"...to take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt."
- Susan Sontag
"THE PHOTOS REALLY CAPTURE OUR BOND!"
"Wow... I am overwhelmed with happiness! Not only did you capture some truly beautiful photographs, but you captured the love we share and for that, I could not be more thankful. These pictures will be treasured for a lifetime."
- Kassidy & Chris
My philosophy behind photographing weddings revolves around the idea of encapsulating the very essence of your love. When I step into your wedding day, I do so as a silent observer of your affection, aiming to immortalize the day in a way that echoes the emotions woven into each fleeting moment. From the majestic walk down the aisle to the intimate, unscripted exchanges, my commitment lies in capturing every facet - the orchestrated and the spontaneous alike. Serving as a source of reassurance, support, and joyful camaraderie throughout the wedding planning journey, I strive to provide a seamless and personalized experience crafted specifically to meet your desires
Wedding collections currently begin at $4500 with the average couple investing $5600-$7000 on full wedding day coverage. All collections include eight to ten hours of photography coverage, two photographers, an online gallery of all images edited to my style, a planning and timeline meeting, and printing rights.
To book or see if your date is available, fill out the inquiry form on the contact page of my website and I'll be in touch within 48 hours with more information.
I am always itching to get out into the world and explore new places - capturing your memories while doing this is certainly an added bonus. Whether you're planning an elaborate engagement session at the Salt Flats in Utah or a beautiful destination wedding down in Mexico, I am available to travel to wherever you call me to document your life's most treasured moments.
*please note: all travel taking place outside of Texas will incur additional fees
My answer is yes, both. Throughout my time as a photographer, I have fallen more and more in love with the nostalgic, romantic feel of film photography. Digital is fantastic, but nothing can beat the true tones that film brings to the table. I haven't been shooting film for long, but booking with me ensures you will receive a combination of both in your galleries.
I love being both interactive and discrete throughout the wedding day. There will be parts of the wedding day when I will need to be in control in order to accomplish everything that needs to be done in order to keep everyone on schedule. There will also be moments when you shouldn’t even know that I’m present (i.e., the ceremony, during dances and toasts, etc.). During the engagement session, I teach my couples how to pose and encourage them interact so they are naturals on the wedding day and don’t need quite as much instruction from me!
A second shooter is an additional photographer that I personally hire as a backup for your wedding day. Every package of mine includes a second shooter in the event of an emergency. They’re also super helpful if I need to be in two places at once (i.e. the groom's suite and the bridal suite, etc.). Having a second shooter with me on your wedding day will ensure that you’re entirely covered and will help the timeline run smoothly.
A bridal session is an additional session where I take pictures of you in your wedding dress with your completed wedding day look - hair, makeup, shoes, veil, dress, and bouquet! Bridals are a southern tradition and they are SO worth the investment. Adding a bridal session to your package ensures that you will receive an entire gallery full of at least 70-100 images of you in your gown. In addition, they give you an opportunity to see how things will look and feel on the day of your wedding!
All of your high resolution digital images will be delivered in an online gallery where you can download your images, order prints, and share with family and friends.
Complete wedding galleries usually take me anywhere from 8-10 weeks to edit and deliver depending on the season that I am in. Portrait gallery turnaround time is typically around 1-2 weeks.
Absolutely, yes! You can add items to your package at any point up until two weeks before your wedding. I’ll just need to draft up a new contract and invoice that includes the desired additions. Once these are signed and paid, we are good to go!
Whoo Hoo! Head over to the contact page on my website and fill out the inquiry form there. Tell me as many details as you possibly can about your day. I will be in touch with you within 48 hours of your inquiry regarding availability and packages. To secure your date with me, a signed contract and a non-refundable retainer fee is required - then the fun starts!
please note: no date is reserved without a signed contract and the non-refundable retainer fee
"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!