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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cara
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
We are so glad we selected Shelly at Vinson Photography as our wedding day photographer. From the moment we first engaged emails I knew Shelly was someone I wanted to work with. We actually booked her while we were temporarily living in Australia. Shelly scheduled Skype dates at strange times just to accommodate our needs and so we could connect while across the world! If that's not great customer services, I don't know what is. Shelly does amazing work, she is personal, professional, sweet and passionate about photography. She captured so many beautiful candid moments at our wedding and I couldn't love our photos more! Her photography style is unique and fun, yet she still manages to capture the traditional portraits too. Shelly felt like a friend from the moment we first spoke and that is quality not many professional people have. Shelly's laid back personality it made it easy to work with her on our wedding day. It felt like she was a friend, just taking pictures of our special day. Since we live in San Jose and weren't familiar with many vendors in Santa Barbara, Shelly even went out of her way to suggest other vendors we could use in the area. Trust me when I say you should book Shelly! I researched numerous photographers in the area and none compared to her work and reasonable rates. To top it off Shelly sent a beautiful surprise care package after our wedding was over. I thought she was just mailing us the memory stick of 5,000+ pictures, which would have been amazing enough. However, she also included a handful of gorgeous frames with wedding pictures of my husband and I already in them as well as a large stack of printed photos! Shelly is the best! Do yourself and your wedding a favor and book her!
We are so glad we selected Shelly at Vinson Photography as our wedding day photographer. From the moment we first engaged Read more...
We are so glad we selected Shelly at Vinson Photography as our wedding day photographer. From the moment we first engaged emails I knew Shelly was someone I wanted to work with. We actually booked her while we were temporarily living in Australia. Shelly scheduled Skype dates at strange times just to accommodate our needs and so we could connect while across the world! If that's not great customer services, I don't know what is. Shelly does amazing work, she is personal, professional, sweet and passionate about photography. She captured so many beautiful candid moments at our wedding and I couldn't love our photos more! Her photography style is unique and fun, yet she still manages to capture the traditional portraits too. Shelly felt like a friend from the moment we first spoke and that is quality not many professional people have. Shelly's laid back personality it made it easy to work with her on our wedding day. It felt like she was a friend, just taking pictures of our special day. Since we live in San Jose and weren't familiar with many vendors in Santa Barbara, Shelly even went out of her way to suggest other vendors we could use in the area. Trust me when I say you should book Shelly! I researched numerous photographers in the area and none compared to her work and reasonable rates. To top it off Shelly sent a beautiful surprise care package after our wedding was over. I thought she was just mailing us the memory stick of 5,000+ pictures, which would have been amazing enough. However, she also included a handful of gorgeous frames with wedding pictures of my husband and I already in them as well as a large stack of printed photos! Shelly is the best! Do yourself and your wedding a favor and book her! 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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