Hi there, I'm Shirley

of Shirley Lei Photography


I’m an award-winning portrait photographer serving Conroe, Houston Texas and China. I specialize in contemporary portraits including Branding, Maternity, Senior, and Families.


I am one of the 25 most influential photographers in 2023, and also an internationally published and award-winning photographer in Modern Teen Style Magazine, Dreamy Magazine, Captured Magazine, Color Shot Magazine and more, I have been featured in Senior Year Magazine, Teen Years Magazine, Senior Muse, Senior Luxe, Finding North Collective and more.

Shirley Burton, Shirley Lei Photography, China, Houston TX photographer, maternity, senior, family, Branding, headshot

WHY Shirley


Building self-esteem and confidence begins when girls are introduced to their first social interactions in preschool and kindergarten. It is so important to have the right self-image which is hard nowadays. It is my mission to provide a safe and compassionate environment where women/girls of all ages can celebrate their individuality and know that they are worthy of feeling beautiful.


I also know how hard it is to remember yourself and take time to celebrate yourself, once you become a mom. That’s why I love helping the women who step in front of my camera feel strong, empowered, and gorgeous. Your portrait session is a celebration of you and your family – and I make sure the entire experience feels like the luxury treatment you deserve. I want to help you reconnect with the woman you see in your portraits, and be awed by her again. I want to show you your true beauty, your inner goddess, your personality, and your sparkles!

Shirley Burton, Shirley Lei Photography, China, Houston TX photographer, maternity, senior, family, Branding, headshot

Shirley Lei Photography, Conroe, Houston children portrait photographer, Dallas, headshots, senior, family photographer

"high quality memories to treasure"


"Shirley was definitely a JOY to work with. She made everything so comfortable for my daughter to feel at ease. All of her photos were just what I had envisioned. Sweet, beautiful, high quality memories to treasure! Thank you."


Shanna Hall Evans

Shirley Lei Photography, Conroe, Montgomery Houston Senior portrait photographer, Woodlands, headshots, empowering

"IMPRESSED & AMAZINg"


"Shirley has worked with my daughter. I was impressed by not only her amazing pictures but by her style to get the best photo with posing! We would definitely work with her again."


Stefanie Kincaid

Shirley Lei Photography, Conroe, Houston family photographer, sugar land, children, senior, headshots, empowering

"BEST EXPERIENCE & PICTURES"


"Shirley is a wonderful photographer! We absolutely love the pictures that we took with her! She made the photo session fun, and she was great with our kids! We couldn’t have asked for a better experience, or better pictures!"


Kristi Burgess

Shirley Lei Photography, Conroe, Montgomery Houston family photographer, Dallas, extended family, Sugar Land

Each photo is a keepsake you can revisit as often as you want

a timeless celebration of your life, family, and yourself.

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