Wedding photography with character & style for chic couples in Washington D.C. & worldwide.

Washington DC Wedding PhotographER

You have style, but you know it’s not about the outfit, it's the life you live in it.


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"It's like instead of photographing our wedding, she painted it. She felt like part of our story. She is our people.”

Throw the cookie-cutter template into the ocean. With over 15 years of industry experience and leadership, my manifesto is that meaningful photography transcends the washed-out, boring tides of instagram. I draw inspiration from cinema and paintings and I believe your collection should be imbued with consideration, soul, meaning, and reflect the heart of your vision and style.  Your photos should be classics tomorrow and 20 years from now. 

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I Believe Photography is Art

Love and life are more beautiful in a full spectrum. I'm passionate about representation of diverse voices and stories, and joyfully work with loving humans  of all traditions, colors, bodies, and orientations.  LGBT+ couples & even polycule friendly. I only recommend vendors who share these values.

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Inclusivity is Always en Vogue

I take special pride in cultivating a warm, trusting relationship with every client. Your experience with my team and me will be fun, personable and relaxed.  Because I spend so much time with you in such profound and vulnerable moments, I want you to feel like I am your chosen family -- someone you want to have at your dinner table.  (Maybe even your lobster.)

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I'm Your People

I want you to cry at how good you look when you work with me.  My  experience with a diversity of people over 12+ years has enabled me to help you to relax, have  fun, and be gently guided in flattering ways for your body type. I also take great pride in caring for skin tones and your unique characteristics  while editing.

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I Want You To Look Good

Every step of our journey is tailored uniquely to you.  I use my easy, custom LHP discovery method to reveal your preferences in posing, favorite colors and settings. Your desires serve as a guide to how we work together and will reveal what you love (and what you don't). We will create art direction based on your preferences - drawing from film, art, and even music to accompany your sessions.  After the wedding, your color, brightness, and mood preferences will be reflected in the final edited images. 

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The LHP Made to Measure Method

I'm going to throw it down and repeat myself. I want to be your favorite wedding vendor. I want to be one of the co-conspirators in helping to start a marriage that makes you feel giddy when your partner walks by a decade from now.  I am a believer in people, love, and life.  I want you to have an incredible experience through my professionalism, kindness, and caring.  Because vibrant connections with other people is something that makes life beautiful.

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I Care About You


Simplicity, fun, and ease are at the heart of what we do together. I use my signature editorial and cinematic style to capture your raw and candid moments and to create effortless, guided portraits which bring out the beauty and dignity in my clients. Our time will be refreshing and light, allowing you to revel in the joy of your wedding day without spilling a drop of champagne. 

I'm a Washington DC-based editorial wedding photographer and travel worldwide for commissions. I was raised abroad as diplomat's daughter and see myself as an ambassador of life. I share deep passion for the world we live in.  I am deeply excited to learn about you and finally to capturing the electricity, beauty, and raw connection of your wedding day.


the lhp experience



We work together to develop a curated vision for your photography based on your distinct needs. This process begins with a quick chat on the phone with me, to talk about your needs and discover how I can best serve you. Following that, you'll receive a custom-tailored proposal for your collection -  including second shooters, engagement sessions, rehearsal dinners, and more. I also create luxurious wedding albums with personalization options that make the book of your love story one of a kind. 

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She will distill what makes you unique and through seeming alchemy generate not just incredible images, but an experience that is magical. After finding your narrative, she will create the world you have only glimpsed in your dreams. Her work is art. You and everyone else will love to look at it for that reason. More than that, she is an incredible person and you too will find yourself transformed by the process.

“If art transforms, then working with Leah is just that--transformative. ”

Genevieve + shaughn

"I wanted a piece I could hang on our living room wall that would stop people in their tracks, draw them into the scene, and then leave them saying "wow that's you guys." Leah is an artist. She has an eye for beauty and originality that is profound. The tenderness and humanity of what she captured in our photo album is nothing short of extraordinary. Her work 100% speaks for itself, but the experience of working with Leah goes far beyond the masterpieces she creates."

“I searched high and low for Leah. I didn't just want a photographer. I wanted an artist.”


“The day you sent our photos to me, I sat in my living room and cried. It’s like you shoot glitter out of your camera. You felt like part of our story and made so much sense. You are our people.”

"It's like instead of photographing our wedding, you painted it.”


Every photo she took of my wedding was described by everyone as an “art piece” they would see in a magazine. Beyond her work, Leah made our day so happy and eased my stress. She made the day magical and fun with her warm soul!

“Beyond her work, Leah made our day so happy and eased my stress.”


I will openly admit that when my husband and I got the images back from Leah we cried re-living the day through her pictures. They are that incredible. Leah is super fun and can easily handle a large crowd. She will be out on the dance floor in-the-mix getting great photos, she clearly loves her job. Of all the vendors you hire, the photographer is the person you interact with the most, and Leah has such a bright and lovely way about her it was just like having another friend there.

“ She was able to capture the essence and the emotion of our wedding.”



Get sneak peek at the wedding on the recent cover of  Baltimore Weddings Magazine.  A romantic bohemian fête inspired by chic Italian gatherings.

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Because I care about creating a great experience and bringing the best to every client, I accept a limited number of commissions per year.


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