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

Washington DC Wedding PhotographER

You want a light, fun connection with a photographer who understands you and creates the space for you to be yourself while getting gorgeous, flattering images. You want someone who blends the moments, people, and spirit of your wedding into powerful images that remind you how beautiful life is.  So do I.

You have style, but you know it’s not about the outfit, it's about 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 and made so much sense. She is our people.”

- kELSEY, PARIS engagement session &
SONOMA wedding

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Every couple has a distinct style and needs so I work with you to develop a custom proposal custom tailored to you, including second shooters, engagement sessions, rehearsal dinners, and more. I also create leather and linen wedding albums with personalization options that make your book one of a kind.

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that's how much of a legend she is. Leah did our wedding in Sonoma. It's hard to articulate how much she means to us – but know that she exceeded every expectation we had and has become a lifelong confidant in the process. She gets that you want something different. She gets that you can't explain what that is. I trust her to chronicle the rest of my life! Every second of our time together was positive-- her energy is infectious and she captures moments that you don't even realize existed until you see them through her lens. Leah is the most talented photographer I have ever seen. Hire her! You'll never look back.

“I wanted to work with Leah before I was even engaged!”

Kelsey + Foster

"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.”


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


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My decade+ of experience will help guide you to flattering, stylish images.  Working with me is playful, light, and easy, so you only have to worry about being yourself. 


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I’m Leah, and I live in a garden house on a hill.  I was raised abroad as a diplomat’s daughter and adventure is my heritage. I see myself as an ambassador of life. I love catching weird films in independent theaters, trying new foods, exploring old cities and dark forests, and so much more.  I’m passionate about stories, art, life, and photography. I want you to be too.

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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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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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Tory & Drew 

An effortlessly cool Paris streets-inspired engagement session in the heart of Mount Vernon.


Shababa & Fahmid

Get helpful advice on how to prepare for your engagement session, including where to go, what to wear, & how to look & feel great in front of the lens.


Engagement Shoot Prep


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