Shepka Photography | About

I am a by-product of the 'film' industry where I worked as a photographer and writer for a variety of publications. I eventually moved over to the business side and worked in support of the film processing industry which brought me to the 4 corners of the globe. And it wasn't until I visited a photo trade show event in London in the late 90's that I first experienced the 'digital revolution' and quickly adapted my style to this new and exciting medium.

Home grown and presently living again in New England (with various stops in Colorado, New Mexico and North Carolina along the way), I am a seasoned portrait and special events photographer whose work has been featured in a wide range of publications. I've turned my attention to the digital studio with the same exciting passion for my clients' needs, regardless of genre. 

In addition to studio/on-location work, I donate my photographic services to the 'Home Base' program which is dedicated to healing the Invisible Wounds of War for post 9/11 service members. Supported by the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital, you can find out more about their programs at You can also see some of my work in the 'Blog' section of this website.

I prefer to shoot away from the iconic locations and can often be found somewhere in the middle of nowhere looking for a unique location or theme. And when not shooting, you can often find me on my mountain bike on those same trails to 'nowhere'.

As a Marine Veteran and recent cancer survivor, I've adopted the following words to live by -  You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only option - Live Strong and 'Semper Fi'. 




Authentic Traditions Gallery (Santa Fe, NM., Exhibit).

Canon (Honorable Mention - Action Sports).

Cowboys and Indians Magazine (Annual Photo Competition - Wildlife, Honorable Mention).

Plymouth (MA) Center for the Arts - ' The Fine Art of Photography', Juried Show.

New Mexico Magazine (Annual Photo Competition - Wildlife, Honorable Mention).

The Societies of International Travel and Leisure, London, UK - Professional Image Maker. 

  • Travel competition - 2nd Place  
  • Landscape competition - 2nd place

Rocky Mountain Horse Expo, Denver, CO - Art in the Park - 'Peoples Choice Award' - Photography.

Yankee Magazine - 'My New England' Photo contest - Honorable Mention.

2016 National Park Services - 'Telling America's Stories - Celebrating 100 Years of the National Park Services', Juried Event.