Hi! I'm Shawn. Thanks for visiting my website. I began photography in the summer of 2010. I thought it would be fun to photograph my kids playing sports. One game and I was hooked! I loved the challenge of trying to capture that perfect shot. Every time I picked up my new Canon DSLR I wanted to learn more. Could it be possible to make a career of this? I wanted to find out. I enrolled in college to earn my Associates Degree in Digital Photography. Along the way I met an amazing Wedding and Portrait Photographer that took me under her wing and gave me real experience in the field. Eventually it was time to fly on my own. Shawn Mead Photography was born, and I opened a studio location in Lawrence in 2014. I now am able to do what I love for a living. I've had the pleasure of photographing some amazing families and new friends, and I look forward to capturing memories for you as well. Thanks for stopping by!