meet the photographer

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hi, i’m shelby! i’m a photographer, actor, and equestrian based out of manhattan with a bfa in drama from nyu’s tisch school of the arts with a minor in child and adolescent mental health studies.

the most important thing to me when i’m working with anybody (weddings, engagements, horses, dogs… you name it!) is that my client is comfortable and able to be themselves in front of the camera. i like to believe i’ve become an expert at minimizing the presence of the camera and giving my clients the space to relax and enjoy themselves. most of my clients start off with “i’m really awkward,” and i always assure them (you) not to worry, because 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 not having a client-photographer relationship while i shoot, but rather a relationship between people who are all there to achieve the same goal: capturing a relationship, personality, and life.

 


photography

whether you’re looking to book a photographer for your wedding, your horse, or your blog, i’m your girl!

equine portraits

horse + rider

weddings

portraits

engagements + proposals

horse shows


testimonials

shelby photographed our small big day in new york city and what can i say other than she was fab! the communication before we met up was terrific. we kept in touch through whatsapp and shared ideas. shelby listened to what we wanted and added some great ideas as well.. the day was fun and relaxed, exactly as we had hoped. we couldn’t be happier with the results. many thanks again!
— amy and dan, england
right from our first meeting, shelby ‘got’ us and exactly the sort of photography we were after for our wedding. she was friendly and fun, and put all of our guests at ease too, and we love all the photos. not only is shelby incredibly good at what she does, she’s super talented – in short, everything you could wish for in photographers
— david and vivien, china
my fiancé and i had a wonderful experience shooting our engagement photos with shelby! she was super relaxed and professional which made the whole experience really fun. she was open to listening to our ideas and also came prepared with several of her own. we received our proofs very quickly and shelby was more than accommodating with any edits that we wanted (which ended up being none because her work was incredible)! . she had us laughing and acting like ourselves. i wholeheartedly recommend shelby.
— jen + dan, long island
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