About | Leila Brewster Photography
It is a tremendous luxury that an artist takes for themselves, just to go down their own rabbit hole, into whatever engages them. You couldn’t have a more luxurious life than that.

-Kiki Smith

"What time is it?"

Because they are way too busy having F.U.N. We all know time fliiiiiiies when you’re having fun. And it flies twice as fast on your big day. TRUST.

Hi, I’m Leila and for over a decade, I’ve been photographing couples all over the globe—6 continents! (Who is gonna take me to Antarctica?!) And the most special moments I’ve captured are the ones where the couple takes time for themselves. To truly experience their wedding with all their senses: to taste the food, hear the music, touch each other’s hands, and to see their guests celebrating them. Those moments are the best to live and to remember.






You know what question I never hear from a couple on their wedding day?

If time tells us anything (besides that it goes too fast), it’s that memory is fragile. I’ll photograph your moments in a candid, timeless way so your memories of this incredible day stay fresh. My images will become hundreds of little gifts for generations to enjoy.





I firmly believe in Love All Ways, Always Love.  






 Things i love

THE OCEAN

reading

the sunshine

wind in my hair

adventures

animals, always animals

90s hip-hop

room-temp h20

schitts creek

peanut butter

our

story

When I was younger, I always asked people how they knew their spouse was the one? I received several answers but there was one response that was resonant.

"If you go full speed ahead doing the thing you love, one day you'll look up and that person will be right there with you."

We spent our lives focusing on our passions until one day they brought us both to the small Caribbean Island of Antigua. I was there for 5 days to play one forty minute set and Leila was photographing the wedding. So, we ended up getting to spend a lot of time together and after our first few moments, it was very clear we were destined to meet each other there.

From making one another laugh, to having read the same books, to Leila being the reason for my first tears of joy, we knew very quickly that we were meant for each other. Since that day, we've been chasing the sun, sharing our dreams, and enjoying every moment together.

- Joel 

An avid workout-aholic that also loves to read. Animal lover with an unquenchable thirst for adventure. Loves creating, learning, and dreaming during the day & night.

I'm an Aquarius through & through, I'm definitely a crazy plant lady, & I love telling "dad jokes" to lighten any mood. 

LEILA BREWSTER

6'2" teddy bear. Loves journaling and kickboxing and any activity in which he can feel the wind in his beard, especially motorcycling and skydiving. Picked up the guitar at age 12 and you can't get it out of his hands. Loves all genuine expressions of art and people.

Joel is as compassionate as any Leo gets. The first time I heard him sing and play the guitar, I actually shed tears.  

JOEL CROSS

MICHAEL JACKSON THE FURST

Part terrier, part whatever was in the neighborhood that day. 6lbs of awesome. I was found in the street when my mom was in college and I have never left her side. I also enjoy long walks and I love to eat all of my vegetables, preferably covered in peanut butter.

He's a true Virgo - undoubtedly loyal. He loves to take excessive naps & he is also cat-friendly-ish.

Creative Director

Partner 

Life Manager

"Here's the thing, many photographers are mostly focused on their portfolio. Leila is the opposite. She TRULY cares about her clients & their experience by providing a very artistic, yet comprehensive selection of photos. It's NOT ABOUT HER, it's about her clients. One thing I always tell our couples, Leila is one of the only photographers that we work with that really goes out of the way to prioritize the in-between moments just as much as the "scheduled events". These are the moments that couples value so much because they are un-anticipated. They are REAL. They are RAW. They are not manipulated or directed and they are so, so valuable. Speaking of directed, I would say that Leila is both a photojournalist & an editorial photographer, but in a natural way. She helps all of her clients look their best by standing the right way, etc... but done in a way where they would naturally, so it also FEELS natural." 

"Leila is seriously a one-of-a-kind event photographer. TRUST ME... we know because we work with them all!" 

Julie | Elysium Productions

"I wanted to tell you that I had a professional picture for my business done today. It was exhausting and somewhat unpleasant. The pictures are OK but the session further affirmed my very wonderful feeling about you, your work and the manner in which you work. Your way with all of us was so wonderful…respectful, gentle, not intrusive and of course gorgeous. I just wanted to share this as I recognize that you are a total cut above!! A heartfelt thanks to you again."

"She is a soulful human with great empathy created no doubt by seeing so many corners of the world and working with such a diverse group of clients and vendors. This background coupled with her genuinely creative eye to capture the moment, and let's not forget the details, is what makes her such a gifted photographer.

We absolutely love it when a client chooses Leila for photography! She captures our flowers just as effortlessly as she captures the couple. 

And the BIG bonus is Leila gets so excited about your wedding images that we get teasers faster than anyone I have ever worked with!" 

"Leila is not only a phenomenal photographer with an incredible eye to capture true joy, she is also a phenomenal human being." 

Yumiko | Hana Floral

"I wanted to tell you that I had a professional picture for my business done today. It was exhausting and somewhat unpleasant. The pictures are OK but the session further affirmed my very wonderful feeling about you, your work and the manner in which you work. Your way with all of us was so wonderful…respectful, gentle, not intrusive and of course gorgeous. I just wanted to share this as I recognize that you are a total cut above!! A heartfelt thanks to you again."

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