Her commercial photography has been featured in Vibe, Crain?s, Siempre Mujer, Latina and Hispanic, among other publications. Clients with notable brands have included Olay, Fruit of the Loom, CoverGirl, Girls Scouts of the USA, Simon & Schuster (book covers), Pantene, Isaac Mizrahi, and the HBO New York International Latino Film Festival, for whom she collaborated in the 2008 campaign that won the PromaxBDA Bronze Award.
Being partial to portraiture, she has shot a wide array of diverse personalities, ranging from the famous to the yet unknown, including hip hop heavyweights RedMan and Asher Roth, and award-winning actor/playwright/director Danny Hoch. Shirley states that she?s drawn to capturing the beauty and pain of passionate people, and aims to show her subjects a mirror of her perspective. 2012 finds her delving into photographing her other lifelong passion: food; as well as beginning her new project titled "The Master's Hands" which documents the disabilities and disfigurements of laborers throughout the nation.