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

Creative Washington DC Wedding Photography

You want a refreshing, trusting connection with a photographer who gets you and creates the space for you to be yourself (and look good doing it). You want someone who blends the moments, people, and soul of your wedding into powerful images that remind you how beautiful life is.  So do we.

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

Throw the cookie-cutter template into the ocean and do things your own way. My team and I have over 15 years of experience in the  industry and believe wedding photography should be more than just beautiful. Photography should transcend the washed-out, blush tide of instagram. We want your photos to be classics 20 years from now. Drawing much of our inspiration from cinema and paintings, we believe your collection should balance between editorial and organic and be imbued with thought, soul, meaning, and reflect the heart of your vision and style.

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We Believe Photography is Art

Love and life are more beautiful in a full spectrum. We're passionate about representation of diverse voices and stories, and joyfully work with loving humans  of all traditions, colors, bodies, and orientations. We work only with those vendors who share our values.

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Inclusivity is Always en Vogue

Sometimes family is blood and sometimes family is chosen. We take special pride in the cultivation of a warm, trusting relationship with each client. Because we spend so much time with you in such profound and vulnerable moments, we want you to feel like we are trusted family -- someone you want to have at your dinner table. Your experience with us will be fun, relaxed, and memorable.

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We're Your People

We believe should feel amazing when you look at your photos. We also believe you can have creative, organic, and heartfelt photos without compromise. Our experience with clients across the world enable us to help you to have a relaxed, fun day, while guiding you into flattering movement, angles, and light. We take great pride in caring for skin tones and the unique characteristics that make you you.

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We Want You To Look Good

Your carefully chosen venue is a part of the spirit of your wedding day - whether it's outside under a vault of emerald tree limbs, or inside a opulent library. We take care not to just focus on the people, but also to showcase the grandeur and beauty of big spaces and small in relation to the human stories that happen within them. 

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Stories In Context

We are believers in people, in love, and life. We want to help you have an incredible experience, and that happens with professionalism, kindness, and caring. The highest praise is when we've told your story and you cry over your desk at the beauty of your photos. 

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We Care

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Celebrate Your Story Your Way

 Every couple has their own distinct style, so we develop a custom proposal of services tailored to your needs  as well as a custom-tailored approach to how we capture a powerful collection of photos with your vision at its heart. We also craft our albums with personalization options that make your wedding book one of a kind and the perfect way to complete and celebrate your wedding journey.

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“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.”


"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.”


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.”


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 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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Explore the L. Hewitt

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


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An artist, adventurer, & storyteller.

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.


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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