Shelley

One of my favorite quotes is, “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” I found it on a coffee mug years ago and I still use it to this day because it has a very special meaning to me.

For the longest time, my true desire in life was to do something creative with my career. Clocking in and out, night and day in the corporate world didn’t stick and I knew it wasn’t my passion. So, I left my corporate job in 2007 as a finance and accounting recruiter. After much consideration, I decided to pursue a career in photography because it was something I ignored to do for many years. I found that it was the perfect outlet for me to express myself, creating the life I have always wanted.

My photographic journey started in 2002 with film which was a great way to learn my craft; and for personal projects I still shoot with medium format film. Photojournalism is my favorite style of shooting. Taking a step back and letting you and your family be yourselves is the most important factor. I am a photographer specializing in documentary family portraits and boudoir using available light. With each session, I am in pursuit of using surrounding light to capture a story. Using light in a creative way can bring an otherwise unassuming scene to life. One of my skills is interacting with people and putting them at ease. I love nothing more than sitting and sharing stories with strangers over a cup of coffee before I photograph them. I use my love of interacting with people to create intimate portraits. This, I feel, is a strength and unique trait. I am so grateful to be able to photograph for a living. Visual storytelling is my passion. Babies & kids are my loves. Documenting is my life.

So, now that you know little bit about me, please drop me a line or two and say HELLO! I would love to hear from you!

 Photo Credit: Sera Song from TJ Bright Photography

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