I'm a Jacksonville, FL storyteller who's obsessed with documenting madly in love couples and military homecomings. More than that I'm just a native Arizona girl turned everywhere-er, chasing life's adventures with my sweetheart pilot husband and our spunky daughter. 

I'm Shandi

Hello friend!

I don't fit in a box and you shouldn't have to either.

Love, Shandi

Rewind to 2011 when I said, “I do” on Jax beach, midday, surrounded by half-naked strangers.

It was the best day of my life, but guess what? I was putting myself in a box I thought I was supposed to be in. We were doing everything we "thought we should".  It wasn’t until after our wedding was over that I realized we had done it all wrong.

Now, I look back at our pictures and cringe. Not because they are bad pictures, but because they aren’t US. Like, AT. ALL.

After a few years of “I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up,” I bought a camera, taught myself almost everything I know, and now I’m here to show you that you don’t fit in a box either and don’t have to make the same mistake we did. I’ve been there so you don’t have to.

My wedding story

I don't want smooth sailing; I want a rainstorm. 'Ordinary' is something we should all be running from.
- s.r.w
Disney w/ my fav people
Folk pop & roll
Chicken Tikka Masala
where to find me
spiritual animal
Favorite food

Getting to know me