Houston Family Photographer

The Shelby Studio provides stunning portraits with an exceptional experience.

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

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

Contemporary Family Portrait Studio

Everyone deserves to look and feel amazing. Our contemporary studio portraits provide you with an opportunity to look like you’ve stepped off the pages of your favorite magazine.



Your Portrait Session Experience

A no stress process. Let us worry about wardrobe, we’ll style you and your entire family. Come in before your session for a complete makeover right in our studio. Relax between wardrobe changes in our comfortable lounge.

Studio portrait of baby boy in blue

Newborn photo on white fabric

Maternity Portraits

Your maternity portraits are a more than a lasting memory of the once in a lifetime experience connecting you with your precious baby, these photos are created as a celebration of the power and beauty that you have in creating life.




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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