“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.”
— Edward Steichen

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Well, if you are on this page, I guess that means you are wondering who is behind it all! My name is Shamra Willis and I am owner, photographer and creative mind behind Candids Photography!

When my youngest son was just two years old I returned to school and got a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art/Photography from Defiance College. Well that took longer than expected, but after ten years I finally did it! 

I absolutely love to travel and have been able to photograph in places like Tampa, Nashville, Vegas and St. Louis. I am always continuing my education and have been to some amazing photography workshops and conventions. Traveling for my sessions is amazing and I look forward to traveling internationally for my clients. New and exciting things will be happening in 2019 including some international travel for senior sessions! Who doesn't want to say they were able to go to Italy or Paris for their senior photos! I want to create a memorable experience for every client here and abroad.

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We can't wait to spend some time with you creating memories!