About Us

Lightshed Photography Studio was established in 2007 upon Dan and Kendra’s graduation from Hallmark Institute of Photography.  Together with Rob they opened their first studio in Peabody, Massachusetts.  Just a few short years later they moved the studio to Salem, Massachusetts where they grew from a three person team to a five person team.  The studio is able to offer a wide range of services as each photographer has their own specialty.

Dan St. John

Dan splits his time between running the business, chasing his three year old, and traveling around Greater Boston photographing PR and Real Estate photography. The commercial Yin to Kendra’s portrait Yang, he oversees all the B2B operations of Lightshed and enjoys working with folks one on one to create polished and effective media marketing tools for any industry or individual.

Kendra St. John

As an expert photographer, Kendra focuses on capturing beautiful fine art maternity, newborn and family portraits. With more than 15 years of experience, she takes pride in her ability to produce custom heirloom quality artwork that her clients will treasure forever.


Hannah keeps the trains running on time here at Lightshed. With a background in customer service and a knack for communications and the written word, Hannah truly enjoys connecting with every client to understand their needs and provide the best experience possible.


Michelle is our newest member of the team and has been handling most of our headshot sessions, as well as assisting Dan and Kendra at on-location shoots. One of her favorite parts about portrait photography is getting the opportunity to meet new people from all over. She believes a friendly face goes a long way in making clients comfortable and confident during their session.