I'm Shelby—an American fine art wedding and portrait photographer, based in beautiful Wyoming.

I'm wife to an incredible man with a great sense of humor and zest for life—and mama to a beautiful and fearless almost-toddler son and two wild pit-mix fur babies. Nurturing relationships and creating art in many various forms has been the life-blood of my 31 years on this earth! 

At the heart of my work is the commitment to capturing an exquisitely beautiful story with honesty and timelessness. Your life is your legacy, and capturing it in all of its charm, grit, and whimsy is my passion.

​Being authentic isn't trendy, it's essential. I'm all about connecting in a real way; sharing life and laughter and swapping stories about what matters most to us! Think new friend instead of vendor, k?!

My nature is to serve with joy, and I am admittedly a perfectionist in my work. When you work with me, you'll receive the highest standard of care, love, and quality from start to finish. Pinky promise. 

THE ARTIST

Things That Make Me Smile

In the innate beauty of a life well-lived.


In the confidence that comes from being yourself.


In honest images that remind you how you felt when they were taken. 


In capturing you just as you are, in all your gorgeous glory and messy grace.


In delivering not only beautiful images—but also an incredible, memorable experience.


In illuminating all your unique little details with impeccable taste and artistry.


In cheering you on in all your victories—and yes, in your sorrows too.


In finding humor and adventure in everyday moments.


And a whole lot of laughter. Obviously!

Around here, we believe in perfect imperfection.

Me and my Loves!

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nature

travel

my family

Some other things that tickle my fancy: spending time with my dudes as much as possible; writing poems, articles, journaling and even a novel that's in the works; lazy Sundays after church enjoying tasty meals in "comfy" clothes with our extended family; music of all genres (I'm not even a little bit snobby, and you'll find me grooving to everything from John Coltrane and Blake Shelton to T-Swift and Post Malone and everything in between—yes, even some Kidz Bop these days); avidly gardening (we've got a huge one here at home, full of veggies, herbs and flowers); hiking, camping and generally wandering in the great outdoors; taking 75,000,000 cell-phone pictures of my kid on the daily (my camera roll will prove it); cooking + baking up a whole mish-mash of random delicacies for my loves (Indian + Thai-inspired cuisine are among my favorites to cook, and chocolate chip cookies with walnuts are my favorite to bake); sitcoms, dramas + reality TV (The Office, Friends, This is Us, The Good Doctor, Survivor, Master Chef, and Gilmore Girls...to name a few faves); people-watching in airports (gosh, I LOVE this and might try to non-creepily take some photos in airports some day); bare feet and a glass of red wine with a candle lit and the lights down low—vibes.

film photos

cinematic light

exploration

Some other things that tickle my fancy: spending time with my dudes as much as possible; writing poems, articles, journaling and even a novel that's in the works; lazy Sundays after church enjoying tasty meals in "comfy" clothes with our extended family; music of all genres (I'm not even a little bit snobby, and you'll find me grooving to everything from John Coltrane and Blake Shelton to T-Swift and Post Malone and everything in between—yes, even some Kidz Bop these days); avidly gardening (we've got a huge one here at home, full of veggies, herbs and flowers); hiking, camping and generally wandering in the great outdoors; taking 75,000,000 cell-phone pictures of my kid on the daily (my camera roll will prove it); cooking + baking up a whole mish-mash of random delicacies for my loves (Indian + Thai-inspired cuisine are among my favorites to cook, and chocolate chip cookies with walnuts are my favorite to bake); sitcoms, dramas + reality TV (The Office, Friends, This is Us, The Good Doctor, Master Chef, and Gilmore Girls...to name a few faves); people-watching in airports (gosh, I LOVE this and might try to non-creepily take some photos in airports some day); bare feet and a glass of red wine with a candle lit and the lights down low—vibes.

quiet comfort

simple beauty

reading

Some other things that tickle my fancy: spending time with my dudes as much as possible; writing poems, articles, journaling and even a novel that's in the works; lazy Sundays after church enjoying tasty meals in "comfy" clothes with our extended family; music of all genres (I'm not even a little bit snobby, and you'll find me grooving to everything from John Coltrane and Blake Shelton to T-Swift and Post Malone and everything in between—yes, even some Kidz Bop these days); avidly gardening (we've got a huge one here at home, full of veggies, herbs and flowers); hiking, camping and generally wandering in the great outdoors; taking 75,000,000 cell-phone pictures of my kid on the daily (my camera roll will prove it); cooking + baking up a whole mish-mash of random delicacies for my loves (Indian + Thai-inspired cuisine are among my favorites to cook, and chocolate chip cookies with walnuts are my favorite to bake); sitcoms, dramas + reality TV (The Office, Friends, This is Us, The Good Doctor, Master Chef, and Gilmore Girls...to name a few faves); people-watching in airports (gosh, I LOVE this and might try to non-creepily take some photos in airports some day); bare feet and a glass of red wine with a candle lit and the lights down low—vibes.

While there is something to be said for the power of a pretty picture—the aesthetic alone is never my aim. As an artist and curator, I believe you deserve more. In every image I capture and deliver to my clients, my goal is honesty and authentic emotion. Raw, pure, and true.

I approach photography with a candid eye, documenting real life as it happens. I always aim to creatively capture these moments with a fine-art perspective—a perspective that brings to life the kind of timeless, storytelling images that can be framed and bound in albums for generations to come.

The images that we choose to display in our homes should speak poetic volumes of the lives we've lived—lives full of love and laughter and countless fond memories. 

I believe that the very best photos are the ones that remind you how you felt.

Shelby's Philosophy

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