Southern California Wedding & Elopement Photographer 

Playful, Emotional & Candid Photography
For The Modern Romantics

Heyyy I am...

Your storyteller and professional third wheel. I strive to capture real, raw, and authentic photographs. I'm about connection not poses. Ya'll will laugh, run, dance, make-out and maybe even have some tequila shots with me to begin! If this sounds like something you'd be down for then lets chat!

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Engagements & Couples



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"Where to start, first of all, we are so incredibly happy with our photos from Shelby! We are still ogling over them months later.

We had our photographer back out a couple months before our wedding. I ended up posting in a wedding group where I got tons and tons of responses. I went through every portfolio and fell in love with Shelby’s. We had a first conversation to make sure it was a good fit for all of us, and her attitude immediately made us feel at ease. We (or I should say I) am definitely awkward in front of the camera but working with Shelby made it feel so much easier.

Day of, her and her assistant Sam, were a blast to be around. They felt like friends. They captured everything we wanted and more. We were thrilled with the sneak peak that Shelby sent the day after and made us so much more excited to get all of them. As I said, we are in LOVE with the photos and are having a hard time choosing which ones to display throughout our house. If you are on the fence, Shelby is your gal!"

The Paces

"Shelby is a gem ! We instantaneously fell in love with her style of photography when we came across her account on social media. Chris and I had never taken professional pictures before, we were both nervous and did not know what to expect for our engagement photos. But Shelby walked us through the shoot and made us both feel comfortable, relaxed, and it was fun! We loved how our engagement photos came out. Absolutely love Shelby’s work!"

The Ramos's

"I found Shelby through searching wedding photographers on Instagram and instantly loved her style. We were supposed to get married in Big Bear but had a last minute venue change. She was awesome and so flexible and instead made the trip out to Palm Desert to document our special day. She got there early, organized with her shot list and suggested shots that I otherwise would not have, and I'm so thankful for that! Look forward to working with her again for future life events! Thank you!"


"I booked with Shelby Ayn Photography for a surprise proposal. Fast forward to the proposal and she showed up very early and was super helpful in setting up the decorations which was above and beyond what I had asked for. She took phenomenal photographs that captured the essence of the special moment and intimate interactions. Her edits were exceptional, with very high quality and provided within 1 week. Shelby was very flexible with moving to different locations and her personality is super kind and friendly. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great photographer."


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