I'm sure I'm not the only one that decided that I loved photography, owned a DSLR camera and then turned it into a business like a flip of a switch. But it's what I did. I remember sitting at my kitchen table with my husband and tossing names around and checking online to see if it was something I could use. I decided on Pix by Shannon. It was short, had my name and my dad was always a fan of short-handing words so just like that I became the owner and photographer for Pix by Shannon! I did all the legal stuff to become a real business and that was that!
Over the years I regularly thought of changing my name but it involved so much work, so I didn't change it. When I moved I debated the change again but moving across the country and starting up a business from scratch when you know no one is stressful enough, so Pix by Shannon stuck. Another 2 years passed and I decided that the name Pix by Shannon just didn't match my work or brand anymore. I couldn't shake it, I thought about it all the time. I was making some changes with my business for 2017 to include volunteering for organizations such as The Gold Hope Project (donating sessions to children with cancer), Magic Hour (donating sessions to any age with cancer) and Red Thread (providing discounted sessions to adopting families) and focusing on newborn photography, (don't worry, I'm still shooting maternity, babies, kids and families), so I decided it was time to make a change since I was changing up the way I was working. Again, I pondered names, why is coming up with a name so hard?!? I tossed around several but at the end of the day, I decided to keep it simple and classic and use my name. People know me by name so it seems like the logical route! That's when Shannon Anderson Photography was born! I had a new logo designed and loved it. Once I had the logo, I realized it was really happening! I had all the intentions of waiting for a huge grand announcement later in the year, but as a business owner, this is pretty exciting and I can't keep it a secret any more!
So, what does this mean? Well, lots of changes for me and hopefully very few changes for you! As a business owner, I do what I can to get my business name out there and I did just that so I'll be working to get the Shannon Anderson Photography name out there! It's a time consuming process, so any help you can give me to get my new name and business name out as a fan or client is appreciated! Simple things such as commenting on blog posts, social media posts and share my info with others, it's all greatly appreciated and as loyal clients, you will still be rewarded when you refer new clients! I have a new website as you probably see since you are reading this on the new website and will be working to convert all Pix by Shannon info to Shannon Anderson Photography. I wish it was as easy as flipping a switch but after almost 4 years in business my name is all over the place and now I'm starting fresh! So bear with me while I change everything over during the next few weeks!
Thank you all for your support and while you are here, take a look around at the new website!
Shannon Anderson Photography is a maternity, newborn, child and family photographer in the Charlotte and Lake Norman areas of North Carolina. Shannon specializes in studio newborns and has a home studio in Mooresville, NC available for newborns and young children and travels around the Lake Norman and Charlotte areas of North Carolina for outdoor and lifestyle sessions. To book a session please contact Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org