about me


Welcome! I'm so glad you're here!


My name is Shelby Zavala, and I am the gal behind In This Light Photography.


A little about me: I am a wife to a firefighter, and a light loving, hat loving, adventure seeking Colorado mama of two.

Please take a moment to look around, and if you love what you see, connect with me on Instagram and Facebook, or email me to book a session of your own!

And if you're a photographer yourself, subscribe to my email list and check out the "learn" portion of my website for editing videos and light overlays! 


types of sessions



Let's have an adventure. These sessions are much more than sit and smile at the camera. I combine a blend of traditional portraits with moments of love and connection and everything in between. I'll capture all the magic of your sweet family



There is nothing more beautiful than a mama belly growing life. Whether it's your first or your fifth, I want you remember this time in your life. I'll make you feel like the beautiful mama you are. Bring your other whole and love on each other and the new beautiful life you've created


in-home newborn

The days are long but the weeks are short. Let me document this fleeting time before it all becomes a blur. With an in-home lifestyle type newborn session there is no posing. I want to document the real life with your newest addition. Give them a sink bath, rock them to sleep, or just love on them 



Let me capture your love together on top of a mountain, or anywhere that speaks to you as a couple. These session can be as epic as your love or as meaningful as recreating a moment in a place that holds a special memory in your hearts. (please keep in mind I do not shoot weddings) 



Want senior photos that SHINE? Whether you're graduating high school or college, let me document this exciting time in your life in a way that is unique and speaks to your personal style. We'll create magic together! 


"Capturing light, love + adventure along the front range + beyond"


let's chat

Contact me to book a session!