We are so thrilled that we had so many amazing photos entered into our first photo contest at Best Photo Contests! Today, we want to give a photography spotlight to Shawn Burns with Burnseye Photography who was one of our 5 runner ups with his photo below called “Rustic Kiss.”

Before you read more below from Shawn, make sure you enter your photo into the next photo contest that Best Photo Contests will be starting in April 2018. There will be more than 1 category this time… so stay tuned so you can enter for your very own chance to win.

How did you first get into photography?

“Growing up my father was an avid amateur photographer. I found the same passion early in life, which led to a great starting point when I was formally trained in high school and later in college.”

Do you only photograph weddings /engagements /couples?

“I specialize in weddings and engagements; however capturing any moment that is special in someone’s life is an honor. I have enjoyed shooting many various events; like photos of a cooking show for the Vice Channel, and Monks giving welcoming prayers to the Tibetan women’s soccer team arriving in America for the first time. I am honored to be the photographer for any event in someone’s life.”

Where is the coolest place you have ever shot a wedding / engagement?

“Shooting a destination wedding in Lima, Peru was an incredible experience. The culture and landscapes were overwhelmingly amazing.”

What is your absolute favorite thing to photograph?

“I love to photograph people in a way that highlights a significant part of their life. For example: a couple on their wedding day, musicians with their favorite guitar, a ballet dancer practicing in her studio, or showcasing a skateboarder’s favorite trick. Everyone deserves to have their moment look like a magazine cover and preserved forever.”

What type of style would you say fits you best?

“Having mobile studio lights that are entirely operated on battery power allows me to achieve a specific fine art studio portraiture look on any location.”

What is your most favorite shoot you have ever had and why?

“A couple I had previously done photos for had asked me to do their engagement shoot / wedding ceremony in Longwood Gardens, PA. They wanted to announce their engagement to family and friends but secretly get married as well. We spent the day together walking the grounds and getting the most genuine shots of their relationship. When evening came we found a secluded spot in the park under Christmas lights and I performed a short yet intimate ceremony. It wasn’t just the photos I took that day; it was about a powerful experience with clients who trusted me to be such a huge part in their lives.”

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What type of camera do you use and why?

“I shoot with two Nikon cameras, a D810 for fine art portraits and a D500 for fast moving action shots. Collectively they are the tools that allow me to capture any type of situation and lighting environment.”

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Are there any other fun or interesting facts about yourself that you would like to share?

“In 2007 I built an award winning wooden kayak from scratch out of an old redwood barn that was being taken down.”

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If you are looking for a photographer to take your bridal, wedding or engagement photos, be sure to contact Shawn with Burnseye Photography. Visit his website at www.burnseyephotography.com for more information about his services. You can also visit his SnapKnot profile.

Stay tuned for the other spotlight posts on the rest of the runners up from the Best Photo Contests winners over the next few weeks!

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