Shelly Shimon Photography



Thanks for Stopping By! I'm Shelly.


"I'm a Chicago wedding and lifestyle photographer with a soft spot for cheap flights to foreign places.  Living in Chicago, I've fallen in love with the art of contrast between industrial cityscapes and the elegance of a bride + groom.  The aesthetic is both classic and transcendent."

Words from happy brides

"Shelly was so fun to work with! After our initial meeting I knew she'd be a great choice for our wedding day. She is personable, warm and honestly it felt as though she was an old friend. If we had to do it all over again, I'd choose Shelly in a heartbeat... Shelly, I so hope we can work together again in the future! You are so wonderful at what you do, thank you for everything!" -Jacquelyn M
"I can't say enough great things about Shelly! She is so upbeat, laid-back, and wonderful to work with. She really cared about what we wanted and how we pictured our wedding day. Her photography style is really beautiful!...Beyond just photography, she was so helpful with the coordination of the day and getting us down the aisle. I would 100% recommend her to anyone, she was fantastic!" -Colleen H

The Ultimate Wedding Guidebook



"You deserve great wedding photos."

And great wedding photos start with a great wedding photographer.  I've created a guidebook for couples starting the search for the perfect photographer to capture their wedding day. 



your Memories are invaluable


My gram has been suffering from Alzheimer's for the better part of four years now.  Words and names no longer come easily to her.  Her own children have become perfect strangers at times.

For Christmas a few years ago, I made my gram a book of photographs that I collected from her house.  Many were of my grandpa whom we lost prematurely 40 years ago.  My grandpa and gram shared a storybook life together, so losing him was nothing short of devastating for my gram.

The minute she opened the book to the pages of photographs of her and my grandpa, her eyes welled with tears.  The memories came flooding back.  She was with him again in that moment.

Your photos are an investment.  Let us document your story.


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