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Because if you can remember that feeling you felt on your wedding day, you can make it through            

Because when the flowers, the ribbons, and the wedding gown all get put into storage boxes - all you have left are the memories, the sweet stories, and the pictures. These pictures of your wedding day will be cherished for the rest of your life. They'll be passed down through generations and tell the story of the two of you.

Your love story will live on through the photos of this special time in your life. And when those hard times come, where the stress and hustle of life take over, my hope is that these images take you back to this moment in time and remind you of the blissful love you felt in this moment. 

That they will help you remember how you looked at each other during that first look, the feelings of your first dance, and the way your dad looked at you realizing you’re all grown up. 

While the wedding day is just the beginning of your marriage, I believe all those emotions you're feeling on this day matter, especially when things get tough.

i believe in pictures.

kind words

- kady + cody

"Shelby was a doll to work with leading up to the wedding. Her and her second shooter made our wedding day so simple when it came to capturing each and every special moment and we felt so comfortable in their hands. They guided us through the various "steps" of our wedding and provided great direction when it came to taking the perfect shot. They were perfectly professional and great company as well. Aside from the day of experience, their followup and communication was top-notch. We received our sneak peek gallery within days of the wedding, which was such a great surprise! Our full wedding gallery was sent almost four weeks before agreed. Their work is just beautiful and I would highly recommend partnering with Shelby Lea Photography for your wedding day without question."

- Katie + tyler

"We hired Shelby to photograph our wedding and it was the most amazing experience ever to work with her. She is so sweet and kind and made both my husband and I feel so comfortable and amazing throughout the whole process of working together, especially during pictures. Shelby went above and beyond for us and even got our pictures back to us so quickly and sent sneak peeks to us to hold us over through our excitement of wanting to relive our wedding day. As a photographer myself, pictures were super important to me and having a talented photographer that takes amazing pictures was #1 on my priority list when it came to our wedding. We got that and so much more. I'm so glad I hired Shelby and am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her! She's incredible!!”

Wedding planning is hard enough as it is. We keep it simple so you can focus on what matters most to you! Tap through to learn more about our signature wedding experience process!

the process

If you’re looking through my website thinking that we might be best friends, you’re probably right! Head to my contact page to inquire, and I'll get back with you within 48 hours!

reach out

01

I like to visit on the phone or even in person if possible to get to know you a bit before signing the contract! Once you sign your contract, the date is all yours!

save your date

02

This is one of my favorite parts! Your engagement session is your practice run! Not only does it give us more time to visit and get to know eachother but also I teach you all my poses during our engagement session! By your wedding day you and your fiance will feel like total naturals in front of the camera! 

engagement session

03

About 90 days before your wedding, we make sure we are completely ready for your special day! We will get on the phone one last time to create a custom timeline with our couples! This helps us make sure we get all those photos you've been dreaming of during your wedding day!

timeline call

04

It’s finally here!! Time for you to let go of all your worries and simply enjoy your day! It’s our job to make sure everything goes beautifully, smoothly and that our #ShelbyLeaBrides feel 100% taken care of. We send out sneak peeks within a week after the wedding day! 

wedding day

05

Just a few short weeks after your wedding we send over your gallery with all your wedding photos! Like, way too many photos to count! We always recommend you snuggle up on the couch and look through your galleries together! 

gallery delivery

06

Are you as excited as I am? I can't wait to get to know you better! Once you're ready to get started, just fill out the contact form and I'll take it from here!

ready to do this?

inquire today!

I want to capture images that are beautiful, clean, and timeless… and slightly brighter and happier than things feel in real life. I don’t want our kids to look back on these photos and giggle about our funny editing styles. I want them to look back on these photos and be able to focus on their parents or even their grandparents beauty and love. 

To deliver photos that stand the test of time

My hope is with these photos that you’ll be able to look back and feel the butterflies you felt when you first met each other. The mooshy gooshy feelings of why you fell in love. When times get tough, you remember to look back through these photos or glance at them hanging on the wall and remember “yeah, that’s my person.” 

To help you remember why you fell in love 

This is where it all started for me. My number one priority is to take pictures that my clients feel confident and beautiful in. It’s important and it’s why I started photography so many years ago.

To make sure you feel absolutely stunning

my goal as your photographer

Frequently asked questions

How many weddings do you shoot a year? 

What type of equipment do you use? Do you have back up equipment?

How many images will we receive in our online gallery?

How long until we get to see our images after our wedding day?

How long are my images stored online? 

How do I receive my images? 

Do you include engagement photos in your packages?

Can we see full galleries of your recent weddings?

How long have you been shooting weddings?

Yes! Engagement photos are so important! It’s important that we get to know our clients before their big day! We like to call our engagement sessions a “practice run” for our clients. After their engagement session together, you might think about modeling. You’ll be that close to pro! ;) 

inquire today!

wedding collections start at $3,900

I believe photos are an investment. An investment to help you remember one of the best days of your life.

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