I am a fine art wedding photographer committed to serving brides through the engagement and wedding process. I believe that every story is uniquely beautiful, and that your story is worthy of being captured well.
I have been a photographer for over 8 years, and throughout that time I have refined my skill, curated a process that has proven results for my precious couples, and learned a lot about who I am and what matters to me.
My work and my person are heavily influenced by film photography, and in fact, the majority of what I shoot, and what you see on this little corner of the internet, is my film work! Ever since my husband (then boyfriend) surprised me with a little starter film camera on our one year anniversary, I have been absolutely in awe of the light, colors, and emotions that film allows me to capture. It truly is what I have always been searching for my work to become. Little did I know everything film would change for the better when I started using it.
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Because I believe you deserve to know who I am. Finding a wedding photographer is way more than just loving their photos (although that's a huge part of it) - it's also connecting with that person human to human...so here are some photos about my life.
I find myself really inspired by thoughtful song lyrics and talented musicians, fine art and things that tell stories, people who ask good questions and who listen well. I treasure laid-back, deep soul conversations, my husband’s embrace after a long day, my puppy who is always happy to see me, and really good coffee with homemade pastries. My home and personal style would be labeled minimal-modern with handmade, vintage influences. I absolutely love capturing the story of each couple in calm and peaceful environments, such as a raw outdoor landscape...but I also find so much beauty in urban locations, and definitely think there is a place for locations like that as well.
I am really want to serve you as your photographer. I am confident that your experience with me will leave you feeling known, loved, heard, and ultimately that your photos will make you feel like a million bucks.
If you would like to know more about me or just want to say hi, hit the button below to reach out! I genuinely can't wait to hear from you.
Are you interested in hiring me to photograph your wedding, but feel as though you can't because I am not local to you? My friend, let me settle this once and for all.
While my home is nestled in the south in Birmingham, Alabama, I definitely long to see more than my little corner of the world. Which is why I am the perfect photographer to travel to document your wedding day! I absolutely love to travel, and getting to do that while also capturing your love story sounds like a dream come true.
Some favorite places I have traveled:
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA
beech mountain, north carolina
GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA
"On my wedding day (during our first look!), we had a sudden rain shower out of nowhere- and thank goodness for Shelby who was quick thinking to switch locations and honestly put my mind at such ease. I never once looked back and thought of the weather as a hiccup - it was truly perfect and just what we needed! Shelby puts things into perspective in terms of what matters most on your wedding day and it shows through our beautiful and thoughtful wedding images. She treasures the intimate and quiet moments of joy and we appreciate her so much for documenting our wedding day for us. We highly recommend Shelby and are so thankful and blessed to have had her as our photographer and now, friend!"
"Shelby is the sweetest, most thoughtful digital and film photographer I have ever met. She is genuinely so talented, but she is attentive of her clients’ wishes and respective vision. She shares her gift of photography and art in such a humble way. Her natural talent shines through in all she does. I consider her not only my favorite photographer, but also a friend of mine. Throughout our engagement and wedding planning, she was so intentional to get to know me. That made the whole process so much more effortless, and I would hire her again and again!"
"We were blown away by our wedding photos! They were everything we could have asked for and more. We had a large wedding party and large families on both sides and Shelby was amazing at managing time so we could get all of our photos in. She made the absolute most of a beautiful day and got in literally thousands of shots of our ceremony and reception. On a day that was such a blur, I’m so glad we had Shelby to capture the details and moments that I missed. I will recommend her time and time again. You will not be disappointed!"
"Shelby was everything we were looking for in a wedding photographer and more. She took ample amounts of time to get to know us as a couple before even scheduling engagements pictures and talking wedding details. She truly cared about us as individuals, our story, and what we were looking for. To say she did a great job with our photos is an understatement - she captured everything as we had wanted and dreamt about. Everything was timeless, classic, simple, and raw. You can feel every emotion we experienced that day in her photos. She is so talented, and we are blessed to have had the chance to work with her and now have her cherished photographs, as well as a friendship. She is the best! Hire her - you won't regret it!!!"
"My husband and I got married in July, and our day truly would not have been the same without Shelby. Throughout our engagement, she was intentional, kind, involved, and low-stress (which is SO great when you’re planning a wedding!). On our wedding day, she was a calming presence to be with and genuinely killed it. She’s amazing at what she does. When my husband and I got our gallery back (which Shelby worked so hard to get back to us in record time!!), we seriously could not contain our smiles and gasps. I can’t stop printing out photos for our home, and, true confession, I look back at our gallery multiple times a week. Our absolute favorites are the film photos she took. The light and color in our pictures is just stunning. We knew Shelby was amazing, and we loved her previous work we’d seen, but she completely blew us away. Her work captured so many sweet in-between moments from our wedding day, and it feels like I actually get to experience our day again whenever I look back at her photos, which is the greatest gift I could ask for. She captured true emotion and it’s just so sweet to have these photographs forever! I cannot recommend Shelby enough!"
"Hiring Shelby was the best decision that I made for my wedding!! Ahead of time, she kept in contact with me (scheduled multiple phone calls, asked me questions about what I wanted). On the wedding day Shelby was so kind and helped make things a lot less stressful for me. She also texted me photos that day which was fun to see! Once I got my gallery I was absolutely in love with all the photos she took! I’ve received so many compliments on our wedding photos. They are even better than what I was expecting! I can’t recommend Shelby enough!!"