Meet Leah

What’s just as important as our experiences in life? Immortalizing those experiences through photographs. This has always been top on the importance scale to me personally: sky diving in Australia, scuba diving in Thailand, backpacking across Europe with my now husband…the ability to relive those thrilling and warm moments every time I look at the photos is one of the reasons I love photography so much. But nothing holds a candle to the importance I have placed on photography since the day my daughters entered this world. Forever immortalizing fleeting moments in time as the years fly by in a flash, that is the magic of photography!

Want to know a little bit of my photography history? I have loved taking pictures my whole life, starting with a pink Mini Mouse camera I was given as a child. I began taking courses in film photography throughout high school and college. Then in 2008 when I was working with United Way in Charlottesville, VA, I met a local photography legend, Jim Carpenter, who agreed to train me as an apprentice. I worked with him for five years and learned SO MUCH before my husband and I made the big move to California. Today I have been in business for 14 years serving the Santa Barbara area as well as Philadelphia and Long Beach Island, NJ where I return to regularly to visit family.

My goal as a photographer is to not only capture beautiful portraits of my clients, but also make it a fun and enjoyable experience. I work with you every step of the way to make sure we make your vision come to life!

Ready to book your session or have questions? Reach out via the contact form below or reach me directly at or 805-364-0204.

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