I am Leya Russell and I love being a photographer. It is such a privilege to be welcomed into the heart of families on the happiest days of their lives. The joy it brings documenting moments- big and small, our connection to one another is something I can never fully express.
I have many passions, but I am driven to document and share the human experience through photography.
I love to travel! I am addicted to Asia. My first big adventure was across northern India; long story short I was 20 and impulsively decided to go; two weeks later found myself alone in Delhi! I spent two incredible months in Asia and have never looked back! Traveling has made me realize that no matter who you are or where you are from, we are all part of this one great human family. It has nurtured within me a true sense of awe and wonder for the world around me.
Taking photos should be fun and working with me will be fun! 🙂 I am a big goof ball and love to laugh! I work hard to put you in the best light and give you direction but then your emotion will star. Let me tell you, we’re in this together and it will be an adventure!
My style of shooting is mainly documentary photography. Capturing emotion and quirky little things that happen over the course of a day. Your honest experience is what I will primarily focus on. I will also mix in some fine art portraiture with guided posing, capturing your connection and beauty of your day.
In all of these moments, we will be creating physical memories, photographs that serve as an emotional connection to your past.”
If you need anything else please just drop me a line at Leya Russell Photography!!