Since 2005, I have focused My creative energy on storytelling at weddings, family sessions, and commercial projects.
Shawna Noel (pronounced no • elle, like the French word for Christmas) Photography is run by me, Shawna Noel Schill.
I grew up in Minot, North Dakota, graduated from the University of North Dakota with degrees in English and photography and my big dream was to work at a newspaper as a journalist. And I did that for a while – I worked at the Colorado Springs Gazette, the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and the Grand Forks Herald. Shawna Noel Photography started as a part-time “adventure” for me in 2005 and quickly became a full-time business.
Now, in 2016, I've been in the photography business for 11 years. I feel lucky beyond belief that I have the opportunity each day to be creative, meet fantastic people, and live my dream.
In addition to snapping photos at weddings, family sessions, senior shoots and commercial outtings every year, I also am a delighted cat-owner to Boo, a happy wife to Matt, and hopeful DIY-er to my old house. When I'm not at work, I can be found cooking with ingredients grown in my own garden. No one can make more meals out of broccoli than me :)