~ About me ~

I truly believe in having wonderful relationships with people, so I encourage you to find a photographer with a style and personality that fit. Being a Midwest girl at heart, my hard work is coupled with completely having fun. I love getting to know all types of personalities and believe you should have an emotional connection with your photographs. It is all about the relationship, the camera is just an instrument. I love events. I love projects. I love kids. I love tearing up behind the lens during beautiful moments. I get immersed in the moment with you.

I am excited to share a photography session with you soon!

I believe in dancing in the light...

My Artistic Resume:

* From an early age ~ lived and breathed anything art

* During the Sunday sermon ~ drawing when I was supposed to listen

* Rock Bridge High School ~ took every art class I could get my hands on (favorite teacher, Mrs. McCord!)

* University of Missouri, Columbia ~ Bachelors of Fine Art & Bachelors of Science in Art Education (favorite teacher ~ Ms. Huelsbergen!)

* Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara ~ technical training in photography

* Shooting weddings, families & food professionally since 2006

~ Reviews ~

“OH my gosh, they are BEAUTIFUL Shelly!! Dave and I just ran through the slideshow for the first time (will be doing that many more times), and love them all so much. I’ve been bawling a bit reliving the day – so fun! Thank you so much for capturing all of the special moments – it’s amazing to see everyone so happy. We just released them to our friends and family. And we can’t wait for the extra fun stuff you send us – very sweet of you. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!” – Leigh & Dave

“Shelly… not only are the wedding pictures awesome… but you are awesome! We received our package and your kindness has taken our breath away. Thank you so much for all the goodies that you sent us. Hanging out with you that day, just adds to the fun we had. You were truly a joy to work with and so talented. I will be telling everyone about your work. Thanks again for working SO hard for us and getting our pictures here in time for Christmas. Have a great Holiday!” – Rick & Jess

Words cannot describe how amazed we felt when we saw our beautiful pictures. You have a true gift for capturing the perfect moment with every shot. Thank you for making everyone feel comfortable and taking our desires and requests to heart. You have a wonderful sense of humor, style, charisma and charm that comes shining through. What a wonderful Christmas gift you have provided for us. Thank you for working so hard and diligently on our photos in time for Christmas. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family.” – Denise & Chris

“This email is long overdue! I just wanted to thank you for the lovely package you put together for us. You truly went over and above our expectations! We are beyond happy with our photographs and with you! Thank you so much for making the most important day of our lives, so far, such a memorable one!” – Gloria & Wes

“Ahhhh!!!! Oh my geez so ridiculously beautiful! The mixture of tears, laughter, oohhhs, and aaahhhs is too much. I think your cameral lens saw more than I did. Haha! Thank you so much Shelly! I am sort of in love with you right now. So excited! Have a fantastic weekend!” – Holland & Delaney