"The Mississippi Matriarch" 

Documenting the "Matriarchs of Mississippi" through portraiture. 


A Matriarch is the eldest leading female family member and is, most often, the "glue" of the family unit.  For the next year, I will be documenting the Matriarchs of Mississippi (my home state) and their stories, as part of our history as southern women.  Their diversity, struggle, and triumph...share various similarities and differences, no matter age, race, or religion. 

More often than not, friends have agreed: when the family Matriarch is gone, the family unit falls apart. From my own personal loss, and for whom I dedicate this journey, Myrtis Winningham Wallace definately changed our extended family unit, at the time of her passing.  

Therefore, my mission is to document these beautiful women, who shape our lives, our hearts, our faith, our...everything!  At the end of the documentation year, each Matriarch will be featured in a published issue of "Mississippi Matriarch" and are invited, with their family, to a Gallery Show Reveal, where their stories and heirloom portraits will be on display. 

HOW IT WORKS

To schedule a portrait sitting for your family Matriarch, please email: theshannonmarie@aol.com, or go to our CONTACT page. 

A brochure will be emailed to you, containing pricing, included products, and how to prepare for the Matriarch's portrait experience. 

I have provided an option for Matriarch Sponsorship, where  you, your Church, Organization, etc., can nominate and secure a portrait session for a beloved Matriarch.

FAQ'S

IS THERE A "SITTING FEE" FOR THE PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE? 

No. However, there are packages for pre-purchase and a Matriarch Sponsorship Program. Packages start at $300. 

DO YOU ALLOW OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS TO PARTICIPATE?

Absolutely! Once the Matriarch portrait has been photographed, other members can join the portrait experience, such as the Patriarch, Siblings, and Grands.

WHERE WILL THE PORTRAITS BE TAKEN?

The great part of all, the photographer comes to you! We also have boutique locations, private homes, and destinations to choose from, however, the Matriarch's home is the most suggested and preferred location.  

CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION, SCHEDULE A SESSION, OR SPONSOR A MATRIARCH

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