Side Yard Studios Photography | Leigh Moose


Leigh Moose - Lead Photographer

Though not classically trained, Leigh found herself so captivated by what the world and fellow artists had to offer, that she developed her own natural talents and has chosen to narrate living and share her voice through photography.

Encouraged by her parents to explore and experience the world around her; Leigh seized the opportunity to live in cities across the country. Experiencing both small town living and large metropolitan areas, Leigh found herself inspired by the diversity of the architecture, color, nature, history and people these areas had to offer. This exposure nurtured an appreciation for a variety of art mediums.

Leigh has worked with several major local musicians and her photography has graced the cover of three CD’s. Leigh has also enjoyed artistic photography work with fellow textile artists, making sure that those artists’ pieces also have a voice through her photography.

Some of Leigh’s artwork has displayed in Italian Vogue, Raleigh’s VAE, The Anne Marie Sculptural Gardens Gallery: About Faces exhibit, Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center: The Halpert Biennial Exhibition, and The Lede Gallery of Wake Forest: Journeys Unknown exhibit, and many others. 

Constantly striving to create a diverse portfolio, Leigh has also taken the fashion industry by storm with her artistic editorials and her passion for capturing runway.  Leigh is the Lead Photographer at Charleston Fashion Week.  She shoots both the Runway shows and the VIPs.  Her camera has a presence at Paris Fashion Week as well. 

Leigh’s fashion work has had the honor to reach publications such as the New York Daily Front Row, Charleston Magazine, Charleston Wedding Magazine, Southern Living and Italian Vogue. She has worked with many of the industry's up and coming designers as well as many of the world's established fashion icons.

Although Leigh focuses most of her work on artistic portraiture, she always takes the time to encourage a more “out of the box” approach to classic photography. Leigh lives by the motto that, “Every photograph deserves a moment in time.”