...family images from the heart...

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AFNS badge awarded to Shelly Peterson for outstanding craftsmanship in Newborn and Child Photography.
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APNPI badge showing accreditation for safely and artistically posing newborn babies.  Awarded to Shelly Peterson by a panel of Judges from APNPI - Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International.
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International Award Winning Photographer

Award winning photographer, Shelly Peterson specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and family photography in the Columbia Gorge Area. Her images are a sophisticated combination of both modern and vintage elements creating timeless pieces of art.

She is the recipient of six AFNS awards for excellence in newborn, family, maternity, and child photography - an international image competition judged by the best and most successful newborn and maternity photographers in the industry.  Shelly also received her accreditation for Newborn Photography through APNPI (Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International), where her body of work was judged by a panel of top level newborn photographers according to competition level standards.

Her highly creative approach and attention to detail has led her to build many of her own props, paint her own backdrops, and knit darling outfits, wraps, and blankets for use in her photography.  

She has decades of experience working with children both as a credentialed teacher and as a professional photographer. Safety is her first priority when working with newborns and she has taken several classes in the safe handling of babies. Shelly is fully vaccinated for COVID and her studio is both licensed and insured.

Her beautiful studio is located in White Salmon, Washington just across the Columbia River from Hood River, Oregon.  For information on pricing and availability, click on the "Contact" link in the menu.

"Best Photographer in town for sure"

"She's amazing with newborns - super gentle, caring, and loving"

"If you want perfect, heart warming, and precious moments captured of your little ones and family look no further"

"Shelly, Wow.  Thank you for the thoughtful details you have provided for our family photo session!!!!  I am just blown away by the attention to detail you bring to this whole process!"

The Studio

Shelly Peterson Photography offers a beautiful studio space for newborn and baby photography in White Salmon, WA just across the Columbia River from Hood River, Oregon.  

It's spacious and comfortable with large picture windows that let in lots of soft, gorgeous natural light. The studio contains a large selection of props, wraps, blankets, hair ties, and clothes for your little one's images.

To see more images of the studio space, click here.


Shelly Peterson Photography

Newborn, Baby, Maternity, and Family Photographer

Serving Hood River, OR | White Salmon, WA | The Dalles, OR | Portland, OR



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