A lot of photographers talk about light, but I'm just as passionate about light as I am the shadows. The shadows bring the emotion, the drama. They show us how the scene feels instead of just how it looks.
Film allows me to keep the detail in both the light and the shadows. It gives your memories the whimsical nostalgia we all love to feel, but provides enough grit to show the real stuff too. The photos become about the depth of feeling in the moments, and it's the perfect medium to show you the complexities of what I see.
Hi! I'm Leila, just a human doing what I love to do. And when I photograph you, I'll make sure you only do what you love to do on your wedding day.
Simply put, have fun if you want great photos. I've been photographing weddings now for over a decade, capturing the most joyful memories for people on one of the happiest days of their lives. This journey teaches me so much about the human experience - how to understand people better, how to find meaning in the littlest moments, and discovering that fun makes those little moments just a touch more magical. No two stories are similar, but the joy? The sheer fun of a day? That's universal and it's what I will seamlessly capture for your memories.
— Eli + Arjun
"Thank you for our forever memories and for capturing everything so beautifully and organically; your pictures totally took us back to the day <3!! And thanks for being such a ray of sunshine, and so wonderful to be with all day!"
"I have developed a slight obsession just continually looking at these photos and appreciating more and more about them. It's like a hit list of everything I loved when I first found your page and it's all of our own day now."
— Amy + Joe
"Thank you so much from Nick and myself, and our families. We are all so appreciative of your adaptability and how you handled the crowd… you are such a pro!!"
— Peyton + Nick
"I have not blinked. The photos are incredible. I legit have never used the word magic or magical ever before and it's the ONLY word for what happened. Thank you SO. MUCH."
— Erica + Mike
"It is so amazing to have hundreds of little gifts capturing our day perfectly. Thank you, thank you, thank youuuuu."
— Heather + Jordan
"Leila is always there at the right time capturing the moments. On the packed dance floor, the bride who was dancing all night btw, wanted her flats and Leila was so attentive and focused, that she brought them for the bride. It's important to be present as a photographer, yet you want a photographer that blends into the party. That's why I love working with her. "
— Andrea | the hudson project band
"In a digital age, you really understand the luminous light & colors that only film can capture. Our photos permeate with romance - they are stunning!"
— Megan + Conrad
"You're my favorite eyes, favorite internet date, favorite wedding guest, favorite round-the-corner lurker. We will treasure these photos dearly for the rest of our lives and can never fully express our gratitude for all that is you."
— Also Amy + Joe
"Well. There goes the rest of the week. I. Am. So. Obsessed. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you again for capturing all of these magical moments!"
— Lily & Stephen
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