Meet Lela

It's so nice to meet you! If there's anything my friends know about me it's that I am a travel addict, and when I'm not on the road, you'll find me cuddled up on the couch with my two hound dogs binge watching crime shows (Any other First 48 fans out there?!). So I guess this means we're friends now! In addition to being a full time photographer, I'm also a student at the University of Louisville, GO CARDS! I'm from a small California town, Esparto. My love for photography began in the halls, fields and auditorium of my high school, capturing memories of everyone I grew up with. Ever since then I've been addicted to capturing raw, authentic and candid happiness for every celebration. In 2017 I took the leap of faith and became a full time photographer. So, whether you're graduating high school or college, just got engaged, getting married, announcing a pregnancy, or welcoming a new addition to your family, I want to be there to capture it for you. I desire to tell your story though images so that you can cherish and relive those precious moments forever. XO, Lela 

MY GOAL

I'm here for you. For the graduations, the proposals, the wedding cake fights and first dances. I'm here for the baby bump bliss and the newborn coos. I'm here for the first birthday cake mess. I'm here for you and all of your moments. I'm here to capture it just how you remember it, so you can live it without worry. 

Dually based out of Northern California + Kentucky.
Traveling often. 

I have always said, "The best thing my parents ever gave me was my wings."

From two months old on, my parents toted me around on trip after trip with them. I was blessed with the opportunity to see so much culture so young. Once I was old enough to travel on my own, it was wheels up without hesitation. Traveling runs in my veins. I crave new places, new faces. I am infatuated with different cultures and ways of life.So please, have the destination wedding. I'll be there with the biggest smile you've ever seen. If you live in another city, another state, another county or continent - I'm there. 

Without hesitation. 

 
 

High School + College Senior Session

Let's celebrate your accomplishment with golden hour and details that celebrate who you are. 

Elopements

For all of the free spirited and adventurious lovers. Let's get outdoors and chase your wildest dreams.

Couples/Engagement

From piggy back rides and eskimo kisses, to playing in meadows and snow fights. 

Maternity + Family

Capturing all of your growing life's little moments, one snap at a time. Maternity, annuals, cake smashes and more.

Weddings

Images for the moments you can't put into words. 

Small Business

Calling shop owners, creatives, bloggers and beyond - supporting local businesses through creative content. 

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LOVE NOTES

Through the past few years I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Lela’s work for plenty of people. I was always blown away at how genuinely beautiful everything always turned out. She did an amazing job at both our engagement shoot and of course our wedding. What everyone says about your wedding day flying by and being a blur is true and I can’t thank Lela enough for capturing every moment and every detail throughout the night. We had so much fun working with her. She is such a sweetheart and a phenomenal photographer! Again I can’t thank you enough Lela! My husband and I will treasure these photos forever!

- Jordynne M.

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Lela Spiva is a photographer based out of California and Kentucky, specializing in weddings, couples, seniors and families. 

California + Kentucy, travel encouraged.

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