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Creating art for individuals and families in the greater Missoula, MT and Nampa, ID areas


Hi, I'm Shannon!


Family portraits are a very special event! When you work with me, you get to benefit from my many years of experience shooting families, which includes knowing how to work with natural lighting, where to find the best locations for your shoot, and how to compose a great shot.


I am a skilled editor and know exactly how to make everyone look incredible in every photo. I will also bring the unique style and personality of your family through in each and every image and will be there to guide you on how to pose and smile in order to get the best photos.

Welcome Guide
The Difference


Not all photography businesses are created equal.
Here's what you can expect from Shannon Edney Photography:




You and your family are the beating hearts of my business. I know all the tricks and tips to help you feel comfortable in front of the camera so we can create incredible portraits of you and your family.

I create art. Digital files are available and many clients choose to add them to their order. But at Shannon Edney Photography, the primary focus is creating tangible, beautiful artwork that will bring you joy for years to come.

Count on quality. Whether your artwork is handcrafted or framed using authentically weathered barn wood, rest assured it comes from the best artisans in the business. If you're used to photo prints from the local box store, prepare to be amazed!

The Experience


Here's what to expect for your portrait experience:


Book your session.

It's a quick and easy process - just fill out the booking

form HERE.

Pencil and notepad

Prepare for your session.

We'll schedule a call to talk through the details: date, time, location, and what you may choose to do with the images afterwards.

Mobile Phone

The session.

This is where the magic happens! Leave all worries and expectations at the door and enjoy the experience. 

Sketched Red Camera

The ordering appointment.

The much-anticipated image reveal session! You choose your favorites, and I'll walk you through the options for different types of artwork, albums and digital files!

Sketched Notice Board


Your products have arrived and you can't stop smiling as you enjoy your gorgeous new artwork!



The Artwork

One of the most exciting things to think about when planning for your session is how you will want to showcase your images.


Shannon Edney Photography will help you curate your images, guiding you as you select your favorite portraits to create gorgeous, quality, custom artwork that will be ooh'ed and aah'ed over for decades!

Choose from a variety of contemporary, rustic or traditional wall art options. Whether you decide on one single, breathtaking piece or a multi-image wall gallery, it's sure to make a joyful statement. So sit back, relax, and start to envision what you would love to wake up to you in your home.

Limited wall space? You can also select from an assortment of archival artisan albums that will showcase your beloved images for decades to come. Digital files are also an option, but I recommend them as a complement to tangible artwork you can enjoy every day.


Sessions are photographed on-location at various locations using natural light. Most sessions last between 60 to 90 minutes.

I offer a full service experience, guiding you throughout the portrait selection process and curating which images are best for the products you love.

Choose from the all-inclusive options below, or use them as a starting point and add the perfect wall art, artisan album, or extras by selecting your favorites from my product guide.





  • Photography session for up to six people from the same household

  • Album block with a collection of ten 5x7 mounted archival prints

  • Digital files of the 10 images selected above, including high-resolution files for printing and optimized files for sharing on social media platforms.

  • $1,400 value!




  • Photography session for up to six people from the same household

  • 16x24 Classic Series wall piece (barnwood framed print or fine art watercolor)

  • 6x6 custom artisan album featuring 10 images 

  • Digital files of all images chosen on the above products, including high-resolution files for printing and optimized files for sharing on social media platforms.

  • $2,200 value!

  • Photography session for up to six people from the same household

  • $600 artwork credit towards any album

  • $400 artwork credit towards any wall art

  • Digital files of ALL IMAGES, including high-resolution files for printing and optimized files for sharing on social media platforms.

  • $2,600 value!





Where will our session take place?

In the beautiful outdoors! (With the exception of newborn portraits, which are always done inside your home.) We are so fortunate to live somewhere with dramatic backdrops in nearly every direction. Once your session is booked, I will send you a link to my location guide so you can see what different locations in the area look like - from urban to natural settings. During our pre-session consultation, we'll discuss the look you're after and settle on the perfect location to tell your family's story.

What should we wear for our session?

The most important thing is to wear something you feel comfortable in. I have several blog posts that provide tips and useful information on wardrobe selection - and I will also provide you with my style guide to assist you with all your wardrobe planning.

Can our dog be in the images too?

Of course! I love documenting the wonderful connection between people and their dogs! While we can certainly capture a traditional portrait of you both smiling at the camera, my clients especially love the candid images of the moments you share. Visit my blog post How to Prep for a Photo Session with Your Pet for some valuable tips!

What time will our photo session be?

The most magical light for photography happens during the "golden hour," which is why I schedule most sessions either early in the morning or during the last two hours of daylight. Certain locations are better suited for certain times of day, we can discuss location and time during the session-planning call.

Can we do a mix of candid and posed photos?

Always! I find a way to incorporate both candid and traditional posed images into every session - both are equally treasured keepsakes! 

What if it's raining?

If the weather is less than ideal, we can definitely reschedule. 

I want to create authentic portraits of my family! How do I book?

Simply click here to book a session! If you still have some questions, send them my way on this inquiry form or give me a call at 406-544-2881. I can't wait to work with you!



Process and Payment:

Contact me to get your session on the books. I will send you a Portrait Agreement that outlines the full portrait process and explains my policies. I require a 50% down payment to reserve your session date. The remaining 50% is due the day of your portrait session. I accept cash, Apple Pay, PayPal, Venmo and Zelle.

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