About The Artist

Hello! We’re Shayla and Todd Acosta, the photographers behind Shayla Renee Photography. We are digital and film photographers who are currently operating out of the Portland, Metro area. We’ve been married for two years now and have a wonderful yellow lab named Bug.

Often times you’ll find us out and about taking pictures of each other or of our dog! Usually it’s Todd climbing up in trees or placing Shayla in the middle of a bush for a picture while strangers walk by looking at us like we’re crazy. If we’re not taking pictures we’re playing board games, watching Netflix (If you love Greys Anatomy, then we are set to be best friends), or drinking coffee…yes, we love coffee!

Our goal as photographers is, to capture true, raw and authentic emotions in each session we have; whether it be a wedding, senior portrait or family session. We want to create images that tell a story, convey emotion, and demand a longer glance. If you’re looking for photographers who will capture candid, elegant, sharp, emotional and fun images, who love to adventure and climb up mountains and walk through waterfalls, then we’re your people! We want to adventure with you to whatever destination you have in mind and capture the beauty that is in you and/or your family. Now that you know a bit about us, we’d love to know more about you. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions; we’d love to help. We can’t wait to hear from you!  

Shayla & Todd


Our Favorite Things

Our Philosophy

We strive to capture: True, raw, and authentic emotions in every image.

Our differences come together to create an environment that offers our clients an unforgettable experience. We’ll listen to everything you have to say, and actually hear it! Todd will probably make you laugh, and if anything you’ll just be laughing at him (that’s usually what Shayla does)

Shayla has the ability to see all the little details in things, whether that be the rings and bouquets on your wedding day or the beautiful light placed perfectly in your pictures. Todd will find those unique perspectives you wouldn’t expect to see which offers a depth of reality and uniqueness in each session.  

Our Features

Featured in The White Wren
Featured In Barrowed & Blue
Featured In Magnolia Rouge
Also Seen In our recent features

Cottage Hill Magazine, Magnolia Rouge, Inspired By This, The White Wren, Borrowed & Blue, and Ruffled

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