my name is shalese


If you're looking for a wedding photographer who values prints over jpegs and moments over poses, you've come to the right place. If you're ECSTATIC to be getting married, you're also in the right place! 


The First Look

Filed in : Weddings

When clients ask me, “Why should we do a first look,” I say, “because this:” Jusssssst kidding!  I go into far more detail when my clients ask such important questions. 😉  But seriously, Haresh’s reaction to his stunning bride is priceless.  I’m surprised we didn’t have to pick him up off of the floor. First […]


It’s Here!!

Filed in : Uncategorized

Today feels like a birthday for Shalese Danielle Photography.  I’m SO excited to be posting this on my new & improved blog!!  I feel like a new woman . . . or at least a new business!  And what’s the best part of this day?  It’s the unveiling of my FIRST REAL WEBSITE. That’s right, […]


Claire, Keely & Emma’s RVA Senior Session

Filed in : Senior Portraits

When Ann first contacted about shooting senior portraits for her triplets, I was worried.  Would I be able to tell the girls apart or would I make a fool of myself calling them the wrong names all day?!  When I met these three though, I knew I had nothing to worry about.  Claire, Keely & […]


The Weekender

Filed in : Personal

Do you know how I know it’s the day after Easter?  I have a Butterfinger in my purse for “lunch.” In all seriousness, Easter weekend was awesome.  My parents & I spent yesterday hiking on some trails on Skyline Drive.  We hiked UP to a 360 degree view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, then we […]


This is the Year

Filed in : Business, Personal

Have you guys noticed that I don’t have like, a “real” website?  When you type in, you arrive at this blog instead of a snazzy home page with a slideshow of images that make you swoon.  Since I started this journey in 2012, I’ve been posting, dreaming, gaining clients, learning, and growing this little […]



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