Oh heyyyyy girl! We are Michele & Shannon, the babes behind Quarter Moon Co.! We're based in Bucks County, PA, and our studio is in Philadelphia.
Our main focus is working with brands that cater to women, by creating empowering, inspiring, and inclusive imagery that celebrates women in all of their life roles, of all shapes, all sizes, and all colors! We particularly love to work with brands who not only share our mutual belief in GIRL POWER, but also make an effort to give back, produce ethically, protect the earth, and manufacture locally!
We also love to document life — through portraits of women, family sessions, and weddings! For our life photography, we take a very documentary-inspired, laid back approach, and zero in on those sweet, intimate, little moments that capture the subject's unique personality and the love they have for one another.
When we're not working, we like to divide our time equally between family, eating tacos, and having pajama dance parties. You know, the usual. Michele is the Leslie Knope to Shannon's Ann Perkins (and one of us married a Ron Swanson, the other a Ben Wyatt... we'll leave their real identities a mystery).
The Magic Behind Our Name
Visibly, the Quarter Moon is when the moon is half illuminated by the sun, and half enshrouded in darkness. Though we can only see half of it at first glance, there's a whole other half beyond the light of the sun.
Astrologically, the Quarter Moon is in a state of in-between. It's a time of growth and change -- of both chaos and balance. During the First Quarter, we are challenged and tested, and during the Last Quarter, our perseverance pays off, and we are given clarity and release.
Like the Quarter Moon, women are multi-dimensional. There's way more to us than what you see at first glance, and so much of our depth is left out of the light (in our home life, and in society in general). Also like the Quarter Moon, women are often in a state of balance, between one phase and the next, between life roles, and between other people's expectations of us. We, like the moon, are full of magic. We harness the beauty in our own chaos, and we light up everything around us, even if you can't see all of our amazingness all at once.
At Quarter Moon Co., we strive to celebrate the multi-dimensional qualities of women, find beauty and balance in the chaos, and illuminate women of all different sizes, shapes, colors, and walks of life. Our work is a balance of bright, quirky, light-hearted images, and deep, reflective, powerful imagery.