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Hi there, it’s so nice to meet you. My name is Shanté, and I am a Columbia, SC Wedding and Portrait Photographer.

I specialize in creating authentic, timeless images you’ll treasure for years to come.

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My Story

My love story with photography was one that began well before  I was old enough to realize. As a young girl,   I realized the importance of photographs and the memories they help preserve. Around age 7 or 8,  I began collecting old pictures of my family, many taken before I was even born.   I loved hearing the background story behind each polaroid, featuring beloved members of my family, some of which I never got the pleasure to meet.   I was mesmerized by the fact that a single image could be so meaningful, so precious, and so nostalgic. As cliché as it is, it's absolutely true - a picture really is worth a thousand words.

Fast forward to more than 20 years later - It wasn’t until then that God connected the dots for me between my childhood and my destiny. Before that, Photography  was never something I had planned for myself. Jobless in the midst of the crazy 2020 pandemic, I desired to find a creative outlet. With my mind set on starting my own YouTube channel, mother and brother bought me my first DSLR camera, and changed my life.


Even though  I now owned a camera, professional photography was still the furthest thing from my mind. One day on a whim, I was asked to take pictures after an intimate wedding ceremony of one of my mother’s friends. I jokingly remember telling my mom in the car, “Well I’m just gonna make a Facebook page and call

it "Shot By Shanté”-- and that’s the moment that it started.


  I spent the following years photographing anything  I could - hundreds of Birthday portrait sessions, Infant sessions, product photography, headshots, events, and family and holiday sessions before I truly fell in love with wedding photography.  It gives me much pride to capture authentic love stories for those who believe that the greatest of these is love.



I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

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