Hi!! Thank you so much for stopping by my “home” on google!
My name is Shaye Kennedy. I’m a wife, mother and photographer! I married my high school sweetheart in 2010. He was a football player and I was a cheerleader, but really we fell in love over and over again every spring during track and field! I’m a first time Mom to a blonde hair blue eyed boy! He’s my best friend and the smiliest, funniest, light-hearted 1 year old. We practice attachment parenting and respectful parenting. I have loved babywearing and breastfeeding him. I don’t feel that you can love on your baby too much. These are the best days of our lives and one day we will wish for them back. So i’ll hug him a little longer and steal kisses as long as he’ll let me! I’m a mom first and photographer second. I try to maintain a healthy balance between home life and work life!
I currently reside in Pittsburgh, PA with a beautiful commercial photography studio space in Bethel Park, PA and I love what I do! I I’ve been a professional photographer since 2012! In 2013, I decided to bring my focus to newborn photography. I went to Columbus, OH for hands on newborn photography training with Stephanie Cotta Photography from St. Louis, MO. I learned about camera settings, editing, lighting, styling, and most importantly – safely posing newborns for photos. I spent the next 3 years doing a very posed style of newborn photography. In 2015, I began printing my own fine art prints in the studio on a professional high quality printer for my clients. In 2016, I invested in Jenny Cruger Photography’s education materials and transitioned to more of a simple and natural style of newborn photography. I fell in love with the focus on motherhood and it felt more authentic to me to photograph Mothers loving on their babies while keeping them swaddled and peaceful. This is close to my heart as I want to remember the feeling of loving on my baby forever as well!
Currently, I am a member of The Motherhood Anthology where I continue to invest, learn and grow my skills in maternity, newborn, baby, and motherhood photography. I also have continued with printing and framing the most important memories for my clients in studio and outsourced from the best in professional photo labs!
I am so passionate about creating beautiful photos that make you feel love and joy. I hope you feel this in my work.
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to read this!