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Creative innovator and owner of Ms. Paparazzi Photography, Shanel Smith is an ardent countrywide photographer whose sole mission is to deliver compelling photos that exceed client expectations. She has over a decade of professional experience that includes high end fashion brand shoots and creative lifestyle portraits. She has recently collaborated with iconic brands such as Burger King, Turkey Hill Ice Cream, Coogi, Tier NYC, Pyer Moss, Duckie Confetti, Visionary Society, Soleboy and Flawless by Gabrielle Union.
Shanel has always had an outgoing, lively personality and enjoys helping others reach their goals through her photography. Along with her strong interpersonal skills and natural-born artistic eye, she dived into visual arts when she attended LaGuardia High School of Music and Art. She then went on to obtain an AAS in Commercial Photography. This, in conjunction with her additional Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, has all contributed to her success in raising the photography standards bar.
Nothing makes Shanel happier than going above and beyond for her clients and thinking outside the box to obtain captivating, wow factor shots that attract. From the sky to ground-level, she is able to produce beautiful, unique, and memorable content that is guaranteed to leave lasting visionary impressions. Between her education, experience, cutting-edge equipment, and passion she instills with every press of the shutter, you can solidify your confidence that your photography needs are in the best possible hands.
Publications: Vogue, Teen Vogue, Billboard, Ebony, Elle, Essence, Wall Street Journal, Coveteur, and Sheen Magazine