Family Portraits in Sweetwater, TX


Whether you have a session annually or once every few years, your choice to invest in portrait photography is important. Your portraits bring joy, and in hard times, can bring comfort and healing. Did you know having your families’ photographs hung in your house increases your children's self-esteem? Studies show that having your family photographed and having your loved ones portraits displayed prominently in your home sends the message that your family is important to one another.

It is my goal to capture authentic moments, the love and connection you have to one another. I believe every single person is an integral part of their family's story. Years from now, your loved ones will value having you in the photographs just as much as you want to chronicle their milestones now.

During your session, I’m there to capture the joy, laughter, connection and beauty of your family. I love to make my clients, their families and their personalities pop in their final portraits. Whether you enjoy your portraits on the wall or in an album, I am here to guide you through the entire portrait process with ease.

Guiding You From Start To Finish

1)- First step: A quick consultation to discuss details and date availability. We will discuss your vision for the finished images, and whether wall art, digitals or an album would suit your family best. This is where you choose a date and reserve it by paying your session retainer and signing a contract.

2) - Planning your session: We will go over your vision for outfits, locations, etc. so we can be best prepared for you! You can send me your ideas and inspiration photos, and you can scroll our Pinterest. We can also do an in person consultation at your home to choose outfits!

3) - Shoot day, yay! Depending on your package, you will start with our hair and makeup team, then it's time to shoot! We’ll meet 1-2 hours before sunset depending on your chosen package and location choice. Generally we shoot for about an hour, but can run up to 2 hours if we're doing lots of variety!

4) - Image Reveal and Ordering: 1-2 weeks after your session, your images will be ready for your Viewing and Ordering Session. We may do this over video chat or in person at the studio (or at your home!) This is where you will select the images you’d like to purchase and we will design your custom commissioned artwork.

The Details


We will meet at the pre-determined time/location. You should arrive ready in your first outfit. If the attire wrinkles easily, you may want to come a little earlier so you can change into your outfits before we start shooting. You’ll likely be changing and doing touch ups in the car if we switch locations. You'll want to bring water, makeup/hairspray for touch ups, lip balm, extra accessories/shoes, and possibly a towel/blanket because you never know.


Our 2000 sq foot studio space sits conveniently in downtown Sweetwater, which is where most sessions take place. There are variety of locations in the west Texas area that we can use for your session, as well. If you have a certain spot in mind or would like to use one that was seen in our portfolio, just let us know! Otherwise, we are open to shooting at new areas that we haven’t been before.


Because we book our sessions months in advance, all session retainers are non-refundable. If you need to reschedule for any personal reasons, you may do so once. Any continued requests to reschedule will result in loss of your session and retainer. As for bad weather, we will keep an eye on the forecast leading up to your session time. If inclement weather forces us to reschedule, we will do so as soon as possible with no additional charge or consequence.


Our wide-range of products and flexible payment options make Fine Art Portraits a possibility for any taste and budget. Our products feature luxury heirloom albums, jaw-dropping wall art and more. All purchased portraits include the print and digital copy as well. Products take 4-6 weeks to deliver to the studio for pickup. If you're not local, your products will be drop shipped directly to you!


Digital galleries will be delivered 24-48 hours after your ordering appointment. If you have product to pick up (USB, album, wall art, holiday cards) I will be in touch as soon as it is ready and schedule a time/place for a quick exchange. Products take 4-6 weeks for production and delivery.

All Portrait Sessions Include:

Step-by-step planning guidance for you and your family, including an optional wardrobe consultation in your home, 30-60 minutes of shooting time with professional posing instruction and interaction, 1-2 locations and my unique editing style + pro retouching. Session retainer fees begin at $690 and are due at booking. Images and Products purchased separately.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where Are You Located?

    Our private photography studio is located in downtown Sweetwater in west-central Texas, just a few hours from Abilene, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Lubbock, San Angelo, Wichita Falls and San Antonio.

  • What Services Do You Offer?

    At Leslee Shaw Photography, I offer a luxury experience you cannot get anywhere else! I specialize in Beauty and Boudoir Portraits while also offering Maternity, Newborns, Headshots, Branding, Families and Seniors. Full planning assistance, in person wardrobe consultation, private magazine style pro photoshoot with posing guidance and professional retouching included in all sessions. It is a true luxury service like no other.

  • How Long Does A Session Typically Last?

    Portrait Sessions typically last 45-90 minutes. It all depends on your session type, the size of your group, how many outfits you’ve chosen and if you have multiple locations in mind. Mini sessions last 20 minutes and are offered on select days only.

  • How Long Does It Take To Get My Photos?

    Turn around time from “session” to “proof gallery” is 7-10 days. After gallery is delivered, you will have 2 weeks to order prints, digitals, wall art and albums.

  • What Locations Do You Shoot At?

    I primarily shoot in my downtown Sweetwater photography studio but also offer on location sessions. These locations are some fan favorites, though: Lake Sweetwater & Trammel, Newman Park, Downtown (Abilene/Sweetwater/Roscoe), ACU, Texas Tech, Fisher County (Private Property).

  • What If I Need To Reschedule?

    I understand that life happens, whether we want it to or not so my clients can rest assured that if something does come up, you are allowed to reschedule your session within 2 weeks, with no additional fee. If I am unable to shoot your session, you will be notified ASAP and offered the next available date. If you no call no show, you are forfeiting your retainer fee and we will not schedule with you again.

  • How Would You Describe Your Style?

    I love authentic images and raw emotion. I love dark colors and warm, golden sunshine in the fall, and a bright, airy look for Spring/Summer. I seek out genuine moments that you can FEEL. Most photos are lightly posed, meaning I’ll help get you into place first and then encourage interaction and real expressions while we’re shooting. I also love getting those shots of your family interacting, in the in between moments.

  • Do You Release RAW Images?

    Much like chefs do not deliver “raw” food, I do not deliver RAW images. Not only do they require specialized programs to open, what makes my art special is my unique.

Fine Art Portrait Photography Studio located in downtown Sweetwater, Texas

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Luxury Photography Studio located in historic downtown Sweetwater, Texas

| Abilene | Colorado City | San Angelo | Rotan | Big Spring | Clyde | Weatherford | Lubbock | Midland | Odessa |

| Merkel | Trent | Stamford | Hamlin | Haskell | Brownwood | Snyder | Haskell | Anson | Blackwell | Roscoe | Roby | Rotan

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