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  • Dear Heart Films
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  • Dear Heart Films
  • Shelby Staub

Dear Heart Film + Portraits
New Jersey Wedding Photographer

bride and groom share a look on top of a mountain

dear heart

film + portraits

for the undeniably in love and adventurous in spirit

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Every person has a story that's worth being told. Whether it's through photo or video, there's a lot of power in trusting someone to show the world who you are. 

elopement bride and groom on top of mountain


mar·riage   \ mer-ij \
a union whereby two individuals are joined forever

spoiler alert: whether done by elopement or wedding,

getting hitched is an adventure that can happen

wherever and whenever you want it to!

if you're getting married and you're looking for timeless recreations of your favorite moments
then you're in the right place and I'm so happy you made it!!

photographer + cinematographer geared up for your adventures

new jersey + arizona based  |  traveling all the time

Bride and Groom cuddle amonst fall foliage

do you want a photographer that's going to 
- encourage you every step of the way
- share their knowledge and experience with you
- look for the raw and real moments to capture
- give you vibrant photos to cherish forever
- party with you through all the celebrations​

care to see more of my work?

check out these galleries

bride and groom snuggle close for portraits
Couple share a kiss on staircase
bride and groom nuzzle to gether during portrait session

country elegance

timeless beauty

backyard bliss

Curly haired girl laughs at camera as wind blows her hair

I'm an arizonan gal living on the east coast and bouncing anywhere that looks intriguing. I've been in the wedding world for the past five years and I'm going on my fourth year of marriage to my best friend. So, I'm rather familiar with all the planning and work that you're putting into making your day perfect. All I want is for you to have the best day ever and leave with the biggest smile on your face.

who even are you?

sweet thoughts

bride and groom sit together on window seats

Shelby is an absolute joy to work with. She made all of us feel so comfortable during our shoot and gifted us with photos for us to cherish forever!! If you’re looking for a fun and spontaneous photography adventure, look no further! Shelby is it!!!

diane + kyle

Bride and groom in the full sun in the desert

sinthia + alex

OUTSTANDING! We have hired Shelby for our engagement and elopement. She has exceeded every expectation we had for our elopement. She is so sweet, relatable, professional and easy going. Shelby captured every moment from our elopement perfectly. She makes being in front of a camera very comfortable and even natural and it really shows in the final product. We could not have asked for a better photographer or company than Shelby at Dear Heart Films.

Bride and groom hold each other hands and lean foreheads together

catherine + aditya

Of the hundreds of decisions and choices we had to make for our wedding, choosing Shelby as our photographer was one of the best! We had both outdoor and indoor venues for different parts of the wedding, a mix of lighting, and multiple decor themes, and it is impossible for pick our favorite pictures. Our wedding also consisted of Asian elements (Chinese + Indian), and Shelby did her homework, researched the traditions, and asked us clarifying questions to make sure she captures the important moments appropriately. And all that effort really came through in our pictures; they were perfect.

follow me over on insta to keep up with my adventures!


let's get creative!

A couple holds each other close at the beach

"Courage, dear heart."

                    -C.S. Lewis

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