ABOUT Shauna smith photography + design



Although I had been designing and taking photos for friends and family for years, my business was born in 2012 because of my daughter Emily's senior portrait experience.  Forced by the school to use a specific photographer for Emily's yearbook photo, I found myself spending $900.00 for headshots that we were all very disappointed by. Speaking to other families who felt the same way I set out to change that.  As a mom, I don't mind spending money to capture and preserve my family's memories - but at the end of it I want beautiful shots that I'd be proud to hang in my home for years to come.  So I purchased my first portrait lens and took my beautiful daughter to the beach... I was able to capture her spirit and her joy (and even this shot of her and her little brother Ethan which I cherish to this day) and so began Shauna Smith Photography + Design.

What I want most for my clients is to provide a fun, relaxed and enjoyable experience during the photo sessions that encourages the babies, children, teens and families to enjoy the time they're spending in front of the camera - this allows the "real" smiles, love and joy to shine through the lens producing lifelong memories that will endure the test of time and preserve these moments in our lives that go oh so quickly!

meet shauna

I'm a wife, mom, photographer and graphic designer.  After 26 years as an Army wife, my family came back to our midwestern roots and settled here in Elkhorn, Nebraska where we've found a home and I've finally been able to grow both my photography and design business!

Now my days are spent at home with our 3 dogs designing artwork for my Etsy Store, planning photo shoots and editing files for my photography clients, as well as spending a ton of time volunteering in our lacrosse community (did I mention that I'm a lacrosse mom?)

Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true.