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About Me

My start with photography began sometime in middle school with a small hand held 35mm and if anyone can remember the “film disc” camera’s, I had one of those too. I mainly just played around with friends though and it was never really serious in any way.

Then came my marriage to a career military man and the birth of my children, by this time I had switched to digital and over time went from a small hand held to a dSLR. I shot in auto for who knows how long but I was determined to learn that camera in manual mode, between google and a photography group I belong to, I accomplished my goal. That’s not to say that I don’t learn something new all the time though.

So with the love for photography, a passion for learning, and friends constantly asking me to take their family photos, I started ShelliRae Photography. Am I the best photographer on the planet? Probably not…but I am a good one, or so they tell me. :) I enjoy doing it as well, so that helps.

In 2014, I invested in a studio outside of my home. It's the best thing I've done for my business! I love my little space in Fort Walton Beach. My style has always been more on the candid side with some guidance for posing. The more natural it looks the better, that’s what lifestyle photography is all about.

I specialize in maternity, newborn and family beach photography.

Thank you for stumbling into my little word of photography, please take a look around. I hope you like what you see.

Much Love,



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