Image taken by my long suffering husband, who entertains our daughter while I spend too much time behind the lens but never fails to encourage me at every turn.



I bought my first dSLR when my husband and I moved to Italy shortly after we got married. It was an entry level Olympus with a kit lens, and we took it on a week long trip to Athens and Santorini. I fell in love. I couldn't stop taking photos (the scenery didn't hurt). That camera and that trip awoke a creative side in me that was so dormant, I wasn't sure it actually existed.

Fast forward ten years, and my passion for photography is stronger than ever. My technical abilities have improved and my editing hand isn't quite as heavy as it used to be (thankfully!). 

My focus had primarily been travel and landscape photography, as we were fortunate to live abroad for half of our married life, but with the addition of our daughter to the family, I developed an interest in lifestyle photography.  Our move to San Diego allowed me to grow that aspect of my business.

Please enjoy a selection of my photos. If you are interested in purchasing or using any of my prints, or in commissioning work, please feel free to contact me directly using the form below or by emailing me at shannonhammondphotography (at) gmail (dot) com.

Thanks for stopping by!

Shannon Hammond

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