I’m Shelby, the one behind the camera.
I am beyond lucky to be based out of the beautiful Lake Tahoe area. If you stumbled on this page and you have never been to Tahoe, please come and visit me so that 1) we can be best friends and 2) I can show you all of the cool places this area has to offer.
I have 2 animal children, Sonoma Peyton, the Golden Retriever, and Marnie Michaels, the cat. Marnie is named after a character from what is, in my opinion, the most binge worthy show on Earth–Girls. When I am not watching Girls, I am catching up on all of the drama over in Bachelor Nation. Yes, I am one of THOSE girls. Give me a rose ceremony and some wine and I am a happy camper.
I break out in song and dance almost daily. My best friend gets tired of car rides with me singing at the top of my lungs. You can ‘catch me outside’ almost always. I like camping and hiking and an outdoor adventure as much as the next person. Call me crazy, but campfire smell is the best…even when it refuses to wash out of your hair for a week. I’m up for pretty much anything that requires physical activity and a challenge. When I’m not taking pics, you can find me at the beach in Lake Tahoe drinking a canned wine and relaxing in a unicorn floatie.
I fell in love with bits and pieces of photography growing up, always having my point and shoot camera and posting those fire MySpace pics. Polaroids are MY JAM. I love collecting those tiny vintage memories and having the satisfaction of an instant imperfect photograph.
Photographing couples and weddings sparks my fire because I know I get to capture the most authentic emotions out of two people in love. It’s fascinating to observe and admire true chemistry. Creating images of people’s love stories is what makes my heart beat hardest and fuels every fiber of my creativity.
Nothing in this life is permanent. Some day the people we love the most will be gone. Photographs become that sacred relic that your future relatives will come to know you by. Images will reveal who you were so that your grand children can tell their children where they came from. They are the roots of your legacy.
I know my true purpose in life is to do your story the justice it deserves. I will not let you down. All I ask is that you put your trust in me.
I live for life’s raw, unique, nostalgic moments because they’re the ones you’ll pack away in your memory forever. Don’t be surprised if we end our time together with a dance battle and a champagne toast. I swear you’ll forget the camera is even there.
I value humor. I value conscious presence. I value connection. But above all, I value crazy insatiable love.
If that sounds like what you’re looking for in a photographer then let’s chat!