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Shannon Avila


I'm Shannon. A photographer and mom of three teenage daughters and live in the Essa area. I specialize in portraits of all kinds - from babies, family to moms in business. Being a mom and business owner myself, I have a special love of photographing women and their families. I would love to create images that emphasize the love shared within your family and to transform them into pieces that you can proudly display and show off in your home for you and your family to enjoy for a lifetime.

"Your moments are meant to be printed, displayed and loved. It's what your great grandchildren will have to remember you."

—Shannon Avila

As Seen on Simcoe.com

In 2020, I followed a Boston based photographer who began an incredible fundraising initiative called The Front Steps Project, where she photographed local families during the Covid 19 closures. It quickly spread like wildfire and I decided to bring this initiative to my Barrie community.

I photographed over 85 families within the month and raised approximately $3500 for the local Barrie Foodbank. Check out the article on Simcoe.com!

Featured in Shutter Up Magazine

Featured in Issue 446: Headshots & Branding of Shutter Up Magazine for my work with Monica Abramov Real Estate and Lunata Beauty.


Shannon is very professional, fun, sweet, and extremely good with little ones. She really knows how to capture a moment and place you for the perfect photos. I get compliments on our pictures every time someone sees them on our wall at home. You will not be disappointed!

Amanda Donohue

Shannon is absolutely gifted. She always knows how to get the perfect picture and has captured so many of our family's memories. We have always been beyond happy and amazed with her work.

Anna Arsenault

Incredible, amazing and awesome person inside and out.

She makes you feel like a rockstar! She empowers and reminds you of the beauty we as women seem to forget we have. If you haven't already booked a session with Shannon, I highly recommend you change that."

Melissa Threadkell

Shannon is patient, professional, and has a wonderful sense of humour. She’s fantastic with children, both young and young at heart. We’re very happy with all the experiences we’ve had with Shannon and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for some beautiful portraits.

Carolyn V

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