Shelbie is a Louisiana wedding and portrait photographer with a twist of romance & timelessness through both film & digital photographs.

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Becoming a mom has been single-handedly the most amazing, challenging, purifying, and exciting experience in my life thus far.  Although I have always been a family & baby photographer, having my own littles has made me cherish my work even more.  God gives us these beautiful souls to raise with all the patience and love we can muster up and being a part of my clients' sweetest moments has such a special place in my heart. My sessions take place both outdoors and in my natural light studio in Grand Coteau, Louisiana.  My goal is to always watch for the beauty of the inbetween moments during your session and to deliver a timeless, whimsical, bright, and happy gallery so that you see your family the way God does - as a gift of pure love and devotion that reverberates through the generations.

is sacred.


experience and offerings

My sessions are known for being totally relaxed and full of laughter.  Your kids can run free and dads love the no-pressure approach I have to photographing families!  Whether you're scheduling seasonal sessions with me or rarely ever have your photograph taken, you'll feel at ease and walk away with a wonderful experience as a memory with your favorite people, I promise.

My style: a mix of the classics and also the messy, beautiful candids.

you're in the exact right place

Shelbie consistently provides timeless, beautiful images that i will always treasure. Beyond that, her presence is always kind and comforting which allows for the best experience!

 - Danni

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Tucked privately off of main street in a beautiful boutique space, my studio includes backdrops, props, a bed, and huge windows for ample light.

The grand coteau studio

private natural light studio

Schedule milestones in the studio every 3-6 months for consistant, gorgeous galleries for your baby's entire first year & beyond.


Newborn session in the studio are full of creamy neutrals, natural light, and a controlled environment for your baby's first photos!

lifestyle newborn

Soft light and neutral tones in the studio makes for the perfect space for a sweet maternity session.

maternity sessions

Family sessions in the studio are a client favorite - they're timeless, simple, but full of great moments and end with a beautiful gallery.

family sessions

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  • Your home, studio, or outdoors (1 location)
  • Usually about one hour together
  • Online downloadable gallery of 40+ images
  • Professional print options

$750 plus tax

Whether this session takes place in my Grand Coteau studio, your home, or outdoors, you'll receive a gallery of 40+ images with optional professional prints that can be ordered and shipped right to your door.

This is my signature session option perfect for maternity, family, and newborn sessions.

the bloom package

maternity / family / newborn


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  • Usually about 1 hour together
  • Online downloable gallery of 40+ images per session
  • Professional print options

$2400 total plus tax
$750 due at first session
$550 due at each session following

It includes four sessions, commonly maternity, newborn, sitter, then one year!  These can be in the studio, your home, or at an outdoor location of your choice.

This is my signature maternity, newborn, and milestone package that follows baby through the first year.

the flourish package

newborn & milestones

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frequently asked questions

what should i wear to my sessions?

If you look through all of the photos on my site and throughout the blog, you'll notice a theme of bright colors, pretty patterns, soft tones, neutrals, and lots of textures!  My work is film and film inspired, so whites and creams photograph so beautifully, too!  The only colors I recommend my clients avoid are neon colors, red, hot pink, bright yellow, nor bright oranges.

what are some great location options for us?

There are so many beautiful locations in and around Louisiana!  My studio is located in Grand Coteau, La.  We can have you session in or around your home, at state parks, local parks, or private land that you have permission to visit!  I suggest choosing somewhere that means something to you or has the colors, vibes, and light that you gravitate toward.

can i order prints directly from you?

Absolutely.  Your online gallery includes a print store that I've personally sourced for the best quality prints and albums.  Prints from the online gallery are the only ones that I can guarantee colors to match my film scans and edits!  You are welcome to order elsewhere, but I cannot promise the colors will be correct nor the quality up to my standards.

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