AJ Priest is a new addition to Eclectic Shots, joining Shelly in 2017 as a second shooter for the Calgary Colts.
AJ has proved himself quite quickly with his natural ability while being mentored by Shelly. His photos have been published by the CJFL in their tweets, on their Facebook page and on their website as up-to-date game day postings for the Calgary Colts.
Award winning photographer and official photographer for the CJFL Calgary Colts, Shelly is an avid photographer with 35+ years experience in various genres of photography, more than 20 of those years has been with sports photography. She has photographed football, hockey, soccer, motocross, stock car racing, and waterskiing, as well as, concerts, events, nature, and family & pet portraits.
Self-taught, Shelly began her professional photographic career in 1992 doing wedding and family photography. With her contacts from earning a diploma in architectural technology from NAIT, Shelly began doing work for an Edmonton architect and real estate agents. After being the official photographer for an Alberta Jr B hockey team for 2 seasons, covering the 2019 Canada Winter Games, Calgary Marathon and numerous minor sports, sports remains one of her favourite genres of photography.
After many successful years of photography, Shelly decided to pursue formal training by achieving a certificate in photography from Mount Royal University in Calgary. Always up for a challenge, contact Shelly for your photographic needs and she will work to produce your vision.
While wildlife photography has always been a hobby and a personal pursuit, Shelly has most recently decided to pursue more wildlife conservation work as something always felt missing. She has always had a love of nature and wildlife and is now working on telling conservation stories, as well as, selling fine art prints of her wildlife images on her site: www.shellypriest.com