Hi! Let me introduce myself--I am Sharyn Peavey--artist, photojournalist, mother, teacher, mentor, advocate, friend, dancer, and sister who hails from Maine. I began my professional career in 1994 as a photographer in Baltimore, Maryland after receiving my BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. I have lived in many locations along the east coast while photographing for businesses,families and awesome couples. Most recently, I have been focusing my time and travel in New England and New York, honing my craft and mentoring up-and-coming photographers to grow in their love and knowledge of photography. I am passionate about the value of creating quality, memorable experiences on both sides of the camera.
I currently live in Pownal (aka the Freeport area) with my 13-year-old daughter, Lucia, Milo 3.0 our cat and our adopted Rottie, Pepper. I am a member of the Green Memorial AME Zion Church on Munjoy Hill in Portland, Maine and perform as part of a Salsa and Bachata dance team at the Alma Cubana Dance Company. I am also a self proclaimed podcast and documentary junkie and I require chocolate pretty much daily.
I live for connecting with people and making art and photography has always provided me with that ability-- to connect, communicate and create. I began using a camera at age 14 and I doubt I will ever put it down.
My philosophy for portraits is simple. A photo of you smiling should be because you are genuinely happy from within.