Fleeting moments.

Forever documented.

Remember the experience forever.

You matter. I believe in investing in yourself and documenting your life. I’m here to document your wedding so you can live in the moment and look back at your pictures later! I’ve got your back through this whole experience. Heck yes there are tons of amazing photographers out there - but I am different because I am me. I will help you create that timeline to create the day that YOU want. I will go with the flow on your day to make sure you enjoy every second of it. I will wear comfy (and wedding appropriate) shoes so I can do the dirty work for you - like running back to the room to get that second pair of shoes you wanted to wear later at the reception. We will create magic because it’s your day and it’s all about you. I’ll be there to be your cheerleader and fly on the wall to document what actually happens. That is half the reason why I believe in booking someone - you love them and trust them. First they are legit and can take stellar pictures, and second we get along. You will be with me the most on your day and our relationship can totally make that better than someone you don’t connect with at all. I care about you - because YOU are what this is all about.

All love welcome.



The Girl Behind the Camera

I’m Shelbs! I have frizzy hair and I love golden light. I love people and dogs. A lot. So if you bring your dog to your photo-shoot I might cry. I just want all the dogs. People give me life - I love sitting back and soaking it all in - and I think that’s why I love what I do so much. Photography let’s me soak in every moment.

I am a Detroit Wedding Photographer, but you better believe I will travel wherever you are.

Weddings/Elopements, no matter what your day looks like - under a willow tree, inside a church, in the mountains, in your backyard, basically wherever YOU want, I am here to capture your day. I want you to look at your pictures and remember how you felt and moments you had with the best people around you.


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Fenton, Michigan

Fenton, Michigan

The bakers

My husband and I couldn’t be happier with our decision to have Monnette Photography capture our wedding day! On top of being so talented, we could tell from the beginning that she has a passion for what she does and is super easy to get along with. I never felt like she was just a photographer that I hired, I would honestly consider her a friend with how kind and helpful she was! We are absolutely in love with our photos and would gladly use her again in the future for any other photography needs!

Mount Princeton Hot Spring Resort, Colorado

Mount Princeton Hot Spring Resort, Colorado

the Martins

Shelby's passion for photography spills over into every photo of your special day or event. Her style is simple and elegant, yet beautiful. It perfectly captured every happy moment. She is not only a fabulous photographer, but has a kind heart, offering to help with our wedding in any way possible. She so graciously helped us write name cards the day before our wedding even! I would highly recommend her for any events or portraits you need.

Ypsilanti, Michigan

Ypsilanti, Michigan

The heinowskis

Shelby is a wonderful and talented photographer! She makes you feel comfortable and like you are just spending time together. Even photos like wedding ones still feel super comfortable. Her photos come out looking beyond amazing! I couldn't ask for a better photographer to capture important times in my life.