I'm Your Southern California Photographer


I'm Shelby Danielle

I am a wedding & portrait photographer based in Southern California and beyond!

I started at the young age of 16 in my hometown of Orange in Orange County, California. As my photography business grew and I got married, life took me to the Chino Hills area, making me more centered to all major Southern California counties.

Here on the blog, you will see a variety of posts regarding tips for clients, education for fellow photographers, sessions & weddings, and my personal life of being a wife, mother, and business owner. To learn more about me or to see more daily adventures, follow me on Instagram and/or Facebook!

My Most Recent Blog Posts

Behind the scenes on wedding day - what to expect before the i do's

A Gorgeous Look Behind The Scenes On Wedding Day

Your wedding day is an enchanting journey that starts well before you walk down the aisle. It’s a tapestry of moments, emotions, and intricate details that come together to create a beautiful narrative. As a wedding photographer, I’ve had the privilege of capturing these stories from behind the lens, and …

8 Amazing Wedding Trends From 2023 & How They Will Shift The Industry in 2024

Your wedding day is an extraordinary chapter in your love story, and it’s only natural to want it to be as unique and stylish as your love itself. As we enter 2024, the world of weddings is abuzz with exciting and evolving trends that promise to add a dash of …

when to hire a wedding photographer - crystal cove, newport beach, as an outdoor fall engagement location in southern california

When To Hire A Wedding Photographer And More Wedding Planning Tips

Congratulations on your recent engagement! This is an incredibly exciting time in your life, full of dreams and plans for a beautiful future together. Among the myriad decisions you’ll be making, one of the most significant choices you’ll make during the wedding planning process is selecting a wedding photographer to …

Wedding photographer expenses and how to make your photography business more profitable

Mastering Wedding Photographer Expenses: Your Journey to Profit

Are you a dedicated wedding photographer who dreams of a thriving career while being able to pursue your deepest passion? Your role extends beyond capturing life’s most cherished moments; it also involves running a business that requires financial savvy to make sure your aspirations and love for the craft translate …

wedding party

Heartwarming Wedding Party Photos To Inspire Your Wedding Day

Every wedding is a love story–a unique chapter in the couple’s journey. It’s a day filled with laughter, tears, and unforgettable moments, all made even more special by the presence of cherished friends and family. As a wedding photographer, I’ve had the privilege of capturing the heartwarming moments shared by …

Wedding detail shot checklist

27 Things To Include In Your Wedding Detail Shots

Detail shots are the unsung heroes of wedding photography! They may be small in scale, but they hold immense sentimental value for both the bride and groom. These photographs immortalize the intricate elements that make each wedding unique, preserving cherished memories for years to come! In this blog post, I’ll …

Unique wedding reception ideas - mobile photobooth

Unique Wedding Reception Ideas That Will Set Your Wedding Apart

When it comes to your unique wedding reception, the possibilities for making it custom to you and your partner are endless. Elevate your celebration with unique and memorable ideas that will leave your guests talking for years to come! In this blog post, I’ve shared eight unique wedding reception ideas …

how to make money as a photographer

9 Amazing Tips on How to Make Money With Photography 

Are you passionate about photography and wondering how to make money with photography? Maybe you’re considering starting your own wedding photography or portrait photography business. Whatever your dream may be, in this blog post, we’ll explore how to make money as a photographer and kickstart your journey to financial success …

Starting your own wedding photography business - black and white photo of bride and groom at altar

My Number 1 Tip for Starting Your Own Wedding Photography Business

Hello to all my aspiring wedding photographers! Congratulations on taking those first steps towards starting your own wedding photography business! The journey you’re about to embark upon is both exhilarating and transformative, and I would love to be part of your experience. As a seasoned wedding photographer with over a …

creating the perfect bridal suite experience - bridesmaids and bride in bridal suite

Tips for Creating A Memorable Bridal Suite Experience

Hello, radiant brides-to-be! As you prepare to embark on the beautiful journey of marriage, there’s a serene space before you walk down the aisle that holds the promise of unforgettable memories – the bridal suite. A haven of laughter, excitement, and anticipation, the bridal suite sets the tone for your …

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