“For what it’s worth... it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you’ve never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start over again.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Leandra creative co. photography

Leandra creative co. photography

its about your love

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Welcome to the blog

Craving memorable photos in NYC this holiday season? Keep reading, you’re in the right place. When I was a little girl there was no place more magical during the holiday season than New York City. I begged my mom to take me one year and I thought I was dreaming. I could feel the magic […]

For Couples, For Photographers, Resources for couples

December 6, 2021

Best spots for holiday photos in NYC

Engagement Session

Long Island Engagement Session , Engagement photos, Long island photoshoot, beach engagement photography

Portfolio

May 25, 2021

Ellie & Tommy Long Island Beach Engagement Session

A first look with your partner or family member can be so special, but it’s not for everyone, I’ve created a little checklist for you to help decide if it’s right for your wedding celebration! ✔️ Your ceremony location is a bit far (or a lengthy hike up a mountain) from where you’re getting ready, […]

Resources for couples

March 13, 2021

3 WAYS TO TELL THAT A FIRST LOOK MIGHT BE FOR YOU

Does wedding planning feel extra overwhelming? You’re not alone, even with an intimate wedding or an elopement (my jam) there can be many pieces to coordinate and complete before “I do” – it doesn’t have to be a total headache I promise. Here’s a few tips from your industry friend to help the planning process […]

Resources for couples

March 13, 2021

NAVIGATING WEDDING PLANNING IN 2021

There are so many amazing places to say “I do” in the great outdoors and luckily, North Carolina is riddled with gems in this category. Beach, mountain, urban, we’ve got it all! The Blue Ridge Parkway Breathtaking views and close proximity to lovely Asheville. Check for permits and remember no real flowers allowed. Pisgah National […]

Resources for couples

March 13, 2021

BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN NORTH CAROLINA

LGBTQ Elopement Photographer North Carolina

Each tape carried a little piece of someone’s story, a legacy – which through each session, editorial, elopement, or wedding – is what I’m striving to capture, so it only felt right to include them in this Retro Editorial ElopemenCheers to the pieces of our stories, the captured and the ones untold.

Portfolio

March 10, 2021

100% Female Retro Editorial Elopement

I’ve heart people say “Oh, we’re just eloping so we don’t need an engagement session!” or “It’s not a priority right now.” Don’t trick yourself into thinking you don’t need an engagement session — here’s why: 1. CONNECTION: You get to know your photographer and they get to know YOU TWO! Creating this connection prior […]

Portfolio

February 14, 2021

ENGAGEMENT SESSION ON THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

There are so many reasons to do a pre wedding or elopement adventure session when you decide to travel for your big day! Not only does it help you feel more comfortable and confident in front of my camera but it’s a great way to get to know the area!

Portfolio

February 14, 2021

PRE-ELOPEMENT ADVENTURE SESSION IN BOULDER, CO

When we think about intimacy, I think we’re conditioned to initially go to sex, or sultry grand gestures or fancy baths together – but I think intimacy is in the little looks no one gets to see, except on some magical rare occasions; your photographer.

Portfolio

February 14, 2021

URBAN CHARLOTTE, NC EDITORIAL SHOOT

Charlotte NC Urban Editorial Shoot
Charlotte NC Intimate Wedding

“Leandra led with empathy in helping us navigate our tough decisions and unexpected challenges and worked with us to choose a third date when we were ready. So finally on October 4th. 2020 we were able to proceed with our wedding and she made the day (which I was expecting to be a very hard and emotional day) fun, enjoyable, and lighthearted and she knew exactly what to capture and when to capture it.”

Portfolio

February 12, 2021

CHARLOTTE, NC INTIMATE WEDDING IN THE WOODS