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  • Shelby Leigh Photography || Oklahoma City || Family Photographer

     

    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.

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    Thank you all so much, and to see more of my portfolio, you can find me over at the following: Facebook:  Shelby Leigh Photography Website/Blog:  www.shelbyleigh-photography.com

    I also help run an online Facebook community, called By HeArt, where I spend a lot of time and at our private Sister Page, Artists Inspired.

    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!

    Blessings,

    Shelby Leigh Photography

     
  • Sidney Leigh Photography

     

    Hi there, friends! I’m Sidney, a twenty-something small town girl that somehow wound up living in a big city while working as a full time architect, though my heart is steadfast in serving others and capturing the sweetest moments in their lives through photography. About seventy percent of my time is spent shooting weddings and engagements and running a business, and the rest of my time is spent daydreaming about doing just that.38When I was growing up, I never imagined that photography or design would be what I felt called to do. I was seventeen when I purchased my first camera. At the time, someone I held so near to my heart was enduring an unseen burden that was nearly insurmountable. I sold everything I owned that held any significant value at all to give him this camera as an outlet and a new way of choosing to view the gravity that he carried with him, as a way of moving forward and changing his frame of mind. I never could have imagined that a camera would in turn carry me and change my own line of sight. 142Photography quickly became a way for me to challenge myself to see the intangible, to capture emotions rather than the physical, and it has captivated my heart entirely. Being part of the best day in couple’s story and creating memories for them to relive over and over is such a humbling, overwhelming privilege, and I am constantly reminded of how lucky I am to share in their love (happy tears and all, haha).16294Each and every wedding and engagement that I’ve photographed has resonated with me in a different way, and it’s so hard to ever choose a favorite! Every single time I think to myself, “Wow. This one is the BEST!”, and I hope that feeling never fades. It’s impossible to pinpoint a wedding that I love any more than the rest, but I’ve chosen to share a wedding that was local to my hometown that really put a twist on the rustic trend with a classic, neutral palette with pops of gold and champagne. The designer in me was over the moon at how beautifully detailed this wedding was, and it truly was a joy to photograph such a beautiful, sweet day in the small, rural Virginia town that I love so dearly.1 188 5 31021 12 28 24 20 30 36 3446494452

    VENUE | Cross Keys Barn
    DRESS | Stella York
    BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES | White Dress by Greta Kay
    SHOES | Badgely Mischka
    ASSISTANT PHOTOGRAPHY | Deee Photography

    PHOTOGRAPHY | Sidney Leigh Photography

    WEBSITE | http://sidneyleighphoto.com

    SOCIAL | FacebookInstagram

     

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