Hello! My name is Shamra Willis and I am the owner/photographer for Candids Photography & Event Planning.
I absolutely love capturing the special moments for someone and showcasing their personality and uniqueness! Do you want the traditional posed simple photos that you have seen for years and years? I have plenty of great photographer friends that do those sessions well, but that is just not me. I am very easygoing and do my best to make your experience fun, lighthearted and memorable. Many times during a session you will find me climbing, crawling or whatever else it takes to get that amazing shot.
Now for the facts in case you wanted them.
I am married to my high school sweetheart (the only time I would call him that haha). We have two adult sons who may occasionally accompany me on a shoot (when I am able to drag them) to help me out with lighting or carrying equipment.
I am based out of NW Ohio & Central Florida; however I do hold a full passport for destination photography anywhere in the world.
I hold a BA in fine art from Defiance College. I am affiliated with professional photographers of America (PPA), American photographer's association (APA), Ohio photographers association (OPA), Florida photographers association (FPA). In addition, every year I attend several conferences, conventions and workshops so I am always learning new skills.
Candids Photography offers discounts to Military & First Responders and we are LGBQT friendly.