Ten years photographing the dreamiest weddings across the world and right here at home feels surreal. As the sun sets each day, I'm grateful for the gift of being infused in all the not-so-little moments of your beautiful life - as your photographer of course.
It rained on my own wedding day. No really - it poured for hours as my now husband and I got ready in our little separate rooms at Rip Van Winkle Gardens. Right before the ceremony, the storm slowed to a light drizzle and we walked down a muddy isle to say our vows. I had already been photographer for years before that day, but after experiencing all of the emotions as a bride myself, I was given a new understanding of holy matrimony - and reminded that even if the sky opens up, marrying your best friend will always be on of the best days of your lives!
Now that we've had two babies added to our family, I can also now say that I'm right there with the moms digging for coordinating outfits hours before the session and praying that they cooperate - and that we get just one photo that could hang on the entry way wall this year! And just like all my own clients do, after every session I breathe a sigh of relief and am so grateful that we can freeze these memories - and it never ceases to amaze me that I love all of the wild unruly photos of my sweet babies - just as you will.
My photography style is film & film-inspired with creamy whites and gorgeous skin tones. My sessions are laid back and easy - full of laughs and natural poses - I want you to walk away from our time together feeling like your sweetest moments were documented by someone who truly cares about their work and your experience - because I do!
Hi there, I'm Shelbie - a Louisiana wedding and portrait photographer who believes marriage is beautiful and messy and sacred all at the same time (as it also goes for motherhood). As a wife and mom, myself, I don't take my job lightly when you ask me to help bottle up this time of your life as you embark on the same journeys!
Although it's entirely impossible to choose only a few favorite photos from recent sessions, you can view my portfolio to decide if I'm the photographer for you in this season!
When starting to plan my wedding, photography was one of the most important vendors on my list. I knew I wanted a photographer whose style would be timeless and elegant. From the beginning I knew that Shelbie was the right fit for us! From her classic and timeless style, to her calming demeanor that made us feel so comfortable in front of her camera. There wasn’t a single moment of our wedding day that Shelbie did not capture perfectly. A few years later we still look at our photos and cry at how stunning they are. Having Shelbie as our wedding photographer was the best investment, and we would choose her time and time again!
Absolutely LOVED working with Shelbie! She was a pleasure to work with from the moment we booked her all the way through our wedding day. She has such a sweet soul that made us and our bridal party feel so comfortable in front of the camera. She helped us decide on a first look, which was the best decision we made. We have beautiful photos of all different lighting throughout the night and have these memories for a lifetime. I would recommend Shelbie to anyone in a heartbeat!
I specialize in romantic & timeless photos with a mix of film & digital.
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