Below, you'll find answers to commonly asked questions, as well the investment starting points for photo collections.
I would love to hear from you! If you're ready to book, please reach out. If you have more questions, reach out. If you're not sure where to start or what you need or which direction to look, I welcome you to reach out. I'm here to help make this process seamless, enjoyable and stress-free for you.
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What is your pricing?
I've included the starting point for investments in the details above to give you an idea of where my pricing begins. However, providing a detailed quote for your session or special day (weddings, elopements, engagements, portrait sessions) will require a bit more information! Every quote and collection is customized to ensure that my services perfectly suit your vision, wants, needs and non-negotiables. Please reach out directly by completing the form on my contact page to start this conversation!
Do you travel for weddings and sessions?
ABSOLUTELY, YES. I will get in a car or on a plane like it's my job. (Yes, it's true - it IS my job!) I love adventures, exploring the region, country and world, and I thrive creatively in getting outside of my comfort zone and everyday environment. I'm a lover of destination weddings, intimate elopements, and romantic adventure engagement sessions! We can pop champagne on the seacoast or set off fireworks on a mountain-top. We can traverse the Great Wall, or capture butterfly kisses beneath the Eiffel Tower. We can hit the city streets in stilettos, or lace up our hiking boots for a summit. If you can dream it (and your budget and calendar allow for it), we can do it! Any associated travel fees and/or accommodations will be added to your customized collection quote.
The same travel philosophy applies to family and fashion/editorial portraits. If you and/or your loved ones have a location in mind that dazzles your dreams and means something special to you, I'd be honored to photograph you in the place you hold dear to your heart.
i want to book you! how do i confirm my date/time?
Yes! I can't wait to work with you! First thing first, you'll need to review and sign a services agreement with all the details for your date/session, and then pay a retainer (50% of the total fee). Once both have been received, you can count yourself BOOKED. Once I've confirmed your date/session in my calendar, it's all yours.
Pro tip: for weddings, be sure to check with both your venue and photographer-of-choice FIRST before booking either of us, to ensure that both are available on your desired date(s). Once you've confirmed that we are, LOCK US DOWN! I only photograph ONE wedding or full portrait session on any given day, and I'd love it to be yours! If you have additional questions about this process, don't hesitate to ask.
What should i wear?
Short answer: Something that makes you feel awesome and represents YOU.
Long answer: Okay, let's be honest—figuring out exactly what to wear for a session of your dreams can be challenging. Luckily, you've got me! While I will always give you the "short answer" advice I shared above, I won't stop there. Leading up to your session, I will offer personalized insight and suggestions (including style, silhouettes, colors and tones, and variety) to help you choose the very best outfits to complement the environment of your session and complete your vision. I have an incredible eye for detail and a knack for aesthetics, and I'd love to help you to feel like a confident superstar during your session!
Commonly Asked Questions
"Shelby was everything you could ever ask for in a photographer! She is fun, easygoing, adventurous and absolutely amazing at what she does! She went above and beyond throughout the entire process."
- Mindy + Charlie
"Shelby is talented—so talented.
Whatever she touches is gold."
- Kortnie + matt
"Everything turned out exactly how I imagined and even better!"
- Denelle + James