Leyton of Copper Light Studios

Leyton is a Wisconsin-born self starter with a background in film, photography, and culinary arts. With a passion for photography and enthusiasm for food, she loves taking photos of delicious fares. 

Growing up between both the countryside and the city has given her a deep appreciation for Wisconsin food traditions, bountiful foraging opportunities, rich farmlands, the colorful world of cuisines in the city,  and indoor farming initiatives. Honored to live in a city where innovative indoor farming and creative dining is flourishing together, she hopes to showcase all that Milwaukee has to offer, adding to overall food education and positive representation. 

Copper Light Studios is Leyton's food photography and catering business to do just that. She offers one-off photo packages for websites and social media, as well as ongoing promotional contracts. Read more about general pricing and info by navigating to the Services tab of this webpage. 

Education:
  • Interdisciplinary Arts & Technology BFA from UW-Milwaukee

  • Certificate of Digital Arts & Culture

  • Areas of Study: Cultural Anthropology, Film, Photography, 3D Fabrication

  • Culinary Training at Bartolotta's Bacchus & The Rumpus Room 

Awards & Nominations:

Featured photo in University of Wisconsin Milwaukee's 3rd Annual Focus Photography Club Juried Exhibition at Gallerie M in downtown Milwaukee. Exhibition juried by Christy Karpinski, founder and editor of F-Stop Magazine. 

Featured photo prints in TEDx Milwaukee Our City Our Canvas Salon on December 2, 2015 about Community and Urban Art. TEDxSalon urged audience members and speakers alike to view Milwaukee and other urban areas with an analytic lens. It highlighted the positive and artistic characteristics Milwaukee has to offer, stimulating powerful conversations on how to enact change in both the local and global community.