Perri Schelat

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Perri Schelat is an award-winning and published professional landscape and nature photographer with a passion for the natural world.
Based in Montana, she is an adventurer and nature enthusiast who invests in experiences and lives life to its fullest. 

Perri is an educator, speaker, tour guide, and writer, sharing her work and knowledge of photography inspiring like-minded enthusiasts. Perri’s work has been published in popular magazines and limited edition books, as well as, being licensed for advertising, shown in domestic and international exhibits, and has received international acclaim.

Perri’s background and pursuit of her craft include three decades of photographing in the field in and outside of the United States.  Perri studied photography at Mary Baldwin College and graduated from the professional studies program at Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Montana. 

Perri’s current projects include, but are not limited to, private workshops, commissioned projects, writing, leading photo tours, and exhibiting her work.

Perri’s Artist Statement: “My passion for photography and the images I create are the expressions of my love of nature, adventure, my personal development as a human and a professional photographer. As an adventurer, my passion for photography began with a love for the outdoors. Immersing myself in nature is intensely calming and meaningful and is my soulful connection to the natural world. It is extremely fulfilling and gratifying to combine the two things I love most, photography and nature, and be able to share that passion with others. Sharing either, through selling my own imagery, or teaching people to see and photograph their own vision. If my imagery and teaching is successful in evoking an emotional response, transports and inspires a person, that’s the greatest form of flattery “