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, and only giving direction when necessary. 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 I'm the photographer for you!

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kind words

"Shayla photographed our wedding back in October 2018, and to say that I was thrilled with the quality of her work would be an understatement! From the first time I met with Shayla to discuss our wedding's details, she was incredibly thoughtful, well organized, and receptive to my ideas. On the day of, Shayla managed to capture every special moment and small detail of our big day in a way that we'll be able to look back on and cherish forever. From the family portraits to her candid shots, Shayla's photography pieces together a beautiful story of our wedding that I'm so grateful to have. I would absolutely recommend Shayla to anyone looking for a sweet, personable, and skilled photographer!"

 Skylar and Alex

"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

"I had the pleasure of working with Shayla for my December wedding in 2014. She was so professional. She managed to capture some truly amazing shots, whether they were candid or posed. My husband and I have been together for seven years, and she captured the essence of our relationship in every single one of her shots. I can't possibly recommend her enough."

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