Shannon Smith

Hi, I am Shannon Smith & photography has been a passion of mine from an early age. I started La Bella Vita with the intention of doing one or two sessions a month, & it evolved into a full time job which has enabled me to meet so many wonderful people & become well known for my creative & unique images. 

I am based at Lake Macquarie & have a property at Cooranbong. Most of my sessions are based in this area & Central Coast, but I also travel for sessions when needed. 

I love creating a little bit of magic in every shoot I capture. I have a fairytale & whimsical style to my images.

In recent times I have been lucky enough to have my work featured in The Sunday Telegraph twice, once for my equine work & then for my maternity images. I also appeared on Channel 7's The Morning Show to talk about & showcase my work. I also published a book of my best equine images in 2017 called "The Pony Project"



Life has many milestones & I would love to assist with turning these milestones into lasting memories. I offer

  • Individual,

  • Family,

  • Children,

  • Maternity & Newborn Portraiture,

  • Cake Smash,

  • Boudoir and

  • Equine/ rider portraits



Shannon and her kids

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