Photography is a way of feeling

What you have caught on film is captured forever

Of touching

It remembers little things

Of loving.

Long after you have forgotten everything.

– Aaron Siskind

About Shelly

Hi and welcome! I’m Michelle (but most people call me Shelly), and I’m the girl behind the camera. Owen Sound is where I call home along with my husband, two boys, a dog (Sadie) and a cat (Ozzie).

Most of my days are spent caught up in the whirlwind of motherhood; morning routines, sticky fingers, snuggles, tears, and hoping the loads of laundry will magically fold itself.

Photography for me is capturing the beauty in the chaos. I am inspired by you, your story, and the way you interact. My goal is to be able to capture the way a moment feels; the raw, the real, the joy and love so that you can remember this time forever. This is what makes my heart sing as a photographer.

— Latest Work —

Stranks Bee Farm/ Product shoot

Stranks Bee Farm/ Product shoot

I spent some time this week photographing some products for a friend and local entrepreneur. Patrick, along with his wife Miriam, keep bees to produce some of the finest honey in the area! Not only do they sell a variety of honey products but have branched into...

A very Merry Family Christmas

A very Merry Family Christmas

On Saturday I was invited into the Vipond family home to capture part of their Christmas together.Their house is perfectly situated on the shores of Georgian Bay with the most beautiful view. Nestled between trees and covered in snow, the house gave off the perfect...

Maxen | Lifestyle Newborn session

Maxens' newborn session marked my last newborn shoot of 2019. It was wonderful spending it with an old co worker, Linday, and seeing how much her family had grown! Lifestyle newborn sessions are one of my favourite types of sessions. Especially at this time of year....