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The Photographer

"Live the life you've dreamed"


Who is Shannon Sasaki: I am a local girl, born and raised on the beautiful island of Oahu (Kaimuki girl).  It all started in high school when I took my first photography class.  I started off with black and white film, developing everything on my own in a darkroom.  I shot for fun and tried the whole fashion scene, shot some events, took a couple of classes in college, yada yada.  But then I was asked to 2nd shoot for someone at a wedding...that was it.  The fire was ignited and I knew that this was something I wanted to be doing for the rest of my life.  I quit nursing school to pursue this passion of mine.  There is nothing I love more than being able to capture timeless memories for people to enjoy for a lifetime.  It would mean the world to me if you would allow me to do that for you.
I currently live 2 lives... one in Hawaii and one in San Francisco.  My love of 6 years is currently working as an animator at Pixar Studios.  So yes... we are living that "Lala Land" life only with a happier ending where we actually make it work.  Thank you Skype and Facetime!!  We both support each other's hustle and there isn't anything I wouldn't do to make it work with her.  So if you are getting married in the NorCal area, holla at a girl! 
Why invest in me:  When you think about it, your photographer is going to be with you for the entire day.  From the start I want to make sure you feel comfortable with me and I want to get to know the both of you as well.  I want to hear it all!  How did you meet?  Is it going to be a wild blurry dance your ass off kind of wedding or a classy fairytale Disney kind of wedding?  Either way... I'M HERE FOR IT!!  Let's chat, skype, grab dessert (yes I'm a fatty and my ultimate weakness is sweets), however it is I'm able to get to know you better and hear what you envision for your day.  I take my job very seriously and know you are trusting me with your memories.  I want to be sure to really get to know each and every one of you so I'm able to document your day with a personalized touch.  Leave all the photo stuff to me, don't worry about posing and lighting.  I always make sure my couples are looking fierce and feeling beautiful.  I just want you truly enjoying your day.  I GOTCHU!! :) 
Random Facts: 

 *Halloween is my THANG! I plan on going to every haunted house in the world.  Oh and I won $1000 at a costume contest one year!

*I wish I were a teenager in the 80's!

*Bring me sweets or tequila... we become best friends.

*Music and concerts are my biggest escape. 

* Playing Guitar and Tropical Skittles is my cure for everything!