AN EMOTIVE STORY-TELLING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN ESSEX & ADVENTURING BEYOND.
HELLO & WELCOME
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. A SUCKER FOR A LOVE STORY AND PLACES FULL OF HISTORY.
EVERYTHING I DO AND WHY…
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.
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Fast forward a year, Hannah and her partner Chris got engaged and Hannah booked me for one of my mini sessions. What perfect opportunity to get some adorable couple portraits! So there it was, early December at Thorndon Country Park, Hannah and Chris joined me for 30 minutes of portraits and it was again, a total joy.
I cannot put into words how much this shoot was like a total breath of fresh air. I met Zoe just last year when she got in touch ahead of becoming a Humanist Wedding Celebrate here in the South East of the UK and we did a whole Branding Concept for her socials.
The beautiful Apton Hall, a place I love and an exclusive Wedding venue set in the Essex Country side. It has the most relaxed and comforting vibes. The brick walls, beautiful features, rustic charm courtyard of dreams throughout all seasons. Yes, we did have the Christmas tree up! And the stable barn that is just breathtaking, always.
The most beautiful family session this Winter was with this incredible family. Joanna booked this session for her little extended family who all form a support bubble. They all come alone to my Winter minis and we spend such a lovely time exploring Thorndon Country Park.
If this isn’t the dreamiest winter session, I doesn’t know what is.
December 2020 was the second year of me doing my winter mini sessions and it was a complete sell out! There is something about the winters sun that I absolutely love! Just look at that light!
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?