Shaie Williams


I am professional photojournalist with an understanding of portrait photography. My passion is storytelling through the use of a photography whether that is one single image or several images that make up a documentary. My work has been published in several magazines and news media publications. Some of them include but not limited to; Amarillo Magazine, Amarillo Living Magazine, Accent West, Amarillo Globe News, Pampa News, Texas Observer, Texas Monthly, TPO Magazine, Working Ranch Magazine, Buzz Feed News and several trade magazines and catalogs. I have created commercial photographs for catalog and advertising work for numerous clients.  

I am a member of several professional photographers’ organizations and continue to learn daily. I have both formal and informal training through the years and feel we should never stop learning. I still shoot film for personal projects and anyone that will allow. I develop my own black and white films for the joy of watching it come alive. I shoot medium format along with smaller mediums. The use of film helps with the continued learning process of being a better photographer. I use and have a large amount of digital equipment and some of the latest technology. I use some of the best digital equipment on the market for client work and for some everyday shooting.

My father was an amateur photographer during my childhood days. He sparked the interest in shooting and understanding light. He taught me exposure and basic composition as a young man. This led to my current passion for photography today. This passion has carried on for twenty plus years.  

Shooting sports for several news media publications showed me how to capture the “verb”. A sentence without a verb is not a complete story. The same is true with photography and has become what I look for the most in a small flat frame we call a photo.  

I enjoy wedding photography because it has the need to tell the story of this marvelous event. Every emotion can be found at a wedding and produce a great story if captured. My passion for documenting and storytelling has led to many opportunities for non-profit group work as well. I enjoy any opportunity to bring to light the story that is happening with a few photos.

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