Houston Photography Team

Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.

Fresh Perspective on Family Photos

As parents we understand how important family is, we also understand how valuable your time is. We create beautiful portraits that allow you to relive your most cherished memories and we make the entire process easier than you ever imagined.

Jacob is passionate, and very 'left brained'. An alum of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, he worked as a composer in the film music industry before turning is lifelong love of photography into a career.


Jacob guides you through your photoshoot with an eye for detail and confident direction. His posing and lighting are all but guaranteed to have you looking your absolute best..



Natalie works with you the moment you partner with The Shelby Studio. She immediately begins working with you to design the perfect portrait session, tailored to you and your personal style.


Ha-Thu Nguyen - Studio Assistant

Ha-Thu is the house problem solver, a true renaissance woman. While you’re at the studio, she will ensure you and your family are taken care of.


We're proud members of the Magic Hour Foundation

Natalie and Jacob are the best! They both worked so well with our kids (5 and 8) making it fun for them during our family photo shoot! As a result - we received so many great shots with genuine smiles (not easy) that we had a hard time selecting our favorites. Very professional and responsive. Did I mention that they brought coffee for my wife and I and hot chocolates for the kids? They really turned what I thought was going to be a arduous morning into a fun experience for all of us - and of course on top of that we now have all of these wonderful photos. Will not hesitate to call on the Shelby Studio for more sessions in the future.
— Robin & Christopher