I am Shannon Ainsley, owner and photographer of Always and Forever Photo. I have a wonderful husband (and I really mean that) and 3 children each with a personality all their own.

I love photographing all the moments that are important to me. Family moments that begin from the engagement & wedding to the adorable babies and family pictures that follow. I began my career in photography 15 years ago, with a love of the art long before that.

At weddings my husband of 20 years, Addis Ainsley, photographs with me. Together we are able to capture every special moment of your big day with a mixture of formals and candids.

Since moving to Virginia I have worked with Educational Media at VT photographing yearbook portraits, worked together with the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce to publish the local book THE MARKETPLACE, teach various photography classes at the Fine Arts Center For the New River Valley and am the photographer for Floyd Magazine.

I pride myself in return customers and referrals. That is the biggest compliment a photographer could be given. I love the fact that the images I create will be cherished by families Always & Forever.

See what our clients say:

"We cannot begin to tell you how much we appreciate everything you did for us: from thoroughly answering our questions, to promptly responding to calls and emails, to arriving early for our wedding. I could not have asked for a better photographer, or wedding vendor for that matter. You and your husband were a pleasure to work with, and we absolutely love all of our photos!!..."~Thank you Amanda and Michael

"I just wanted to stop by and tell you again how much we appreciated you and your husband at our wedding. Anybody that has you guys as their photographers are lucky. My mom just keeps saying how sweet and professional you were!" ~Amanda and Stephen


Matt and I definitely made the right decision when we chose Shannon Hunt Ainsley of Always and Forever Photography to do our wedding photos. They turned out beautifully! Shannon was very patient and accommodating and it was very much appreciated. We would recommend Shannon to anyone who wants professional photos done. ~Matt and Tammy


OMGoodness! Shannon's pix are just wonderful! She is such a fabulous photographer! I'm meeting with the woman who's setting up my second book of love poems and wedding readings. One of the pix Shannon took will be my author photo and it will be an even greater pleasure to recommend her photography now that I have personally experienced it. ~ Kanta Wedding Officiant Services and Folk Art Couple Portraits