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 Weekender

Filed in : Personal, Second Shooting

Today is a very special day: It’s my parent’s 30th wedding anniversary!! How crazy is that? I’m always so impressed by them. Thirty years is such a huge milestone.  Many moons ago, they started talking while playing on CB radios. My mom snuck off to the mall with her friends to meet this older boy from another town, and […]


Bailee & Corey’s Williamsburg Wedding

Filed in : Second Shooting

Since this post, I have been excited to share some more of my favorites from Bailee & Corey’s wedding at the Ford’s Colony Clubhouse in Williamsburg.  It was, as always, a pleasure to assist Jess with this sweet couple’s wedding day. There are a lot of decisions to be made on one’s wedding day.  Bailee had to […]


Sneak Peek: Bailee & Corey’s Williamsburg Wedding

Filed in : Second Shooting, Sneak Peek

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of assisting Jess at Bailee & Corey’s wedding at the Ford’s Colony Clubhouse in Williamsburg.  We had a beautiful day . . . and an even more beautiful couple!  I was so in love with Bailee’s dress, especially because it had pockets!  She made a stunning […]


Anshu & Haresh’s Richmond VA Wedding

Filed in : Second Shooting, Weddings

When Jess of Jessica Maida Photography asked me to be her second shooter for an Indian wedding, I was beyond excited.  I had been dying to photograph a wedding with so much tradition, beauty and COLOR! Anshu & Haresh’s wedding at the Downtown Richmond Marriott couldn’t have been a more perfect day.  I can’t even […]


What I’ve Learned from Second Shooting . . . So Far

Filed in : Second Shooting

Before I put on my big girl pants and bought a new car, I had an embarrassingly beat up Jetta.  It was always super reliable, but it was old.  A month or so ago, I was driving, all happiness and excitement, to assist David Abel in Richmond when I heard the unmistakable sound of metal hitting […]



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