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hey you! thanks for dropping by. my name is shelby, and i am a queer artist and manhattan based photographer who specializes in weddings + equine portraiture. my priority as a photographer is developing a personal relationship with each and every one of my clients (two or four legged). your special moments are their most pure when you are comfortable and ready to just have fun, and i am here to create that joyful space.

with me, you get it all: cheerleader, planner, list keeper, and leader. your wedding day is huge with billions of details. i am a self-described enthusiastic fly-on-the-wall. i am right there when groups need to be organized and shots need to be set up, but dissolve into the background for intimate moments and lively dancing. it's your day to relax, have fun, and laugh... and it's my job to capture it all.

my style mimics the way film captures light, color, and depth, though i do shoot digitally. i believe in love in every form, and i celebrate them all. we all deserve to love and be loved in return, whether it be by our partner, pony, or pup. the most important thing to me when i’m working with anyone is that the people and animals in front of my camera are comfortable and able to just be themselves. i’ve become an expert at minimizing the presence of the camera, which gives you the space to relax and enjoy our time together. most of the people i meet lead with, “i’m really awkward.” awkward is good and fun and beautiful! 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 meeting halfway to achieve the same goal: capturing a relationship, love, and life.

  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$2,250

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Trash The Dress
Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Matted Prints
Prints
Proofs
Save the Date
Thank You Cards

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$4,500

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
Albums
Digital Files
Matted Prints
Prints
Proofs
Save the Date
Thank You Cards

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Film
Natural
Photojournalism
Vintage

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Prints
Proofs
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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4.7 out of 5 rating
25 Reviews
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    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.6 out of 5 rating
88% Recommended by couples
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Shelby is highly recommended by multiple couples for wedding photography. She is described as easygoing, flexible, and talented. Couples appreciate her professionalism, communication, and ability to capture genuine moments. Her photos are praised for beautifully illustrating the emotions and joy of the wedding day. Overall, reviewers highly recommend Shelby for wedding photography services.

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Shelby is highly recommended by multiple couples for wedding photography. She is described as easygoing, flexible, and talented. Couples appreciate her professionalism, communication, and ability to capture genuine moments. Her photos are praised for beautifully illustrating the emotions and joy of the wedding day. Overall, reviewers highly recommend Shelby for wedding photography services.

Morgan
Morgan Sent on 10/14/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most beautiful pictures and experience!

We booked Shelby after finding her via Wedding Wire and checking out her Instagram and website portfolio. Initially, we were going to use her for the proposal but due to timing ended up using her for our engagement photos. Shelby was incredibly sweet and responsive throughout our communication. No question was too small, and she helped us solidify our location based on the vibe we were looking for.

On the day of our pictures, Shelby was very good at helping us relax and ensuring we had fun. We were both a little nervous as we didn't know what to expect but the time went by so quickly, and our photo session was so fun and romantic. Shelby is hilarious, sweet, compassionate, and high-energy. We completely trusted her vision and we were rewarded with wonderful photos for it.

She sent over a preview incredibly fast and those pictures were gorgeous! She truly captured the essence of our relationship in her photography. We received our full album a month or so later and are so happy with how the photos turned out. Our friends and family LOVE them and were so impressed. You can genuinely feel the love jumping off the screen, as well as the overall New York energy. If we hadn't hired a photographer for our (CA) wedding by our session, we would have hands-down hired Shelby for that as well.

That being said, we look forward to taking pictures with her again! Without a doubt - hire her! You won't regret it.
Kristina
Kristina M. Sent on 12/29/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The Photos You Want!

Where to start with Shelby! From the moment my fiance and I first met with Shelby, we knew she was our photographer. Shelby made us feel so comfortable from our first convo and that completely transferred to when we were front and center. We felt like we had one of our best friends behind the camera and our photos show that! The day was full of joy and Shelby captured it with seeming ease. Another plus, Shelby is not afraid to take charge of the room when things need to get done but still is kind and always made us feel totally on track!! Loved our day and loved our decision to use Shelby!
Jake
Jake E. Sent on 04/26/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Shelby is clearly talented, communicative, and professional

We hired Shelby for our wedding in Brooklyn and undoubtedly made the best choice for photographer. She was professional, communicative, and obviously talented (her work speaks for itself!)

We chose one of her higher packages that included a second photographer so we could have our groomsmen and bridesmaids both photographed getting ready at separate locations. Throughout the event, she was like a fly on the wall, and captured so many amazing moments without us even taking notice. When our guests engaged with her, she was fun and interactive.

In the end, her photos somehow turned out better than we expected, clearly illustrating her talent and attention to detail.

We have and would highly recommend Shelby to anyone looking for a wedding photographer!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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Hey you! Thanks for dropping by. My name is Shelby, and I am a queer artist and Manhattan based photographer who specializes in weddings + equine portraiture. My priority as a photographer is developing a personal relationship with each and every one of my clients (two or four legged). Your special moments are their most pure when you are comfortable and ready to just have fun, and I am here to create that joyful space.

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Shelby Phillips Photography frequently asked questions

Shelby Phillips Photography includes the following photography services in the starting price:
  • 2nd Shooter
  • Add'l Hours
  • Boudoir Shoot
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Trash The Dress
  • Albums
  • Canvas
  • Digital Files
  • Matted Prints
  • Prints
  • Proofs
  • Save the Date
  • Thank You Cards
Shelby Phillips Photography includes the following photography services in their most popular wedding package:
  • 2nd Shooter
  • Add'l Hours
  • Boudoir Shoot
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • Albums
  • Digital Files
  • Matted Prints
  • Prints
  • Proofs
  • Save the Date
  • Thank You Cards
Shelby Phillips Photography offers the following photography styles:
  • Film
  • Natural
  • Photojournalism
  • Vintage
Shelby Phillips Photography offers the following photography services for weddings:
  • Additional Hours
  • Boudoir Shoot
  • Destination / Travel
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Second Shooter
  • Wedding Portraits
Shelby Phillips Photography offers the following photography materials for weddings:
  • Albums
  • Canvas
  • Digital Files
  • Flush Mount
  • Matted Prints
  • Prints
  • Proofs
  • Save the Date
  • Thank You Cards
Shelby Phillips Photography is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in average response time, 4.7 in value, 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in flexibility and 4.6 in professionalism.
Shelby Phillips Photography currently offers 2 discount promotions for wedding services.

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