Embrace your vibe. This is your wedding day, after all. Why be anything other than authentically you?
And me? I’ll be there from the minute you choose me as your photographer, helping to guide you through this process so everything’s chill as possible. ‘Cause when we get rid of the big production and fake poses, we uncover what really matters here—celebrating your love.
What does love look like?
This. This right here.
Your wedding should reflect exactly who you are.
You’re a chill at a local brewery with your tight circle kind of person. Regulars at your neighborhood café kind of couple. You don’t worry about chasing after the next big thing because you know what really matters are experiences.
You want your wedding to be authentic. You need a photographer who gets it.
Hey hey. I’m Shelly, and I got you.
I search for those small, meaningful moments. You know the ones. Like that shared grin because how did you get this lucky to be marrying such a fox?! This isn’t a few quick portraits and a forced smile. I wanna tell your WHOLE story.
I’m all about genuine moments, connections, and giving you an experience to last a lifetime.
Photos That Mean Something
You two built your life in the neighborhood streets you walk, the local coffee shop where you grab your daily Americano, the bar where you hang with friends. These are the places and people that create your home, and I love nothing more than capturing that sense of home on your wedding day. Sometimes, yeah, that’s wild, wide-open spaces. But a lot of the time, it’s the lowkey spots that celebrate your history.
I specialize in documenting intimate weddings + elopements.
Be 100 % present with your people.
This is a once in a lifetime day, which—I believe—should be completely stress free. You’ll spend it being hugged to death by your best friend, laughing till your stomach hurts, and maybbbeee getting your dress a little dirty. You are going to have so many tiny precious moments, and I’ll be there to capture them all.
Bottom line: I’m there to capture the connections between the people and places you love most.
Storytelling for Happy AF Couples
A small wedding doesn’t mean small feelings. Whether you’re eloping or hosting an intimate ceremony with your closest friends and family, you deserve awesome photos that reflect this amazing experience.
My goal is to capture your amazing wedding experience naturally. I use a documentary “fly on the wall” approach to capture your real story. The quirky stuff. The unique stuff.
The stuff you’ll feel all over again every time you look at your photos.
From the moment we first saw Shelly’s photos online, we knew that she was the one! It was great to get to know her prior to the wedding; I think that made the difference in being able to capture who we are. Skip ahead to our wedding day and OH.MY.GOD. I am blown away by her talent. I have never felt more beautiful than I have in her photos! She truly captured the wonderment of that day (including getting soaked in the rain with us!!!) and I couldn’t have asked for more! THANK YOU SHELLY!
Liv + John
Your love is an epic adventure | It deserves the best.
Because I really, really believe in telling your WHOLE story, I don’t offer “by the hour” packages. That means I’m there to document the big stuff—the first kiss!—and those magical in-between moments. Years from now, you’ll be able to remember the smell of the mountain air and the butterflies in your stomach as you exchanged vows because of your photos.
Build a photo package that meets your needs and tells your story.
Documenting a couple in love? Yaaaass. Let’s wander your favorite spots and capture those magical, everyday moments that represent you in a genuine way. This is a relaxed, fun way to celebrate your engagement. And bonus: You’ll get all those camera shy feelings out before the big day. (Believe me, everyone has them!)
Starting at $700
Engagement | Anniversary | Maternity
I love couples who make their own traditions. An elopement can be just the two of you, or a few of your closest family and friends. It can be a weekend in a cozy cabin or taking over your favorite city brewery … or heck, even your own sweet backyard. But most important: It’s a special celebration focused totally on you!
Starting at $3000
Imagine a stress-free wedding day, surrounded by those you hold dearest in a place that reflects you. Authentic, heartfelt, true. Honestly, I’ve got the BIGGEST crush on small weddings. Though I have shot large parties, I now focus only on weddings under 100 guests. Let’s start planning a wedding that makes your heart sing!
Average Investment $5000
Hell yas. Whether y’all are getting married stateside or flying across the world- we are going to have THE best adventure. Rain or shine, I’ll be there to guide you. This experience is only going to happen once and your memories deserve to be captured. Together, we are going to create something magical!
Stateside starting at $4000
International starting at $8000
All my travel included.
Frequently Asked Questions
Think of something that isn’t covered here? Check out my FAQs for more of the good stuff!
I live in the DMV area, so scooting around Delaware, Maryland + Virginia is second-nature, but I love to shoot weddings around the country. I’ve photographed weddings in 11 states and 3 countries and am always excited to travel for a wedding/elopement/engagement!
I specialize in smaller weddings because I love how personal and authentic they are. No crazy long receiving line, no dragging around Mom or Dad to remind you the names of all those guests. I only photograph weddings with 100 guests or fewer.
It’s super important to me to be able to give every couple my full attention. I want to be a resource, a guide, and a chill new friend throughout the entire wedding planning process. So I only photograph 20 weddings a year.
Cups of coffee a week. Yikes! ::Googles how to cut back on caffeine:: JK. I’ll never leave you, coffee.
Cause your amazing memories shouldn’t be stuck behind a tiny screen
Hold them. Love them. Display them.
Experience that beautiful day over and over and over.
”We absolutely love our album and were so happy when we found out Shelly offered album services in addition to our wedding photography package. We loved reliving our wedding day through our gorgeous album we customized and are so excited to have it!”
Ariane + Takumi
Handcrafted heirloom wedding albums start at $1000