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Vinson Photography

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ABOUT US

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!!!

All my life I have been interested in people, art & photography. As a photographer, I am always looking for the most romantic... Read more
❤ Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!!! ❤

All my life I have been interested in people, art & photography. As a photographer, I am always looking for the most romantic light and capturing real moments. I am a native Missourian, born and raised in Columbia, Missouri. Two art degrees at the University of Missouri and training at the Brooks Institute Photography in Santa Barbara, California has given me such an amazing background in visual & technical arts. I have spent nearly 10 years out in Santa Barbara shooting gorgeous weddings and am so excited to start shooting in Missouri as well for the 2015 wedding year. I am looking forward to learning more about you both as a couple and how you plan to celebrate such a fabulous day! Please visit my website and blog for more information. Feel free to call or email me as well! Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Wedding:
1/10/2015
5.0/5.0
We were planning our wedding in Ca. while living in Va. Shelly came highly recommended from a friend/bridemaid who lives in Santa Barbara. After the first email I was sold. I waited to hear from other photographers for a day but no one was as receptive, prompt or excited about our wedding as Shelly was. She got back to me within hours of my initial email and continued to be very prompt with all communications including email, texts and phone calls. I was able to meet with her when in california for thanksgiving. I ended up at the wrong coffee shop and Shelly was completely laid back about my mistake and waited for me to get to her. Her package includes an engagement session, because we live on the other side of the country my husband wasn't able to get to Santa Barbara before so we scheduled this a few days before the wedding for some fun photos and to make him comfortable with Shelly. She put him at ease immediately. A normally fairly quiet guy when he's first meeting someone she had him talking and laughing quickly. The day of our wedding it started raining in the morning and just didn't stop…. Shelly and her assistant took it all in stride. They quickly procured lots of umbrellas from the hotel and revamped our plans for where to take photos. The groomsmen took off after the ceremony to get out of the rain and Shelly quickly came up with a backup plan for taking those photos at our reception site. By the end of the day Shelly and her assistant were drenched but still smiling and helping to keep the wedding party laughing while taking pictures in the rain. The photos aren't ready yet but I have not doubt they will be wonderful. I've had photos taken with a few other photographers and Shelly was by far the most energetic, happy and easy going photographer I've ever worked with.
We were planning our wedding in Ca. while living in Va. Shelly came highly recommended from a friend/bridemaid who lives Read more...
We were planning our wedding in Ca. while living in Va. Shelly came highly recommended from a friend/bridemaid who lives in Santa Barbara. After the first email I was sold. I waited to hear from other photographers for a day but no one was as receptive, prompt or excited about our wedding as Shelly was. She got back to me within hours of my initial email and continued to be very prompt with all communications including email, texts and phone calls. I was able to meet with her when in california for thanksgiving. I ended up at the wrong coffee shop and Shelly was completely laid back about my mistake and waited for me to get to her. Her package includes an engagement session, because we live on the other side of the country my husband wasn't able to get to Santa Barbara before so we scheduled this a few days before the wedding for some fun photos and to make him comfortable with Shelly. She put him at ease immediately. A normally fairly quiet guy when he's first meeting someone she had him talking and laughing quickly. The day of our wedding it started raining in the morning and just didn't stop…. Shelly and her assistant took it all in stride. They quickly procured lots of umbrellas from the hotel and revamped our plans for where to take photos. The groomsmen took off after the ceremony to get out of the rain and Shelly quickly came up with a backup plan for taking those photos at our reception site. By the end of the day Shelly and her assistant were drenched but still smiling and helping to keep the wedding party laughing while taking pictures in the rain. The photos aren't ready yet but I have not doubt they will be wonderful. I've had photos taken with a few other photographers and Shelly was by far the most energetic, happy and easy going photographer I've ever worked with. Read less
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Madeline
Wedding:
11/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Shelly was simply wonderful! First of all, she was so thoughtful throughout the whole process, reminding me of all the options I had before the wedding, and On The day of. She was fully present when we needed her to be, and blended in the crowd so we could get lost in The moment. We are SO happy with our pictures, they look natural and the lighting is beautiful. Thank you Shelly!
Shelly was simply wonderful! First of all, she was so thoughtful throughout the whole process, reminding me of all the Read more...
Shelly was simply wonderful! First of all, she was so thoughtful throughout the whole process, reminding me of all the options I had before the wedding, and On The day of. She was fully present when we needed her to be, and blended in the crowd so we could get lost in The moment. We are SO happy with our pictures, they look natural and the lighting is beautiful. Thank you Shelly! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Shelly was our photographer for our Santa Barbara wedding this past August and was a joy to work with! Shelly was extremely professional, responsive, and personable -- my husband and I felt 100% comfortable throughout the entire wedding photography process. We LOVE the way the photos turned out and have so many great shots to choose from. We would highly recommend Shelly to anyone searching for a photographer for an upcoming wedding or special event -- she's extremely talented and so fun to work with!
Shelly was our photographer for our Santa Barbara wedding this past August and was a joy to work with! Shelly was Read more...
Shelly was our photographer for our Santa Barbara wedding this past August and was a joy to work with! Shelly was extremely professional, responsive, and personable -- my husband and I felt 100% comfortable throughout the entire wedding photography process. We LOVE the way the photos turned out and have so many great shots to choose from. We would highly recommend Shelly to anyone searching for a photographer for an upcoming wedding or special event -- she's extremely talented and so fun to work with! Read less
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Matthew
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Shelly Vinson for our wedding was beyond fantastic. We could not be more pleased with the entire experience. Shelly's pricing was extremely competitive, yet she continued to go above and beyond what was necessary. She is understanding of a tight budget. We highly recommend her and would use her again without a doubt! When we traveled up to Santa Barbara to make some wedding plans, Shelly invited us to an unscheduled engagement photo session at several different and beautiful spots in Santa Barbara. A few weeks later, while we were in the stress and panic of our wedding planning, we received a box with framed photographs from our engagement shoot. Just seeing those shots put us at ease that we were in the right hands for our wedding. When our wedding day arrived, Shelly performed her job masterfully, starting with the bride's wedding preparations all the way to the big send-off after the reception. Even though she does so many weddings each year, she still made us feel like our wedding was special to her and we felt as though she put in extra effort and care to help make our day so magical. Many of the photos were tricky, as our ceremony location (the Santa Barbara Courthouse Mural Room) has dim lighting. But the photos turned out magnificently. Shelly was beyond accommodating and the results of her work were absolutely perfect. Because of her excellent work, we have been able to fill our home and our families' homes with beautiful pictures of our wedding day. She also did a great job capturing all of the details, which makes for an excellent scrapbook. Do not hesitate to hire her. Shelly is amazing and a true professional!!
Working with Shelly Vinson for our wedding was beyond fantastic. We could not be more pleased with the entire experience. Read more...
Working with Shelly Vinson for our wedding was beyond fantastic. We could not be more pleased with the entire experience. Shelly's pricing was extremely competitive, yet she continued to go above and beyond what was necessary. She is understanding of a tight budget. We highly recommend her and would use her again without a doubt! When we traveled up to Santa Barbara to make some wedding plans, Shelly invited us to an unscheduled engagement photo session at several different and beautiful spots in Santa Barbara. A few weeks later, while we were in the stress and panic of our wedding planning, we received a box with framed photographs from our engagement shoot. Just seeing those shots put us at ease that we were in the right hands for our wedding. When our wedding day arrived, Shelly performed her job masterfully, starting with the bride's wedding preparations all the way to the big send-off after the reception. Even though she does so many weddings each year, she still made us feel like our wedding was special to her and we felt as though she put in extra effort and care to help make our day so magical. Many of the photos were tricky, as our ceremony location (the Santa Barbara Courthouse Mural Room) has dim lighting. But the photos turned out magnificently. Shelly was beyond accommodating and the results of her work were absolutely perfect. Because of her excellent work, we have been able to fill our home and our families' homes with beautiful pictures of our wedding day. She also did a great job capturing all of the details, which makes for an excellent scrapbook. Do not hesitate to hire her. Shelly is amazing and a true professional!! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Where do we even begin?! My husband and I had a *very* mediocre experience with our first engagement photographer and, after being pretty disappointed with our resulting photos, we committed to finding the BEST for our actual wedding. We found it with Shelley - not only is she incredibly talented, generous with her time (seriously - I think she stayed until the very end of our wedding!), responsive and professional but she is also SUPER FUN. I can be a little self-conscious having my photo taken and Shelley made me feel incredibly comfortable. She is by far our favorite wedding vendor and we can't wait to have her do our family portraits (someday) :) You are in the BEST HANDS with Shelley and we couldn't recommend her more highly.
Where do we even begin?! My husband and I had a *very* mediocre experience with our first engagement photographer and, Read more...
Where do we even begin?! My husband and I had a *very* mediocre experience with our first engagement photographer and, after being pretty disappointed with our resulting photos, we committed to finding the BEST for our actual wedding. We found it with Shelley - not only is she incredibly talented, generous with her time (seriously - I think she stayed until the very end of our wedding!), responsive and professional but she is also SUPER FUN. I can be a little self-conscious having my photo taken and Shelley made me feel incredibly comfortable. She is by far our favorite wedding vendor and we can't wait to have her do our family portraits (someday) :) You are in the BEST HANDS with Shelley and we couldn't recommend her more highly. Read less
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kara
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Shelly was wonderful to work with! She took time answering all of our questions before the wedding and was willing to switch our engagement shoot to a family shoot held the day before the wedding. On our wedding day, she and her assistant were professional and got all of the shots done quickly so everyone could enjoy the event. And the pictures turned out fabulous! I highly recommend Shelly.
Shelly was wonderful to work with! She took time answering all of our questions before the wedding and was willing to Read more...
Shelly was wonderful to work with! She took time answering all of our questions before the wedding and was willing to switch our engagement shoot to a family shoot held the day before the wedding. On our wedding day, she and her assistant were professional and got all of the shots done quickly so everyone could enjoy the event. And the pictures turned out fabulous! I highly recommend Shelly. Read less
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Darya
Wedding:
1/24/2014
5.0/5.0
To sum it up Shelly is AMAAAZING. My husband and I are so grateful to have found her on wedding wire. She shot our engagement and wedding photos. My family and friends always rave about the quality of our photos. My husband and I were nervous at first because we didn't really know how to act while someone just stood there taking photos but Shelly made us feel comfortable instantly. We enjoyed goofing around, playing with ideas, and honestly we just had so much fun. Shelly puts so much love and passion into what she does and you can just tell by the quality of work she produces. I'd recommend her over and over again and will definitely use her in the future !
To sum it up Shelly is AMAAAZING. My husband and I are so grateful to have found her on wedding wire. She shot our Read more...
To sum it up Shelly is AMAAAZING. My husband and I are so grateful to have found her on wedding wire. She shot our engagement and wedding photos. My family and friends always rave about the quality of our photos. My husband and I were nervous at first because we didn't really know how to act while someone just stood there taking photos but Shelly made us feel comfortable instantly. We enjoyed goofing around, playing with ideas, and honestly we just had so much fun. Shelly puts so much love and passion into what she does and you can just tell by the quality of work she produces. I'd recommend her over and over again and will definitely use her in the future ! Read less
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Vinson Photography responded with the following comments:

Just LOVED working with you all and capturing all the beautiful moments of your day! I get so close to all my clients and genuinely miss you all! Thank you for your amazing spirit and please keep in touch!
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Alex and Mike
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
We were so blessed to have found Shelly to be our photographer for our important occasion. When I first spoke to Shelly over the phone she felt so genuine and personable but more importantly, she took so much of her time hammering out all the little details and helping us wrap our head around the whole process of wedding planning and getting the best results in our photography. She was so helpful and always got back to us right away for any questions or concerns we had. She was so flexible and helped cater our needs and wishes to her packages and I knew right away that we were not going to regret hiring her. My husband and I met Shelly for the first time in Santa Barbara for our engagement session and she was so awesome! She would guide us in little ways to get some shots, but mostly just let us be us, and we felt comfortable to do just that. When we received the photos back we were so impressed by her organic shots and the colors were so vivid. Everything turned out so beautifully and when the big day for the wedding came, Shelly didn't skip a beat. Thanks to Shelly and her keen eye, she captured all the little moments that meant so much to us and we now can look back at them and treasure them forever! I would recommend Shelly to anyone who asked. Even if your not having a special event I still would tell you to hire her. Thank you Shelly for capturing our memories of our special day.
We were so blessed to have found Shelly to be our photographer for our important occasion. When I first spoke to Shelly Read more...
We were so blessed to have found Shelly to be our photographer for our important occasion. When I first spoke to Shelly over the phone she felt so genuine and personable but more importantly, she took so much of her time hammering out all the little details and helping us wrap our head around the whole process of wedding planning and getting the best results in our photography. She was so helpful and always got back to us right away for any questions or concerns we had. She was so flexible and helped cater our needs and wishes to her packages and I knew right away that we were not going to regret hiring her. My husband and I met Shelly for the first time in Santa Barbara for our engagement session and she was so awesome! She would guide us in little ways to get some shots, but mostly just let us be us, and we felt comfortable to do just that. When we received the photos back we were so impressed by her organic shots and the colors were so vivid. Everything turned out so beautifully and when the big day for the wedding came, Shelly didn't skip a beat. Thanks to Shelly and her keen eye, she captured all the little moments that meant so much to us and we now can look back at them and treasure them forever! I would recommend Shelly to anyone who asked. Even if your not having a special event I still would tell you to hire her. Thank you Shelly for capturing our memories of our special day. Read less
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Vinson Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you Alex & Mike!!! It's wonderful to hear how I was a part of the process. It was really incredible spending time with you all and your loved ones. I hope you keep in touch, I know you have amazing moments to come!
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Words cannot describe how fabulous of a photographer Shelly is. She immediately puts you at ease and caters to your personal style of photography. My husband and I are both on the shy side but felt so much openness with her which was reflected in the beautiful quality of our photos. The day of the wedding, every time we turned around she was there capturing all of the little (and big!) moments with a quiet grace about her. The weather was rather hot for Santa Barbara and she sweated through all the photography without a peep! While we initially selected Shelley for our engagement and wedding photography, I know we will be going back to her in the years ahead for other occasions!
Words cannot describe how fabulous of a photographer Shelly is. She immediately puts you at ease and caters to your Read more...
Words cannot describe how fabulous of a photographer Shelly is. She immediately puts you at ease and caters to your personal style of photography. My husband and I are both on the shy side but felt so much openness with her which was reflected in the beautiful quality of our photos. The day of the wedding, every time we turned around she was there capturing all of the little (and big!) moments with a quiet grace about her. The weather was rather hot for Santa Barbara and she sweated through all the photography without a peep! While we initially selected Shelley for our engagement and wedding photography, I know we will be going back to her in the years ahead for other occasions! Read less
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Vinson Photography responded with the following comments:

Aaaah! So fun every step of the way working with you all. It was so amazing being able to capture your celebration. I will never forget you and your sister dancing to Britney Spears ~ Baby One More Time! LOVED THAT!
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Maile
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
I feel privileged honestly to have worked with Shelly for my August wedding in Los Olivos, CA. Her professionalism was impeccable, while still maintaining the very light-hearted and fun feel I so appreciated. She was very easily accessible and went along with my roller coaster of questions and neurotic bride-to-be over-planning. Her photography speaks for itself. She has this ability to freeze time while creatively capturing emotions and details that you never want to forget. In reviewing my pictures I could remember everything; every emotion, smile, song and laugh. I could see my wedding from every angle and point of view, including some that I never even had a chance to see on the big day. As a bride, though, it was how she made us feel that was so special. She let us do our own thing and captured our personalities, not just stale, “say cheese” shots. I can be a little self-conscious, but she put me in the perfect light and poses that showed off my best features and made me feel beautiful. Furthermore, her photography package was very clear. I knew exactly what to expect for my money. There was an awesome engagement session included which we used in our slideshow and wedding guest book. I knew exactly how many prints to expect, plus I received the files of the photos both professional quality and facebook ready for my use as I needed in the future. Finally, I didn’t pay by the hour. I had her for the whole event! She was at my venue before I was, getting shots of all the details. She stayed with me from getting ready and even after the guests had all left. Even my friend and wedding day coordinator is now using Shelly for her own wedding! She’s the best!
I feel privileged honestly to have worked with Shelly for my August wedding in Los Olivos, CA. Her professionalism was Read more...
I feel privileged honestly to have worked with Shelly for my August wedding in Los Olivos, CA. Her professionalism was impeccable, while still maintaining the very light-hearted and fun feel I so appreciated. She was very easily accessible and went along with my roller coaster of questions and neurotic bride-to-be over-planning. Her photography speaks for itself. She has this ability to freeze time while creatively capturing emotions and details that you never want to forget. In reviewing my pictures I could remember everything; every emotion, smile, song and laugh. I could see my wedding from every angle and point of view, including some that I never even had a chance to see on the big day. As a bride, though, it was how she made us feel that was so special. She let us do our own thing and captured our personalities, not just stale, “say cheese” shots. I can be a little self-conscious, but she put me in the perfect light and poses that showed off my best features and made me feel beautiful. Furthermore, her photography package was very clear. I knew exactly what to expect for my money. There was an awesome engagement session included which we used in our slideshow and wedding guest book. I knew exactly how many prints to expect, plus I received the files of the photos both professional quality and facebook ready for my use as I needed in the future. Finally, I didn’t pay by the hour. I had her for the whole event! She was at my venue before I was, getting shots of all the details. She stayed with me from getting ready and even after the guests had all left. Even my friend and wedding day coordinator is now using Shelly for her own wedding! She’s the best! Read less
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Vinson Photography responded with the following comments:

You all are just beautiful :))) Two amazing souls & I am truly blessed to have shared that experience with you both. Lots of fabulous moments, laughing and also crying tears of joy for you behind the lens...
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