Hey, I'm Shelbs

I love dogs, rain, people watching (especially in airports), laughing too hard, and people. I am all about people, supporting them, hugging them, loving them, meeting them. I love people and the stories they have. I realize more and more that I am a listener rather than a talker. Heck yes I can keep a conversation going with you, but I am cool with being relaxed and soaking everything in.

This is why I love what I do. I love people and love love.

My job is to document your story and capture all the emotions for you. I go with the flow and love to feel the vibe of a situation. I’ll travel with you and be the cheerleader with you for the loud moments and the fly on the wall so capture the soft ones too.

I want to support you. If you're reading this - reach out, say hey, let's talk!


I'm booking 2020! I'd love to connect and hear your story!


Ashleigh + Drew. Detroit MI

The Monnette Experience: One of the first things drew and I discussed after we got engaged, was who we wanted to do our wedding photos. We both have creative minds and value the importance of picking the right person to document our day. Shelby was at the top of both our lists. We’d been familiar with her work, as she’d worked with many of our friends. We are ecstatic when we found out she was available on our wedding date. I’d only met Shelby once or twice before we started working with her but I knew she was someone drew and I both would be comfortable with. It was clear from our initial meeting that she would take care of us and make sure we’d capture all the moments we wanted to and everything in between. Shelby is warm, professional and extremely creative. On our engagement session, she was so game to wander around downtown Detroit with us to different rooftops, restaurants and hotels. Drew and I love to adventure in the city and Shelby not only kept up, but found the best spots and moments to capture us.

On our wedding day, it was no different. Shelby was with me most the day and documented so many amazing moments and details, many I didn’t know about until getting our photos back. We were blown away that she got many photos back to us the day after the wedding (!!!). Drew and I thoroughly enjoyed looking through the images. From fleeing flower girls, sentimental moments, decor details, sparkler exits and crazy dance floor moves, nothing was missed. We’ve been showing everyone our photos since receiving and enjoy looking at them over and over again. Throughout this whole process, Shelby has been such a cheerleader and encourager. Her goal is to make you look your best while genuinely and creatively representing your relationship through her gift. I can honestly say she was as excited about our special day as we were and it shows in every photo she took.

Thank you Shelby!!! 💕💕💕

The Eastern

Ashley + Rob

The Eastern, Detroit

Shelby Monnette is an exceptionally talented photographer and just an incredible person in so many ways. We worked with Shelby on both our engagement photos and on our wedding day, and could not have been happier. Shelby is honest, professional, warm, creative, and one of the most genuine people I have ever met. She is so passionate about photography and working with couples to showcase their love, and it shines through her photography and the way she interacts with her clients. Shelby went above and beyond to capture some of our most special moments on our wedding night and she helped make the night unforgettable. Shelby was easy to work with and was always flexible from start to finish. We absolutely loved our pictures and so many of our guests commented on how talented and personable our photographer was. Shelby is a gem and we are so grateful that we had the opportunity to work with her.