Cheryl Shanahan is a self-taught photographer based in Richmond, Virginia.

“I photograph things that enthuse and amuse me. My garden and travels serve as the greatest inspirations, which I translate onto products that I personally love to use, such as note cards, journals, bag tags and calendars,” says Cheryl, who grew up in Connecticut and New Hampshire.

“Every Lucky Ginger Studio product combines inspiration and an image with a bit of ingenuity. Most flowers you see grows in my garden (I am a confirmed hydrangea junkie); water-inspired images come home with me from the lake. In addition to doing all of the photography and post-production, I also design original graphic elements to complement photographic images on certain products.”

All Lucky Ginger Studio products are made using 100% made-in-America components.

The complete Lucky Ginger Studio line is available at

Orange Richmond
3007 W. Cary St
Richmond VA 23221 (betw. Belmont and Sheppard)
Phone: 804.257.9800
Hours of Operation:
Mon 11-5
Tues-Sat 10-7
Sun 12-5

A limited selection of Richmond-themed cards, prints and desk calendars are also available at

Very Richmond Gallery & Gifts
1051 E. Cary St
Richmond, VA 23219 (in the James Center)
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri 10-5:30
Sat 11-3

All images © Cheryl Shanahan. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material, including photographic images, without express and written permission from this blog’s author is strictly prohibited. Copy excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Lucky Ginger Studio blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


4 thoughts on “About”

  1. Cheryl,

    I was looking to see if there will be another one smart gallery thing and i came across your website. I especially liked your lost city bus pics. Your photogrpahs are very pretty, vibrant color and technical quality. But your bus series is evocative. They made me look deeper, studying the details, making me wonder what was going on in and behind the photo. I enjoyed your site very much,
    Dennis Papa

  2. Hey! I’ve nominated you for a Blog Award! Woo Hoo! Check it out at my place today.

    Arooo, Stuart

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