Meet your photographer Shell!

Hi there! I’m Shell Enste, a super fun, professionally trained newborn and family portrait photographer with a timeless & classic style. I love being able to offer my clients an incredible experience that provides them beautiful art of the most important moments in their life.
I have endless patience when it comes to calming fussy babies and getting the perfect shot. I have two kids and a husband of my own, so I completely get it! I am empathetic to a fault. I am silly, playful, and love to dance and sing although I am not good at either of those things. Along with family, reading and traveling, photography is one of the great joys of my life.

I’ve been mentored by some of the best newborn photographers, including Stephanie Cotta and Stevie Cruz.  I have years of experience with newborn photography and take the safety of your little love very seriously. Documenting who you love the most in the entire world is my job and I work for you! I know that freezing time in this special moment will one day be looked at as a family heirloom & cherished by generations to come.
I love documenting the little ones first year journey. From newborn to first year, and all the moments in between that you will never want to forget.
When deciding which photographer is right for you and your family it is important that you can bond with the person behind the camera. I definitely consider myself a “people person”, I love meeting new parents and hearing all about YOU! A large majority of my clients are from referrals, and a large majority of my clients come back time and time again. I love clients turned into friends, and have enjoyed watching so many families grow behind my lens!

Lake St. Louis Newborn Photographer