Day One

It’s day one of the rest of my life

It’s day one of the best of my life

I’m marching on to the beat of a brand new drum

Yeah, here I come

The future has begun

Day One

Day One by Matthew West

I can’t get these lyrics out of my head today!

Today is my first day being the full time business owner of Shealy Photography. I’ve been looking forward to this day for a LONG time and I can’t believe that it’s finally here!

I’ve been a mess of emotions over the past few weeks just thinking about all that is happening. I’m mostly excited and happy with a little nervous mixed in there too! This has been my dream from the moment I started in the photography world over 10 years ago.

While organizing my office this morning, I looked back on some of my first pictures and wow…. let’s just say that I’ve come a LONG way! The thing I love most about photography is that you are always learning and perfecting your work. I’m so blessed to be able to do what I love for a living! Now, I’m off to do some advertising and scope out some new locations for  upcoming sessions.


The W Family

What is it that makes lifestyle sessions so much fun? Well… for starters, you stay put and I come to you. Children especially love this because they are more comfortable in their regular environment. I love capturing children having fun and playing! Take a peek…..

We started outside of their beautiful home… then ventured inside to have some fun in the kids rooms! Mr. M was happy-go-lucky for his 9 month session! Big Sister had some great ideas for her pictures, I even asked if she was interested in becoming my assistant.