "makeup" that many photographers require to make their photos look good. Shannon "knows" horses and how to capture them and their personalities!

- Judy


" ...she captures the personality of each horse."

Shannon photographed “The Sun Family” of Arabians for us. She was so easy to work with, never asking anything risky of the horses in order to get that special photo. All of her photos are unique because she captures the personality of each horse… the sparkling look of a foal’s eye, the charismatic presence of a young stallion, the kindness and patience of a mare.

- Gloria


" ...the quality of your photos is truly remarkable...."

You were wonderful to work with, very personable and sweet. Additionally, the quality of your photos is truly remarkable. I will definitely look to you in the future! Thanks again!

- Holly


" ...what sets you apart as a photographer is that you have this special talent for capturing the essence of a horse."

Shannon, you have such an ability for capturing not only the beauty and structure of a horse, but what sets you apart as a photographer is that you have this special talent for capturing the essence of a horse. 

- Telesha

" ...she understands the importance of light and expression, catches the joy of movement..."

Shannon has captured our horses in such a special & unique way. She understands the importance of lighting & expression, catches the joy of movement, the beauty of emotion, & the tenderness of feeling not often captured through a lens. I have worked with some of the best in the professional world of equine photography & Shannon shares a rare talent of seeing the subject with an insight that goes beyond what can be taught, a gift only God can give.

- Suzy


" many great portraits that will be TREASURED for a lifetime!!"

Working with Shannon was working with a true professional. After seeing her work online, we contracted with her to take our daughter Nancy’s senior pictures with her horse, Majik Like Marilyn.


We live in Georgia but we flew out to Montana where Nancy’s horse now lives and are we ever happy that we did. Once there, we met with Shannon and learned she had completely staked out the shoot location beforehand and knew where and when the best backgrounds and lighting would be. She suggested an early morning start time so the lighting would be perfect.


During the shoot she led us through all the motions, poses, locations and expressions and knew exactly what result she wanted to achieve. She made us all feel very comfortable and we had a ton of fun. The resulting photos are absolutely stunning - I would recommend Shannon to anyone thinking of getting highly professional portraits taken.

- Mike, Donna & Nancy