“A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.”
– Annie Leibovitz
I'm Shelby, a fine art wedding and portrait photographer with over eight years of experience under my belt. I am based in Houston, Texas, but I am available for travel worldwide. My photography style is a fusion of thoughtful fine-art imagery and candid documentary. I have always had a deep fondness for weddings and believe it is a profound privilege to be chosen to preserve the beauty, emotion, and details of a couple's special day.
I am always ready with my camera in hand, anticipating and seizing moments as they naturally unfold, and ensuring a genuine representation of your wedding celebration. I firmly believe that you should wholly experience your wedding day, so I only step in and provide direction when necessary. Each couple, wedding, and love story is unique and special - and I strive to create photographs that reflect who you are together.
When I am not behind the camera, you can probably find me at home with my husband and our three cats - or at the nearest Taco Bell. My faith plays a large part in the way I run my business. I am entirely grateful to God for blessing me with a career where I can be creative and serve people in the process. I'm an outgoing and energetic soul who wants nothing more than to celebrate couples in the midst of their engagement season and on the most exciting day of their lives.
I grew up in San Antonio, Texas and moved to College Station where I found my passion for photography. Now, I reside in North Houston with my husband, Garrison, and our three cats.
My journey as a photographer began in 2015 during my time in college at Texas A&M University when I randomly enrolled in a photography class to fill a credit for graduation. It was there that I ended up falling in love with the art of capturing moments and was constantly seeking out opportunities to continue the passion. Now, I have been traveling around and outside of Texas to capture weddings, portraits, editorials, and boudoir for over eight years! I've enjoyed every second of this career - and I have loved getting to know and celebrate so many wonderful people along the way!
A few other favorites of mine:
Lots of color
I have always identified as a hopeless romantic and deeply sentimental person. I believe that there is irreplaceable beauty and value in the fleeting moments of a wedding day - and so do my clients. My couples value being wholly present for each moment and prioritize their wedding day experience. They want to be fully engaged in each minute of their day and soak in all the emotions that follow. When my clients hire me to document their most cherished memories, I believe that they are hiring me for my ability to tell their love story through my lens.
My couples are giddy in love and beyond excited to get married. They view marriage as the joining together of two people into one flesh - and intend to honor the importance of it. My clients are chatty, down-to-earth, love to laugh and believe wholeheartedly that preserving memories and the emotion that comes with them outweighs the importance of receiving a gallery of "perfect shots."
"SHELBY'S PHOTOS ARE SO NATURAL AND REFLECTIVE OF OUR PERSONALITIES."
"ALL OF OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES HAVE ROARED ABOUT oUR PHOTOS."
Shelby has been a dream to work with from the beginning! Through initially communicating with her long before I decided which wedding photographer to go with, she was always easy to communicate with, quick to answer any question I had, and always the sweetest! After meeting her to take our engagements, I knew I had selected the right photographer! She is so fun to work with, down to earth, and made my fiancé and I feel so comfortable in front of the camera. She listened to our insecurities and made sure to capture us in the best possible way. All of our friends and families have roared about our photos! Her creative eye and look is exactly what I was searching for and she has exceeded my expectations through every encounter.
Brides, this is the photographer you want to book! I cannot say enough AMAZING things about Shelby!! Not only are our engagement and wedding photos a complete DREAM! She is so kind and so much fun to have around! She is also willing to help with day of timelines and any other wedding questions/suggestions. Communication from when we booked to day of the wedding was always very timely and open. If you want a fun photographer and the best pictures, book with Shelby!
Shelby is the absolute best. I promise you want her for all of your photography needs from engagements to bridals to the wedding! From the very first meeting, Shelby was kind, personable, and so much fun to chat and work with! Instant friend! She was very organized, detailed, answered all of our questions, professional, and on time with everything! We got sneak peaks and galleries back so quick! We are always obsessed with our photos! She made both my husband I feel so comfortable in front of the camera. My husband said he was so glad we had Shelby because she made it so much easier to take all the pictures. It’s so helpful on your day to have someone you feel comfortable with and Shelby is exactly that! She is so very talented and I can’t recommend her enough!
From my very first zoom consultation with Shelby, I knew she was it! Shelby is extremely detailed, an incredible communicator, and so much fun! We have been blown away by Shelby’s talent not only with taking photos, but her ability to make anyone feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera! We have loved every picture we have received from Shelby and appreciate how she captured our favorite memories so perfectly!