ABOUT SHAWNA SIMMONS
FROM MANHATTAN TO MIDDLEBURG
In New York City, Shawna spent over 7 years working as a photo editor, photographer, and stylist for clients like: Ace Hotel, Anthropologie, Condé Nast, Christie's, Fab.com, Gilt Groupe, HotelTonight, Ideeli, MTV, Nicole Miller, Macys.com, and Sally Hansen. She honed her craft with the best of the best, which allows her to work quickly and efficiently both on set and in her post-production editing process.
Shawna traded the skylines of New York City for Middleburg, VA with her Yorkie, Bella, and two horses Gigi and Winny in 2015. Upon relocating, she was first a Photo Editor for National Geographic Fine Art, then a Social Media Photographer for clients such as Lavazza, US Open, Kellog's, and Lou Lou Boutiques. However, her love for horses and touring the A show circuit prompted her to follow her dreams and quit her full-time job to devote herself to SAS Equine Photography.
SAS EQUINE PHOTOGRAPHY
Shawna launched SAS Equine Photography in 2017 after shooting some friends' horses at Upperville Horse Show. In less than a year, Shawna has shot countless high profile clients and horses, including riders such as Scott Stewart and fashion icon Sam Edelman, both across the United States and in Europe. She is a contributing staff photographer for The Plaid Horse and Sidelines Magazine, the US photographer for Devoucoux, Pro Elite Feed and MARS Equestrian and has been featured in The Chronicle of the Horse, The Scout Guide, Noelle Floyd and Middleburg Life.
Shawna is an avid equestrian who grew up showing competitively in the Hunters on the East Coast. She now rides and shows her young 5 year old Hunter, Giczelle, with trainer Alan Lohman of Lohman Stables in Poolesville. When she's not shooting or riding you will find her spending time with family, traveling, enjoying a glass of wine at a local vineyard, and going on flea market treasure hunts.
You can catch up with Shawna on the show circuit by checking her Upcoming Travel Dates below, or email her to get on her shoot schedule: firstname.lastname@example.org.
black background portraits
CLASSIC EQUINE PORTRAIT, $350
This black background session is photographed either on the show grounds or right at your farm using all natural lighting in the barn aisle. Each session lasts approx. 45 minutes and includes 5-6 high resolution digital files, as well as watermarked web-size images to share on social media.
DOG + EQUINE PORTRAIT, $400
This unique portrait session includes both your four-legged babies in one special image. The horse and dog are posed and shot separately in the barn aisle using all natural light, then merged together in Photoshop. Each session lasts approx. 45 minutes and includes 5-6 24"x20" high resolution digital files both together and separate, as well as watermarked web-size images to share on social media.
OWNER + EQUINE PORTRAIT, $400
Capture the connection and love between you and your horse in this portrait session. The shoot lasts approx.40 minutes with one outfit change and includes 5-6 high resolution digital files, as well as watermarked web-size images to share on social media.
ON WHITE PORTRAiTS
Request this as an add-on to any Black Background portrait package for $75.
BOOK A SESSION
Shoot Shawna a message if you're interested in booking a session either at your farm or on the show circuit. Upcoming Travel Locations: Middleburg, Devon, Texas.