Hello! I'm Shauna Devenport. I have been a photographer at heart since I was young, but didn't make it officially a business venture until 2009. I love the creativity, vision, and excitement with which this field allows me to experiment. I enjoy knowing that my clients will have keepsakes of our time together, and I am always humbled to be given the honor of capturing your moment in time.
I have an eight year old daughter, six year old son, and a small infant whom I love with every fiber of my being, and I have a husband who is supportive and loving. My husband and I are high school sweethearts, and have been together for nearly half our lives. My daughter is an unbelievably sweet soul, my son full of curiosity, my baby healthy and strong, and I thank God daily that I have been gifted these treasures to nurture and watch grow. I truly savor each moment with them.
I am a former full-time 8th grade teacher, of which I've loved every minute, and I miss my students greatly. I've taught high school and middle school exclusively, but I've worked with elementary-aged students in before and after school programs, which was always a hilarious and fun adventure. I truly loved my job for 13 years; it was never boring, but I'm very excited to make photography my full-time passion while staying home with my littlest loves!
"Do you have a studio?"
Unfortunately, I do not have an official studio. I do have a beautiful space in my formal dining room that I convert into a studio space when the need arises. I use natural light that comes through the windows of my home, so if you'd prefer an indoor shoot due to having a newborn or other reasons, please let me know so that we can set something up.
"Do you travel to places outside of Olathe for sessions?"
I do indeed travel outside of Olathe for sessions. I have traveled to Saint Charles, Missouri often, and I also do a lot of sessions around Lawrence, Leavenworth, Kansas City, Leawood, Lee's Summit, Shawnee Mission... the list goes on and on! I will say this though: I know the beautiful spots around Olathe far more than I know the ones outside of it, so if you have a place in mind that you believe will make a beautiful backdrop for your sessions then please do not hesitate to let me know!