"A photograph of someone smiling should be because they are truly joyful in that moment."

I have photographed now for 30 years. I began at age 14 when I took a serious interest in photography and my Dad lent me his 35mm slr and taught me over lunch about depths of field, ISO's and making a picture on purpose. I come from a background of asking why and approaching each assignment with the intent to tell best tell it's story with uniqueness. I truly enjoy getting to know new people and being involved in creative assignments, which is why being a professional photographer has been the perfect fit for me. I enjoy sharing my photo expertise to enhance and help build memories for individuals and families. From photographing to helping design wall art and albums, let me share my expertise and creativity with you!



Maine Magazine, Seacoast Wedding, Modern Salon, Real Maine Weddings, Portland Magazine, The Knot , VOW Wedding Magazine, LaBella, The New York Times, Downeast Magazine, Portland Magazine, Architectural Digest, The Magazine Antiques, Antique Garden Ornament, Two Centuries of American Taste, Yale Robbins Publishing Inc.


Formal Education


  • Parsons School of Design, NYC
  • Pratt Institute, NYC
  • International Center for Photography (ICP), Digital Photography Certificate & Teachers Assistant, NYC
  • B.F.A. Photography, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
  • Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Natick, MA
  • Wesleyan University Summer Arts & Dance Program, Middletown, CT

Sharyn Peavey lives in Pownal Maine with her 11 year old daughter Lucia, their dog Pepper and beta fish Phatty. She travels throughout New England and New York to photograph for families and businesses. Her speciality is photographing people and delivering a quality photo experience. In her personal time Sharyn enjoys being a member of the Green Memorial AME Zion Church and active team member in ALMA CUBANA DANCE Co. in Portland Maine. Sharyn has helped the career of several successful photographers today who began by working with her over the years. She believes in teaching and has taught students young and old to grow in their love and knowledge for photography.