Hey, I’m
Shelly Pate


I work with couples who want their wedding day to be authentic, meaningful, and true to their personalities. It’s not gonna be your typical exhausting, staged, forced photographic experience.

This is gonna be way different.

I’m not the traditional wedding photographer looking for the “perfect” pose. I’m not about rushed timelines and big stressful production vibes. I have a documentary “fly on the wall” approach allowing me to capture those real, natural moments of you two being YOU together. Those little “imperfect” moments are what I’m all about…the ones that are actually really perfect because they tell your story. The quirky stuff, the unique stuff. The REAL stuff that lets your love shine- those incredible vows, wiping away happy tears, furry ring bearers and wildflower bouquets. You and your love laughing your heads off, those legit beyonce moves you are gonna have on the dance floor, and taking a detour for your favorite burger spot. I don’t offer any short “charge by the hour” elopement or wedding packages cause I wanna tell your WHOLE story, not just a few “quick portraits”—you two deserve more than that.

A lifetime from now, I want you to feel each incredible little moment all over again.

Meet the

Meet the

Patrick and I are so blessed to be able to work together and connect with some freakin’ amazing people- and As of 11-5-16 are a husband and wife team! If you choose to have two photographers (twice the fun!), Patrick is your guy.

We love creating something magical with our couples, but most of all we love the amazing friendships we’ve made along the way. We specialize in documenting smaller, intimate weddings and elopements because we WANT to get to know you and want this day to be all about your love.


Dancing queen, crime show obsessed, cupcakes for breakfast + tacos everyday, Tries so hard to keep the pretty plants alive


Continuously wagging tail, loves literally everything, fetch obsessed, happy vibes, uses pillows like a person



Our newest addition, Queen of Mischief, snuggle bug, can always be found in the bathtub


Glorious beard, drummer, amateur bitters enthusiast, podcast junkie, fantasy football champion

Kind Words

  • "Look no further...Shelly and Patrick are not only exceptional photographers through their expertise and professionality, but they are incredible human beings. Other than your spouse, you spend the most time with your photographer on your wedding day—Shelly was so joyful, flexible, and made us feel so special on our day. Shelly went above and beyond throughout the whole process. There are a lot of great photographers out there, but truly feel that Shelly is the best."

  • "Love love love this girl. She has a gift and if you are lucky enough to have her share it with you, you will be forever grateful. We wanted a more natural, capture the moment kind of photographer and that is exactly what she did. She will be one of the most important aspects of your wedding. She brings a very calm, salt of the earth kind of vibe and I can't recommend her more. I will absolutely use again with pregnancy and children in the future."

  • “Patrick and Shelly are one amazing duo! From my first conversation with Shelly over the phone I knew we just had to have them shoot our wedding. It was the best decision we made. Our friends can’t stop raving about how they look like they belong in a magazine. Yesssss, Shelly is THAT good! They deserve alllll the stars and if you’re reading this, hire them! It’s the best decision to entrust them with capturing the most important day in your journey as a married couple!”