Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island
hey you! thanks for dropping by. my name is shelby, and i am a queer artist and manhattan based photographer who specializes in weddings + equine portraiture. my priority as a photographer is developing a personal relationship with each and every one of my clients (two or four legged). your special moments are their most pure when you are comfortable and ready to just have fun, and i am here to create that joyful space. with me, you get it all: cheerleader, planner, list keeper, and leader. your wedding day is huge with billions of details. i am a self-described enthusiastic fly-on-the-wall. i am right there when groups need to be organized and shots need to be set up, but dissolve into the background for intimate moments and lively dancing. it's your day to relax, have fun, and laugh... and it's my job to capture it all. my style mimics the way film captures light, color, and depth, though i do shoot digitally. i believe in love in every form, and i celebrate them all. we all deserve to love and be loved in return, whether it be by our partner, pony, or pup. the most important thing to me when i’m working with anyone is that the people and animals in front of my camera are comfortable and able to just be themselves. i’ve become an expert at minimizing the presence of the camera, which gives you the space to relax and enjoy our time together. most of the people i meet lead with, “i’m really awkward.” awkward is good and fun and beautiful! the more present you are able to be, and the more comfortable you become with discomfort, the more you will shine through the camera. i believe in meeting halfway to achieve the same goal: capturing a relationship, love, and life.