I’m Olivia Leigh, a photographer dividing my time between Chicago + the West Coast (Seattle + SF). I am incredibly lucky to have met amazing couples from around the world that allow me to document their relationship and their weddings.
In college, I studied political science and Spanish, with illustrious dreams of working in politics or at an NGO, developing an interest in photography along the way. After studying in four countries and interning on the Hill and for a think tank, I quickly learned politics was not for me and my artistic soul. I came back to Chicago and started shooting fine art photography, showing work in little galleries around town and exploring creatively on my own.
In 2007 a friend asked me to shoot her wedding, and that was that.
I instantly fell in love with the opportunity to tell the stories of a family’s celebration and create unique artwork for the couple along the way. I have been so fortunate to have worked with the most personable, kind and artistically-minded couples, and if my work resonates with you, I’d love to learn more the story that I can capture.
Need an icebreaker? Here are some things I like: the south side lakefront, Mad Men, salsa dancing, exploring wine, Avec, Big Star, NPR, bossa nova, soul, Southern charm, karaoke, volunteering with the great pups at an animal shelter every week, and traveling (hoping for Morocco or Colombia this year).
Can’t wait to learn more about you.