Wesley Shaw

So I'm going to try not to bore you with yet another "about me" section in which I tell you how much I LOVE photography, because isn't that obvious enough already? I mean I did put a whole lot of stinkin' effort into taking all these pictures and making a website! What I can tell you is that my intentions aren't selfish. For me, it's not about the money or fame, even though this is something I am pursuing as a lifelong career. It's just what I do; I feel at my most natural state with a camera in my hand waiting for a perfect moment to come along. Life goes fast, and personally I want to remember all the best memories I had! Without pictures, memories fade with time; it's natural, but I want to give and have the opportunity to keep memories alive as long as possible, even and especially as things and people change with time.

I got into photography around the 8th grade. There's a trail near my house where I like to walk my dogs in the afternoon. I don't remember the exact moment, but I do remember suddenly noticing the way the sun peeked through the trees as it lowered, and the reflections it made in the creek just off of the trail. I took out my phone and started snapping pictures, and I guess that's just what sparked it all! My love for capturing fleeting moments was born as the sun quickly set. From there, I continued taking pictures of everything in sight, training my eye to focus in on the little details I hadn't before. I think the most important thing about starting out so small, limited in my equipment, and at that time, places to go since I couldn't drive yet, is that you don't have to go far to find beauty and produce a quality photograph.

My parents saw this gift in me and could tell that this was something I truly wanted to pursue, so I received my first SLR camera on my birthday. It's been my baby ever since! I've taken this love and gift for photography and ran with it. So here I am today, doing what I love to do. Sappy, but pretty simple.


Now that we've covered my love for photography, I think you need to know a little bit more about me before you invest your time and money in me. So here, I present to you a list of things I love, things I hate, and random little tidbits of information about me which may or may not be relevant to you. If you're still with me after my long speech, read on to REALLY get to know the girl behind the lens!

Name: Wesley Shaw
Age: 19
School: The University of Alabama
I live in Birmingham, AL
I have one sister, Mary Sellers, and we are COMPLETE opposites
I play guitar and sing (secretly)
I am a HUGE Alabama fan
diet coke is my water
i have an unhealthy addiction to Chikfila
I love God with all my heart
i have an embarrassing amount of shoes
I have 2 dogs:: Bentley and Moo, and their names could not more accurately describe their personalities
I have an obsession with old shows like Boy Meets World, What I Like About You, and Friends
I cannot STAND people who litter
i've never been on an upside-down roller coaster
I was a vegetarian for a year
I can quote Mean Girls from start to finish.. Try me.
Audrey Hepburn. will forever be my biggest role model
I used to have 4 baby chickens as pets.
My lucky number is 13
I only write in cursive
I'm extremely ADD
I'm the only blonde in my entire family
oh...and I like to take pictures!

Well, that's about it! Thanks for sticking with me:) By now, you've got an idea of what I'm like, so now go take a look around and let me know what you think of my work!

Love always,
Wesley Shaw

You're probably wondering, "Who IS this girl and why is she such a photo geek?" Well, read on and let me tell you a little bit more about myself so you can understand who I am and why I do what I do.