ELOPEMENT & family PHOTOGRAPHy

new england

documentary photography for authentic & heartfelt moments

based in new hampshire

specializing in :

acadia, the white mountains, sunapee, NH region + outdoorsy locations all over new england

more about me

I'm a New Hampshire based photographer focused on documenting elopements and portraits in the beautiful New England landscape.

With a focus on documentary style, I aim to make your experience fun and stress-free - whether it's an elopement in the mountains or capturing your precious family moments at the beach.

Hi, I'm Shelby!

new hampshire documentary photographer

Xo, Shelby

MY APPROACH:

I work at my best when I can capture the moments unfolding - without the stress of checking off specific photos and creating staged shots. I'm all about embracing surprises and the unexpected, because at the end of the day it's really all about coming together to celebrate with your loved ones.

✓ DITCHING SHOT LISTS + EXPECTATIONS

I love the outdoors and find my best inspiration comes from the beautiful landscape of New England. Whether you want to hike 3 miles to a mountaintop for your vows or have a picnic on the beach, photographing and finding beautiful locations outside is my specialty. 

✓ INCORPORATING THE OUTDOORS 

While I love occasionally sprinkling in some more trendy edits here and there, my photos are true-to-color and vibrant, so you can look back at your photos years from now and remember how it felt (instead of a fun instagram style that will honestly probably only be cool for another year or two.) 

✓ PHOTOGRAPHING FOR THE FUTURE

I'm not interested in tidying up every inch of your getting-ready room for photos, or making sure every bit of hair is perfectly in place - I love documenting what's real vs pretty. Observing your moments in an unobtrusive way is the best way for me to document your most beautiful moments in a true way.

✓ CANDID + DOCUMENTARY

In order for me to give you the best experience and photos possible, it's important to me to make sure our values align and that we're on the same page of what matters to you for your photos. Before booking, I like to hop on a call or chat over email to make sure we're a good fit. 

✓ aligning values

For couples who want their love documented, not staged

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I want to document the real stuff—blending into the background, capturing the laughter, tears, and everything in between with an artistic approach and documenting the genuine moments of your unforgettable experience.

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linnie + sean

"We consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to have had such a stellar team of vendors for our wedding, and among them, Shelby truly stood out as a gem. Our wedding day, which took place on October 21st, was accompanied by relentless rain, but Shelby's remarkable professionalism and dedication shone through. One of the aspects we valued most about Shelby's photography style was her ability to capture candid, authentic moments as they unfolded, rather than relying solely on posed shots. This approach allowed us to relive the genuine emotions and joy of our special day. We are forever grateful for the beautiful memories she helped us create and for her unwavering dedication to her craft. Choosing Shelby as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions we made and we wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone seeking a talented, thoughtful, and genuinely caring photographer for their special day!!"

"ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS WE MADE AND WE WHOLEHEARTEDLY RECOMMEND HER TO ANYONE SEEKING A TALENTED, THOUGHTFUL, AND GENUINELY CARING PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THEIR SPECIAL DAY!!"

01.

FILL OUT MY CONTACT FORM TO GET IN TOUCH! I'LL RESPOND WITHIN 48 HOURS

Steps to creating with

02.

SIGN CONTRACT AND PAY RETAINER

03.

I'LL SEND OVER A QUESTIONNAIRE TO GET TO KNOW YOU BETTER AND HELP YOU PLAN ALL THE DETAILS!

04.

TIME TO SHOOT! I WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE ENTIRE THING TO MAKE SURE YOUR EXPERIENCE IS FUN + COMFORTABLE

05.

AFTER YOUR SHOOT, I'LL SEND OVER SNEAK PEEKS IN 48 HOURS AND FULL GALLERY SOON AFTER (30 DAYS FOR ELOPEMENTS, 10 DAYS FOR SESSIONS!)

Shelby Rose Photography