Hello! Welcome to my blog! I'm Jackie Appleman, owner and photographer of Shelly's Angel Photography. I use this to share my latest photo shoots and personal ramblings so you can get to know me better. Feel free to leave comments and share your stories. If you'd like to contact me, feel free via email and Facebook.

Lovely Family {Granger Children's Photographer}

February 12, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Anna brought her kids and sister, Angie, for an updated family session. I loved to see how close Anna and Angie are and hope the same for my sister and I as well grow. family portrait

Anna and her kids
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Abandonment {Michiana Fine Art Photographer}

January 31, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

What an adventure it is wandering through these abandoned buildings! I walk in with one question: what was this building used for? And I leave each building with a lot more questions than I do answers.

For example, please explain this: I find it very creepy and artistic at the same time. urban decay photography Pile upon piles of clothes...frozen by rain and cold winter weather:

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Expo for Women {South Bend Event Photographer}

January 28, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Ok Girls, mark your calender for March 1st and 2nd for the Expo for Women! After talking to some of the vendors, I am very excited for the festivities and people who will be there. Everyone involved in making this event happen are very committed to making it a fun, educational and empowering event for women. There is going to be seminars, demonstrations, dancing, music, shopping and 2 full days of free health screenings! This is something put on by women, FOR women and I am thrilled to be involved. I will have a booth and will be around photographing the event so be sure to stop by and say hi when you there! If you would like more info about the event, check here.


Family {South Bend Family Photographer}

January 21, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

After doing a lot of families with adults older children, I was excited to work with the little ones for this session! They were so fun and full of life and gave the best hugs! :)

Started with some family portraits..

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they were very sweet with each other as well..children photography children photography

these individuals of them were my favorites! children photography children portraits

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Forever Friends {South Bend Family Photographer}

January 18, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

These two lovely ladies wanted some portraits in their traditional Thai dress and as best friends, wanted some together. Here are some of my favorites;

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