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The name's Shanoah, but everyone calls me Sho. I was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico but I now reside in good ol' Provo, Utah. I am Native American and proud of it. Growing up, I never really learned about my Native American culture, but as I grew older I learned so much about it and I have such an appreciation for my ancestors and the privileges that I have. Native Americans are storytellers; however, they're not writers. Their legends, history, and stories are passed from generation to generation by talking to each other and telling stories. I'm not very good with words, but I've learned to tell stories and keep my history through images.
That's what I want to do for you, I want to help tell your story, I want to help keep your history, I want to capture your family, friends, and you and your love. I want to create a relationship with you, so I can more fully and truthfully tell your story. I want to capture beautiful and timeless images that you can look back on for years to come. I want to celebrate your life and the season that you are in. Messy, beautiful, everything.
Remember those fun little photostrip camera's from the 90's or your favorite disposable cameras? I used to LOVE those. I have always been drawn to beautiful images. But what really got me doing what I do today was my friend Gracie. We had just returned from a trip to Central America and she made the most beautiful video. It not only captured what we did/toured while we were there, but it captured the people and the culture so beautifully. I cried watching her video and just thought how that was how I wanted to capture things from that time forward... I wanted to remember things just as they were. I didn't want to just have pictures where I was standing in front of some place that I visited, but I wanted to have pictures and videos of the places, the people, the cultures, the atmosphere. I wanted to be able to look back and hear the sounds of the street and feel the air on my skin once more.
That's what I want to do for you-whether it's photography or videography. I want to capture things just as they are. I want to get those small moments and the big ones. I want one's where everyone's looking at the camera and where no one knows the camera is even there. I want to tell your story. Not the Pinterest version of your story, but your story just how it is. I want to capture it all.
WAH EAH WAH WAH WAHHHHHHHHHH