Mickey Shanks


Hi, I’m Mickey the owner and photographer for Shanks Photography. Sometimes life takes a turn and you wind up going in a direction you never even dreamed of.  Photography is that turn in life for me. After raising my children, I returned to school for what I thought would be computer animation and found photography, I love it!  I love how it makes me feel when I’ve captured something beautiful. For over 10 years now I’ve had the pleasure of photographing weddings, family portraiture, newborns, children and senior high school students mostly near Macon Georgia. In 2015 I moved to Arizona with my husband and currently, I’m honored to photograph newborns for First Day Photo at the Honor Health Hospital Shea campus a couple times per week.

When I’m not photographing newborns at the hospital or family portraiture, I love hiking and creating art pieces from the scenes I photograph.  Head over to my fine art website to see some of my latest creations!

As a professional photographer I’ve had the opportunity to volunteer my services for the Susan G. Komen foundation, for church events and for social events like violence against women rally’s. I love using my talents to serve my God and my community!