Family Photography in Richmond VA

Hey, I'm Shelby!


I was born and raised in Southern Maryland, but now call King George, Virginia home. This is where my son Jackson keeps me on toes in the beautiful chaos of seven-year-old adventures. Our home is filled with our three fur babies- our Ragdoll Benny, our Bloodhound Rocco, and our yellow Lab Max- alongside our scaly bearded dragon Greg!


Prior to finding my love for photography, I worked in public health for over a decade. It was a journey that developed my love for community and it's well-being. Serving on the Fetal Infant Mortality Review Board for Charles County was one of the many inspirations that gave me desire to capture and preserve the precious moments that define us.


I strive to provide a laid-back atmosphere where your family feels safe, comfortable and empowered to show your true selves.


I hope as your photographer I capture the love within your growing family. I want to make memories for you to share with the next generation and so on!


A family photographer based in Richmond Virginia smiling at the camera during a branding photoshoot.

"My family has worked with Shelby on several occasions. On each occasion, Shelby has captured beautiful moments that I will cherish for many years to come. She is extremely easy to work with, professional, and patient... especially when it comes to working with you kids!

-Jenifer D.

My Heart & Soul

Richmond family photographer poses with her son during her own family photos.

Shelby McKimmie Photography is a Maryland Portrait Photographer that provides a laidback portrait experience for young growing families. Her portrait experience is stress free and custom including custom packages to fit every family’s needs, access to wardrobe dresses for mom, and the option to purchase heirloom prints and products. She serves the Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland areas. She is also available for travel to areas including but not limited to Fredericksburg, Richmond, Culpeper, and Alexandria. Shelby photographs timeless newborn, maternity, family, and fresh 48 photography on location.