The Borrowed & Blue jacket was featured at a styled shoot in Sutton, New Hampshire. As seen on Green Wedding Shoes.
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Check out our interview with Shelby of @shelbyrosephoto below!
The Borrowed & Blue Project (TBBP): What initially attracted you to becoming a photographer?
Shelby (S): I got my first camera when I was in middle school and always loved photographing landscapes/nature. In high school I began taking photos of friends and family and realized it was something I wanted to pursue full time!
TBBP: How long have you been a photographer? Is this your full time job?
S: I have been a photographer for 8 years and it has been my full time job for 3 years. TBBP: Where are you based? S: I am based out of the little town of Sutton, NH but travel all over New England for weddings and elopements!
TBBP: How many weddings do you typically photograph per year? S: My first 2 years in business I photographed about 30 weddings a year, but since then I try to keep it at 20 or so in order to give my couples the best experience, helping them with the planning process and have a faster turnaround time for galleries.
TBBP: What is the average investment clients make in your services?
S: My couples invest about $4000 for a full size wedding and the average investment for elopements is $2000.
TBBP: What is the average size wedding you photograph?
S: My average size wedding is about 20-50 people! I have started specializing in elopements and small weddings and only take on a select number of larger weddings each year. I find elopements/small weddings to be so special, with less stress and no expectations to how you should celebrate your day!
TBBP: How would you describe your photography style? Your posing style?
S: I would describe my editing style as "earthy" as I try to stay true to the natural tones without altering anything too much. Nature is my biggest inspiration and most of the couples that I work with also have a great appreciation for the outdoors! I want my couples to act as naturally as possible so instead of "posing" I use fun prompts to have them interact and just be themselves!
TBBP: What are your top five favorite places you've traveled for weddings?
S: My favorite place to photograph is always in the mountains, and the great thing about elopements is that we can go to awesome locations that would be hard to get to with a large party. My 3 bucket list locations that I want to shoot at would be: Alaska, Glacier NP and Grand Teton NP.
TBBP: How far in advance do clients typically book you?
S: I always say as soon as possible is best, especially if you are certain you'd like me as your photographer. I hate telling couples that I'm not available for their date! About 1 year out is usually a good time to start thinking about booking, or even sooner if you are having a fall wedding!
TBBP: How many images do you typically deliver in a wedding gallery?
S: Typically I deliver about 50-100 photos per hour of shooting. This number can vary depending on how many events you have during the day, if you have a second photographer, etc.
TBBP: Do you send clients raw unedited images?
S: I don't send raw images for several reasons, the first would be because you really just don't need/want them! The photos are unedited, there might be some where you are blinking, some might be test shots for lighting, etc. Raw photos don't represent "my brand" and would get a little confusing to potential clients if they see photos out there that aren't consistent with my usual editing style.
TBBP: What is your typical turnaround time?
S: My usual turnaround time for weddings is 6-8 weeks and 2-3 weeks for sessions.
TBBP: What is your cancellation policy?
S: Weddings/sessions can be cancelled up to 30 days before the event date, after that date the full balance would be due. The 25% deposit is nonrefundable.
TBBP: What is one one thing future clients would be surprised to learn about you?
S: I love to fish! I always have my fishing poles in the car when I go to sessions/weddings in case there's a lake or pond nearby that I can check out after I'm done working! I've recently learned how to fly fish as well, and that's super fun.