Here at Ink & Willow Associates, we believe that there is more to a photograph than just looking beautiful.  We think looking at your images should spark a feeling that 20 years from know you will remember.  We are inspired by natural light & have a love for details of architecture, which you will notice a trend in as your browse our work.

We understand the VALUE in photography & know that shooting these unique moments in your life is a gift we are forever grateful to be a part of.  Our hope is that you will always consider us as a friend more than a vendor.  We strive to connect with our clients & offer an experience that will make anyone feel comfortable in front of our camera.


Let's get Personal...

We're so glad you are here!

I'm Shelby & for me, photography is about celebrating life's biggest joys and preserving those moments in time for generations to come. Growing up, I was always drawn to photography not only as a creative outlet but as a tool to document different chapters of life. You can find me constantly filling up albums & picture frames with my favorite memories. I love photographing people organically & genuinely while gently guiding them through posing along the way. Providing my clients with images that are indicative of the time in their life is a goal I strive for while keeping their images timeless & classic.

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I am born & raised in Victoria, Texas and I am so blessed to be living in my hometown pursuing a career that I absolutely LOVE. I have been married to my handsome husband, Nick, for about 3 years now and we love spending time together with our Texas Heeler, Cooper. On a wedding day I always get butterflies on behalf of my couples because I remember that wonderful feeling of giddy excitement on my own wedding day. Your wedding day is about YOU and I will be there to celebrate you and tell your story thoughtfully & thoroughly through my lens. 

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In addition to photography, another passion of mine is stationery & design. I own a small business called Grey Feather Design Studio that specializes in stationery, design consulting, & drafting services. Just like photography, I believe that paper & the spaces we inhabit hold the past, present, & future all in one and it's important for elements of YOU and your story to be reflected. Whether it's through a beautifully crafted wedding invitation or helping you re-design a space in your home to better embody who you are, I love bringing out the best in every project making sure my client's personalities shine through.

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If you're still here reading, I want you to know that I pride myself on being detail-oriented and I want to make your forever day run as smoothly as possible. I am so honored to experience and be a part of a chapter in each and every one of my couples' love stories and it is my highest goal to effortlessly convey the essence of your vision in your wedding gallery so that you can relive your forever day over & over. I can't wait to meet you!

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more about Shelby

Hi, I’m Hanna! I was born & raised in Victoria, Tx. This is probably an unpopular opinion, but I love it here! Living in a smallish town & raising a family has been a goal of mine for years. I’m happy to say, it’s currently my reality! I have a son who is 3, he keeps me on my toes, loves his pop-pops (suckers) & is always ready for an outdoor adventure! I have been married to my husband for almost 7 years now, he’s always making us laugh & can smoke a mean rack of ribs. Let's not forget our pup Marceline. We rescued her at 3 weeks & she is the biggest sweetheart ever. 

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I have always been outgoing, social & creative. Once I had my son I struggled with being a new mom & finding myself again. Looking for an outlet to help remind myself of who I was & wanting to explore more creativity I found photography. Being able to connect with clients is like a breath of fresh air! I love all the smiles, kisses, laughs & sometimes even tears I get to see from behind the lens. I feel connected with my clients & leave shoots feeling like I made a new friends. I’m grateful to be apart of these milestones with my clients. Gallery delivery is my fave. Revealing the beauty I see to my clients themselves is so rewarding & truly one of my favorite things about my job. 

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I met my husband Brian when I was 13...talking about my husband always gets me in my feels! We were on & off for some time. When I was 18 I decided to make the move to Austin. Weeks before leaving Victoria, Brian came to my house & we decided to give it another shot. He went home, packed up & moved to Austin with me! It was on a whim, but we’ve been together ever since that day. Brian was in the Army at the time & had a deployment coming up. Spending that year (very) long distance was not easy. I applaud anyone who has/is doing it! We made it through that year & not long after he came back home we got engaged! He’s my best friend, the father of my son, my biggest supporter & is ALMOST as funny as me.

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A perfect weekend for me would be taking our RV out with the family for some R&R. I love being able to change our scenery & have quality time together as a family. (Fun fact: my husband was an RV sales man growing up)

We both have memories of RV trips with our families growing up, so we knew we wanted our son to experience the same. We’ve been everywhere from a music festival in Marfa, to Jelly Stone Park with gold mining & a water park. If you’ve ever wanted to get an RV, this is your sign!

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Hey there; Amber here to say I am so glad you stopped by to get to know a little bit more about me! I have been a full-time photographer since 2016 and I love documenting life's milestones. My absolute favorite thing is to have a family grow in front of my camera. Meeting and connecting with a couple during the engagement process makes me really feel like we are friends so when I get the call for maternity or new family photos it is seriously the BEST feeling! I was a The Knot Best of Weddings (2019) and San Antonio Weddings Magazine Favorite (2019 & 2020)

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I describe myself as a nerdy wife and hot mess mom while my besties would describe me as a bubbly dork with an eye for detail. I geek out over The Office, Harry Potter, and Taylor Swift. My perfect date would be dinner, dessert and a movie or Netflix and Chill...as long as the chill stands for ice cream!

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My husband, Jacob, and I started dating on the Friday before Valentine's Day in 2009. Yes, Friday the 13th! Honestly, it was the BEST day ever and lucky that we aren't superstitious at all. We are not high school sweethearts even though we did meet in school. We had a couple of mutual friends that kept us in the same circles even though we were never single at the same time until college. We got married at our home parish, Our Lady of Victory, just a year and a half later because when you know you know! We knew just a few months into dating that God had put us together to be husband and wife. We celebrated 10 years of marriage last year and it has gone by so fast that I feel like we are still newlyweds sometimes!


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Jacob and I have 5 kids (Abigail, Peter, Evelyn, Fulton and Thomas) that are all about 2 years apart. You may think we are crazy, but we knew from our second date we both wanted a big family. We are always busy but these children are such a blessing to us! I am also a founding member of the Mothers of Grace group at Our Lady of Victory and getting together with other Catholic moms has really added so much goodness to my life and I am so happy to be a part of such a group!



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Hola! Derrick here, and I'm so glad you're here, too! In the Summer of 2017, I got an amazing opportunity to become a wedding day assistant to JKP which quickly turned into becoming second shooter. My passion and love for photography has been running strong ever since. The excitement of wedding day is a feeling that will never get old. I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to share and document one of the most special days in a persons life. Capturing the "pretty", as I call it, is one of my favorite things about my job. 

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When I'm not behind the camera, I'm more than likely behind the pharmacy counter. I am just a few months shy of 7 years as a pharmacy technician. It's a rewarding job and keeps me busy, always. I also have 2 senior rescue dogs that are my whole heart. Jinkx, is a 9 year old cocker spaniel with the world's softest ears and Fred is a 12 year old pyrenees/lab mix who doesn't realize his own size sometimes. I'd like to think that one day, I'll return as a senior rescue and get to lounge all day ... one day! 

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Photography, in many ways, is an outlet for me. being able to capture raw emotion is something very special to me and also something I take a lot of pride in doing. Four years ago this passion of mine started and I've thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I'm beyond excited to continue and expand my photography horizon with Ink & Willow... I can hardly wait to meet you!

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A perfect weekend for me would be taking our RV out with the family for some R&R. I love being able to change our scenery & have quality time together as a family. (Fun fact: my husband was an RV sales man growing up)

We both have memories of RV trips with our families growing up, so we knew we wanted our son to experience the same. We’ve been everywhere from a music festival in Marfa, to Jelly Stone Park with gold mining & a water park. If you’ve ever wanted to get an RV, this is your sign!

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XO, INK & WILLOW ASSOCIATES

Our people are the girls next door & the gentlemen who rock ball caps daily. The high school sweet hearts who never got away from one another or made it back around to each other after seeing what the world had to offer. We think walking barefoot down old dirt roads watching the sunset is a perfect date night but also live for a good party surrounded by family & friends. Our couples are effortlessly simple & pride themselves in family gatherings. Think you'd be the perfect Ink & Willow couple? Send us a note & let's chat.

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