a little about me & my style ...
If I had to describe it to the art world I would say it embraces a "film look & lifestyle feel." My favorite time of day to shoot is during golden hour when those orange and yellow hues come radiating off of you. Right before the sun sets and right after the sun rises.
I've realized over the years that what truly makes me so passionate for photography is being able to freeze a moment. An emotion. A simple experience.
I prefer prompting versus posing. & if I am posing someone I'm usually saying some thing like "think about the cutest thing you've ever seen," or "imagine what it would feel like to sleep on a cloud."
When it comes to my photography business I believe that my personality truly shines through. In my relationship with you, your client experience, and through my art. I'm a super down to earth person. A huge romantic, super lovey, and extremely empathetic. Buuuut I also have a pretty big goofy & quirky side to me. Once we get through all the paperwork and the booking process I love to chat with you and get to know what makes you you. I believe that my best work happens when we are truly able to connect, communicate with each other, and you are able to let go and be YOU.
I believe that location can be everything BUT I also believe that when it comes down to it - it's truly all about you. I love adventure & I love to get creative with nature. Being outdoors and in the depths of the mountains just makes me feel like I'm in a dream. It sparks my creative juices. When I'm shooting in nature everything just flows in a certain type of magical way. I ALSO really enjoy a classic western/vintage environment. Any kind of nostalgic vibes bring out the "eeeeeek" that lives inside of me. I'm an old soul myself.
what's brought me to where I am now ...
In the beginning of this journey I was solely focused on portraiture and commercial work. My style has changed so much over the years but what I've found has stayed the same through it all is my love for warmth and simplicity. Focusing solely on the love between two people and the love we carry within ourselves.
I started shooting and taking photography classes my sophomore year of college in 2012 and since then have always had a strong love for art and capturing memories. I believe that the true definition of art is a huge part of the foundation of Shelby Borer Photography. It's not about the glamour and making things look pretty for me - it's about what's real. Like I said before - SIMPLICITY. Moments.
To this day I thoroughly enjoy a creative portrait or branding session. I don't think I'll ever stop trying new things in the portraiture category. What I've really enjoyed over the past few years is shooting all things love. Weddings, couples, families - you name it. I feel that I've been so drawn to it because it's so relevant in my own life. In the fall of 2019 I married the love of my life and this past year has been full of love to say the least. Marriage has opened my heart and brought me to understand myself even more.
what I'm up to today ...
Aside from running my photography business full time I host a podcast called Creative Souls for women living fearless creative lives. Within the Creative Souls Podcast I've also began a virtual networking group called Creative Souls Circle that is the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6PM MST!
Most recently I've been taking on more and more weddings and diving into this side of the industry. For more booking information visit the booking tab!