My name is Leslie Hoyt. Welcome to my website!
I am a Tulsa based photographer, specializing in custom portraiture. My passion is to connect with people and to tell their stories through images that portray them as they uniquely are. I have the pleasure of working with individuals and families as they mark monumental moments in their personal histories. My goal is to make the experience unique and comfortable for all of my customers and to create lasting images that evoke emotions and memories. I invite you to browse through the galleries on this site to get a feel for my style and sensibility. In addition to my passion for my subjects, I am also fascinated with the technical side of photography. I care a lot about details–perfect light, color calibration, editing–and especially enjoy the post-processing aspect of the craft.
My interest in photography started in high school when I was an editor of the school yearbook. I worked with a lot of photographers then and spent some time in dark rooms. This was my first real introduction to the ins and outs of photography and the process intrigued me. Although my life path meandered through a fifteen-year career in the software industry, it ultimately led back to photography and my boutique studio here in Tulsa.
I consider myself to be an ongoing student of the art of photography and am always interested in opportunities for continued professional development. I am one of a handful of Certified Professional Photographers in Tulsa, and will receive my Master Photography degree from the Professional Photographers of America in January. I am also active in numerous professional associations and teach at various industry functions.
My images have been featured in several print competitions and I’m honored to have been the recipient of various awards for my photographs. My commercial work has also appeared on several local magazine covers and websites, as well as on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
I welcome the opportunity to work with you in documenting the special milestones of your family’s life and look forward to getting to know you. Please give me a call at 918-200-9436 or send me an email at LeslieHoyt@gmail.com to schedule your appointment.