Shelly Pate Photography is an award-winning photography studio located in the Washington, D.C. area specializing in intimate weddings and elopements wordwide. Owner and photographer Shelly Pate is originally from Georgia and is proud to bring her Southern charm up north. Shelly is extremely approachable and personable, which has helped earn her a number of positive reviews from couples who have used her services. Shelly is a natural light photographer that focuses on real moments rather than taking posed cliche pictures.
"I’m all about those little imperfect moments… the ones that are actually really perfect because they tell YOUR story. Y'all being YOU together. The quirky stuff, the unique stuff. The REAL stuff that lets your love shine. You and your best friend laughing your heads off and those legit Beyonce moves you are gonna have on the dance floor. I want you not only to remember all of these tiny, precious moments, but to be able to FEEL them a lifetime from now." - xx, Shelly
Shelly Pate Photography offers a number of services and products to ensure that your photography needs are met for your wedding. The products and services offered include:
48 Reviews for Shelly Pate Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Krystine C. · Married on 10/15/2020
Shelly Pate photography is worth every penny!
Shelly is amazing! We’ve been working with her for our wedding since last summer and she has been so accommodating to our needs. We did our engagement shoot with her last year and unfortunately we had to postpone our reception another 5 months because of the pandemic. Shelly was so proactive and flexible that we didn’t have any issues with rescheduling. She was present for our small ceremony this weekend and she not only took care of her scope of work but also coordinated with our videographer to make sure they captured what we wanted. Shelly goes above and beyond what you expect from a vendor. She’s professional, but easy to talk to, and she makes the environment fun and comfortable for her clients. This is on top of the beautiful pictures she produces after each session =) We’re looking forward to working with her and her husband again in a few months!Sent on 05/24/2020
Maria · Getting married on 04/19/2024
Look no further...Shelly and Patrick are not only exceptional photographers through their expertise and professionality, but they are incredible human beings. Other than your spouse, you spend the most time with your photographer on your wedding day- Shelly was so joyful, flexible, and made us feel so special on our day. Shelly went above and beyond throughout the whole process, we had a pre-wedding phone call where she literally took the ideas in my head made them into an organized event timeline and scouted my venue so that she could capture all that it had to offer. Shelly made the most of our time and was able to get the attention of our bridal party, families, and little ones so that we could spend the most time celebrating and not posing for photos. I am so excited by our sneak peek photos and can’t wait to see the rest. She has an absolute incredible eye and is so fun. There are a lot of great photographers out there, but truly feel that Shelly is the best.Sent on 08/14/2018
Shelly Pate Photography's reply:Thank you so much for taking the time to review us Maria!! We LOVED being a part of you and Patrick's special day and getting to know you two! We still cannot get over how incredible everything was and are just gushing over the photos = )
Lauren · Married on 10/10/2020
Frolicking in Old Town
We had a great experience with Shelly last week for our engagement photos, and the sneak peeks are fantastic. Definitely looking forward to seeing everything! Shelly has a great eye, wonderfully fun personality, and is extremely responsive (despite my last min requests and pleas for outfit advice). She put both of us at ease, and even my fiance (who hates posing for pics) had a great time. Highly recommend!Sent on 10/17/2019