About

Hi, I’m Shell

I am a lifestyle portrait photographer in sunny Southern CA who has a PASSION for creating soulful, whimsical, intimate, and fun artworks of you and your loved ones!

I want to help you celebrate your life by capturing you, and those you love, in beautiful, soulful, dreamy and fun photography artworks!

I want you to have gorgeous images to display in your home and share. I am here to document the unique beauty that only you and your loved ones share, even if you can’t see it.

I want to help you see it. I am here to capture and celebrate what makes YOU, authentically you.

PHOTO BY ERIN ORVIS

My Story

I am also a wife to the love of my life, and a mother of two sweet boys.

I am happiest when outdoors doing outdoor things in nature’s beauty, especially with my family.

I love travel and exploring new places, and learning new things.

I treasure my friends and family, and have a perpetual need to create.

I have always felt that life needs to be lived to its fullest and there is no time to waste! Live it, celebrate it, love the ones you’re with, and surround yourself with things and people that bring you joy and love you for who you are. My love of family and nature can be felt when viewing my work, so I have been told, & I am proud of that! I truly put my heart and soul into every session, and my desire to celebrate the love and uniqueness with each couple and family is accomplished. Its what I feel called to do!

I have my college degree from UC Santa Barbara in cultural anthropology. (My parents, grandparents and other family members always said I would be an artist or a creative director when I grew up. The arts have always been a passion of mine, but once in college, I got really scared of having school “kill” my creative voice or spirit, so I avoided art as a major and went with something that celebrated art and cultures around the world- cultural anthropology.)

I have traveled to 17 countries and counting, and now love traveling the US as well.

I have always loved working with families and children, I have always been interested in the arts, and creating, as well as celebrating different cultures around the world.

I believe in giving back. Every year I donate proceeds or sessions to different causes I believe in.

Now you know more about me, I can't wait to learn more about you!

My Favorites

fields of wildflowers
my little family
spontaneous beach days
travel and adventure
fresh fruit
my dog & 2 cats
dark chocolate
exploring new places
walks in nature's beauty
beach bonfires
laughter
good coffee
captivating books
inspiring people
creative inspiration

I Believe life's most valued treasures are time spent with our loved ones, as well as honoring our true selves and our our unique journeys.

And photographs are the best way to stop time and capture what's most important to us in real tangible works of art – allowing us to cherish every stage and age of life!
WHAT TO EXPECT An unforgettable day captured in time, cherished for generations.

Catered to you and your family that includes your very own custom, private, creative lifestyle photo session at your location of choice.

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If my work speaks to you and you would like to work with me to create whimsical, soulful, and fun artworks of you and your loved ones, please use the contact form here. I look forward to connecting with you soon and planning your session!

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