hi, i’m shelby! i’m an inclusive photographer, actor, and equestrian based out of manhattan with a bfa in drama from nyu’s tisch school of the arts with a minor in child and adolescent mental health studies.
the most important thing to me when i’m working with anybody (weddings, engagements, horses, dogs… you name it!) is that my client is comfortable and able to be themselves in front of the camera. i like to believe i’ve become an expert at minimizing the presence of the camera and giving my clients the space to relax and enjoy themselves. most of my clients start off with “i’m really awkward,” and i always assure them (you) not to worry, because 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 not having a client-photographer relationship while i shoot, but rather a relationship between people who are all there to achieve the same goal: capturing a relationship, personality, and life. whether it’s a summer outdoor ceremony or a rustic winter wedding, i adapt to the environment to make your special day look as magical as it feels.
what i offer
my booking page has tons of information on any questions you may have: www.shelbyphillipsphotography.com/booking
you can also read about how i work from past clients: https://www.shelbyphillipsphotography.com/testimonials
i look forward to being in touch!
19 Reviews for Shelby Phillips Photography
Recommended by 93% of couples
22 User photos
Megan Kielty · Getting married on 11/07/2021
Shelby is the best!
It should be obvious to anyone looking at Shelby's work that her pictures are fantastic :)Sent on 09/01/2020
I planned to propose to my partner back in March 2020. I had been talking with Shelby pre-pandemic and I was so excited. COVID hit, delayed ring production, we went into lockdown, etc. etc. By the time I was ready to propose a few months later Shelby was out of state for a bit, but referred me to her photographer friend for us to work with (whom I went with for the proposal).
I did not end up working Shelby, but she was so fantastic along every step of the way I felt the need to write a review. I did not want to tell friends or really any family ahead of time, so it was so fun to text and plan with her along the way. She was like a secret cheerleader for the proposal. Even though she was not our photographer, she still texted to check in before and after the proposal to wish me luck, and send her congratulations. She is all around a wonderful person, planner and photographer and I would recommend her without a doubt.
Shelby Phillips Photography's reply:Megan! It was seriously a pleasure being your secret cheerleader, and even though I was stuck quarantining out of state, I was still thrilled to be able to check in the day of. CONGRATS!
Brittany + Casey · Getting married on 06/07/2021
Fantastic from the start!
Shelby was fantastic to work with from the start. She has a great eye for capturing those natural, tender moments. She totally worked with us even when we wanted to just be our goofy selves. Can’t imagine a better experience or better photographs. She really made us feel special (she even brought someone to watch our dog).Sent on 08/22/2020
Shelby Phillips Photography's reply:Thank you both! Your goofiness was such a joy, and Cecilia was the perfect touch! I wish you both nothing but the best.
Liana Sora · Getting married on 12/09/2020
The most patient COVID photographer!
Shelby was the perfect photographer. She knew exactly where to go, how to pose us, and also how to make good shots out of the candid moments. Whatever we asked her for, she was able to do, and, especially when COVID hit, she was flexible for whatever we needed. She reached out during the down times of COVID and during the "we're not sure what is happening" times. If you're looking for a photographer who will just take beautiful pictures and not make you feel awkward, this is your photographer. She will be my photographer for every big life moment to come. You should make her yours too.Sent on 10/30/2020
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