I've had a camera in my hand since I was 10, and it didn't take long before I learned the power I have to make others feel beautiful. When you step in front of my camera, that's my wish for you as well. To feel beautiful and confident just as you are.

I'm Shelby!

i'm obsessed with the arizona desert, muted greens, and sunset glows.

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Jess + Alex // Superstition Mountain Maternity Session

Jessica was one of our fabulous 2017 #ShelbyLeaBrides, so when she contacted me and asked if I could take her maternity photos I couldn’t say YES fast enough! She wanted beautiful desert scenery in her photos and we got her just that by going to Lost Dutchman State Park at Sunset! I love how many […]


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Erin + John // South Mountain Engagement

Even though I spent 7 amazing years of my life in Oklahoma (all through middle school and high school), I love the desert. Something about the way the sun reflects off of the rough dirt with incredible saguaros shooting up into the air gets me. I love how the sun is almost always shining here […]


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Kaylee + Christian // Mogollon Rim Bridals

Kaylee and Christians bridals were quite the adventure. We started just down the street at the Gilbert Temple where we had their first look. After their first look we headed up the mountains up past Payson to the Mogollon Rim. We had no clue there would be snow but once we started seeing spots of […]


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