SHANNON STENT IMAGES
A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the fantastic Say G’Day To The Bay event held at Cowaramup Bay for Cowaramup Primary school students. A number of parents volunteered to assist to make the day special and the photo I posted with the article of the flare demonstration was a beauty taken by Jayde Stent from Shannon Stent Images. Now anyone who can take a decent photo of me must be good and at the time of publishing, I did not have information as to who had taken the photo. Any professional photographer rightly deserves to be acknowledged for their work and Jayde was also volunteering her services on the day as her and partner, Shannon, are Cowtown locals with two children at the school also. So I thought I would do a little research on their small business and seems they have a flair for the adventurous, especially when it comes to weddings. With so many more people having their special day in the southwest, there is ample opportunity to capitalise on the amazing landscape and ocean environment and these guys have taken it to a new level. Locations such as Broadwater Farm, Black Brewing Company and Gilgara Retreat are just a few where they have captured couples in beautiful surrounds. Often, between the nuptials and wedding function, Shannon and Jayde will often photograph the bride and groom at wild coastal locations and being an ocean person, for me, these are standout images. When you go to the About Us section of their website, I reckon the coastal photo of Shannon is taken at my favorite piece of coastline, North Point headland, looking north towards Castle Rock.
Sometimes better to let people describe what they do best themselves, rather me trying to, so as Shannon writes on the website:
“My passion for photography and film-making started in the ocean — I have always been fascinated with the sea, and it was my inspiration to first pick up a camera and start taking pictures and making movies. Over ten years later, I still get the same buzz and satisfaction in capturing Mother Nature in all her glory — one fraction of a second at a time. When my two daughters came into this world, I naturally began to develop an interest in photographing people. I tend to take a natural, organic approach to my photography, with a heavy focus on the mood and feeling of the moment. Our photography style is often described as moody and atmospheric. I’m not a huge fan of tradition or following trends, I like to break the rules and I’m always up for the unknown and trying something new and adventurous. More recently, my wife Jayde has developed her own passion for documenting weddings, and we now work full time as a husband and wife team. We love the challenge of incorporating the natural environment into our wedding photography, and the South-West has unlimited locations and opportunities. From the sun-drenched countryside to the beautiful coast near Margaret River, embracing the natural beauty of this wonderful state helps set the mood and provides a wonderful backdrop.”
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