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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Shannon + Kevin // Desert Engagement Session

We met Shannon and Kevin at Chelsea and Alexanders beautiful SoHo wedding!  Ever since then we were super stoked to take their engagement photos! They have traveled just about everywhere. They are originally from the East Coast and they wanted a desert location to show off where they are living now. The Salt River definitely shows […]


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Caitlin + Jake // Saguaro Lake Engagment

With it being monsoon season in Arizona, we were so worried about the weather. When we got there clouds and the wind ended up being a blessing. We didn’t sweat a drop during this July engagement session, which is basically a miracle! Not only was the weather perfect but the couple was so sweet and they […]


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