Houston Family Photographer

The Shelby Studio delivers stunning portraits and an exceptional studio experience. Our stylized portrait sessions highlight each unique personality, genuine emotion, and relationships between family members.

A great photograph isn’t taken, it’s created.
— Ansel Adams

Contemprorary family portrait of father, mother, and two daughters.

Contemporary Family Portrait Studio

A professional photography studio based in Houston, The Shelby Studio specializes in family, maternity, and newborn photography. Each portrait session is artistically designed, styled, and photographed by our team of creative professionals. We work closely with our clients to achieve a look that reflects their personal style through our contemporary portrait style.



Your Portrait Session Experience

The Shelby Studio team consistently delivers remarkable images, portraits that tell a story. True 'statement images'. Our team approaches every portrait session as an opportunity to tell a unique story, a visual narrative of your family's legacy. Our process relies on getting to know you and your family on a personal level, we make a connection that generally lasts far beyond a single portrait session. From the initial consultation and styling appointment to the personalized photo shoot and final image viewing, our clients find themselves enjoying the entire experience and fall in love with the visual story we've created for them. 

Studio portrait of baby boy in blue

Newborn photo on white fabric

From the Beginning: Newborn Portraits

Moments after your baby enters the world, you love to gaze at their sweet face. You might wish they could stay your delicate newborn forever. The next stage of babyhood is around the next corner, but the very first newborn photos when they’re less than 10 days old mark the beginning of a brand new life. Photos of their tiny fingers, long eyelashes, and brand new skin will always remind you of that moment you and your child first met. Admire your child’s sweet newborn portraits whenever you need a reminder of those first amazing moments and make it a little easier to watch them grow into the next wondrous phase of their lives.




Jacob and Natalie Shelby, A Creative Photography Team

We began The Shelby Studio with a single goal, offer Houstonians a brand of portrait they can’t get anywhere else. Get beautiful contemporary photos that tell your story and help connect your family for generations.

Jacob & Natalie make a fantastic team & are first rate at mixing professionalism with a personal touch. The entire experience was fantastic & I highly recommend The Shelby Studio to others.
— Anna & Rob

Our Philosophy

Family is truly the most beautiful gift of all. Because we are honored to participate in the lives of our clients, we capture the magic and joy of childhood, relationships, and family in the most authentic way - unobtrusively, and sincerely.

With a focus on real emotion and connections, we highlight the laughter, and love a family feels naturally. And because each family is unique in their style, personality and biography, our mission is to produce images reflecting that individuality. 

Geared towards our distinctive clientele, our approach delivers the ideal combination of timeless imagery coupled with a modern style, providing you with a collection of portraits that will contribute to your family's lasting legacy.

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