the Rowe family

Santa Meet + Greet | 2019

We had such a great experience getting Santa pics done with Shannon!! Not having to wait in line at the mall and getting better quality pictures for the same (or even less) price was awesome!! Excited to do a family shoot whenever the weather decides to cooperate!!

Elisabeth Rowe

the LaFrance family

Santa Meet + Greet | 2019

Shannon’s photos are phenomenal! Her setup was literally picture perfect. My 1 year old was a little hesitant about Santa, but Shannon didn’t give up until she got a smile! Now Santa and E are besties!

Marie LaFrance

the Ferrell family

Santa Meet + Greet| 2019

Brought my 1 1/2 year old twins to see Santa and Shannon was super patient and friendly with us. We loved it and would recommend her for anyone who wants great quality pictures!

Ashley Ferrell

Ashley + David

Chix Beach | Norfolk, VA

"Would like to take a few moments to say a huge thank you to Shannon Santiago for doing David and My maternity photo shoot! She is amazing to work with. She makes you feel super comfortable and knows just how to capture the exact perfect moments. She gave us memories to remember for a lifetime! ❤️"

Ashley Loveless

the Wilson family

multiple locations in Hampton Roads

"Shannon did our family photos and also our Christmas photos and did an amazing job. She captured my family in every single shot. She is very energetic and her love for photography shows through her work. If you would like great photos and a fun and relaxed atmosphere, Shannon Kaye Photography is the perfect place for you."

Kellie Wilson

Emily + Cody

City of Norfolk | Engagement

"Cody and I have been in a long distance relationship for the past couple
of years. Right after we got engaged, we knew that we needed to schedule
an engagement photo shoot during one of my trips out to Virginia. When researching the area, I came across Shannon’s website and completely fell in love with her photography. Shannon was a pleasure to work with and made everything so easy. She worked with the distance when coordinating the shoot and everything came together so smoothly when we finally met. Despite the sudden rain on the day of our shoot, she was able to pull
everything together and find another great location for our pictures. These were the first pictures of our life together as an engaged couple and Shannon made it a wonderful and memorable experience."
Thank You Shannon!
~Emily and Cody

the Andresen Family

Botanical Gardens | Norfolk, VA

Thank you so much for your gift of talent with your photo session with our “son to be” Jeffrey. We are in the process of adopting him and these pictures mean more to us than you know. He’s the love of our life and you captured his true personality and beauty. You made him feel comfortable and you were able to catch those little “moments” that are sometimes rare to find. We are thoroughly pleased with the end result and spent hours upon hours trying to decide which ones are our favorites. Once we did decide, your turnaround time was phenomenal! We will treasure these photos forever and plan to use you to take family photos of all of us once the adoption is final."
Thank you again,
Kim & Steve Andresen

Mike + Amber

the Nazzaro Wedding | Chesapeake, VA

"On May 2, 2009, Mike & I said 'I do', in front of our beloved friends and family. There to capture every moment of our special day was Shannon. Looking through our albums you would never guess the chaos that was going on behind the scenes, because the pictures were perfect. She made sure to capture every special memory from our wedding and then some!! We couldn't have been more thrilled with the outcome, and we definitely recommend Shannon if you want someone you can trust!"

Tera + Buddy

Chix Beach, Norfolk, VA| Engagement

"When it comes to having our pictures taken we are two very uncomfortable people but you made us otherwise that day. You made it a very fun and easy experience for us and the proof is in the pictures. We absolutely love the pictures and our family can’t get enough of them. If your website crashes it might be due to them! Thank you again for a great experience and even better memories."
Thank you!
Tera and Buddy
Virginia Beach, VA

Mother of the Bride

the Dawson Wedding

"We selected Shannon as our wedding photographer and couldn’t be happier that we did. From the very first interaction with her, and from reviewing her website, we could tell Shannon had excellent photographic skills. But that didn’t really give us an idea of what it would be like to work with her on the day of the event. We found that Shannon was very receptive to any special photos or shots we wanted and, on the big day, we couldn’t have been more thrilled. Truly, she captured everything at the wedding beyond our wildest imagination and was a joy to work with. She is creative and thorough capturing the excitement as well as the romance of the occasion. The biggest challenge was deciding what pictures to include in the album because they were all so good. Do yourself a favor and buy the CD. It will be well worth it. We would highly recommend Shannon for your next event."

Wedding of Julia and Russell, November 28, 2009

Debra Wood-Mother of the Bride

Beth + Tony

the Dolan Wedding

"Shannon was the photographer at our wedding and did a fabulous job. She was patient and fun with all of us, our wedding was very casual on the beach so we needed someone that would have a good time with us and she fit the spot to a T. I would highly recommend her, friendly, affordable and wonderful pics, a great combination!"

Beth Dolan- the Bride

Ashlee + Jonathan

City of Norfolk | Engagement

"I just wanted to shoot you a email and say thank you so much for the amazing pictures and experience! I must say with all this wedding biz you have been the most helpful and sweetest!! It hard to find people these days who will communicate and listen and you encompass all of those traits and have an amazing talent for Photography! Jon and I are VERY pleased with the photos and how FAST you got them to us! If anyone ever needs a testimony please feel free to give them my number!! We look forward to the BIG day ever more now!!!"

Thanks again
Ashlee & Jonathan

Greg + Latres

the Cote wedding

"Right from the start, Shannon impressed us with the professional manner she approached her photography- an approach that not only inspired confidence in us being in front of the lens, but generated the results we were looking for in our prints. We needed a professional and reputable photographer for our wedding and had little time to shop around. By choosing Shannon Kaye Photography, we were able to get a photographer who was not only professional in her business practices but delivered the quality of images that we were looking for to capture our special day.
Because of her experience not only with weddings but photography in general, Shannon has been able to provide my wife & I with a “moment frozen in time” that we will cherish forever. Shannon was on time and began working immediately, capturing our event flawlessly as it unfolded. She was never stationary during the ceremony or the reception and that enabled her to get the true feeling and emotions of our wedding day. She truly went above and beyond our expectations. We have recommended and will continue to recommend Shannon as a Hampton Roads photography professional. We were more than pleased with the results and will always be able to look back and enjoy that moment through her work."

Greg and Latres Cote'

Mike + Amber

Pagoda + Oriental Garden | Norfolk, VA

"Mike and I are not people that usually enjoy getting our picture taken. We are both pretty laid back and we try not to take ourselves too seriously. Shannon made us feel so relaxed! She did a great job of capturing both our personalities and making them shine through. We were both so pleased with the versatility of the pictures! Thanks Shannon!!"


the Esposito family

Chix Beach | Norfolk, VA

"I have been a friend of Shannon’s for a few years and have always admired her photography but it wasn’t till just recently when she did a photo shoot for my family, did I truly appreciate her talent. Our pictures are gorgeous.
My family had our photographs taken by Shannon out under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Since we were at the beach, she took her time to make sure she didn’t get other people or objects in the background. She made sure to ask us how we wanted to be grouped and what we wanted to be in the background. Never once did she rush us or become impatient with our family of 9. She was great with the 3 children too. They soaked up every minute of being photographed.
Her editing process was quick and she kept in contact with us throughout the whole experience. I know we will use her again later on down the line and I definitely recommend her to anyone wanting to get any kind of pictures done!
Thanks Shannon!"
Maria Esposito and Family

the Mitchell Wedding

"Planning an out-of-state wedding while working and going to college full-time was quickly beginning to wear us down. At first, we were hesitant about hiring a photographer, but after meeting Shannon and seeing her portfolio, we felt so much more comfortable with the idea. Shannon’s charming personality made us, as well as the guests, feel extremely at ease. Our private photo session after the ceremony was so much fun! Hiring Shannon as our photographer was one of the best decisions we have made—as she beautify captured moments from our special day.
Thank you, Shannon!"
Jamie and Melissa Mitchell

the Jackson family

Chix Beach | Norfolk, VA

"I was totally surprised with the gift of taking pictures on the beach with my
sisters and mom. Being wound up for my wedding in less than 24 hours away, at the time, I could relax and have fun with my family. Shannon was very professional. Thanks Shannon for the best deal ever, fun and professionalism."

The Jackson Family

Kenneth + Kelli

the Fairbanks wedding | Chesapeake, VA

"A bride couldn't ask for anything more than making great memories on the biggest day of her life! Shannon provided just that! Every time I look at a photo I'm reminded of every emotion and feeling from that very special day.

Thank you,

Kenneth & Kelli Fairbanks
Chesapeake, VA

the Stagg family

First Landing State Park | Virginia Beach, VA

I have always been one to be too critical of my pictures but I found myself looking at the photos Shannon took and I LOVE them. My husband is deployed currently and he loved getting these pictures and said they looked better than when I went to Glamour Shots. He was really impressed with them. I am too! Shannon you have a natural ability and our family will be using you for all our photographs from now. Thank you so much...

Danielle Stagg


Headshots for Business

Shannon is the best!
I needed some head shots done for my business and assumed that it would take at least two weeks to have the finished product in hand. When I contacted Shannon she set up an appointment with me for that same afternoon, and even came to my home. She came fully prepared and took an entire disc full of pictures with all different types of backgrounds. Even little details, like a strand of hair in the wrong place, or a leaf on a branch was caught by her and corrected to improve the shot. When Shannon was finished I asked her how long it would take to have the photos’ and she replied that she would have them to me as soon as she could get home and upload them. I received a phone call from her an hour after she left to let me know that my pictures were finished and I could pick out whichever ones I liked. When I went to her web site, all I had to do was click on my profile and tell her which photo’s I wanted. She had them checked over for any flaws and sent to me that evening. I have never had anyone be this courteous, detail oriented and organized with me before, and we will definitely be using her for any and all of our future photography needs.


Boudoir | her home

I have never done an intimate photo shoot before, probably due to the fact that I have always been a little overweight and insecure about myself. However, for the last two years I have been strenuously working on bettering myself physically. I am now to the point of being very happy with myself and what I have accomplished. I have to admit though, that when I saw my pictures from the shoot I was shocked! I still can’t believe that‘s me in the photo’s, it honestly looks like I am staring at a professional picture from a magazine. All I have to say is that Shannon is absolutely AMAZING at what she does! She has an incredible eye for beauty and is great at making people feel very comfortable. I have never taken these types of photos’ before and there was not a second that I felt uncomfortable with the fact that I was at times completely naked and exposed. If you ever want to treat yourself to something, I strongly suggest in getting this done. It is absolutely uplifting!

Thank you Shannon for all that you have done.
-Megan Kinlaw

Secret Boudoir

Seaford, VA

"I was very nervous in the minutes leading up to my photography session-- but when I met Shannon, she put me at ease right away. She is professional, technical and creative-- but friendly and encouraging and all the while. I was able to relax in an otherwise uncomfortable situation. I would not have trusted my friends or sisters as I have Shannon with these personal photographs."


Lamar Moore


"Shannon Kaye Photography has to be one of the best photographers in Hampton Road Virginia. Shannon was extremely professional and very punctual. She was also very polite and pleasant. She made us feel very comfortable and she captured exactly what we wanted in our photo shoot. We had plenty of quality photos to choose from. We will definitely utilize her services again and highly recommend her to our friends and family. We had a wonderful experience."

Stephanie + Eric

the Telford wedding |Sandbridge, Va Beach, VA

Shannon Kaye is the go to for any photography! She took my husband and I’s wedding photos two years ago and even to this day I catch myself admiring how she captured us on our special day :)

Stephanie Telford

Father of the bride

Virginia Beach, VA

Shannon did my daughter’s wedding and was magnificent!! The pictures were awesome!! She was non intrusive and got some incredible natural shots!! I highly recommend her!!

Mike Coyle