A Little About Me.
First of All, Welcome!
I'm Shelby. I'm so happy you're here! I'm your biggest hype girl, newest friend, and hopefully your photographer! I specialize in shooting couples, intimate weddings, and elopements. I came across this little niche of mine early on when I would binge watch all the sappy love story movies & think about them for days on end. I'm a sucker for a good love story.
How I got here?
I always told my parents I wanted to travel, have fun, & help others when I grew up. They jokingly asked, "so you want to be a circus clown?" .. Well I'm not a circus clown. But I have managed to achieve all of those dreams through this business of mine and recently becoming a NICU nurse at a world renowned children's hospital.
I am foot to the pedal at all times but I wouldn't change it for the world. I love what I do.
I started taking photos at an early age on my little flip phone, then on my CoolPix digital camera & got my first DSLR for my 16th birthday. I was in Heaven. Throughout high school and college, I took lots of photography classes & took it upon myself to even learn outside of class. I knew where I wanted to take this thing. 8 years later, here I am.
Outside of All of That?
I genuinely love traveling, whether for work or not. My most recent was a trip out west to Vegas, picked up a camper van and drove through Utah and Arizona to see Zion National Park, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, & The Grand Canyon, camping in a van along the way. Just a few weeks ago, I finally was able to mark the PNW off my bucket list, traveling solo for the first time to see Seattle, Forks and Olympic National Park.
I'm a National Park Junkie. My goal is to mark all of them off my list. There are 63. Twelve down, lots to go!
My best friend is my momma. She's also my best travel buddy & likes to help me out on shoots every now & then. We are twins. Literally the same person. We also have a 100+ pound Pitbull pup named Silas. He's my favorite cuddle buddy & sidekick. He's been the biggest blessing after the passing of our Boxer, Duke last year.
When back at home in Indiana, I enjoy being around my family and close friends. Sometimes it's just nice getting together and having a Sunday family dinner after church and just being present. I'm a firm believer in simply being present. In a world full of craziness and the rabbit hole of social media, this is important for me.
I'm a Christian. Like Jesus, I will love you no matter what walk of life you came from, what you believe in, or who you are.