Capturing Genuine, Vibrant Love Stories

The story of SDS is an interesting story that starts wayyyy back in high school when I was gifted my first dslr as a birthday present from my parents. From there, you could find me toting that little Nikon D3200 anywhere and taking photos of all my friends at school. I never took it too seriously, just a hobby that I enjoyed and use to live out my #TumblrWorthy Instagram posts.

It wasn't until college when I decided to pursue commercial photography as my minor. With my bachelors being in history, I thought it would be a creative outlet while stuck writing 30-page history papers. My passion for photography goes beyond the art itself, though. I pour myself into each couple, family, and individual I photograph because more than photography, my passion is people. 

Beyond photography, our two Labradors, Lady & Cosmo also keep us busy with their shenanigans and we are always down for a Star Wars or The Office binge! I still love anything historical and you can often find me traveling to new places with old roots to scratch that itch I have for history. Our next adventure is Italy, and I cannot wait to explore the streets of Rome and eat ALL the pasta. 

You're a trooper if you've made it this far and listened to me talk about myself. Head on over to my contact page and let's start chatting about you! Mention anything dogs, food, or travel, and you may accidentally become my new best friend as well LOL.

Favorite movie

Dirty Dancing, I've probably seen it 100+ times

LOVE LANGUAGE

I'm a gift giver and receiver all the way. Whether it's a fancy handbag or a candy bar at the gas station, I love both giving and receiving  gifts.

FAVORITE MUSIcian

I listen to everything from rap to pop to country and you truly never know what mood I'll be in for a car jam session, but I am a diehard Kacey Musgraves fan and will always love her style and music!

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Working with Shelby was a breeze and we were so happy that we got the photographer we wanted. She even did a few extra edits for my picky husband, Lol. When you work with Shelby, you’ll not only get her amazing quality photos, but you’ll also feel like you made a friend whose personality just vibes with yours. We even came away with some inside jokes! Need I say more? 

Ana B.

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"Marissa is seriously a godsend! She completely changed my business mindset and now my biz is thriving!"

- zahara l.

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"Marissa is seriously a godsend! She completely changed my business mindset and now my biz is thriving!"

- zahara l.

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