Fun, Amazing, Wonderful, Patient, Super Kind, Funny, and Flexible (not physically, lol). No, these aren’t the start of someone’s wedding vows, it is what my customers continue to say about me. It is so cool to read and be told these things about yourself and your business, but also a little embarrassing. I guess that’s the kid in me. I am always grateful, super excited, and honored when a family returns and continues to stay with me.
Photography is personal. Emotional. And unique to each person. There is no cookie-cutter mold for great story telling photography. What does this mean for you and me? That a personal sit down, have a chat, share some laughs kind of social get together needs to happen before the camera comes out. I want to make sure your photos are YOUR photos. I love Instagram, Snapchat, VSCO, and Pinterest just as much as the next person ,and I enjoy seeing your photo likes that get you excited and match your personality. So we take those ideas and make them your own, with a little ‘Shelley Style’ mixed in…whatever that might be that day since I have a little P.A.H.E.D (Photo-Art-High-Excitement-Disorder!).
I’ve read that a friend is more concerned about helping people than getting credit. A friend cares. A friend listens. And a friend reaches out. It’s hard to call you a client, though by Google definition you are. Once you have entered my studio doors and we have begun working together we become more like friends. I like this tittle way better. I don’t want to sound like I’m desperate for friends, but that term sounds less “formal” than client and more carefree and fun and that is ME! One of the things I truly enjoy about being a business owner is all the different people I get to meet and all the different forms of photography I get to do.
I believe that average is the enemy of excellence therefor I am always pushing myself to be better and do better. When I’m not shooting, editing, or marketing, I am education, researching, and respecting the advice given to me by others that have been passionately doing this career for years. I am a member of PPA, Professional Photographers of America, I am a certified Drone pilot, and I received the Award of Excellence for 2019. But I don’t need special titles, awards, or accolades to be a great photographer or the right photographer for you. You can make your own decision by looking at my work, reading what others have to say about me, and by meeting me for yourself.
When showing off your personality, your family, and sharing your story with the world…or at least, on social media, you want the right story to be buzzing around. Who you choose to have help you with this is important and knowing who you’re choosing matters.
Behind each picture is a story, and I’m here to tell yours.