photos with feeling

 

lifestyle + documentary photography

custom keepsakes

based in Charlottesville, VA

 
 
 
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if you:

cherish the gap teeth, messy hair, and grass stains

prefer the idea of capturing personality over posing

want to see these photos 25 years from now and say

"that was us"

Let's Dig In.

 
 
 
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Meet Leah

> hopelessly nostalgic goofball who's obsessed with story-telling.

> shares a charming Charlottesville home with 1 handsome hero, a 2 year old explosion of giggles, and a canine tornado named Bourbon. 

> professional s'more maker

Behind the scenes

I'm your photographer, but I'm also your champion.

I'm one of the first to meet your day-old baby, the one who captures that mischievous grin your toddler makes when she's trying to steal cookies from the pantry, and the one who freezes the look of love in your husband's eyes as he sees you two kids and 10 years after 'I do.'  

I put my soul into this work because I believe in a bigger picture - the one that tells a true story, that builds a heritage, and helps all ages see the beauty that goes beyond the way you look, and into the way you make each other feel. 

Read more about my story, experience, and life here

Featured

Harvard Medicine Magazine : Spring 2018 Issue

Magic Hour Foundation Photographer

Make-A-Wish Virginia Photographer

Shoot and Share Awards: Top 100

Trail Living Neighborhood Magazine Photographer

Belovely You Blog 

Iheartfaces Blog

Life and Lenses Blog 

Pretty my party Blog


 
Leah was extremely accessible, friendly, and helpful - planning was like talking to someone I’d known for a really long time! My favorite part of the experience, though, was how comfortable Leah made us feel, especially managing two squirmy and non-compliant toddlers - she was 100% un-phased by the chaos and still managed to get amazing photos. I would hire her again in a heartbeat! 
She made our session with little tots fun, comfortable, and captured sweet moments we will cherish forever on our walls.
— Denise
 

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