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Hello, my name is Shannon, and I have to first say, I love my job.

Capturing people's love fills my heart with joy.... From adventure elopements, to fashion and marketing capangins, creative portraits to working my team on commercials, I swim in the world of visual expressions in both photography and filmmaking everyday.

As my company (Preserve Studio) has begun to soar and become well established, I have dove deep even deeper into the world of Fine Art, Narrative, and Editorial Photography - and it has captivated me. I have woven this dramatic style into everything I capture, with the goal of conveying a visual emotional truth that reveals my subjects or captivates the onlooker. I want to make an image more than beautiful and more than a statement, I want to evoke you into awe.

My style is romantic, editorial, with a side of classic or retro flair. A times off-beat, and others with a nod to the early stages of portrait photography. Every picture I take I aim to be cover story ready. My influences are Annie Leibovitz, Baz Luhrmann, Platon, and Ryan Murphy.

After serving in the military and working many years floating about in different industries I landed on the Idea of attending art school and working in the movie industry. I have been obsessed my whole life with the silver screen and photography, and after being in the military, a cook, an accountants assistant, in sales, and a waitress I followed the advice of a friend who said to me as I complained about the daily grind, "Why don't you just do something in the field of what you love the most?"  

It's an odd moment when you realize you have gotten advice that seems so ridiculously obvious. So - I did. I attended & graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Film & Photography and started my own company in 2012 which today is called Preserve Studio that primarily focuses on Weddings and Commercial/Corporate Projects on a larger scale with my team of incredible creatives.

xoxo, Shannon Lea Rock
Self portrait, photographer Shannon Lea Rock



starting at $1,250

Fine art editorial photography.

Images created to tell a story, to express an idea,

to convey a message or an emotion.



starting at $1,250

Fine art portraits intend to capture the essence of the subject's character for creative

or business-related purposes.


starting at $2,000

Photographs taken with the objective of enhancing and showcasing your brand, you, business and/or product. 


starting at $250/hr

Ignite your business and

elevate your brand to new heights.




1 to 2 Day Packages

starting at $5,000


1 to 3 Day Packages

starting at $8,000

Capturing your love with intention. My style is a blend of editorial, journalistic, and fine art.

Think Vogue meets Time magazine :)


Top Engagement Photographer in the World | 2023 by June Bug


Awarded 7 Couples & Editor's Choice from

Wedding Wire, The Knot, Two Bright Lights

Featured in 69 Publications


Cover of 9 Magazines


14 Page Cover Story Editorial on the "Redefining Beauty Project" 


other Fun Facts

Photographed and Filmed in 15 Countries, Hundreds of Cities in the United Stated

Volunteered and lived in Nicaragua and the Philippines to support and raise fund for The Arms of Love International Organization. An orphanage aimed to not only house and love their children, but support them through college. 

Started the passion project "Redefining Beauty"

Also loves fancy cocktails and horseback riding.

(Just making sure you were paying attention!) 


Shannon Lea Rock owner and photographer in a field in yosemite holding her camera
Traveling the globe and capturing the essence of diverse cultures and people is not just my passion—it's my life's calling. Join me as we plan our next grand adventure, where every step will be etched with unforgettable experiences and breathtaking imagery. 



No extra fees when we're already there—

please inquire about our pre-arranged travel schedule.

California & Florida Local Exploration From Sacramento Region to Napa, East Bay to North & Central Coast, Los Angeles to Palm Springs, Miami to Orlando let's discover the wonders within reach.

National Treasures Immerse yourself in the splendor of all national parks, San Francisco's vibrant cityscape, and the picturesque landscapes of Lake Tahoe. Let's embark on thrilling hikes in Big Sur or explore the majestic Grand Sand Dunes—there's no limit to the adventures we'll undertake. Pricing ranges from $250-$750, depending on complexity.

Beyond Borders For all other states, Canada, Mexico and Latin America experience a flat fee of $500-$1,000, ensuring that no extraordinary location is out of reach.

Manhattan Magic Dive into the vibrant heartbeat of Manhattan with a flat fee of $850—let's capture the city's soul together.

Global Wanderers Unleash the magic of international destinations with a flat fee ranging from $1,000 to $2,500, as we traverse continents and capture the beauty of our world.

Let's explore the world




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