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Photography in Washington,
(404) 408-4743

About Us

Shelly Pate Photography is an award-winning photography studio located in the Washington, D.C. area specializing in intimate weddings and elopements wordwide. Owner and photographer Shelly Pate is originally from Georgia and is proud to bring her Southern charm up north. Shelly is extremely approachable and personable, which has helped earn her a number of positive reviews from couples who have used her services. Shelly is a natural light photographer that focuses on real moments rather than taking posed cliche pictures.

"I’m all about those little imperfect moments… the ones that are actually really perfect because they tell YOUR story. Y'all being YOU together. The quirky stuff, the unique stuff. The REAL stuff that lets your love shine. You and your best friend laughing your heads off and those legit Beyonce moves you are gonna have on the dance floor. I want you not only to remember all of these tiny, precious moments, but to be able to FEEL them a lifetime from now." - xx, Shelly

Services Offered
Shelly Pate Photography offers a number of services and products to ensure that your photography needs are met for your wedding. The products and services offered include:

  • Digital files
  • High-resolution images
  • Toning
  • Second shooter
  • Engagement shoot
  • Boudoir shoot
  • Trash the dress
  • Multiple location options
  • Canvas
  • Matted prints


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  • Look no further...Shelly and Patrick are not only exceptional photographers through their expertise and professionality, but they are incredible human beings. Other than your spouse, you spend the most time with your photographer on your wedding day- Shelly was so joyful, flexible, and made us feel so special on our day. Shelly went above and beyond throughout the whole process, we had a pre-wedding phone call where she literally took the ideas in my head made them into an organized event timeline and scouted my venue so that she could capture all that it had to offer. Shelly made the most of our time and was able to get the attention of our bridal party, families, and little ones so that we could spend the most time celebrating and not posing for photos. I am so excited by our sneak peek photos and can’t wait to see the rest. She has an absolute incredible eye and is so fun. There are a lot of great photographers out there, but truly feel that Shelly is the best.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to review us Maria!! We LOVED being a part of you and Patrick's special day and getting to know you two! We still cannot get over how incredible everything was and are just gushing over the photos = )

    Frequently Asked Questions about Photography

    What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

    $ 4,800.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price?

    2nd Shooter, Engagement Shoot, High-Res Images, One Event / Day, Toning, Digital Files

    What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

    $ 4,800.00

    Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

    2nd Shooter, Engagement Shoot, High-Res Images, Multi. Locations, One Event / Day, Toning, Digital Files

    What primary photographic style do you identify with?

    Contemporary, Natural, Photojournalism

    What photography services do you offer?

    Additional Hours, Boudoir Shoot, Destination / Travel, Engagement Shoot, High-Res Images, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event / Day, Second Shooter, Toning, Trash The Dress, Wedding Portraits

    What photography items do you offer?

    Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Matted Prints, Prints

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