“Life is not a dress rehearsal.” 
– Rose Tremain   

“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”
– Andy Warhol  

“Enjoy the journey and try to get better every day. And don't lose the passion and the love for what you do.”
– Nadia Comaneci  


Thank you for visiting my website. As a passionate artist, photographer, 20 year Entertainment Adv. Art. Director / Designer and retoucher, I'd like to tell you a little bit about who I am and what I can do for you.

A story about me. When I was 17 my mom passed. I had two thing to remind me of her. Memories and photographs. My younger sister was only 5. So, really she had few memories of our mom. But while growing up she covered her entire closet mirror with every photo she could find of our mom. We never had a wall with family portraits. I realized later the power of printed photographs. They are moments and memories that  can be passed on to love ones and generations. Just a single photo can prompt an entire family story and /or emotions of joy, sadness or create action.

I believe all people should have wall art portraits or albums for themselves, and to pass on as heirlooms. Portrait and Wedding photography has become my passion for this reason. Not to mention it is a lot of fun. Especially, to be given the honor of capturing an intimate moment in someone’s life or dream. 

My goal is to give my clients a positive custom experience they will remember. I offer them archival wall art and heirloom quality albums. I believe in creative collaboration and getting to know each unique client for a more accurate vision. 

My personality is patient, easy going, and playful. I'm a LOVER of God, fun, adventure, new cultures, the performing arts, little people, the great outdoors, humanity, travel, healthy living and inner journeys, high fashion style photography, nature photography, surreal/fantasy composites, clever ideas, self expression, new mommies and daddies to be, K.I.S.S, and beauty from within. 

Our existence is truly short lived, life should be experienced with passion in every moment. When our memories fade, we can rely on photographs to always bring us back those moments we cherish most. 

Please say HELLO under CONTACT. My consultations are free. Now, I'll let my portfolio do the talking ;-)

Best always!

Shelly Ann Stokes

Serving Orange County, Los Angeles and Beyond...