SHEALAH CRAIGHEAD

​Phone: (202) 379-6659  
Email: shea@shealahcraighead.com


Documenting history as it happens, photojournalist Shealah Craighead captures the immediacy and impact of the political machinations of our nation’s capitol. Her discretion, dedication, professionalism and passion led her to the White House as photo editor for the Office of Vice President Cheney, an Official White House Photographer, and former First Lady Laura Bush’s personal photographer.


With a seasoned background in assignments for the Boston Globe, Associated Press, and Getty Images, Shealah served as Governor Sarah Palin’s 2008 Presidential Campaign photographer - the first of many aspiring candidates to seek out her keen eye and unintrusive presence. Vice President and Mrs. Joseph Biden, Florida Governor Rich Scott, and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson in her 2010 Texas Gubernatorial bid have also retained her services.


Top level experience, comfort on the campaign trail, knowledge of promotion and presentation with visual media, and the ability to focus on an individual’s electable features makes Shealah Craighead one of the most highly sought after photographers in the United States today.


From magazine to book covers, her global images lend both a personal and dramatic flair for candidates seeking office, and give the public an insider’s view of the private side of being on the national front.

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White House Photo by Eric Draper