shelly + ryan : oregon lava fields
Photography has been my outlet for as long as I can remember. I specialize in moments…the interactions of two people in love, the way an artist connects with their art—anything where I can feel a genuine connection to what I’m shooting. I started shooting weddings when a friend of mine said, “You’re shooting my wedding,” and I said, “OKAY THEN.” I owe her everything. I honest-to-goodness LOVE my job. I love the couples I get to work with, and I love how hard dads can cry. I love the bustle and the busyness, and I love being given the opportunity to create for a living. I went full time after I graduated college, and I’ve never looked back. I photograph now because I need to. No other options for me.
I’m from Dallas, TX. I live in Bend, OR. I shoot everywhere.
>>>bio photo by the ever-so-trusty Natalie Puls