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... an adventurous traveler and all around nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot, and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at a small newspaper in Thomasville, Georgia, where I photographed hospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

It's not about your wedding photographer

Some photographers orchestrate your wedding day.

If you prefer one who spends most of the day blending into the background, you've come to the right place.

    I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests and Ted Bundy on trial while interning with the Associated Press. While a staff photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed spring training, Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

    An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

    After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn yet another degree--a Master's of Divinity.

    Here I am  with My Dog Roux when he was a puppy. photo by Sharon Mcmahon

    Here I am  with My Dog Roux when he was a puppy.
    photo by Sharon Mcmahon

    My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

    I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by a Mayan shaman.

    When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in a memory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.