For years, Shelby Sorrel would spend much of her time making friends wait to eat so she could take photos of the food. Now, she’s does that full time! The Westwood High/ Texas State grad has always enjoyed sharing things about the best city in the world (ahem, that’s Austin) and, over time, folks chose to follow along. So, four years ago she left corporate America and hasn’t looked back.
As a born and bred local, the Northwest Austin native has had the privilege of seeing the city boom with new restaurants and fun spots. Her passion for photography, people and food has sprouted into a fun, bright Instagram feed where she shares everything Austin has to offer. But that’s not all…
We asked her what we can look forward to seeing more of in 2022.
I am so excited to be traveling more this year! More Texas getaways and lots of travel overall. Also, allll of the food, of course.– Shelby Sorrel
We couldn’t let the Austin native go without answering some of our Totally Texas questions!
What’s your favorite Austin shot movie and TV show?
Forever Friday Night Lights for tv show and Miss Congeniality for movie.
Who is your favorite Texas band/ musician?
Leon Bridges and George Strait.
Who would you classify as “totally Texan?”
Willie Nelson or Matthew McConaughey, obviously.
What’s your theme song?
I want to say “Like a Girl” by Lizzo but, to be honest, it’s probably “Aaron’s Party” by Aaron Carter.
Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Kristen Bell because I love her so much and I voted and decided that we look alike.
What advice do you have for Austinites looking to be successful in social media?
Stay true to yourself and you will succeed — post what brings you joy and people will want to follow along with that. Remember: there is room for everyone and your talents are unique!