Since 2005, I have focused My creative energy on storytelling at weddings, family sessions, and commercial projects. 


My story

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. 

If you walk across my camera, I will flash the world your story.
— Woody Gutherie

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 :)