A self-taught photographer, Shelly discovered an interest in the subject at an early age, taking snapshots on family vacations. The most memorable was one up the coast of California, where she plowed through rolls of film on her 110 camera during a tour of Hearst Castle. That interest turned into a passion when she took her first photography class in high school. She's been shooting ever since, portraying her particular view of the world.
She has also recently discovered a fascination for woodworking. She enjoys spending her weekends in the workshop, developing new ideas about how to merge this new love with her love of photography. It was here that the light boxes on this site were created.
A Southern California native, she currently lingers in Lakewood. She has a Master's degree in Decision Science and works as a budget analyst at a local non-profit to support her habits of travel, photography, and making light.