It's been a minute since I've popped in to write a blog post. This summer has been so amazing - between beautiful clients, and basking in being a bride-to-be, time has gotten away from me. As always, thank you all so much for your support. I'm in awe every time I receive a message with kind words about your experience with me. Finding a photographer you can connect with is SO important! It isn't easy to get in front of a camera in front of a stranger and feel comfortable.
That being said, I have had clients ask me what it's like to have photos done. What should they expect, should they be feeling nervous, etc. Because of this, I feel it's important for me to share a bit of a run down in terms of what to expect at a photo shoot with me (I also have some words from my clients themselves).
What's a photography session really like?
I get it. The thought of being in front of a camera is weird. It's unnatural. But don't worry! Gone are the days of posed photography. Like most photographers, I want to capture natural, candid moments of you and your loved ones. I want to capture how you FEEL, RAW and AUTHENTICALLY in this important season of your life so that you can always go back and re-live that feeling. Even as time passes. Even as things change.
So, plan to leave your session laughing, exhausted and giddy. Plan to receive photos that are REAL and RAW moments between you and your loved one.
What my clients say
It's one thing to hear it from the photographer, but I believe it's far more important to hear it from people who have been in your shoes. Here's what some of my clients have said after their sessions:
Sierra: Engagement Photos
So much life!! You are creating snapshots of everyone’s own individual histories. That’s amazing. Because of you, they have those moments crystal clear in memory. Thank you on behalf of myself and everyone you’ve blessed 💕
Madison: Boudoir, Couples Photography
My experience shooting with Shelby was light hearted, confidence boosting, and exceptionally professional. I came into my first boudoir shoot extremely nervous and feeling a little self conscious. Shelby turned this experience into a fun time, and made me feel confident and beautiful in my own skin. She consistently kept the shoot enjoyable and captured me in a way that I felt attractive which is something that I struggle with. While the second shoot I did was a couple shoot, my boyfriend and I are very silly people who have a hard time capturing our kind of love. Shelby worked with us on posing and created the experience into a fun date night out while highlighting our love for one another! Our connection shined through the photos and captured our true joy and affection. Needless to say Shelby Answers Photography truly is the jack of all trades and can create beautiful, unique, and one of a kind photos and memories.
Conor: Business/Lifestyle Photography
I just recently had Shelby out to our farm to capture some advertising photos for my business (Great Lakes Tree Experts). We were looking to capture some pictures that would clearly portray the line of work we do, while showcasing the positive energy our company brings.
Shelby did exactly that. I could not be happier with the work. Not only were the photos amazing but shelbys timely manner in which she delivered the pictures was incredibly impressive.
I would recommend to anyone!
Nicole: Couples Photography
My boyfriend and I had an anniversary shoot with Shelby on the beach. To be honest, we were SO nervous and had no idea what to expect as it was our first time ever being in front of a camera. Once we started the shoot, Shelby gave us great direction, was open to ideas on poses and made us HOWL, which makes for great pictures. Once we received our proofs that evening, she didn't just take pictures of us as a couple on the beach, she captured our connection with one another. Words can’t describe how beautiful these timeless moments are until you get the right person capturing them. We are so grateful for her expertise and attention to detail. We had a very relaxed, fun and enjoyable experience with Shelby. 11/10 recommend. 💖🤗✨
Jaime: Family Photography
We had Shelby do our family pictures twice now and each time I was left speechless with the moments she captured. She was amazing and patient with our kids (3&5) and we definitely had quite a few laughs throughout our session! Can’t wait for future sessions! Thank you so much Shelby ❤️