Hello friend, I'm Shelby!


I am an Artist.
In my work, and in my life.
I’m a natural light photographer located in the Quad Cities area of Illinois.

I’m a perfectionist and very in tune to detail, I usually drive myself crazy these days because of that but take pride in knowing what the outcome will be. I work hard for what I want and I’ve worked at my own pace since day one. My family is everything and I take my friendships more serious than ever. I’m a hard lover and I find that I care way too much more often than I should sometimes. I am overly addicted to what life has to offer and love being able to capture your families lives just as much as my own. I love being able to create spaces for you that you love and are excited to welcome others into. I have more passion, creativity and love in my soul than I know that I’m able to give or show.

I always have my bag packed for our next road trip and my belly is always ready to inhale a bowl of popcorn. i'm a pro at living in my yoga pants with a graphic tee and messy bun while fueling my days on coffee and naps. I am a mama to my sweet boy, owen, who is fighting for his life with a terminal genetic disease, a wife to a handsomely bearded hardworking guy who loves just as hard as i do, and a bonus mama to three wonderful babes who have changed my life in ways i cannot explain. I’ve grown to realize that I can write my feelings, ideas and thoughts out for days rather than speaking about them - which is why i started my (bigger than planned) obsession with collecting journals and our blog. 

My truest passion is to capture and remember life as it is. all the moments. The rawness and the honesty mixed with the pure emotion of what our lives have to offer. I choose to capture whatever I want, when I want or when you want me to. My goal for myself during each photography session and my hope for you, is to help allow you to see those real and pure moments that you never want to forget. those that you may look past on a daily basis and may already be taking for granted. There is so much more to life if you just look a little deeper and I would truly love to help you see and remember that from a different perspective.

You are art, my friend. Your life is art.

I can’t wait to meet you, love on your journey, be your storyteller and hug you until next time!



Our family is blended. It’s a blend of all ages, genders and many different personalities. But just like yours, we love, we care, we nurture, and we all want the same thing for each other in life…happiness. This is our happy place. Together.

It’s so nice to meet you!
I’m Shelby and this is my handsome bearded hubs, Randy.
Dakota is 19, Braeden is 14, Paisley is 10 and Owen is 9.
The three oldest are his and the youngest is mine.
And now that we are all together, I don’t even remember what life was like without “us.”
And I don’t want to.

Thank you for being here with us.