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Fiddle + Drum Photography


I strive to create a comfortable environment for all of my clients. Whether they are 3 or 93 - my goal is to make you laugh; to allow you to be with one another as you are. To capture you in your own unique life and freeze those moments in time.

I love love. From the moment it is even thought up for the first time to the not so pretty times when you have to fight and hold on for dear life. As primarily a wedding photographer I witness one of the happiest days of your life. My goal is to capture that pure, excited, deep love to sustain you through the not so easy moments.

And there will be many of those moments. From fights with your partner, to the loss of a parent or grandparent - life will ebb and flow, but these photos will remain.

​I create meaningful, personal relationships with each of my clients; a familiarity and friendship that will make taking your photos a breeze. The more comfortable you are with your photographer, the more natural your photos will be. It is essential to mesh well with your photographer, so let's be friends!


Mom to three crazy, adorable tornados. 


Calgary born and raised, Shelby is the owner of Fiddle + Drum. 


Married to her high school sweetheart for eleven years and counting.

"For anyone looking for a down-to- earth professional photographer to shoot a wedding or any other “life milestone”, we highly recommend Fiddle and Drum Photography. From our first meeting we knew that she really had our best interests in mind. She was honest with us up front, letting us know that ours would be her first Chinese/Western wedding but ensured us that the process would go smoothly, and she didn’t disappoint. Shelby worked closely with us from the day we met right up until the end of our wedding night, asking all the right questions and offering her professional opinion when we didn’t have our own informed answers. On our wedding day she was a natural and coordinated perfectly with our videography team to give us the best possible coverage of the event. Shelby is a genuinely fun person, and it felt like we were spending our wedding day with an old friend. As far as the finished product goes, we received our pictures earlier than we were originally told and they came out looking amazing. All our friends and family that we have shared them with have been awestruck. We also felt that the Shelby managed to capture all of the important events as well as many of the small interactions with guests, which is no small feat when dealing with a 350 guest wedding. To top it all off the price was very competitive and she offered lots of flexibility in her services to make sure that our needs were met and exceeded. Overall, we highly recommend Fiddle and Drum Photography, you won’t be disappointed."

"Shelby took my son’s first birthday pictures and they are photos I will love and cherish for a lifetime. She manages to capture the moments that count. She delivers photos that are candid yet flattering (she has an eye for all the best angles)! Her presence during a photo-shoot is lighthearted, non-judgemental and empowering. Shelby is a beautiful soul who listens to the needs and concerns of her clients, don’t be surprised if you end up making a new best friend throughout this process. Shelby’s passion for photography is aparent in the sheer quality of her photos. Fiddle and Drum photography will be my first choice for all my milestones to come."

"Photography was my #1 priority when booking vendors for our wedding. These memories will last forever, so I wanted it right. I grilled many photographers and searched many galleries until I found Fiddle and Drum. Shelby had no issue answering my 500,000 questions, met with us for coffee for more questions, and worked with our budget.
Shelby made us both super comfortable! She embraced our awkwardness to make us laugh, and took all our funny faces in stride. She had no problem posing our two large dogs for us, and they clearly loved the photo shoot too.
Our pictures are amazing. I normally hate myself in photos, and Shelby has me fan-girling over my own photos. She got all the right lighting, candid like I asked, but some posed that don’t look fake. Shelby managed both our huge families with ease. I was feeling nervous about making a “shot list” as many brides suggested, so I made a really basic one and sent it to her. I didn’t need it. She clearly knows how to work with large families, uncooperative babies, and an awkward couple. I cannot thank Shelby enough for her work. I didn’t think I could ever love photos so much, and she has changed my mind. We will absolutely be using Shelby in the future for family pictures! We’ve already had many of our recently engaged friends ask for her info to use her as well.
Shelby, you are SO TALENTED and such a beautiful person inside and out. You felt like having a friend follow us around that day, and never once made any of us uncomfortable. I will forever recommend Fiddle and Drum. Book her fast, you won’t regret your decision!"

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