I have an internal struggle when it comes to styled shoots.  At the beginning of my business, they were very helpful in getting established and showing off my style and what I can do.  But after a while, I had established my worth and had a strong portfolio.  I no longer needed to prove myself. […]

Oh the woods of Northern Michigan.  They’re magical, poetic, rustic and elegant all at the same time.  They form a picturesque backdrop, allow beams of enchanting sunlight to pop through and form the most natural carpet of ferns and forget me nots on their floors.  The dancing leaves host the perfect celebration. This quiet morning […]

If you were to take a trip to the house where I grew up, you’d head a few miles outside of a small town.  Travel down a dirt road framed by a perfect archway of oak and maple trees and land at a dusty driveway just beyond a swampy ditch full of cattails.  There sits […]

It is really interesting working with a bride who shares your name.  All day long I kept hearing, “Shelby!” but no one was talking to me.  I can’t begin to tell you how many times I answered and then was immediately embarassed.  This day was not about me.  This day belonged to another beautiful bride. […]

Mark your calendars, May 20th I’m going to be a part of a really awesome event with Emilee Mae Photography and want to invite all of my lovely photographer friends (old, new & those who I haven’t met yet!) to be a part.  Shoot Simply is a one day workshop/styled shoot opened to photographers of […]