Thank you for stopping by… My name is Shannon Wright and I am the photographer behind mercymae. I wanted to be sure and introduce myself so you know a little bit about me. I feel like the personality behind the camera has a lot to do with how comfortable you and your loved ones will be in front of it. So here are some random things that might help you get to know me:
I am a Christ-follower. I’ve been married to the love of my life, Freddy, since I was 18. He swept me off my feet the summer before my senior year of high school and I became his Mrs. 17 days after graduation. And we’ve been married for 23 years. We have been blessed with 4 kids. 1 Son and 3 Daughters. All 4 of our kids initials are I.M. Wright. Mercy is the middle name of kid #4 and Mae is the middle name of kid #3. I am a runner. Tex Mex is my favorite food. I was born in Michigan, and I’ve also lived in North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, and now Texas. I grew up as an Army Brat. I am 100% Daddy’s girl. I hate to do laundry. I don’t read often enough. I laugh A LOT! I would pick a Caribbean cruise over just about any other vacation. No one should ever have to listen to me sing but I often sing to toddlers during photo sessions. I love people. Our family motto is “Love God – Serve All”. And I try my best to let that be my daily anthem.
I got my first DSLR in December of 2009. I have had a camera in my hand ever since. We had friends who lost a baby after 8 short days of life and a precious woman went into the hospital there at Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA and took photos of their baby girl for them right before she passed away. This made such an impression on my heart that I couldn’t shake it and when it was time for my youngest to start school, I started looking for work that was meaningful to me. And here I am, feeling blessed every single day that God has allowed me to have meaning in my work, to capture memories for you. Memories of moments that are way too fleeting. I look forward to hearing from you and capturing your most prized memories for you and telling YOUR colorful story! .
Thanks again for stopping by!