About

About

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by! I’m Shawn, photographer emeritus here at Shawn Pierce Photography. I got my start with photography in the mid-90’s during high school. As a Sophomore I signed up for a basic photography/darkroom course and was hooked immediately. My dad gave me his old camera to learn on, a 35mm Ricoh Singlex which, even when I was using it in the 1990s, was a relic. These days it’s a downright artifact of a bygone era, but I still have it. In fact, it occupies a prime spot on a shelf in my office as a constant, cherished reminder of where it all began for me.

Through my turbulent (and broke) 20’s, especially my early 20’s, I had to put photography on the back burner. Chronic illness and crippling poverty made the simple tasks of getting food on the table and making sure the rent got paid the singular day-to-day goal. During this time photography sort of became something I thought about in the past tense; as-in “something I used to do.” Thankfully, I was wrong about this.

In 2006, I met Jill. She would become my best friend, my wife and strongest supporter. It was after I met her that everything changed. After we were married we moved from the Great North Woods of Littleton, NH to the “big city” of Rochester, in the beautiful seacoast region of NH. Things were looking up for both of us. We bought our first home; Jill completed her MBA and landed her dream job at a chocolate factory. I had a decent paying job working in the financial industry and, working together, we built a comfortable life for ourselves.

At this point, with my life settling down and stability becoming the norm instead of the rarity, I decided to rekindle my love affair with photography. So, in 2009, I gathered up all my old Nikon 35mm gear, sold it all off and bought my first digital SLR, an entry level Nikon D60.

Fast forward to the present and here I am, finally taking my hobby, my passion, into the uncharted waters of self-employment. The D60 is long gone, having been replaced and upgraded repeatedly with newer and better gear. My photos have been published internationally; my work has been featured in magazines, catalogs, calendars and, of course, online. I started my own photography blog and was even interviewed by Chasing Asphalt about my automotive and motorsports photography. 

Over the years I have accumulated the knowledge, experience and equipment to tackle any photographic assignment that comes my way. So, no matter the subject matter, size, scope or complexity of your project, I am confident I can deliver the images you need. For more information, call me, send me an email, find me on facebook or simply fill out the contact form and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I would love to have a conversation about how Shawn Pierce Photography can provide you with the high quality images you need.

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