I am Shelly.
I was born to tell stories.
I cut my journalistic teeth in a newsroom and now I tell stories with a camera.I've been doing this crazy job for almost 30 years and that's a hell of a lot of weddings!
I have a fluffy pathetic dog, Spike, and a not-so-small person called Schyler - both named after film directors that I love.
I am a coffee snob, love running and adore Radiohead unconditionally. I am also partial to craft ale and cider and have spent many a happy hour in the bubble that is Glastonbury.
My heart belongs to the mountains where I can usually be found getting knee deep in powder on my snowboard and I have a fondness for hats. I like band t-shirts and jeans, and despite owning a pair of Jimmy Choos, never wear them.
I like to take pictures quite a bit, but it's people and their stories that draw me in... you can keep your landscapes and your still life, it's all the little things I love about the wedding day that makes my clock tick and my heart sing. I love that people trust me with the most important day of their lives - and I love getting to know them and their families!
Never a day goes by when I don't think that this is the greatest job on earth and I consider myself crazy fortunate to be doing something I love. I know other people have proper jobs where they save lives and stuff, but I hope it shows that this is what I was born to do.
I was born to tell stories. Your story.
I also front The Wedding Vibe with two of my industry mates. You can find us on YouTube larking around every week.
This is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
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