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ABOUT ME

HEY, I’M SHELBY

(she/her)

It’s great to meet you.

So, a little about me. I live in Kent with my husband Andy and our fur-baby Lola, and things I love include Indian food and binge-watching tv shows!

I have been passionate about photography since I was little – which is quite something for me, as I’m nearly 6ft tall! They say if you do something you love as your job, you’ll never work another day in your life – and this really is how I feel about capturing weddings.

I also LOVE to travel and there are so many places in the world I really want to visit. The next few on my list are: Amalfi Coast, Mykonos, Iceland and the Maldives – but it’ll be a while before I get round to seeing them all!

I’ve been fortunate enough to photograph destination weddings in France, Italy, Greece and the Channel Islands but I would absolutely love some more – so if you’re marrying abroad, please get in touch!

Some Things You Should Know

I love…

– Comedy TV shows
– Jelly sweets
– Dining al fresco
– Indian takeaway

I hate…

– Bad drivers
– Long queues
– Wedding speeches
between courses!

MY JOURNEY

Found my passion

I was lucky enough to attend a secondary school which had its own Photography department – even a dark room for film processing. I was already an Art student, but it was here that I first found my passion for photography.

After achieving A*/A’s in my Photography qualifications, I went to University for the Creative Arts (UCA) for a year and earned a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, specialising in Photomedia.

Started my business

Having spent two seasons second shooting for other photographers to gain experience and images for my portfolio, I finally started offering my own services to couples.

I photographed two weddings for friends and slowly started getting enquiries.

Took things international

This was a big year for me and my business – I was booked to photograph my first ever destination wedding!

An intimate celebration in a beautiful chateau in the South of France. It was a huge learning curve for me, but a great experience. I’ve had the ‘destination wedding’ bug ever since!

Full-time photographer

This was a huge year for me and my business, as I was FINALLY able to hand in my notice at my full-time office job and pursue my photography business dreams.

It’s been a wild ride for sure, but still going strong to this day. The best decision I ever made!

Values

As a wedding photographer, I am committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all of my clients, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, or any other aspect of their identity. I believe that diversity is a beautiful and essential part of the human experience, and I celebrate it in all of its forms.

I recognise that weddings are a celebration of love and commitment, and I am honoured to be a part of capturing those special moments for my clients. I strive to create an environment where all of my clients feel comfortable and valued, and where they can express their love freely and without fear of discrimination or prejudice.

I understand that every wedding is unique and that each couple has their own story to tell – in fact, it’s the exact reason why I love what I do.

I am dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusivity in all of my work, and I am always looking for opportunities to expand my knowledge and understanding of different cultures and perspectives.

I reject all forms of discrimination and bigotry, and I will not tolerate any behaviour or language that is offensive, discriminatory, or harmful to my clients. I am committed to treating all my clients with respect and dignity, and to providing them with the highest level of professional service. 

I believe that everyone deserves to have their love story captured in a beautiful and authentic way, and I am honoured to be a part of that process. I welcome all clients with open arms and look forward to working with individuals from all walks of life.

love, Shelby x

wedding photographer taking photos on her wedding day wearing a wedding dress

YEAH, THAT’S ME.

Tell me you love your job without telling me you love your job… (Yes, that is me – borrowing my photographer’s camera on my own wedding day!)

Want a photographer who will be this committed on your day too?

WANT TO KNOW

what my couples think?

So now you’ve gotten to know me…

Let me get to know you!

Head over to my Contact page and fill in my enquiry form to tell me all about you both & your wedding day – the more detail the better!