BEHIND

THE LENS

“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 nine 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.
 

GET TO know MY 

HEART

Romans 12:10 says, "Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves."

Raised in the vibrant city of San Antonio, my journey with photography truly blossomed at Texas A&M University, where I discovered the joy of freezing moments in time and celebrating the unique stories of each person and couple I photograph.

My philosophy behind photographing weddings and people is deeply rooted in my faith. I believe that God has gifted me with these abilities to serve others, celebrate love, and honor Him in every frame. I find immense joy in memorializing the fleeting, irreplaceable moments because it is moments such as these that make life truly beautiful. Whether it's the joyous laughter shared between you and your husband or the tender, authentic interactions between your family members, I strive to capture these cherished memories in a way that is true-to-life. My editing style reflects this philosophy—rich in color and true to the moment, ensuring that each image is as genuine and unique as the love it portrays.

Speaking of color, I absolutely love it! The more, the better. I believe that color brings out the joy and beauty of life, and I make it a point to highlight this in my work. My aim is to deliver a gallery of photos that are not dark and moody or overly light and airy, but genuinely true to the moments they represent.

Family is incredibly important to me. My husband and I have been together for over seven years, married for nearly three, and our journey together has been the best gift. Understanding the significance of family bonds, I prioritize capturing genuine interactions and emotions on wedding days, ensuring that the love and connection between you and your most cherished ones shine through in every photograph.

When I'm not behind the camera, you might find me enjoying slow mornings with a glass of iced coffee, indulging in my unhealthy obsession with Taco Bell, or diving into a good book. 

My cats

Film Photography

MY Husband

Traveling

WHY we're a great match

I have always been as a hopeless romantic and deeply sentimental person. I believe that there is irreplaceable beauty and value in the here-and-gone-again 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 follows. 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."

WE ARE A PERFECT FIT

"SHELBY'S PHOTOS ARE SO NATURAL AND REFLECTIVE OF OUR PERSONALITIES."

TAYLOR & SHAWN

CAITLIN & JAKE

"Every single one of our family members has not stopped raving about how much they loved Shelby..."

Where to even begin... Shelby is hands down the BEST decision we made for our wedding. This girl is so talented and so darn LOVABLE. Every single one of my family members has not stopped raving about how much they loved Shelby!! I could not be more grateful that we chose Shelby to capture our day and preserve the memories that we will cherish and hold onto for the rest of our lives. She made all of us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and just brought such fun energy to our day. We are so in love with the sneak peeks we received the day after our wedding. Love love LOVE Shelby Day Photography!!!

VICTORIA & BRANDON

"...Our ENGAGEMENT AND WEDDING PHOTOS ARE A COMPLETE DREAM..."

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!

CHARLOTTE & ZACH

"I PROMISE YOU WANT SHELBY FOR ALL OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY NEEDS..."

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!

MADISYN & ANDREW

"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.