I'm a portrait photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area and Davis, CA. I currently attend UC Davis, studying Cognitive Science and Economics. I fell in love with photography back in high school, where I was able to take a few B&W film photography classes. Now I'm obsessed with color and warm tones! My favorite part of photography is capturing authenticity and I love movement. I think that it's important to have professional portraits taken to document moments in our life!

When I'm not taking pictures, I enjoy watercolor painting, eating mac and cheese, and playing with cats. Sunflowers make me smile and I love adventures and meeting new people!

A few more fun facts about me:

  • Yosemite is one of my favorite places and I've hiked Half Dome twice!
  • I LOVE llamas. Ask me about those cute, fluffy creatures.
  • ​My favorite color is yellow- sunflowers, ducklings, lemonade, sunshine.

Photo by Shannon Yen

Shannon Hillyard Photography