AN EMOTIVE STORY-TELLING DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN ESSEX & ADVENTURING BEYOND.
I’M SHIANNE MERCER,
I HAVE A LOVE FOR ALL THINGS OUTDOORS, WILD AND FREE, WARM GREEN’S AND AUTUMNAL ORANGE’S ARE MY FAVOURITE COLOURS SO IN AND AMONGST A FOREST OR WOODLAND IS MY FAVOURITE PLACE TO BE. I FOCUS MY WORK AROUND THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MAGICAL WEDDINGS, LOVABLE LIFESTYLES OF ALL KINDS AND LOTS OF LITTLE THINGS IN BETWEEN. A TRUE BELIEVER IN ‘EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON’ EVEN THROUGH THE TOUGHEST TIMES AND MY SENIOR SCHOOL MOTO ‘BELIEVING IS ACHIEVING’ HAS SHAPED MY PATH AND GOT ME WHERE I AM TODAY.
Imperfections are me and my world of photography. The very smallest detail could have the biggest meaning and a photographic memory of an imperfect moment can be instantly made the most perfect moment there was. I tell a visual story with each photograph I create, a story that holds so much memorabilia and can be cherished not just now, but forever.
I work to document emotion and narrative, personalities and a freeze frame of time. Whether it be; families, friendships or a memorable moment in life, a handful of details that some may find un-important or the family member you wish you had a photograph of but was too busy to get it, I get it. I understand and thrive off the importance of photographic media and its value.
I pride myself in creating something different and unique. My style of work is very informative and raw with tradition thrown in. Photographs are an extremely important material and cannot be undone so it is a must to photograph every moment as real and pure as can be. Memories fade but photographs last forever and I do not believe in staging moments that are completely unnatural.
I’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU AND ABOUT ALL OF YOUR PLANS
THE STORIES OF MY WORK, VISUALLY AND DESCRIPTIVE
Isn’t it crazy how you can know someone for only a matter of months, yet it feels much longer.
Coming into this industry was a whirlwind, if you’ve taken a look around my website you would know that I have only been doing this small biz thing for only 2 years now. Can we even count 2020?
The Autumn of 2020 feels like a lifetime away and shows just how fast the past year has gone by.My Autumn mini sessions took place on the 11th October, it was hit and miss whether they would go ahead giving the restrictions in place but thankfully we was able to.
It’s a reminder of how precious time is and how fast children grow. I first met Jade, mummy of Rylee and Elyssa at the beginning of the year to celebrate of the Baptism and first birthday of Elyssa. She couldn’t walk, didn’t talk and had a lot less hair.
Here are The Bevington’s, Camilla and her beautiful family. Whilst we had originally booked this session at the beginning on the year for the bluebells in May, the world had other plans so we held off for a Autumn family
WOW, who would have thought what was meant to be the busiest year would result in my first and currently only wedding on the year to take place in October. Which wasn’t even an original and postponed booking! Samantha got
Sarah and Jacob originally booked me for their wedding in Malta for July 2020 – prior to the pandemic hitting the world! Unfortunately I was unable to fly out for their wedding so we opted to shoot them a family