Shawna Clark photography is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Shawna Clark Photography


My name is Shawna Clark and I'm a wedding and portrait photographer in Raleigh, North Carolina.  My studio, Shawna Clark Photography, is a luxury boutique studio that specializes in creating timeless portraits for people in love.  As your photographer, I will document the most incredible times of your life - your wedding - your newborn - your family, with great care, focus and love. 

I believe in the kind of true love that radiates.  The kind that doesn't need to be spoken to be felt.  The love shared between two people getting married.  The kind of unspoken love a father silently expresses as he holds his daughter's hand as he walks her down the aisle.  The kind of love you didn't know existed until you met your first baby.  True love that can't be expressed with words but can only be felt deep within your soul.  

So what about authentic connections has me so fascinated?  Well, it's something that cannot be faked and cannot be recreated.  It's a glance shared between a couple on their wedding day.  The sweet touch at the small of a woman's back from the love of her life.  The way your heart beats when your baby says "mama" for the first time.  I believe human connection is essential to living a full and happy life. Being able to capture this connection with my camera is my favorite part of being a wedding and portrait photographer. 


When I say laughing out loud I mean laughing so hard my belly hurts and so loud others will wonder what's so funny.  The type of laugh that makes your eyes water and it's hard to regain composure.  These laughs don't happen every day but when they do they are AMAZING.  What I do get to enjoy everyday are the little giggles from my little people.  Hearing the laughter of my son and daughter playing together makes my heart sing.  It's a contagious laugh that brings me back to what really matters in this life and that's FAMILY.

So whether you are planning your wedding, having a baby, or wanting family portraits, take a look around.  If you like what you see send me a message so we can chat.  I'd love to learn about you, what's going on in your life and how I can help.


I've been photographing weddings since 2004. Starting in California and now happy to be in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Over the years I've had the opportunity to photography amazing brides and grooms in some amazing places.  I'm excited to get to meet new couples in the Triangle and photograph weddings at new gorgeous venues.  Venues like The Merrimon-Wynne House, The Oaks at Salem, The Meadows at Firefly Farm, and Highgrove Estate.  

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After specializing in wedding photography for nearly 9 years I expanded the studio to include maternity and newborn photography in 2013.  It was right after giving birth to my twins Mason and Avery that I truly appreciated the journey of Motherhood.  Maternity photos are a great way to document your pregnancy and will be cherished by you and your baby forever.  There are several ways to document your pregnancy through photographs.  Maternity portrait sessions are available in the comfort of your own home, outdoors or in my studio in Clayton, NC.  Outdoor maternity sessions and home sessions are available throughout the Triangle area.  Including Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Clayton, Garner, Wake Forest, Durham, and Chapel Hill.

Newborn portraits hold a special place in my heart.  There's something so special about a brand new baby.  A new baby brings so much joy to the world.  They are so tiny yet make a huge impact on everyone around them.  I offer two different types of newborn photography, lifestyle and posed.  Lifestyle newborn portraits are usually in your home.  They are much more casual and include everyone in the family.  The pictures are more natural and relaxed and led by your new baby.  Posed newborn sessions also include parents and siblings, however the session is much more posed.  This type of newborn session gets you the pictures of the baby all wrapped up and in all of the cute poses you'll find on my site.  I truly love both sessions but they yield much different results.  If you'd like to see more examples of lifestyle newborn sessions give me a call or send me a message and I'll send you some examples from recent lifestyle newborn sessions.  Posed newborn sessions are held in my studio in Clayton, NC or in the privacy of your home.  Lifestyle sessions are held in your home and are available through out the Research Triangle.  Including Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Clayton, Garner, Wake Forest, Durham, and Chapel Hill.