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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 —

Isaiah|6 Month Milestone

It seems like yesterday I was photographing this little guy as a newborn but he's already 6 months old!For this session we headed to Brightside Equestrian Centre just outside of Owen Sound where Emily boards her horse. I love when families take me to locations that...

Beach Maternity Session

“Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all...

Welcome baby Diora|A home birth

June 5th, I got the text from Lauren that her water had broken and she was in labour. I was about to experience and photograph my first home birth! When I walked into their home, the house was filled with the smell on incense and calming music. Lauren looked so...

every image tells a story.  let's tell yours.

If a documentary lifestyle session is how you want you and your family captured, then I'm your girl.  Contact me here to talk more about your session details, or simply say hello.