Sliding into photography was like putting on my favorite pair of 501’s from the 80’s: familiar, comfortable and sexy. At the core of my work is an interest in human chemistry where desire burns, passions churn and humor knocks out inhibitions.

What I Do

Everyone looks better beyond inhibitions. Almost without exception my clients gift me with pure essence of character. My gift is to reflect and magnify that essence, capture and document it. I have a BA from a little mountain town college in Southwestern Colorado and 14 years in the beauty industry. Now I am a Chico CA wedding photographer.


Who I Am

I took my camera to Lake Tenkiller, but I wasn’t a slave to it. I caught moments but not all the moments ~ I didn’t even capture Thanksgiving dinner or a toast. I caught the moments in between. That is what I love to do and hope it tells a story ~ An ordinary story of love and companionship in an ordinary family in the heart of it all.


My Work

We don’t just survive together. We move ahead, achieve, and conquer life together. Our passion for life starts with the passion for each other.

Say Hello.

Feel free to connect with Shannon Iris via social media at the links below