The story of a photographer

Thank you for considering me to be a part of your memories! My name is Shannon Cotten and I am the face behind the lens of Tall Cotten Photography.

I am a mom of 4, plus a senior beagle. Together as a family we enjoy hunting and live music. Family is EVERYTHING! When I decided to move out on my own, I went really far.. one road over from my parents. Next door to my best friend since 4th grade and then if that wasn't enough, I moved my in laws in next door to me! I have an amazing village!

Other people consider me an honest, hardworking, dedicated and patient person. I just think I'm trying to keep my head above water! Being a Nikon shooter, firefighter wifey, work at home mom can get busy! I wouldn't trade this life for anything in the world.

It's been said before that if you love what you do then you will never work a day in your life. That is how I truly feel about my 'job.' Photography is so emotional. I cry at every birth, get giddy at every wedding and laugh with all of the kiddos.

Email or text tend to be the best forms of communication for me. Being a work at home mom, there tends to be lots of noise in the background.

Thank you for coming to visit and to hear my ramblings. I would love to know more about YOU as well! Please contact me for booking!


She did an amazing job with my senior daughter! She is super patient and so so sweet! I recommend her over anybody else. Super down to earth and doesn’t make you feel like you're wasting her time or make you feel stupid!!! Give her 10 stars out of 5 stars!!

Castillo Family