I’m Shannon

Brand & Marketing Strategist, Photographer, Online Business Mentor, and Joy-Fueled Encourager here at Feather Blue Studios!

Small businesses (+ dark chocolate, tea, and all-thing-blue) get me super excited… which means, perhaps we already have something in common?

I’ve had a few adventures along the way, giving me a heart for all types of small businesses. With 15+ years of experience under my belt, 12+ years owning Feather Blue Studios, and more years than that holding a camera, let’s just say I’ve learned a lot (I’ll admit… much of it the hard way!)

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What I know now?  >>> Whether it’s through ideas, words, pictures, or collaboration… I love helping other business owners SOAR.

15+ years ago I bought a camera and flew to Paris to study photography — a tiny morsel of my education in communications, marketing, and design, but one that changed my world  (I mean, it was Paris).  

All these years later, creating beautiful photos has become second nature (which is partly why I started my female-focused stock photo line: Fresh Feathers Stock! Want some free images? You’ll find some HERE).

But my favorite part of any project is the IDEA-FACTOR -- creating a strategic plan, adding in the pretty stuff, and using it to help businesses draw more clients in. (No shortage of ideas here!! Need some? I have plenty to share.)

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For photo shoots & marketing projects with my amazing one-on-one clients (mostly, but not always, here in the Minneapolis / St Paul area) I have a small team of stellar assistants (designers, copywriters, tech gurus) that work with me on an as-needed basis to help bring your brand story to life (and get it in front of your audience!).

And in the online space, I love to encourage, mentor, and bring other small business women TOGETHER to listen, collaborate, learn (and grow their small businesses to be purposeful & profitable too!). You can always grab free resources to help grow your online business HERE — and keep an eye out for our Free Challenges & group connect opportunities like the Ready to Soar Circle as well!

Even better — I do everything I do with a greater purpose (I bet you do too).  God gave me the ability, desire, and opportunity to serve others using my gifts and passion — and I am awe-inspiringly grateful.  So I desire to do life well.  And humbly.  And for others who can’t. I am purpose-driven and focused on loving people first, to the core.  If you’re interested in reading about how I use my business to give back (& how you can too) click here

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In my free time, I drink chai tea and eat dark chocolate of course - what else? There’s also that highly sought after shopping trip to Anthropologie (or any other colorful, local boutique). I love to keep active — coaching basketball, kickboxing, chasing my kids around. And sometimes I even take the time to get crafty with my cuties. (#madetocreate).

Confession? I don’t like coffee or yoga. I know, right?! But it’s ok, we can still be friends. Because I like tacos, Target, and sweet tea (no, I’m not from the South, but I do love the word y’all), and those things are practically universal, right?

All to say… I’m so glad you’re here! #DreamBig Beautiful Friend! Want to learn more about a brand strategy session or a photo shoot? Have questions? Want to say hi? Explore a little, then connect! Shoot me a note HERE! Truly happy to help. 

With Style & Joy,
Shannon

And Don’t Forget: If you want to follow along and grab joy-filled small business encouragement along the way (along with our exclusive freebies and openings to entrepreneur trainings or groups) definitely head to the FREEBIES tab and grab a valuable resource or two. Join the adventure! Your business will thank you. #LetsAllSoar

 
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