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Hi there! Shelley here.

I’m so happy you’ve come to my website! I’m a wedding photographer who loves all things nature, quirky details, laughter, and genuine people.

While I’ve lived in North Carolina for over the past 9 years, I’ve had the incredible fortune to travel all over the world photographing weddings. Due to my love of nature, I tend to photograph a lot of outdoor ceremonies, but I love capturing indoor spaces with lots of natural light as well.

As far as photography style goes, I love to keep things as genuine and natural as possible. Rather than stiff poses, I like to guide people to interact, connect, and have fun. Most of the time, I want you to forget you’re even being photographed. That’s my ticket to capturing the gorgeous, sexy, real you! I love natural light, natural scenery, and honest, natural moments. When you look back on your wedding photos each anniversary, I want you to see not only the beauty of the flowers, your dress, and the cake you chose- I want you to relive the sweet memories that you shared with each other, your family and friends! That is what is really important to me.

What draws me most to weddings is the constant variety. I’ve photographed over 150 weddings, and I find I love it more every year.  I love to photograph both larger weddings and very intimate elopements. Most of all, I love capturing the moments and memories. These are the things that you will cherish as you look back on your 20 year anniversary. These are the photos that will relive the day. I am particularly drawn to happy tears, laughter, anticipation, and heartfelt joy.

Outside of weddings, I love picnics, looking up at the clouds, going for long bike rides with Migo in my basket, spending way to much time browsing thrift shops, eating dark chocolate covered almonds, dreaming about adopting a houseful of cats, drinking excessive amounts of La Croix, tending to houseplants, watching Netflix documentaries and dancing to ABBA. My little Cairn Terrier sidekick, Migo Perrito, joins me in almost everything I do. He comes along on most of my travels. His favorite things are fetch, finding tennis balls, sniffing around at dead animals when mom isn’t looking, and cat treats.

I would absolutely love to hear all about your big plans! Please feel free to reach out and say hello! :)

Much love and happy trails,

Shelley Hartman


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