Photos are my way of freezing time for you, preserving some of the thousands of joyful moments of the happiest day of your lives. I capture you in action, and in love. Which means you'll see tons of movement in my images. It helps you remember how these moments felt and not just how they looked. You'll remember the weight of your dress when you see it blowing in the wind. You'll remember the feeling of your shoes when you see yourselves dancing. You'll remember the touch of your palms when you see the photo of you squeezing your partner's hand after saying "I Do."
Your photos will permeate with that certain je ne sais quoi, they will permeate with romance...
...It's obvious how amazing you are at your job, but more importantly, I was so happy to have your energy in the room on our wedding day. Thanks for being you!
I genuinely hate taking photographs, it always feels awkward and stilted and forced. But not with you. You put me (and Madelyn) completely at ease, and allowed us to just focus on our love and our celebration — and on top of that, you managed to somehow capture that love and joy and celebration in the most beautiful photos. (And navigating our, shall we say, pressing families, while already operating on a serious time crunch, was no small feat in itself).
I am truly, truly grateful for you.
We love you, your team, and your vibe and can't believe how awesome these pictures are (and how fast you were able to turn them around)! The weekend exceeded anything we could have possibly hoped for or dreamt of and we're so excited to know you captured these memories and moments we'll cherish forever. I know we were a little frantic with family dynamics, etc on Saturday but you were patient and a true pro throughout which we really appreciate.
...and how you handled the crowd…you are such a pro!! Thank you for advice to keep the ceremony in the living room, it was totally the right call.
The photos are stunning, truly. I never imagined getting married in your own living room could look so good! You captured so many joyful moments from the day in an authentic way, it was exactly what we were hoping for.
We are so happy and so excited, I think I’ve gone through the whole album 5 times already and am so excited to share with our families and friends too. You are the absolute best, you fully captured all of the love and happiness of the day, I love seeing all of our favorite people and these pictures are so amazing. We are so grateful for you!!!
I cannot begin to tell you how genuinely grateful we are for your incredible work and how beautifully you captured the weekend! We’ve had so many people GAWK at these photos already - you made the most amazing impression on everyone not only through your work but also by how fun and easy you made the day.
I’m embarrassed I never responded to this email! I think I got so excited with these incredible photos that I just started sharing them with family!! Forgive me, please!
You were amazing and patient with us that day(s) and we are incredibly grateful that we were able to have you as Georgia and Sam’s wedding photographer.
...just continually looking at these photos and appreciating more and more about them. The through-the-window layers and reflections, varied perspectives, specific touching moments captured in such detail, my sister smiling mid speech AND looking good while doing it, the perfect motion blurs, holy mother the light. 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.
Leila is a sensational photographer. We loved getting to know her throughout the process, including in our Engagement Shoot in Brooklyn, calls leading up to the wedding, the wedding itself, and working on our wedding book afterwards. She is creative, efficient, empathetic, talented, and so much more. She shoots with a mix of digital film, which is rare for wedding photographers. The film really elevates the images, and Leila’s unique eye adds all the more to it. We will cherish the engagement shoot and wedding photos forever, and would highly recommend Leila to anyone.
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.
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.
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.
We took your advice and waited to open these together— what a beautiful experience to get to relive the beautiful weekend all over again!
We find ourselves completely stunned by your ability to capture emotion! There was so much joy radiating throughout the day and it can truly be felt in the photos. The movement and light are just stunning. It’s like being transported right back to the moment. And we never even saw you most of the time! And when we did see you, you were a ray of warm light keeping us on the ball, but calm! HOW?! You are truly gifted.
Thank you for making the day about the moments. Each and every photo feels like it was capturing SOMETHING organic, even when posed. We loved getting to see all of the other moments happening throughout the night! We will cherish these photos for the rest of our lives and we feel so fortunate to have had you capture these most stellar pieces of memories and document them for decades to come.
Leila these are INCREDIBLE. I feel like I just got to relive all my favorite moments of my life over and over again! It is so amazing to have hundreds of little gifts capturing our day perfectly. Thank you, thank you, thank youuuuu. You were the best photographer ever, and the best person on the day of team! I honestly couldn't have gotten through the day without you. I am so grateful to have met you and had a lot of fun having you there. Genuinely there are significant moments of that day you played a pivotal role.
"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."
Thank you SO much. We have no words for how much we love them.
Thank you, you talented, talented human!!!
Sash and I finally sat down to relive everything through your work. We are totally stunned by the moments that you captured. You made the day come alive all over again. The love and joy comes through so beautifully in your photos.
These are beautiful. We cannot thank you enough for capturing this special moment for us and for our family and friends. We are eternally grateful!
Omg they are AMAZING!! I love them.
Thank you so much!! You did such a fantastic job capturing us :)
THANK YOU SO MUCH! We spent two hours going through all the photos last night... We are in love with every single one!
Thank you again for capturing all of these magical moments!
I. Am. So. Obsessed. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you again for capturing all of these magical moments!
"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."
"Not to mention, I had known we would have tears, but I still thought our wedding would have been a dancing wedding. What it was, instead, was this intensely emotional and loving wedding with some dancing. So, to have a chance to revisit our day when I needed it so badly, was truly a gift today."
"Not only was the final product amazing, but you have been such a pleasure to work with. Your professionalism, promptness and beautiful spirit made the entire process a breeze. We can't thank you enough."
My husband wasn't so keen on the whole engagement photo session idea, but once we hit the streets of NYC and she captured our love with the backdrop of the city in its truest form, he had a new found appreciation for her work and her down to earth, go-with-the-flow attitude. On my rainy wedding day, she stepped in to help in more ways than one as we tried to quickly figure out plan b for our first look photos, by calling venues and staying cool as a cucumber the whole day. Our photos look elegant, organic, ethereal and romantic. The way she develops them gives you a glow that any bride would appreciate. So many of our friends have asked for her info since seeing our photos and I can't recommend her enough!!
I never got the chance to thank you for everything! The moments you got are absolutely stunning! I can never thank you enough for being so kind, patient and so compassionate during everything. I was a nervous wreck on wedding day, I don’t remember it very well, I have bad anxiety and being the center of attention is not my thing but you made me feel so comfortable and you were so calming. I appreciate you so much and you are just so talented and I love the lighting in the pictures, I love everything. Thank you for making our special weekend even more special by capturing moments we will treasure our whole lives. You were just so lovely to work with and I can’t thank you enough!
"There was no posing, no hours spent shooting to get those perfect shots, yet we have hundreds of pictures that perfectly tell the story of our love and wedding day. I've been in A LOT of weddings, and the majority of the day is spent posing, waiting, posing. Not ours. We LIVED in the day rather than trying to just document it. Yet, we ended up with the most beautiful wedding photos I've ever seen.
Leila did both our engagement and wedding photos. She was our favorite vendor to work with, and we hope to continue to work with her in the future. Maybe for pictures of future little ones? :)"
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”