Meet Your Photographer

Shanna Dugan began her photography journey in 1998, shooting with analog film. Today, she still shoots with and develops analog film! She will bring in digital when needed, but much prefers the look, feel, and romance of film, especially for portraits.

Residing in Peru, IL, she enjoys the beauty of her surroundings, and makes the most out of living so near Starved Rock & Matthiessen Parks.

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Shanna Dugan

Hi I'm Shanna! I started my photography journey on film, giving me a perspective that I believe can be lost with digital cameras. Every shot mattered. I learned on the principle that creating an amazing photograph was worth taking time to make it amazing – not just firing off a bunch of clicks and hoping it happened.  I carry that frame of thinking with me to this day.


​After several years as a hobbyist photographer, I began shooting sessions for other people around 2006. Today, I shoot select clientele for family portraits, branding portraits, senior portraits and weddings. I teach photography workshops and classes, including one-on-one mentoring.



Peru, Illinois 61354

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Located inside the Historic Westclox Building in Peru, Shanna Dugan is a Film-Based Photographer in Starved Rock Country who capture breathtaking portraits of all varieties.


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