Shawn Payne

Shawn was born and raised in Orange County , California. He started his photography career in 1977. He initially began photographing weddings, but found that his true passion is wildlife photography. His passion has taken him all over the world. Places like North and South Africa, New Zealand, South Korea, Hawaii, and Costa Rica, to name a few.

In early 2010 he moved to Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Shawn has won many awards in open exhibitions. He has been the feature photographer in the Rice Lake Panorama in 2010 and 2012. Shawn’s work has been displayed is many galleries such as Phipps Center For The Arts, Flambeau Gallery, Potters Shed, Dancing Bird Studio, Hudson Hospital. Shawn is out county 4-H leader in photography as well as a state judge in photography. He has also taught photography at the University of Wisconsin Barron County.

In addition to wildlife photography, Shawn has been utilizing his photography skills as a pet photographer. His Website is called Pets Choice Pet Photography. He has been specializing in Hunting Dogs. He loves to capture that perfect moment when all that training pays off. Hope you like his work…