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Vinson Photography

Columbia , MO
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Columbia, MO 65203 US (map)

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805-403-6793
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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 light... 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 spent 10 years in Santa Barbara shooting gorgeous weddings and I am so excited to be back in Missouri to continue the adventure. 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
What photography services do you offer?
Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Negatives, Prints, Proofs

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Lari
Wedding:
9/17/2017
5.0/5.0
Shelly is absolutely amazing! She was responsive since Day 1 and provided the best service that I could possible imagine to me and my fiance for our engagement photos last month. We are the most awkward couple in front of the camera, and she made us both feel very comfortable! Not only that, but the pictures turned out amazing. If I could use her for my wedding, I absolutely would. You cannot go wrong with her :)
Shelly is absolutely amazing! She was responsive since Day 1 and provided the best service that I could possible imagine Read more...
Shelly is absolutely amazing! She was responsive since Day 1 and provided the best service that I could possible imagine to me and my fiance for our engagement photos last month. We are the most awkward couple in front of the camera, and she made us both feel very comfortable! Not only that, but the pictures turned out amazing. If I could use her for my wedding, I absolutely would. You cannot go wrong with her :) Read less
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Vinson Photography responded with the following comments:

Oh my gosh Lari, that is so SWEET! I absolutely think we found each other for a reason! I honestly had so much fun working with you two... adorable and fun, you all are were amazing. So glad we held out for the sunlight, it was the PERFECT day! Hugs :)
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Alex
Wedding:
9/4/2016
5.0/5.0
I think people should know that Shelly was truly amazing. She went above and beyond what we expected. She captured the wedding perfectly and more than exceeding our expectations. She was in all the right places at the right time and took so many incredible shots. We were so happy with how everything turned out. I can not recommended her any higher!
I think people should know that Shelly was truly amazing. She went above and beyond what we expected. She captured the Read more...
I think people should know that Shelly was truly amazing. She went above and beyond what we expected. She captured the wedding perfectly and more than exceeding our expectations. She was in all the right places at the right time and took so many incredible shots. We were so happy with how everything turned out. I can not recommended her any higher! Read less
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Vinson Photography responded with the following comments:

Alex, such a pleasure to have been a part of your day. It was absolutely STUNNING! You all planned such a gorgeous day in the perfect setting and just the best friends and family... you made me feel like family. I can't thank you enough! Hugs :)
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Lacy
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Hire this person now! She is worth EVERY penny! I feel so fortunate to have had such a wonderful experience with our photographer. She exceeded every expectation. My husband Alex and I couldn't have asked for better wedding photos. Vinsonphotography is most certainly one of the best photography services out there! Shelly went above and beyond. She's such a ambitious and talented photographer,. Her photos and hard work will be appreciated for many generations to come.
Hire this person now! She is worth EVERY penny! I feel so fortunate to have had such a wonderful experience with our Read more...
Hire this person now! She is worth EVERY penny! I feel so fortunate to have had such a wonderful experience with our photographer. She exceeded every expectation. My husband Alex and I couldn't have asked for better wedding photos. Vinsonphotography is most certainly one of the best photography services out there! Shelly went above and beyond. She's such a ambitious and talented photographer,. Her photos and hard work will be appreciated for many generations to come. Read less
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Vinson Photography responded with the following comments:

Oh my gosh hun, I was so THRILLED to be there on your amazing day... I will forever remember all the laughs & tears and how MUCH everyone loves you both. You are absolutely GORGEOUS. ALWAYS. INSIDE & OUT. :) Can't wait to see your family grow over the years. Hugs :)
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Jordan
Wedding:
10/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Shelly was amazing. She was easy to communicate with and always got back to us very quickly with any questions we had. We had so much fun with her on our engagement shoot and she was so wonderful on our wedding day. She made sure we took all of the photos we had previously said we wanted. She made everyone feel comfortable and we had numerous people tell us how nice and friendly she was. When we got our photos back we were amazed. They were absolutely beautiful and we were able to look back on our big day and relive all of the special moments. we received all of the photos of our wedding in black and white but also color. They were edited beautifully and organized very well. We could not be happier.
Shelly was amazing. She was easy to communicate with and always got back to us very quickly with any questions we had. We Read more...
Shelly was amazing. She was easy to communicate with and always got back to us very quickly with any questions we had. We had so much fun with her on our engagement shoot and she was so wonderful on our wedding day. She made sure we took all of the photos we had previously said we wanted. She made everyone feel comfortable and we had numerous people tell us how nice and friendly she was. When we got our photos back we were amazed. They were absolutely beautiful and we were able to look back on our big day and relive all of the special moments. we received all of the photos of our wedding in black and white but also color. They were edited beautifully and organized very well. We could not be happier. Read less
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Vinson Photography responded with the following comments:

Jordan! Ah... I still think about your wedding ALL THE TIME! So much fun... you all are an amazing couple. What a beautiful beautiful day... I am so absolutely blessed to have been a part of your celebration and I will cherish that forever! Hugs :)
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Michael
Wedding:
10/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Shelly is the best photographer I've ever worked with! She did an amazing job on the wedding day, and her photos looked amazing when we received them!
Shelly is the best photographer I've ever worked with! She did an amazing job on the wedding day, and her photos looked Read more...
Shelly is the best photographer I've ever worked with! She did an amazing job on the wedding day, and her photos looked amazing when we received them! Read less
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Vinson Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you Michael! YOU all made it easy because you are so fun and wonderful to work with! You both looked amazing and I will never forget the gravel road & first look... it took my breath away! Hugs :)
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Mark
Wedding:
8/29/2015
5.0/5.0
Shelly was absolutely amazing! She was so professional and worked with us to capture our special day. Her creative ideas, unique angles, attention to detail and critical eye for getting the perfect shot or sequence of shots enabled her to highlight and preserve the key moments of our wedding day. She took those personal shots (that I was unable to see) as my bride got ready with her mother and friends and captured the 'reveal' and my reaction when I first saw my bride to be as well as countless incredible shots from our wedding and reception. She kept a calm disposition and was incredibly efficient on what can be a very stressful day. She seemed to be everywhere based on the pictures we got yet I don't really remember seeing her because she was able to blend in so naturally. She had us make a list of everyone we wanted to get in our wedding pictures (family and friends alike) and we were able to get all of them included. She took that task and made our day so easy and worry free. When we got our wedding photos, my wife and I, our family and friends were in awe at the moments she was able to capture. We were so happy with Shelly and everything she did for us. Simply put, Shelly is a must for getting those memorable pics on your special day!
Shelly was absolutely amazing! She was so professional and worked with us to capture our special day. Her creative ideas, Read more...
Shelly was absolutely amazing! She was so professional and worked with us to capture our special day. Her creative ideas, unique angles, attention to detail and critical eye for getting the perfect shot or sequence of shots enabled her to highlight and preserve the key moments of our wedding day. She took those personal shots (that I was unable to see) as my bride got ready with her mother and friends and captured the 'reveal' and my reaction when I first saw my bride to be as well as countless incredible shots from our wedding and reception. She kept a calm disposition and was incredibly efficient on what can be a very stressful day. She seemed to be everywhere based on the pictures we got yet I don't really remember seeing her because she was able to blend in so naturally. She had us make a list of everyone we wanted to get in our wedding pictures (family and friends alike) and we were able to get all of them included. She took that task and made our day so easy and worry free. When we got our wedding photos, my wife and I, our family and friends were in awe at the moments she was able to capture. We were so happy with Shelly and everything she did for us. Simply put, Shelly is a must for getting those memorable pics on your special day! Read less
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Vinson Photography responded with the following comments:

Mark, thank you! You all did it RIGHT and had an unforgettable celebration. :) I am honored to have been there for the entirety. Beautiful peeps and a LOT of LOVE surrounding you both that day! I can't wait to see what is next for you two! :))) Hugs :)
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Maggie
Wedding:
8/15/2015
5.0/5.0
If you're searching for a truly talented, generous and thoughtful wedding photographer ... Look no more. Shelly has exceeded our wildest dreams in capturing both our welcome party and wedding prep/ceremony/reception and everything in between. She is the epitome of professional and such a kind, gentle and hard-working person. We knew the minute we met her in SB she was the one. Shelly captured thousands of special, priceless moments and did it with ease. She is so easygoing and wonderful to work with. I can't say enough positive things; our experience was top notch. She has a genuine, kind-hearted and honest way of doing business, she's 100% accessible while wedding planning and has an enormous desire to please her clients. Her turnaround time for photos was fantastic (considering there were 1000s!!). Our finished products are out of this world. Shelly is over the top amazing!!!
If you're searching for a truly talented, generous and thoughtful wedding photographer ... Look no more. Shelly has Read more...
If you're searching for a truly talented, generous and thoughtful wedding photographer ... Look no more. Shelly has exceeded our wildest dreams in capturing both our welcome party and wedding prep/ceremony/reception and everything in between. She is the epitome of professional and such a kind, gentle and hard-working person. We knew the minute we met her in SB she was the one. Shelly captured thousands of special, priceless moments and did it with ease. She is so easygoing and wonderful to work with. I can't say enough positive things; our experience was top notch. She has a genuine, kind-hearted and honest way of doing business, she's 100% accessible while wedding planning and has an enormous desire to please her clients. Her turnaround time for photos was fantastic (considering there were 1000s!!). Our finished products are out of this world. Shelly is over the top amazing!!! Read less
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Vinson Photography responded with the following comments:

Oh my gosh Maggie, you all are the BEST! I honestly do think about your wedding a LOT... hard to beat that sunset overlooking the ocean. Oh my... Hope you all are enjoying married bliss, you are just adorable and I had SO much fun working with you and your amazing families! Hugs :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Shelly is absolutely fabulous to work with! She is easy-going and comfortable to be around, which made this experience fun and enjoyable for two people who are so camera-shy. Shelly was prompt and easy to communicate with as well. We had some extra weather challenges on our wedding day, but she worked with it like a true professional and everything came out perfect! We also have a huge family and her ability to wrangle them and get some really awesome family shots was truly commendable. We couldn't be happier with our photographs and the packages she puts together at the end are just so thoughtful and beautiful! We were so happy to have her be a part of our special day!
Shelly is absolutely fabulous to work with! She is easy-going and comfortable to be around, which made this experience fun Read more...
Shelly is absolutely fabulous to work with! She is easy-going and comfortable to be around, which made this experience fun and enjoyable for two people who are so camera-shy. Shelly was prompt and easy to communicate with as well. We had some extra weather challenges on our wedding day, but she worked with it like a true professional and everything came out perfect! We also have a huge family and her ability to wrangle them and get some really awesome family shots was truly commendable. We couldn't be happier with our photographs and the packages she puts together at the end are just so thoughtful and beautiful! We were so happy to have her be a part of our special day! Read less
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Vinson Photography responded with the following comments:

Girlie, it was simply GORGEOUS... I still think about the amazing flowers and how STUNNING you both looked! We definitely rocked the weather and your families were amazing... so much love in the air that day. I would have done it a million times over! Hugs :)
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Private User
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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Vinson Photography responded with the following comments:

Oh my gosh hun, you all were seriously CHAMPIONS that day! You seriously put your best feet forward and rocked the rain. Of course we were right there with you and I LOVE the umbrella shots... so romantic and you all have such amazing chemistry it was easy to capture your LOVE. :) Hugs!
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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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Vinson Photography responded with the following comments:

Maddy... so LOVED this day! I honestly felt like I was in another Country, another World, a Story Book... it was a fantasy that I will ALWAYS remember. So happy for you both and it was an honor to be there that day! Hugs :)

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