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 since traveled the country to photograph couples, families, and businesses. 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 a strong believer in teaching the value of creating quality and memorable photo experiences on both sides of the camera lens.
I currently live in Pownal (aka the Freeport area) with my 13-year-old daughter, Lucia, and our adopted Rottweiler, Pepper. I am a member of the Green Memorial AME Zion Church at Munjoy Hill in Portland, Maine and perform as part of a Salsa and Bachata dance team at the Alma Cubana Dance Company. And lest I have too much free time, my family provides endless entertainment and subject matter.
I live for connecting with people and making art. Photography has always provided me with that ability-- to connect, communicate and create. The saying that 'a picture is worth a thousand words' is not cliche, it is true. A picture can convey a feeling that sometimes we can not find the words to describe. Photography is a universal language. No matter where you go and what language you speak, an image can speak to people.
Throughout my site, you will find all kinds of work, from weddings to family portraits to branding photography to my personal work. I have been photographing for so many years and there is much I have covered and so much more to do. I hope you enjoy looking through my site and I look forward to hearing from you if my work speaks to you.
My philosophy for portraits is simple. A photo of you smiling should be because you are genuinely happy from within
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" A quote made famous long before photography was invented but I find it very applicable to what I do. I look for the beauty in all things. When you hire me to photograph for you, I get to share with you how I see the world. When you trust me with your pictures, we can both see that beauty together. - Sharyn