Your Experience | Leila Brewster Photography

Leila Brewster

wedding photographer nyc | la | destination

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.”

— henry david thoreau
 

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what you can expect

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engagement + lifestyle photos

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heirloom album + framed art

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Some FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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WORK TOGETHER

your experience

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Your wedding day will fly by. I believe in slowing down the moments so that you remember what your day felt like. Here's how we can slow down, have fun, and dance long into the night. 

There are no mock-ups or photo tastings when picking your photographer.

I wear many hats in the months leading up to your wedding day & I happen to bring every . single . one with me when I photograph your fleeting moments. It’s SUPER important that you not only love my work, but that you also like me. We will spend 8-10 hours together (no really, a third wheel...). I am your trusted sidekick &  I am your best friend-or (vendor friend). I will make sure that everything runs smoothly all while capturing your memories. I am here to tell your story, how you share it. So have fun together, take in the moments. Your wedding, truly, is the best day ever.

What you can expect

Planning

We can grab some ice cream or meet over the phone. You share how you met, what you love to do, your proposal story, what you envision for your wedding and reserve your date!   

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You can expect prompt email, text, & phone replies. I believe in an open line of communication about your wants & photo wish list. I'll work closely with your planner to build a timeline and give recommendations for the best lighting. 

Celebrating

You enjoy every . single .  minute of your day: breathe it in, feel it! I'll be there to capture your fleeting moments as you dance long into the night. While you're off to your honeymoon, I'll begin telling your love story for your family to enjoy for generations.

I'll arrive early with a great energy and guide you where needed. After the wedding, I'll send you a sneak peak (within 24hrs!) for you to relive and share, and cry all over again. 

Newly Weds

Once your images have been given the polished touch, we'll begin perfecting your heirloom album design. We'll also go through and select your favorite images to be framed for your home.


This is one of the most important steps in the wedding planning process, but sadly it is often overlooked by most couples. This is the time I help you preserve your fleeting moments. Your memories should be displayed - not on a USB in the back of a closet or in a cloud somewhere. 

Engagement + lifestyle sessions are great for a couple of reasons. First, we'll really get to know each other! I get to see how you two love each other and you get to see how I work to capture the moments. These sessions are perfect for capturing this memorable time in your relationship.

Like most of my couples, this will probably be the first time you've worked with a photographer. We'll have fun in seeing what makes you smile the most and being more comfortable in front of the camera. We can let our imaginations run free, that way on the wedding day you can really have fun & be in the moments.

engagement + lifestyle sessions

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You will love your wedding album today as much as you will 50 years from now. Your wedding photos become heirlooms, traveling with you through different chapters of your life. My hope is that your future you and the next generation will look at your wedding album and remember the joy and the love that you felt in every moment. Your album will be timeless. 

One of the reasons I love framing wedding photos is because you are pretty much guaranteed to smile every time you pass by. Hang them on your walls, take them to work, or give them as gifts that will be cherished for decades. 

heirloom album + framed art

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You've got questions, I've got answers. Below are some of the questions I receive from couples. Let's make your wedding the best party you've ever had. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Do you shoot film or digital? 

Both! I'm what the wedding industry calls a hybrid photographer. By being well-versed in both mediums, I can apply my knowledge to the event and select the best option based on different factors, such as lighting and weather. I would say I use film about 85% of the time - filling in with digital where I see fit. I do carry both of my cameras on me throughout the day, so not a moment will go undocumented. After your wedding, all film and digital are edited for a cohesive gallery of artful wedding photos. 

Can I customize a collection?

YEP! Once you receive my investment guide, please let me know the individual items that best suit what you are hoping to receive in terms of deliverables. I will follow up with a tailored collection for you to review. 

Is travel included in your collections?

Travel is not included in the initial investment guide, but some areas are frequented and considered home, so just ask! As each couple's needs are unique, I'd love to learn more about your wedding plans and what you need photographed. I then customize a quote and add it to your collection. I prefer to handle all of my own travel plans as I have status with airlines and hotels and have waived baggage fees. 

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