intimate, natural, evocative

wedding and elopement photography. based in austin, texas. available for travel.

hey! I'm shayla, and I'm so excited you're here!! you can read more about me if you'd like, but first I want you to know that this is all about you.

your love story deserves to be told honestly and intentionally.

that means documenting your day exactly as it unfolds. it means focusing in on your connection to your partner and how you interact naturally when it's time for portraits.

 

I'm all about capturing the real stuff - the tears, the belly laughs, the lingering stares, and everything in between.

if you're looking for someone that not only delivers beautiful images, but genuinely cares about you as a couple, then you're in the right place. I can't wait to meet you!



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emotional wedding photography

kind words

"I literally don’t know where to start. Not only did Shayla beautifully capture EVERY emotion throughout our wedding day, she did the same with our engagement photos + “day after” session photos. Love radiates through her work. When we showed our family our wedding gallery, we laughed, cried, hooted & hollered, ALL of it. She is not only incredible at her craft, she genuinely cares- about you, your photos, your family, your wedding, etc. We will be using Shayla for every future photography need for as long as possible <3"

Brookie and Zach

"From the first time we met, I knew Shayla was the perfect photographer for us. She's kind, supportive, knowledgeable and extremely talented! She made us feel comfortable, calm, and confident on one of the most hectic days in our lives. We were able to experience our wedding day twice with the help of her detail oriented eyes and thoughtful consideration." / "I've already sent the wedding photos to everyone and they all agreed that you did such an incredible job! Thank you thank you thank you. Jonathan definitely wants to do a couple shoot next year for our anniversary!"

Ellen and Jonathan

"My husband and I made the best decision to hire Shayla as our wedding photographer. We had a low-key backyard wedding, and Shayla captured so much love and happiness in our photos. She managed to catch fleeting and spontaneous moments while she effortlessly orchestrated the posed family photos. From the tiniest details in my jewelry to the biggest smiles on our family’s faces, every shot was thoughtful and deliberate. She was organized, incredibly personable, and overall a delight to work with! Shayla went above and beyond for us, and we couldn’t be more thankful."

Laura and Marcus

"I'm honored that this pinnacle moment in Jalina and I's lives was captured by such an intelligent, compassionate, humble, talented human being. I wouldn't want to look back at our wedding through anyone else's lens. Our day wouldn't have been the same without you, Shay. I'm forever grateful for the way you showed up for us."

 

"YOUUUUU! OMG! Rolling tears over here. You made our day so much more special than it ever could have been. We are forever connected to you."

Brittany and Jalina, respectively