Photographing in only natural light, my biggest desire is to make images that capture real, honest moments. I've loved photography since I was a girl, but my heart for photography grew when I became a mom, raising my kids has been my biggest inspiration so far.
Currently, I photograph a very limited number of sessions each year. If you like my work and want to book, please contact me for availability.
Please keep in mind that I typically book 4-6 weeks in advance.
P. 714 883 1432
"I stumbled upon Leah's website while searching for a photographer to take our family photos. I knew right away that I wanted her to be our photographer. With two very wiggly young children, my husband and I were quite nervous. However, after meeting her in person for the first time, we knew we were in great hands. Even our very shy daughter warmed up to her quickly. Leah was extremely patient and very professional. When we received our photos not long after, we were absolutely blown away. Leah is so talented. What she has is a gift! She truly takes beautiful, beautiful photos." Tiffany Jaw, mom.
"As a photographer, I do not get in front of the camera very often…and, in reality, find it rather terrifying. Despite my unease, Leah was able to capture fantastic little moments with my children that I cherish." Jody Borski, mom.
"I love seeing our gallery of images every year - such a pleasure - it brings tears to my eyes! I don't know how you do it, but year after year, you are able to capture my kids' personalities in an extraordinary way, it is such a treat to work with you!" Bernice Lake, mom.
"We could not be more happy with our choice to use Leah as our wedding photographer. Leah was everything we hoped she would be and more. She helped us every step of the way from planning, to taking the most priceless and breathtaking photos, to organizing wedding albums and prints after the fact. She is timely, professional, and is an incredible talent. Her style was exactly what we were searching for in a wedding photographer. She captured every moment of our wedding day perfectly! Now we can relive that wonderful day through our photos anytime!" Erica and Alan Smith, newly married.
"I love all my senior photos so so much. I am so lucky we found you because you are definitely the best around!! It's so hard to pick my favorite when they are all stunning. Thanks to you, my graduation announcements will be a keepsake! Thank you so much Leah!" Summer Questel, graduating senior.
"Leah delivered exactly what I was hoping for and more! From our first correspondence she ask attentive and intuitive questions. She heard everything I said and gave us photographs we will cherish forever. The session was the perfect intersection of Leah’s photography skills, intuitiveness and easy going personality. She has the skill to wrangled pre-schoolers and reluctant husbands alike! It was our first session with her, and it won’t be our last!" Becky Marsh, mom.
Portfolio ShowCase Volume 9, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. July 1-September 10th, 2016 Juror: Maggie Blanchard. Project: Love Remains
Water, Elemental and Fundamental. September 2014. Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Online Annex. Juror: Laura Moya.
Art of photography show. September 2012. San Diego Art Institute. Juror: Julian cox.
Photoplace Open. June 2012. Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. Juror: Kyohei Abe.
Black and White. April 2012. The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. Juror: Susan Spiritus.
Black and White. July 2011. The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. [Permanent Collection] Juror: Catherine Edelman.
Black and White. April-May 2011. The Vermont Photography Workplace, Middlebury, VT. Juror: Dan Burkholder.
Human + Being. April 2011. The Center for Fine Art Photography, online gallery, Fort Collins, CO. Juror: Phil Borges.
Uncommon Portraits. March 2010. The Vermont Photography Workplace, Middlebury, VT. Juror: Cig Harvey.
Childhood: An International Exhibition. January 2010. Texas Photographic Society, Austin, TX. Juror: Jamie Lee Curtis.
Blue: and Exhibition of Photographs about Color. December 2009. The Vermont Photoplace Online Annex, Middlebury, VT. Juror: Aline Smithson.
Carmel Art and Film Festival. October 2009. Marjorie Evans Gallery, Carmel, CA.
Art of Photography Show. Honorable Mention. September 2009. Lyceum Theatre, San Diego, CA. Juror: Charlotte Cotton.
Montecito Journal. Winter/spring issue 2012/13.
PDN faces. September issue 2012.
Photoplus Magazine. Exclusive preview edition. 2007.