You can find me traveling all over with Shamus, my Frenchie sitting shotgun. Together, we chase the light, and capture the authentic moments that have a way of freezing time. Being a destination photographer for the western lifestyle has already brought so many amazing people into my life. And it’s these connections that make what I do so special. From ropings, rodeos, weddings, engagements, maternity shoots, brands/fashion I’m here to help you tell your story and keep the memories alive for years to come. I have the unique gift of being able to tell a story through photographs, and I’m so grateful for the chance to meet people like you and would love the opportunity to turn your memories into something that you can hold in your hand or hang on the wall. If you put your trust in me, I will make sure that you are left with memories that will last a lifetime. Complete with amazing adventures, random, excited dances, and storytelling like no other. Let’s be friends!

I’m a California girl who grew up on my family’s cattle ranch, and developed a love for early morning gathering or branding. Later in life, I moved to Texas where I attended Clarendon Jr College and West Texas A&M. My love for the western lifestyle, only grew deeper the more time I spent in Texas!
After graduating from WT, I then ventured around and found myself at the RA Brown Ranch as their apprentice for a year. As much as I loved being a part of their ranch, the next chapter of my life would lead me back to California. The last couple years I had a corporate job and discovered it wasn’t the life for me. I then found myself at Spearhead Coffee as a barista and reignited my love for photographing people’s stories, especially those that involve agriculture. I’ve always been a storyteller, and now I’ve found my medium to tell those stories on.

Made up of equal parts coffee, faith, tattoo ink, and purple hair dye. Oh, and a deep love for the western lifestyle. 

Hey Y'all, I'm Shelby

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why i'm different

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Let’s just say I got you because we will become fast friends with a lifelong friendship. I’m gonna be your hype girl, flower holder and girl that bustles your dress to get you ready to party! I don’t over pose you, but instead I give you prompts that are open for interpretation to better capture those candid moments you’ll cherish for years to come! 

I’m the kind of person who will show up early & stay late, until I know the day has been captured to tell your story. My past client’s aka friends tell me I went above and beyond to ensure they had what they needed, situations were mellow, and the day went as planned. I will help you plan your timeline & focus on the key moments that you would be devastated you didn’t have captured. 

let’s cut to the chase, I want to share my heart for my couples with you.

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