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"Shelly was able to catch the most extraordinary and candid shots. She has a way of making everyone feel comfortable. I'm obsessed with my wedding photos, and highly recommend shelly for any photo shoot." ~mai N.

Meet Shelly

    Born and raised in Upstate New York, I realized that I much more enjoy wearing flip flops over snow boots, and made the move to San Diego in the Spring of 2010. Before the big move, I had started my love affair with photography, studying it throughout college. I wanted to fully immerse myself in the wedding industry once I moved, and I started working for and with some of the best photographers in Southern California. 
    This job has given me so much joy over the past few years. I get to witness true love with a front row seat on the wedding day. I get to travel all over documenting this love. The best part though, is that I find I become life long friends with my clients. 
    When I'm not behind the camera, you can find me traveling, road tripping, hiking mountains, biking on the boardwalk, wine tasting, or trying to convince my boyfriend to buy me a puppy......(it's an on-going battle). 

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My Style

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    My photography style is constantly evolving and growing as I do in my own life. I once came across this Ansel Adams quote, and thought that it perfectly describes my perspective on how a photographer's style is "created":
     "You do not make a photograph with just a camera. You bring to the act of photography all of the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved."
     Every experience, client, and location has made me into the artist I am today. Ultimately, when I am on a job, my goal is to make one cohesive shoot, instead of a few great images. How does the story of the whole day tie together? What images will look great placed together as a diptych? In what order will I place these images in an album to tell the best story? How will this moment look framed and hanged on a wall in your living room? And probably most importantly, how will your great great grandchildren react to these images of their relatives on their wedding day? 

Where I've Been

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A passion of mine has always been travel. While I just recently have been bringing my camera along on most of my trips, you can take a peek below at some of the fun and amazing places I have been! Make sure to check out the TRAVEL section of my blog for even MORE beautiful destinations.

ICELAND

SOUTH AFRICA

ITALY

NORWAY/SWEDEN

SOUTHEAST ASIA

TULUM

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My photography style is constantly evolving and growing as I do in my own life. I once came across this Ansel Adams quote, and thought that it perfectly describes my perspective on how a photographer's style is "created":
"You do not make a photograph with just a camera. You bring to the act of photography all of the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved."
Every experience, client, and location has made me into the artist I am today. Ultimately, when I am on a job, my goal is to make one cohesive shoot, instead of a few great images. How does the story of the whole day tie together? What images will look great placed together as a diptych? In what order will I place these images in an album to tell the best story? How will this moment look framed and hanged on a wall in your living room? And probably most importantly, how will your great great grandchildren react to these images of their relatives on their wedding day? 

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Meet Shelly

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"Shelly was hands down the perfect pick for our photographer. She was warm, funny, thoughtful, and very professional. She knows how to get a great moment and how to direct you without making things feel awkward." ~Molly D.

Investment


Wedding packages start at 





Portraits and Engagements start at




All photo sessions include downloading rights of your images via an online gallery.

Please contact me for more detailed information.

$3,550

$500


Wedding packages start at 





Portraits and Engagements start at



All photo sessions include downloading rights of your images via an online gallery.

Please contact me for more detailed information.

*with an average package purchased being $4,550

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Frequently Asked Questions

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All of my photography packages come with your edited images via an online gallery. Through the gallery, you are able to download all of your images directly to your computer! There are also great printing options from one of the best photo labs in the country. My wedding packages are done as an "a la carte" menu. You can pick and choose what you would like included in your wedding day package. You will start by choosing your hour coverage, then there are a bunch of add-on options such as an engagement session, a second shooter, and a few different albums choices. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Every wedding is different. I always *suggest* a second shooter for many reasons, but I will always be capable of shooting a wedding on my own.  Second shooters are useful for photographing the groom getting ready, candids during cocktail hour, as well as reception detail shots while I am focusing on family portraits after the ceremony ends. I TRY to be everywhere at once, but a second shooter makes it much easier!

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DO I NEED A SECOND SHOOTER?

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On average, I deliver around 100 images per one hour of photography. It could be more, it could be less. Engagement sessions seem to be at a higher rate than that. I will always try to deliver as many of the images that I shoot, giving you a wide range of options to look through.

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HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE?

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Frequently Asked Questions

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If you are having a destination wedding, do not hesitate to ask about my travel experience! I have traveled all over for weddings, and I look forward to doing more! Please contact me to ask about my travel costs. 

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DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Sure do! If your venue requires proof of insurance, just give me the heads up and I can provide it for them.

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DO YOU HAVE BUSINESS LIABILITY INSURANCE?

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Frequently Asked Questions

I always try to help out in the wedding planning process when needed. I work closely with my clients and their wedding coordinators to come up with a seamless timeline of the day. I do get asked a lot throughout the planning process on tips and advice when it comes to reception room lighting, placement of the sweetheart table, when and where to do the first look, etc. I've seen it all! I'd like to think I know what works best in most situations. So please feel free to ask any questions about your wedding that you may have! I also have a great list of preferred vendors (or "friendors!") if you are looking for other wedding day professionals to hire. 

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DO YOU ASSIST IN THE WEDDING PLANNING PROCESS?

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Upcoming Travel Dates

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japan
singapore


New Orleans
Upstate NY


hawai'i

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if you see I am in an area near you, please let me know! Let's connect!

NOVEMBER



DECEMBER



JANUARY


imperial sand dunes
bali
new zealand
morocco
vancouver
banff
peru


Discounted rates for shoots in these areas!

"shelly is the most down to earth, unassuming, yet super talented photographer I have ever met. she was on time the day of the wedding and jumped right in, even helping me tie the bow on my dress to make sure it looked right. she was patient with family and friends and ACCOMMODATED all of our requests" ~theresa N.

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SHELLY IS BASED IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
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