behind the scenes

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

> loves cereal, exercising, and make sarcastic comments  

> professional s'more maker

> prefers black coffee and red wine

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


Oh, hey! I'm Leah.

Yes, 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 that beauty goes beyond the way you look. Every time you walk by an image from your session on a wall or shelf, my goal is that it will make your heart smile and say "that's US."




Harvard Medicine Magazine : Spring 2018 Issue

Shoot and Share Awards: Top 100 

Trail Living Neighborhood Magazine Official Photographer

Belovely You Blog : featured session

Iheartfaces Blog : technique tutorial

Life and Lenses Blog : featured session

Pretty my party Blog : featured styled session


What They're saying: 

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 (family client)

I was nervous scheduling a session based on labor, but Leah was fantastic and flexible, arriving at the hospital at the perfect time to catch our boys meeting their baby sister for the first time!

Leah takes beautiful photos, but more importantly, her sweet spirit is one that you WANT to have present at the special moments she captures.
— Bana (fresh 48 client)

Leah really worked with us to try and create personal touches unique to what we wanted to capture and added her expertise to make it all even better than we imagined. I love that she listened and encouraged us be ourselves.
— -Lindsey (family client)