- about me -
shayla. she/her. bi. 4w3.
Hey there!! I'm so flattered you want to know more about me!
Let's see.. I'm twenty-five, married to the love of my life, and thankful every single day that I get to do this for a living. You see, I got super sick near the end of 2019, and long story short: I almost didn't make it..a couple times. So, for me, everything is extra. Everything I've been able to see and do since then has been a gift. All of it. And being here to capture you and your person in love? gosh.. what an honor.
I've been photographing friends and family for as long as I can remember, but my passion for shooting Intimate Weddings and Elopements came about when my husband and I eloped ourselves back in 2018.
While I very much enjoy attending and capturing traditional weddings, when it came to planning one of our own we quickly realized it wasn't for us. There are a multitude of reasons why, the biggest ones for me being privacy and intimacy. Eloping allowed me to be vulnerable and say the vows I truly wanted to. I wasn't worried about what I was saying (or how hard I was crying lmao) because the only person there was my husband. I love that we were able to be our authentic selves when we committed our lives to each other.
I knew that if I was feeling uneasy about planning a huge event, then there must be more couples out there that felt the same. Because of that, I'm a huge advocate for intimate ceremonies like the one we had. However! I'm an even bigger advocate for doing whatever the hell you want! I believe your wedding day should be a reflection of who you are as a couple- whatever that means for you.
Side note. As an artist I'm always excited to try new things and get creative/weird, so if you're down to experiment a little, I am too!
When I'm not working you can find me browsing antique stores, sneaking my camera into concerts, re-watching one of my comfort shows for the millionth time, playing ac new horizons, or testing out new recipes.
I enjoy run-on sentences, have a profound love for cows, and will definitely cry at least once while shooting your wedding.