Your Friendly Neighborhood Photographer | Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill

So we all know the story…

You get beautiful family photos done and you are SO excited for them! You IMMEDIATELY share them with all your friends on Facebook and Instagram and maybe make some Christmas cards…and then what?

Those files sit there and you never touch them again. They get dusty on a shelf, buried in a drawer, or simply stay on your computer…which I hope you’ve backed up ;)

How is Shalay Peterson Photography different?

My passion is all about breaking this habit! I specialize in photographing families but my focus is really on getting those photos out of the digital world and into your hands and on your walls for you to ENJOY and to pass down to future generations! We’ll make memories and art that last!

How?! I do this by absolutely pampering you! I guide you easily through the process from day one so that your family session isn’t something that you dread or that adds stress to your already busy life but that it’s something that you can enjoy with your loved ones and look forward to!

Before your session we’ll be in contact often! I’ll take the time to really get to know you and your family and what is important to YOU! I’ll learn that your son is pretty shy but that he absolutely loves dinosaurs and that your daughter gets her best laughs when playing with her daddy!

You’ll get my client guide which goes into detail about what your experience working with me will look and feel like from the moment we say hello until your photos are on your walls.

I’ll help you decide what to wear in whatever way you need. You can send photos to my phone and I’ll give you my profession advice; I can come to your house and help you handpick your perfect wardrobe; I’ll even go shopping with you to help you feel like your best self!

On the day of your session we’re going to have SO MUCH FUN! It’s important to me that you feel at ease and let the feelings of stress that often come with family picture day just melt away. I’ve got you covered! I’ll get those traditional photos of sweet smiles but I’ll also capture the personality of your family! It’s those real, candid moments that you’ll look back on years later and immediately be reminded of that stage of your life and how it felt to be in that moment with your loved ones.

After your session comes the BEST part! Your reveal night! On that evening you can get all comfy in your pajamas and we’ll have some fun! I’ll come to your home, with a treat of course, and you’ll get to see your photos for the first time in a beautiful slideshow set to music displayed large on your television! This is my favorite part! I love to see the emotion and love that you have for your family as you see your photos for the first time!

At that point we’ll work together to help you figure out which images you want, how you want them displayed, and what sizes will look best. I walk you through it and offer my advice to make it all easy! Once your heirloom quality products have been completed I personally check them for perfection before hand delivering them to you!

It is this full premium experience that makes me different! I work tirelessly to ensure that you are never left feeling lost, confused, unsure, overwhelmed, or stressed at any point in your experience with me. Family photos have never been more enjoyable!

Sound like heaven? Click below to get in contact with me and we’ll plan the perfect day for family!