About Lisa Shelby Photography
Wedding Photography for the Art-Inspired Couple
As wedding photographers with an eye for creative possibilities, we look for fun and dramatic wedding moments. Even more than capturing a moment in time, we believe your wedding photographs should give glimpses into your personality and story – the adventure, the romance, the beauty and the exquisite details. We are able to enhance these images with custom materials that you may not find with other photographers, including fine papers, canvases, frames, metals, and books with Italian leathers, Japanese silks or linen covers. You and your fiancé will have a great time together as you create wedding art for your new home or personal space to remember your special day.
About Chris & Lisa Shelby
What began five years ago with a desire to provide newly married couples with quality wedding photos has grown into our Nashville business, Lisa Shelby Photography. Our goal is to capture wedding images we wish we had to remember our special day. As a newly engaged couple sixteen years ago, we did not realize the significance of using “any old” wedding photographer. With little research, we hired on the word of a friend’s relative instead of taking the time to understand the photographer’s style. Even though we regret this decision, it is a defining moment that changed the direction of our future forever.
As your husband and wife photography team, we balance each other well. Lisa has an incredible ability to stay organized, and Chris keeps the mood light and fun. When you hire us for your wedding, we treat the day as if you are a close family member and will be the only photographers attending. Bigger studios may hire associate photographers to book more weddings, but our mission is just the opposite – limit the bookings per year, so each couple has our undivided attention. It’s amazing how this mission works in our favor because not only does the quality of our work shine through, but we still enjoy close friendships with many past wedding clients to this day.
We go to great lengths to hold ourselves accountable to higher standards by staying active in the national and local chapters of Professional Photographers of America (Lisa has served as former Vice President, President, Past President and current Board of Directors member) and by continuing our education.
We hope you’ll let us be the wedding photographers you’ll never regret using! Schedule an appointment today for a preview of our product selection or to discuss the way we work.
How we work
Wedding Photography Collections
We work with couples in several ways to create a memorable and enjoyable once-in-a-lifetime experience. One of these is by helping you select the perfect location for your photography sessions in and around the Greater Nashville area. All collections include both Lisa and Chris Shelby as your primary photographers, wedding day coverage and an online proofing gallery of images for friends and family to view and order.
We also photograph sessions and weddings outside the Nashville area. We have photographed several destination weddings and sessions in several states and are willing to even travel worldwide! (Anyone for a wedding in Italy or Paris?!) Please ask us about destination sessions and weddings if your plans are outside the Nashville area.
Beyond weddings we also photograph all sorts of photography sessions including high school seniors, professional headshots, couples and engagement sessions, as well as many other types of photography sessions. We even offer gift certificates so you can purchase a session for your best friend or favorite family member! All photography sessions include Lisa and Chris Shelby as your primary photographers, 1 hour of coverage and an online gallery so your friends and family can easily view and order.
Tips for Better Photo Results
Planning ahead makes for a more fun and relaxing experience during your photography session. You will be more comfortable in front of the camera when you wear what you love or what makes you feel good. From our years of doing photo shoots, we notice that couples who take extra measures beforehand get arguably better pictures. So, we’ve listed these insights here as additional tips for you to consider. All of these are absolutely optional, but “highly recommended” by us!
Dress for Your Personalities
- Don’t forget to dress from head-to-toe because the camera sees all
- The days of everyone wearing the same thing in photos has come and gone
- Dress in your style and show your personalities through your clothing choices
- If there is more than one person in the photo shoot, coordinate your outfits without matching exactly
- If one person wants to wear a pattern, coordinate by wearing solid colors that complement the pattern
- We are pretty good at avoiding glare, but it’s not always avoidable. To avoid glare if you wear glasses there are a few options: you may temporarily remove your lenses, wear contact lenses or borrow an empty pair of frames in your style.
Hair & Grooming Essentials
- Have your hair and makeup done professionally; we can suggest a few of our favorite hair and makeup artists
- Style your hair how you love it or normally wear it
- Don’t get a haircut right before your session
- Don’t apply your makeup heavier than you would for an evening out
- Polish nails or remove old polish because posing may include feet or hands