Shelly Pate Photography

Shelly Pate Photography

Based In: Washington, DC
Business Attributes: Woman Owned
Photographer: Shelly Pate Photography

Shelly Pate Photography

Based In: Washington, DC
Business Attributes: Woman Owned

I seriously cannot begin to tell you how pumped I am that you are here! I’m your fun-loving Washington DC wedding photographer who thrives on making new friends, eating good food, and exploring new places! I serve DC, Maryland, Virginia, and beyond!

I’m all about the magic in your everyday. You two, being yourselves and letting your personalities shine. Wherever your adventure may be, it’s yours and it deserves to be remembered a lifetime from now.

This is the big stuff. Celebrating what matters most in meaningful places. Forest or field. Backyard or city streets. Rooftop or even a freakin’ mountaintop. Just you two or your closest friends and family. I love working with couples who make their own traditions, embrace their vibe, and let their personalities shine!

And me? I’ll be there from the minute you choose me as your photographer, helping to guide you through this process so everything is chill as possible, organized, and catering to what you two value most . While I’m photographing you, I’ll be guiding you two to interact and move naturally together, documenting exactly how y’all are when you are simply being yourselves. ‘Cause when we get rid of the big production and fake poses, we uncover what really matters here—celebrating your love your way.

Say hey! I can’t wait to connect!

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Love love love this girl. She has a gift and if you are lucky enough to have her share it with you, you will be forever grateful.

She captures the raw moments, formal poses, and everything in between. We wanted a more natural, capture the moment kind of photographer and that is exactly what she did. She will be one of the most important aspects of your wedding. She brings a very calm, salt of the earth kind of vibe and I can't recommend her more. I will absolutely use again with pregnancy and children in the future.

Lauren & Brian

Shelly Pate photography is worth every penny!
Shelly is amazing! She has been so accommodating to our needs throughout the pandemic. Shelly was so proactive and flexible that we didn’t have any issues with rescheduling. She not only took care of her scope of work but also coordinated with our videographer to make sure they captured what we wanted. Shelly goes above and beyond what you expect from a vendor. She’s professional, but easy to talk to, and she makes the environment fun and comfortable for her clients. This is on top of the beautiful pictures she produces after each session =) We’re looking forward to working with her and her husband again in a few months!

Kristine & Jeremiah

From the moment we first saw Shelly’s photos online, we knew that she was the one! It was great to get to know her prior to the wedding; I think that made the difference in being able to capture who we are.

Skip ahead to our wedding day and OH.MY.GOD. I am blown away by her talent.I have never felt more beautiful than I have in her photos! She truly captured the wonderment of that day (including getting soaked in the rain with us!!!) and I couldn’t have asked for more! THANK YOU SHELLY!

Liv & John

Shelly was amazing! She did our engagement photos and our wedding photos! She is so personable and extremely talented. She was also very flexible and helped us completely restructure our day when surprise scaffolding was put up on our ceremony backdrop!

On wedding day she went to the hotel, national gallery of art, Jefferson memorial for the ceremony, and then to top of the town for our reception. She took so many amazing photos, and got specific shots that I asked for, as well as moments I didn't even realize were happening! She is incredible.

Megan & Dennis

Shelly is one of THE most amazing and talented Washington DC wedding photographers I’ve ever met.She made me and my fiancé feel at ease and talked us through the whole shoot, so we felt comfortable and were having FUN!

She had such a way of capturing us so naturally and in our element. She really captured the essence of us as a couple. I cannot recommend her work enough. She is seriously a goddess with a camera. Thank you SO much Shelly, for giving us photos that we will cherish forever.

Jill & Pat
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