MEET KELSY SHAFFOR
Hey, my name is Kelsy — but you can call me Kels. I’m 23 years old and I’ve had a camera by my side roughly 7 years. I’ve always had this artistic side to me! I started drawing little flowers when I was 5 years old (I mean, who didn’t…) My mom has and will always, take a billion photos during family trips. She’s all about capturing moments, which got me thinking.. maybe I should start taking a billion photos. My mom gave me a little film camera, cheap.. but it worked! Years later, I decided to take an intro photography class my senior year. I walked about the property, just clicking away. Fast forward a few years, 2015 I was diagnosed with a brain tumor — initial diagnosis was cancer. Hearing those three words “You have cancer.” Changes a person. I actually had my first operation at the end of 2016. Since then, I never take life for granted. I never take those small moments of pure laughter, you know, the moments when you’re laughing so hard you begin to cry and then you can’t stop crying and it starts hurting and then you create an ugly double chin.. yeah, I know you’re shaking your head right now.. but yes, those moments we take for granted and to tell you the truth — I’m drawn to candid, one of a kind moments. Don’t get me wrong, I love intimate moments as well! Photography is my therapy and I wouldn’t change a thing.
I’ll be having surgery #2 fairly soon. Wish me luck! But until then, I’ll be capturing bliss for my clients.
Lets lighten up the dreary talk, a few fun facts about myself.
-I’m secretly a Harry Potter fan.
-I’m an equestrian lover! I love to hop on a horse and ride for hours on end.
-My dog’s original name was squeaky… (I wonder why.. lol)
-HUGE Disneyland lover, I could spend days in the park.
-My goal is to travel around the world with my camera!
Based in Tracy, CA
Badges & Awards
WHAT CLIENTS ARE RAVING ABOUT
“This was my first time getting professional photos done with my significant other. I was a bit nervous, but Kelsy made the experience so wonderful and comfortable. I had a ton of questions and asked for her opinion on locations/clothes/poses and everything above. She was very helpful and was able to answer all my questions! I also sent her photos that I liked for inspiration and she nailed it out of the park.
When I received my photos I was in aw. They were all so beautiful. Not only did she capture amazing photos of me and my boyfriend. But she captured amazing photos with our dog. She also brought an assistant to watch my dog Brody, while we were taking couple photos. Overall, the experience was everything I wanted and more. I highly recommend Kelsy if you are looking for great photos and a great experience!”
– Briana A
“Our experience with Kelsy was one of a kind and very special. Kelsy has a way of capturing the uniqueness out of an ordinary moment. We both felt very comfortable exposing all sides of our personalities, it felt like she wasn’t even there. Kelsy’s dedication, willingness, and professionalism are all very evident in her work. Thank you for taking the time to capture our special moments, we can’t wait for future sessions!”
– Jake & Emily
“We got our photos and cried while going through them. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!
Can’t even put into words how much we love and appreciate Kelsy for capturing our day the way she did. If you need a photographer for anything, hit her up!”
– Maili L