Who Me?

This picture of me and my son sums up why photography is so important and why I do what I do. Its not a perfect image in any way technically but it doesn't matter. There is magic here. A perfect happy silly moment with the two of us thinking of nothing else than the moment we were in. (we were at a neighborhood version of Burning Man, hence the glitter). My goal as a photographer is to capture moments like these at events, milestones or maybe even on a lazy Sunday afternoon in my clients lives.

When I was designing this website and was looking over the body of work I have compiled over the years, it confirms that I am doing exactly what I need to be doing. So many clients have turned into friends. When I look back at the images I've captured, I can recall the emotions and still hear the laughs behind every photo and I know that my clients do, too. My job is to capture THEIR magic.

Do I tell stories? Sure. Do I capture memories? Of course. However, I think the best thing you can do as a photographer is listen first. Get the little details. It's difficult to tell a story if you don't know your characters. When I get to know my clients, I learn what makes them tick, smile, shy away, giggle or roar with laughter. That's how you create. That's how magic happens.

Professional Clients include:

Life Is Good (internship), Manna, Portland Grille, Paysage, Longwave Yoga, The Property Shop, Steven Ward Hair, Hagood Homes, Star News/Port City Life, Wilmington Magazine, Our State Magazine, Encore Magazine, Focus On the Coast/ FOC Weddings, La Brasserie, BeU Yoga, Intracoastal Realty, Keller Williams Realty, SeaCoast Realty, Slice of Life, Circa1922 Restaurant Group, Sherry Black Designs, Dynamic Kitchens, The Hive Boutique Hotel and many more.



“Our family can not say enough about how wonderful Leslie is! She was the first photographer we met about wedding photography and we knew right away she was the one! I loved her fashion-forward approach and willingness to work out of the box! We started with engagement pictures, then bridal, then wedding and even maternity! Leslie has captured the most important and happiest of moments of our lives! We can't wait for her to capture more! She is more than a photographer, she is now a close friend.”

“When I got engaged, I knew right away who I was going to call for the big day.  We had Leslie take our engagement photos, my bridal portraits, and our photos at the rehearsal dinner and the day of.  She is so professional, and has some really creative ideas.   My biggest compliment is that both my husband's and my personalities are so evident in our photos.  That is something that was so important to me.  Leslie was a dream to work with, and I couldn't have asked for more from our photos.”

“Nat and I cannot thank you enough for so perfectly capturing our wedding day. We absolutely LOVE all the images and creativity that went into each picture. We really loved working with you through the entire wedding planning process! You helped keep me calm and at ease and make Nat and I feel so comfortable! We are so happy that we had the opportunity to work with you. Your amazing photographs will be treasured all of our lives!! YOU ROCK!….PS - DC’s blog “United With Love” is featuring our special day!”

“After experiencing Leslie’s easy-going and fun nature, we knew we could not be more comfortable with any other photographer. We envisioned photos that showed our individual personalities as well as our connection as a couple. She invested time in becoming acquainted with the bridal party and building a rapport with some of the most important people in our lives. Through Leslie’s amazing pictures, we are able to relive our wedding day and we cannot wait to share these pictures for many generations to come.”