“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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For Photographers  & Creative Entrepreneurs

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 […]

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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.

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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.”

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February 12, 2021

CHARLOTTE, NC INTIMATE WEDDING IN THE WOODS

These are the tools I use in my business as a photographer every day that I wouldn’t know how to live without!

For Photographers

February 12, 2021

3 BIZ TOOLS I USE EVERYDAY

Telling your family that you’ve decided to elope isn’t always easy. I interviewed my Dad, a former marriage therapist to help you navigate this convo!

Resources for couples

February 12, 2021

HOW TO TELL YOUR FAMILY YOU’RE ELOPING

Here’s how to plan your perfect all day elopement that was MADE for you and your love story. Think of it as just the most fun day ever in your eyes! Let’s dive in!

Resources for couples

February 12, 2021

HOW TO PLAN YOUR ALL DAY ELOPEMENT

The forest fires were steamy and so was their love. Okay, that’s it I’m over it I thought it would be like a fun play on words but now I regret it. I don’t even know where to begin with Courtney and Matt. Since day 1 when we met over a year ago at a […]

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February 12, 2021

COLORADO ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT