Hey y'all! I am Shelby with Shelby Leigh Photography, based out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I service the surrounding metro areas, including OKC, Moore, Norman, Edmond, Mustang, and Yukon. I am so honored to have been asked to submit a session with Basic Invite as a featured photographer! When initially asked, I had a different session in mind to share with y'all, and then this gorgeous family cotton field session was scheduled! After the session was done, I knew this was the one. What's not to love about a cotton field session at golden hour?
As you can see from the images, we had a wonderful time in Mustang, Oklahoma at this beautiful cotton field. Now, y'all, I'm from the South, but I did not know that cotton was in these parts! I loved the cotton sessions that I did in Montgomery, Alabama, and was so sad when we had to leave...but thankfully, with the help of various photography peers, we were able to locate this one, and we fell in love. So thankful that Oklahoma City photographers have been so very kind and open to encouraging and raising one another up - I know not all places or photographers have this level of generosity, but I'm thankful Oklahoma does!
This golden, sunset cotton field session was a combination of lifestyle and portraiture, which is how I describe my style. I hope to capture not only "posed" moments, but I also try to have my clients interact with one another, naturally, so that when the images are viewed, the observer can feel a true connection between the subjects. My goal is to create a sense of "presence" of being in the moment for years to come for the viewer. I truly believe that pictures should not only be captured, but cherished, and though posed images are always beautiful to see, lifestyle captures almost make you feel like you are there with the subjects, feeling their emotion; that feeling is what will be cherished.
I hope you enjoy the session below with this gorgeous family, and if you are interested in a session, and are in the Oklahoma City area, please feel free to contact me at Shelby Leigh Photography. My range of work includes family sessions, maternity, birth, and newborn, both in natural light and in studio, as well as lifestyle and portraiture.
Thank you so much to Hayley and Tasia who have been instrumental in allowing me the opportunity to share this session with you! Thankful to be a part of the Basic Invite family as an affiliate, and look forward to popping in again in the future!
Shelby Leigh Photography