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Reviewed On 6/24/2022 by Brittany C
I first met Leah when my then boyfriend hired her to capture his proposal in Alexandria, VA. We LOVED the photos and without question knew we wanted her to take our engagement and wedding pictures. It is obviously that she does amazing work, bu...
t honestly the best part of working with Leah- is her! She has a calming and FUN presence and we have had so much fun with her each time. And did I mention the pictures are incredible?
Reviewed On 6/06/2022 by Amanda S
If you are searching for the best wedding/engagement photographer in the game, look no further - it's Leah! Leah took our engagement pictures in Charlotte in late 2021, and to say we were ecstatic with the results and overall experience is an u...
nderstatement. We were a little nervous going into the engagement shoot, but Leah made us feel so comfortable and completely calmed any nerves we had. She truly goes the extra mile to create a safe, comfortable and fun atmosphere. We ended up having the time of our lives shooting with her! She even helped me out with picking outfits for the photos. I don't know how she does it, but she perfectly captured the love my future husband and I share. We will treasure the photos Leah took of us for the rest of our lives. Leah is passionate, professional, fun, and a truly amazing human being. My only regret is not hiring her for our wedding day. The bottom line is, she is the BEST!
Reviewed On 6/06/2022 by Derek H
"Leah Meissler was PHENOMENAL! We hired her for our engagement photos and as our wedding photographer. Leah is a seasoned photographer. She coordinated with us on all the standard “Engagement” & “Wedding” BUT went above and beyond to take shots...
that we hadn’t even thought of. Some of my favorite photos are those random ones where we had no idea what she was doing. As a photographer she is down to earth and personable. Our engagement and wedding was planned through the COVID-19 pandemic and even though a year and a half had passed by between our shoots, our experience was as if no time had passed at all. She made us feel relaxed during each shoot so we weren’t stiff and self-conscious. We were impressed with how quickly she could provide us teaser photos of the event. That allowed us to quickly order “Thank You” cards with a photo from the wedding. I know this isn’t typical, but our wedding didn’t include a wedding party, however we had quickly realized that a wedding party is helpful in calming your nerves and last minute stress before the big moment, Leah as our dedicated photographer went above and beyond and was that shoulder and the rock we needed while getting ready for our big moment. She absolutely didn’t have to do anything more than take photos, but she ended up providing so much more. I 100% would have passed out from the stress and the record high heat of the day if not for Leah distracting my brain and calming me down.
P.S. My absolute favorite shot of the entire wedding is a candid shot she took while I thought we were taking a break to let an elderly man pass by the glass enclosed hallway. As he passed by, he let out the loudest fart, which echoed through the small glass hallway corridor. Our reactions were priceless and she managed to catch them in a shot.
-Derek & Paul"
Reviewed On 5/29/2022 by Rebecca S
It is very important to hear reviews not only from other couples but most importantly from vendors!! We are with your photographer/videographer/florist..etc the entire day and sometimes we have to deal with certain challenges that aren’t in our...
control. It could be that their work is amazing but they’re not considerate to others around them especially as vendors. Now, if you’re looking for a photographer who does amazing work BUT also is incredible to work with and accepts the stress/challenges from a wedding day with such grace: LEAH IS YOUR GIRL
We worked with Leah at a wedding yesterday! We were the videographers but never had the pleasure to work with her. As a vendor working the behind-the-scenes, Leah is professional and so kind. She puts her couples first and I saw this firsthand! You can’t control the events that may go wrong on your wedding day but Leah always tries to come up with a solution instead of adding more stress.
I can’t wait to get brides looking for a photographer, so that I can recommend Leah.
P.S INVEST IN HER. JUST DO IT. HER PHOTOS ARE NOT JUST PICTURES. THEY ARE FREAKING ART. You’ll be dying to show your wedding pictures to your neighbor, dog, aunt Mimi, and the guy behind the counter at 7-11.
Reviewed On 3/21/2022 by Bradley R
Stop searching, you've found your photographer! Leah is without a doubt the best in the game. I don't know how she does it, but she managed to capture every moment of our wedding perfectly, even when it seems physically impossible. Every pictur...
e came out looking better than we could have hoped. She was so professional and helpful the whole time. She took time with every combination of family member/wedding party picture, while keeping us moving and giving perfect direction. Seriously, she was the best I don't know how else to say it. So like, we got all of our pics, they obviously look great, she captured everything, amazing. But then after the wedding she gave us our sample photos shockingly fast, and the samples were unreal good. We honestly would have been satisfied if that was our full album, but then, just a few weeks later, we got the whole album and it was unbelievable. Just 100000% better than what I could have hoped. Prompt, professional, fun, friendly, helpful, highest quality results, super fast timeline. There's no one else we would recommend. I want to have the wedding all over again just for her to take more pictures.
Reviewed On 12/30/2021 by Meg R
Leah is everything you could ask for in a photographer - extremely talented + a trusted partner matched with a personality that will turn even the most camera shy in to their best and most relaxed selves. You can’t help but smile when Leah is b...
ehind the camera and I’m forever jealous of anyone who gets to work with her on their special day.
Leah was booked during my 2022 wedding date, so we hired her instead for a standalone engagement shoot in Charleston, SC. Leah was flexible with the travel (1000/10 recommend booking her for a travel shoot!) and adjusted quickly to the unfamiliar location. Our photos turned out incredible and primarily because they reflected who we really are as a couple. Now, I just want to shout her name from the mountain tops because the whole world needs Leah Miessler’s photos lining the walls in their home.
If you have an opportunity to work with Leah - RUN, don’t walk!
Reviewed On 12/30/2021 by Henry K
Leah Miessler is not only incredibly talented and professional, but also makes a genuine effort to get to know her clients to better be able to photograph their wedding. We enjoyed working with her for our engagement photos so we booked her for...
the wedding and couldn’t have picked a better photographer - she exceeded my expectations on how the photos turned out. Especially since our wedding was nighttime in January and indoors, I was nervous about photo colors coming out strange - Leah edited everything perfectly and naturally! These photos will be cherished for our lifetime and we can’t thank Leah enough for making our day unforgettable. Not to mention we had an issue last minute with the church venue not allowing pictures at times and leah so calmly and professionally was able to work with both me and the church to find a compromise that would work with everyone. Book her for all your photography needs - you will not be disappointed!!
Reviewed On 12/28/2021 by Harley B
Leah is SO FUN! My fiancé and I were looking for natural photos that were full of movement, spontaneity, and authenticity — Leah delivered on all fronts!!! Working with her has been a blast and we LOVE our engagement photos. Leah truly helped u...
s be ourselves in front of the camera and created photos that look and feel like us. Leah’s creativity and artistic talent shine through every photo she takes, and she was willing to entertain our ideas and think outside the box to capture the perfect moment. Leah is the photographer for our wedding day as well and I have no doubt we will be even more in love with those photos! Cannot say enough about Leah and her commitment to her clients!!
Reviewed On 12/28/2021 by Szymon N
After having an amazing engagement session with Leah, we decided to book her as our photographer for our big day! Leah went above and beyond, and even assisted with creating our day of timeline. Our ceremony venue was booked at our orginal desi...
red time, and Leah helped us decide what other time option would be best for lighting, photos, and the overall flow of the wedding. She also found us a beautiful, yet still private, spot in town for our first look! When it came to our photos, she understood that we really wanted to capture pictures with our loved ones, but also snuck us a few lovely detail shots. I couldn't imagine having our wedding photos turn out as beautiful as they did without Leah as our photographer. She makes everyone so comfortable in front of the camera. Her patience, compassion, and style are also what really what make her such a great photographer for once in a lifetime moments. Thanks Leah!
Reviewed On 12/27/2021 by Daniel and Mae L
Where do we start?!?! Let us emphasize this.... Don't hesitate and just go with Leah for all your photography needs....
First, let's highlight how great of a person she is. She is sweet, kind, and REALLY cares about her clients. Everything abo...
ut her is very genuine. We worked with her for both our Engagement shoot and our Wedding ceremony and she went the extra mile every time to make us feel comfortable and reminded us to have FUN! We personally can be pretty camera shy, but she made it feel so natural for us throughout both the engagement and wedding shoot. Please schedule a phone call with her and you will find out how great of a person she is with a quick 5 minute phone call!
She was also very engaged during the wedding. Making sure we ate our food, we were emotionally feeling okay, and if we needed help setting anything up. She went above and beyond than just taking photos. She was an emotional support for both us during our special day.
Second, HER TALENT! Not only is she a great/genuine person, she is SO TALENTED!!! We were blown away for both our Engagement and Wedding photos. She knows exactly what angles to capture from, while considering every little detail from our posture, our hand placement, the background, etc. She really sets the mood within the photos with her excellent editing skills. The photos bring us back to the actual moment every time we view them.
Lastly, Leah's service and professionalism. She promises excellence and over delivers. She sent us extra photos than what was on our contract. She sent us over 50 teaser photos from our wedding 1 week later. She provided all of our engagement and wedding photos on time. Leah stayed connected with us from engagement shoot to the wedding day. Phone meeting with us for a pre-engagement and wedding shoot to ensure she knew exactly what we wanted. Lastly, she was very accommodating to our privacy requests as well. She cares for her clients and this is why her service is excellent.
Thank you, Leah for capturing our special day!
Reviewed On 12/22/2021 by Maryanne M
When Leah Miessler comes into your life it is not just for a day, or a moment in time, it is forever. My husband and I had the "COVID cursed" wedding and in the process of rescheduling (four) times, we needed to find a new photographer. In wa...
lks Leah, I stumbled upon a photo of her's on Instagram and just KNEW we had to have her for our wedding. From the initial phone call, to the Christmas photos she just took of my family, she has been an absolute dream to work with. Hire her, you will not regret it at all. Leah isn't just a friend, or a photographer, she is family to us and I am forever grateful.
Reviewed On 12/20/2021 by Katarina C
We reached out to Leah for an October 2020 wedding, and had to postpone our wedding to July 2021. From the informative phone consultation, to the amazing engagement photo shoot, to the beautiful day of wedding photos, Leah's photography skills ...
and amazingly fun and friendly personality made my super nervous, Type A bride self know that I was in great hands. She walked me through the process and kept in contact with me even though we had to postpone the wedding 9 months due to COVID.
During the engagement and wedding shoots, Leah knew how to make my husband and me crazy comfortable and able to focus on the love and fun we feel with each other, which is a feat because we were all nerves and checklist-y the days leading up to the events.
All our wedding party and multiple guests commented on how great Leah and her sister were during the wedding and absolutely gushed about them when the photos were made available to us.
Leah was the very first vendor we reached out to and she was honestly the only vendor I absolutely had to have when we postponed our wedding! I have recommended her to every friend I know, and she is for sure my husband and my first call when we have any future events we want to memorialize.
Reviewed On 12/20/2021 by Valerie B
We hired Leah to do our engagement photos and then ultimately hired her for our upcoming wedding day! Leah is amazing at capturing personality in her photos and creating a comfortable and really fun setting during her shoots. We felt like she r...
eally got to know us as a couple and provided some general guidance beforehand (like what to wear and what to avoid!) that made our pictures turn out even better. We used our engagement photos to create our guest book and wedding website and can't wait for her to capture the big day!
Reviewed On 12/17/2021 by Alie F
Leah was one of the best decisions we made in the planning process. She was responsive, passionate, creative, and personable. My husband and I don’t love being in front of the camera, but she always had ideas to make us laugh and act natural. H...
Reviewed On 12/03/2021 by Kyle G
Leah is the best photographer. She is amazingly talented, professional, communicative, all while creating the most comfortable atmosphere. Work with her for 5 minutes and you feel like you’ve known her for years. She has amazing instincts. Leah...
knows when to direct photos, and when to fade into the background and just photograph what’s happening around her. I can’t say enough good things about her. To summarize, go with Leah, you won’t regret it.
Reviewed On 12/02/2021 by Dan L
Leah was an absolute DREAM COME TRUE! I had been following Leah on instagram for MONTHS just dreaming of one day working with her. My now fiancé planned a surprise proposal at a lantern festival that included Leah camouflaging in a group of peo...
ple pretending to just be another attendee. When my fiancé got down on one knee and asked me to do forever it was truly magic but what really made the night even more special was when I realized that Leah was there to capture the entire moment. My fiancé and I had never done a couples photoshoot before nor had we even been professionally photographed and Leah was a dream to work with! She made us feel so comfortable and beautiful and magical and was just the sweetest person to ever be around. The photos she captured were STUNNNIG and something we'll treasure for the rest of our lives. We hired her as our photographer but I truly consider her my new friend. 10/10 would recommend in a heartbeat and I cannot wait to have her capture our special day!!
Reviewed On 11/19/2021 by Kara J
Leah is the most phenomenal photographer. When we initially reached out, she scheduled a phone call with us and we immediately knew we were in the right place. It is so clear how much passion and pure talent she has and I instantly felt conne...
cted to her. It was important for us to have our engagement and wedding photos to be snapshots of beautiful moments rather than traditional poses and that’s exactly what we got. My husband and I are not people who seek out the spotlight, by any means, but Leah made us both feel so comfortable and the shots she created are perfection. On top of that, she has such a quick turn around, even in the middle of wedding season, and sent our sneak peak within just a couple days. I truly cannot recommend her enough, she’s the coolest.
Reviewed On 11/15/2021 by Lindsey J
Leah was the COOLEST! After hiring her during covid, and sticking with us through a postponement, I finally met Leah on the wedding day and she is a blast!
Leah understood what was important for us to have photographed, and she also went abov...
e and beyond providing new ideas (like my perfume bottle! Would have never thought of that). She was also so much fun during the hours of getting ready with the bridesmaids. Everyone enjoyed her presence with us.
I also appreciate that Leah listened to ideas we had about photographs. She gave input to what would work and what would help make things better. She is such an amazing person to work with and I cannot recommend her enough. I can't wait to have her photograph us again!
Reviewed On 10/10/2021 by Ross H
Leah was absolutely amazing! She was very responsive throughout the entire planning process and made sure everything was taken care of before hand so we didn’t have to worry on our big day. Leah was great getting everyone lined up for family an...
d group photos and made sure we got all the special moments that were important to us. Leah is so easy to work with and I couldn’t recommend her more!
Reviewed On 10/07/2021 by Annie S
Leah is the best!!! We had so much fun with her and she made it so easy to be ourselves in front of the camera. She truly cares that you get the photos you want, and answered all questions we had. Best decision you'll make for your wedding is w...
orking with Leah, we'd hire her again in a heartbeat!
Reviewed On 10/06/2021 by Ian E
Can’t express how easy getting our elopement shoot set up with Leah was. She answered all of our questions and more. She was the absolute best the day of the shoot. She eased our nervousness with her corky attitude. Leah was very professional a...
nd would 10/10 work with her again. Got a ton of our photos back the same day! Couldn’t ask for a better situation.
Thank you for capturing our special moment!
Reviewed On 10/04/2021 by Rita R
First things first, Leah is amazing. We hired her for our micro wedding in Shenandoah National Park in August, and would hire her again for any photography needs we ever have. Her "a la carte" micro wedding menu is amazing, and allows clients t...
o specify exactly what they want for their day. She's also very responsive and happy to answer questions and help you build out your timeline to make sure you're getting what you want! We came down from NYC, so really appreciated Leah walking us through how long driving somewhere, etc. might take so we could account for it appropriately.
Leah is professional and courteous, and is also fantastic at calming nerves and somehow being everywhere at once. One day after the wedding, Leah sent me some first look photos, and had half our gallery done soon after. Leah loves her job, and it shows in the photos she takes. We wanted effortless and candid photos of our day, and we got so many photos that we will cherish forever.
I really can't recommend Leah enough - she's incredibly talented and just so much fun to hang out with!
Reviewed On 6/12/2021 by Alexandra M
Leah is a truly amazing photographer. She communicated with me every step of the way. Having a wedding during a pandemic comes with lots of challenges. But Leah was amazing through it all. Including when we had to change our venue. Leah got to ...
know is and really captured our authentic relationship in our pictures. Leah made taking pictures fun and natural. When I look at our pictures I see how in love and happy we look.
Leah helped create beautiful moments and we now get to have forever.
Reviewed On 5/17/2021 by Sabrina R
Leah is amazing! She is so kind and very helpful throughout the whole process. She was such a fun addition to our wedding day.
Reviewed On 4/08/2021 by Monica C
Leah is amazing! So glad we picked her to capture such a wonderful memory that we will have for the rest of our lives! We had our elopement pictures done at the monuments in Washington DC, and they turned out amazing! Leah made our session so f...
un, she helped us pick a good time and with parking which was a huge help specially in a busy city! She was prepared and had great ideas during the session, time really flies when you’re having fun and Leah helped relax us and make our session that much better! She had a few teaser pictures ready that day which was so great because we were able to share the wonderful pictures with family and friends. Leah is not only an amazing photographer but a wonderful person and definitely recommend her to capture such wonderful once in a life time memories.
Reviewed On 3/22/2021 by Maegan G
We decided to elope, so our session with Leah was our way of sharing our experience with our friends and family. I (the bride) am absolutely not photogenic at all and my husband is an absolute ham for the camera. We came with no ideas, no poses...
in mind, and had never worked with a professional photographer before. Even though we met Leah for the very first time for our session, she immediately made both of us feel comfortable and the experience was genuinely fun! She put us in a variety of poses with different backdrops so we had a lot to choose from. We had such a hard time selecting our pictures for our announcement, she really brought out the best in the both of us. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone and I know we plan to work with her more in the future. If you are unsure about anything in your planning process, Leah is the best decision you can make!
Reviewed On 3/21/2021 by Tyler M
Leah was incredible! We loved working with her and she made the experience a ton of fun. She did a great job with the photos and had some ready for us that same day! I would highly recommend Leah to anyone. I have nothing but great things to sa...
y about the experience and working with Leah.
Reviewed On 3/20/2021 by Meredith C
I knew Leah from high school and within the last several years I knew she had gotten into photography. When my fiancé and I got engaged, Leah reached out to congratulate us but I didn’t think she’d be able to do the photography since we no long...
er lived in VA and the wedding would be in NC. What a great surprise when Leah said she travels and was more than willing to do our photography! We were only home for a week during Christmas and Leah was incredibly flexible with us and made time to get our engagement session done while we were home. Neither of us had done a photo shoot like that and we were a little nervous and awkward. But Leah made us feel totally comfortable and made the experience so much fun! The photos turned out perfectly and she got them back to us so quickly.
I can’t recommend Leah enough and we can’t wait for her to capture all the big moments at our wedding in June!
Reviewed On 3/16/2021 by Sashana W
Leah is such a joy to work with!! My fiancé and I aren't the most relaxed when taking pictures but Leah made us feel very comfortable. Thanks to Leah we were able to get some great engagement photos and we had so much fun in the process. We loo...
k forward to working with her on our wedding day.
Reviewed On 3/15/2021 by Daniel L
Leah is AWESOME! She was transparent and communicative from the start. My fiancée and I spoke to many photographers before booking with Leah, but when we had our initial conversation, WE KNEW she was the right fit for us! Very friendly, kind an...
d informative. Answered all our questions and made us feel very comfortable from the start. Now... Her photos... WOW! She has MAJOR skill!!!! Looking through her portfolio, we were blown away. The style and the way she edit her photos were amazing. For our engagement shoot, I was very nervous as I am not used to taking photos, but she made us feel comfortable with her fun and cheerful personality. We received our teaser photos within a week and our full gallery within a month and we were blown away once again!! She's a beast to say the least. Super excited for her to shoot on our special day.
Reviewed On 1/04/2021 by Samantha S
Leah was so easy to work with! We had some scheduling issues at the beginning but she handled it with such professionalism. Our photoshoot was a blast - we laughed almost the entire time. Our photos were gorgeous and really captured our genu...
ine expressions. We look forward to working with her again in the future!
Reviewed On 12/07/2020 by Christina M
Where do I start? I'm not your traditional bride. I didn't want the Pinterest photos where the bridal party was posed or shots of makeup palettes that I used for my look. I wanted someone who could capture my husband and I in the moment. I want...
ed someone to capture the love between us. I wanted photos to show our love and not look cold. I just happened to scroll IG and came upon Leah's page. BRIDES and GROOMS, look no further because Leah is the real deal. Looking through her portfolio you can just sense the love and happiness between couples. I reached out to her and got a response and she offered to call so we can both get an idea of expectations. I think we must have spent almost a hour on the phone just brainstorming and talking ideas-mind you we didn't officially hire her yet. After I hung up and spoke with my husband, we decided to book her immediately. Oh did I mention her pricing is also amazing?! The day of the shoot, she texted me 2 hours before our meet time and said she was already on site and scouting out locations to shoot. Leah listens and DELIVERS. I wish I could get married again so that we could have another session. I can't recommend her enough!
Reviewed On 11/16/2020 by Laurel R
We had such a wonderful experience with Leah. Picking a wedding photographer is so tough these days -- there seems to be one million google results! Where to begin?? We began and ended with Leah, because her portfolio looked beautiful and her p...
rices were reasonable, but it still felt like a gamble, you know? You don't know if you made the right choice until it's all done. Well, it turns out we absolutely made the right choice. Leah was a pleasure to work with. I didn't know exactly how to describe what I wanted other than to say, "I don't want a lot of posed shots," and she totally got it. The candid shots of our loved ones are pictures we will cherish forever. They are truly beautiful. She did encourage us to do a few "posed" shots, and I'm so glad she did, because those are beautiful too. I genuinely have only good things to say about Leah and her work. 10/10 would recommend.
Reviewed On 10/31/2020 by Lorae B
Working with Leah on our wedding day was absolutely a dream. She was the most patient and kind photographer we could have worked with, and she dealt with every scheduling change. We corresponded with her for over five months prior to the shoot,...
because COVID changed so many things, and she had the best attitude and spirit. She talked us through nerves, ideas, attire, and even family drama. The day of the shoot finally came, and she made us feel so comfortable and confident. She clearly knew what she was doing, and made us feel like movie stars or top models—never did she expect us to know what to do or make us feel like it was our job to make things go right. She talked us through everything and explained the why behind her directions. It honestly felt like we were old friends, and it felt like she cared about us as people. As a Black Lesbian couple, it meant the world to us to have a skilled photographer capture such a special day, and affirm and validate our relationship so clearly. Leah went above and beyond for us—she even paid for a parking ticket we got during the shoot. She’s an all around great person, and getting to have her as our photographer was really special. We hope you get the same opportunity. You will be glad you chose her.
Reviewed On 10/30/2020 by Chelsea K
Leah has been an absolute joy to work with. From the start of the planning process she has been responsive and professional. During our engagement photo shoot she was fun to work with and made the entire experience so enjoyable. She got picture...
s back to us very quickly (even giving a teaser BEFORE the teaser gallery) and her work is incredible. We are so happy with Leah and highly recommend her!
Reviewed On 10/30/2020 by Julie W
Leah is amazing. Her photography is gorgeous, and she brings such a fun, light hearted atmosphere to photo sessions. I have never been comfortable in front of a camera, but Leah brought this relaxed environment. There were no static, super pose...
d photos, just my fiancé and I, being our normal goofy selves. Leah's photos showed our personality, and reflected who we are as a couple. On top of her amazing photography skills, her turn around time is so quick! We had a handful of beautiful photos within 48 hours. She is talented, professional, and I 100% recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer.
Reviewed On 10/30/2020 by Emily D
We found Leah’s portfolio online and were immediately interested. Her talent for picking optimal lighting situations to capture intimate moments was readily apparent, and her flexibility with our desire to stage photo shoots in two separate lo...
cations for our engagement photos was enough for us to book her. We did our first shoot at our home with our dogs and Leah did a fantastic job guiding us through shots and poses. We have zero photo skills but she was able to make us look great. Leah jumped at the opportunity to explore a location she had never shot before based on our enthusiasm for a natural setting and was brave enough to traverse difficult terrain to get us some amazing pictures. She went above and beyond and her fun and easy going personality made the experience a blast! We can’t wait for Leah to capture our wedding!
Reviewed On 10/30/2020 by Melanie H
Leah is INCREDIBLE! I can't recommend her enough! She's extremely professional and accommodating. From the first introduction phone call to our engagement shoot, my fiancée and I felt so comfortable talking and engaging with Leah. She makes you...
forget you're posing for pictures which is a huge plus for anyone worried about being shy in front of the camera. She has such a wonderful and easy-going personality. There was never an awkward or dull moment. Not to mention, her talent speaks for itself, it's breathtaking! We've loved every photograph from our engagement shoot, they look so natural and full of love. We are overjoyed to be working with her and looking forward to the memories we'll have of our wedding day next year.
Reviewed On 10/29/2020 by Patrick H
My wife and I truly had an amazing experience with Leah. The only thing more appreciated then her flexibility and professionalism during these crazy COVID times was how comfortable and relaxed she made us during such a stressful day. She is a t...
ruly gifted photographer who was able to truly capture how fun and special the event was for our family and us. We loved working with her and couldn’t recommend her highly enough!
Reviewed On 10/29/2020 by Rachel Y
It was such a blessing to have Leah film our wedding! We had phone interviews with several photographers in the MD/DC/VA area, but after speaking with Leah, we knew that we wanted to work with her! From our first conversation we had together, s...
he was very professional, friendly, responsive, and most importantly understanding of our concerns with COVID. She got COVID tested for us, after we had expressed our concern for our mom’s health, and she even accommodated her schedule so that she would not expose herself before the wedding. We were so appreciative of her transparency and professionalism to ensure that we felt safe and comfortable. On our wedding day, she came early and was super flexible in willing to film an extra hour for us. We could see her passion and excitement for filming and it was really exciting for us as well! She really went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable in from of the camera, so that she could capture us being genuinely happy. And most of all, we LOVED LOVED LOVED the end result of her work. The photos came out beautifully and she delivered the teaser photos back to us so quickly. She really captured our special day so magically and we were so impressed by her! We would definitely recommend Leah, to any couple looking for a passionate, professional, and warm photographer.
Reviewed On 10/28/2020 by Natalia D
I can’t remember exactly how I stumbled upon Leah as a photographer, but I am SO glad that I did!!! I filled out the form on her website, and soon after my fiancé and I had a phone conversation with her to get to know each other a little bit be...
tter. My fiancé lives out of town and decided to visit last minute one weekend, but she was able to squeeze us in between the other shoots she had! We greatly appreciated how flexible she was with us, and how helpful she was with selecting a location. This is the first time we had professional pictures done, but Leah was so easy going and it seemed like we were just having a fun photoshoot with one of our friends. The pictures turned out AMAZING, and I’ve received many compliments from family and friends. We look forward to having her capture more beautiful moments for our big day!!!
Reviewed On 10/28/2020 by James W
Leah was such a pleasure to work with for our wedding. First of all, she made us feel so comfortable while taking all of our photos. She's hilarious and had us at ease when we were nervous about our first look. She was organized and had our fam...
ily portraits go smoothly. Leah played into our quirky vibes and encouraged some more sillier shots to mix with our sweet and serious pictures, too. No detail was overlooked when we got to our venue to have our ceremony and reception. I felt like Leah and/or her second shooter were always near (or far) grabbing pictures of us (but not in a way that felt too overbearing or overwhelming). We loved her engagement pictures of us so much we had huge prints of her work on display at our wedding- 12 to be exact. Leah takes COVID seriously to ensure her safety along with the safety of the couple she's working with and their guests. She got our teaser gallery to us sooo quickly dispite having loads of other jobs shortly after our special day. Leah was such a professional and we are obsessed with our pictures from her. Love you, Leah! We are so grateful!
Reviewed On 10/15/2020 by Coreen L
Let me begin by saying that Leah is the sweetest human being. She made our experience stress free and enjoyable. My husband and I are both shy infront of the camera, but she was able to guide us in EVERY single shot that was taken. We didn't ha...
ve any expectations when it came to the ceremony photos, family shots, and couples shots, but Leah captured every emotion possible and we didn't even see her lurking with her camera! She even snapped the most beautiful photos of our wedding location! Leah was great when it came to guidance/support before and during our wedding day. She was very quick to answer texts/emails. It was supposed to rain on our wedding day and I messaged her the night before expressing my concern. Leah made me feel SO much better. She gave me all these great photo ideas we could do in the rain and reminded me that the most important thing is that my husband and I were getting married and that she would take care of making the photos look wonderful. She did exactly that! We received sneak peaks the day after our wedding and they were UNBELIEVABLE. They were everything we could have ever imagined and more and those were just the sneak peaks. When we received the full gallery, we were in disbelief. My husband and I were so emotional reliving our wedding day. I am continually impressed with Leah as an individual. Her professionalism, work ethic, relational capabilities, attitude, and commitment to her work shines through in her photography. HIRE HER! She is the best and easiest decision we made for our wedding day.
Reviewed On 10/12/2020 by Sally L
How fortunate we were to have had Leah as our photographer for my daughter's wedding. She was so professional and so much fun. She had to work around a Pandemic and remnants of a hurricane and never missed a step. We could not be happier and we...
highly recommend Leah Miessler Photography for your event.
Reviewed On 7/29/2020 by Bradley R
Leah was incredible! She was super professional and punctual while also keeping everything so light and fun for our engagement shoot. Seriously, after she left my partner and I talked about how much fun it was and how we wished we could do it a...
ll over again the next day. The pictures came out better than we could have imagined! She gave us a huge set of preview photos so quickly and then had a really fast turn around on the full set of pics also. Leah is just the best and we'd hire her a million times over again!
Reviewed On 7/14/2020 by Caitlyn P
We absolutely loved everything about having Leah take our engagement photos! From her helping us find a place to take photos, and with how fast her turnaround time for photo delivery was, we were so impressed! We scheduled our date before the p...
andemic, but do to the lockdowns, we were forced to reschedule several times. Leah was so flexible with us! I also have to mention that we maintained social distancing during our photo shoot, but you could NEVER tell with the way the pictures came out. We are absolutely in love with the pictures, and will definitely be calling on Leah for our photo needs from now on!
Reviewed On 7/05/2020 by Monique B
Leah has a great eye for photography. I was more than happy with the photos she took for our big day. Angles and lighting were on point and very quick turn around on the photos. You wont be disappointed with her work. Additionally punctual and ...
accommodating to your particular concerns and thoughts. I was over the moon happy with her work.
Reviewed On 6/24/2020 by Perry M
We had the absolute best time with Leah! Not only was she completely professional, she also made the photoshoot really fun! My fiance and I didn't know how to pose and he can be camera shy, but Leah was great at giving directions and making us ...
look totally natural on camera. She always made an effort to ask our opinions and work with what we wanted. Our photos turned out incredibly dreamy, everything was edited to the right balance to staying natural and not overdone. We could not recommend Leah anymore, and we can't wait to have her photograph our wedding!
Reviewed On 6/20/2020 by Alexa R
Leah was amazing to work with and we highly recommend her. The quality of work and the quickness in which we got our engagement photos back was so impressive. She was so flexible regarding engagement photos during COVID and about flexible about...
pricing/photo packages for our nontraditional wedding. We can't wait to have her shoot our wedding!
Reviewed On 6/20/2020 by Katie W
Leah was wonderful to work with! We had just moved to the DC area and wanted engagement photos amongst the cherry blossoms...coupled with early stages of coronavirus, the closure of Tidal Basin, early bloom...we moved up our photos by two weeks...
. Leah was going to get us the cherry blossoms photos we desired! Very accommodating, flexible and so nice to work with! We had a preview of our engagements within a day and loved them! Hire Leah, you won’t be disappointed!
Reviewed On 4/14/2020 by Sydnee G
Leah is absolutely SPECTACULAR! My partner and I booked her services for our engagement shoot for our wedding. We are new to the DMV area and weren't quite sure on the location or timing of our photoshoot. Leah was beyond helpful in brainstormi...
ng where and when to have our shoot and was excellent in communicating beforehand. On the day of, we had a sunrise shoot out in the cold, but Leah was so warm and friendly! My partner and I aren't used to taking photos, but she made us comfortable and the pictures showed the essence of our relationship. I am so thankful for Leah as our pictures turned out to all we hoped they'd be (and more)!
Reviewed On 4/13/2020 by Grace T
First of all, Leah Miessler is an amazing human being. We got so lucky that she was available to photograph our wedding with short notice! My husband Jordan and I got engaged and planned our wedding within a couple of months before we moved to ...
Hawaii. We were pressed for time and a friend recommended I reach out to Leah. I was playing with the idea of having a friend (not a professional photographer) take our photos and I have to say, INVEST in your photographer, it is more than worth it!!!! The day itself with Leah and her sister who came along to help was so smooth and so fun. She really made me, Jordan, our bridal party and families feel so comfortable and special, everyone at the wedding came up to me saying how great she was. After we had taken our first look photos and bridal party photos, we had some time before the ceremony began. During this break, Leah was already working on editing some preview photos for us to look at. This was so special being able to look at a couple of photos from the day and evening right after our wedding was over. Not only did she work hard to get us the photos promised on time, but she went above and beyond to accommodate our needs and create a seamless process for us to view, download and share the photos with family and friends. When we got the full set of photos, my husband and I were so emotional reliving our wedding day together through the photos. I am continually impressed with Leah as a person, her work ethic, fun-loving attitude, and commitment to creating amazing, heart-glowing feeling captured photos.
Reviewed On 4/12/2020 by Bailey C
Where do we even begin? The professionalism, relational capabilities and artistic gifts which Leah possess make for a truly unique combination that sines through her photography. We have little photography knowledge or experience, and she was a...
ble to understand who we are and what we were looking for with just a couple short conversations. She then transformed this vision into incredible photos that we will cherish forever and even got us multiple photos back within the first 24 hours. Leah is one-of-a-kind and made our wedding day all the more special by just being herself. She is the perfect photographer for any occasion.
Reviewed On 4/12/2020 by Laura C
We had an incredible experience working with Leah on our engagement photo shoot! We weren't sure what style of photos or poses we were looking for, but Leah had so many creative ideas that made the day exciting and effortless. Because of our he...
ctic schedules, Leah designed a beautiful sunrise photoshoot for my fiance and me that perfectly captured our personalities. The photoshoot was very organized and we flowed seamlessly from one pose to the next. Leah was professional and energetic, which made us both feel comfortable from the start. We were so impressed with the quality of the photos and how quickly she worked - she even sent us some of the photos that same night! We will cherish these photos forever because they are so unique and the experience was memorable. I highly recommend Leah's talents for any special occasion!
Reviewed On 1/14/2020 by Mari S
We found Leah through a friend when we were looking for a wedding photographer this past winter for our wedding in May. At that point, we'd looked at lots of sites and spoken to a few photographers already, but 5 minutes looking at Leah's Insta...
gram was all it took to sell us completely on her natural style and ability to capture candid moments beautifully. Before the event we had 2 separate consults with Leah about the types of photos we wanted, the feel we wanted for our wedding, and to walk the site searching for the best place she recommended for our first look photos.
Our wedding photos turned out amazing, and several of our guests were impressed with how Leah and her sister made the few posed photos we did want feel comfortable and not forced. She showed us the first set of photos midway through our reception, and they'd turned out so well I couldn't help but cry! We all liked her so much that my family hired her for our reunion party later this summer. That event was attended by twice the number of people than were present for our small wedding, and Leah seemed to navigate the venue and size of the crowd with ease. We ended up with wonderful photos of everyone who attended, candids and some posed moments of extended family, including what I think is the best portrait anyone's ever taken of my grandfather. My now husband says she's felt like part of the family. We wouldn't change a thing about how our photos turned out, and had a great time shooting with Leah as well.
Reviewed On 1/06/2020 by Alex L
It has been now been 17 days since I married my high school sweetheart, my best friend, the love of my life. Bryan and I have already dubbed that day the best of our lives (yet at least). In fact, it took a while for the post-wedding blues to s...
ubside. Lucky for us, Leah was unsurprisingly able to capture every feeling, moment, and memory from our most beloved day.
Bryan and I look through her pictures often (okay...often meaning every night) and each shot Leah took brings back ALL of the feels! We perused them again just last night and her photographs had us teary-eyed, belly laughing, and simply in awe (and often all of those emotions were felt from a SINGLE photograph). Leah knows exactly which photos/moments to capture and for our special day, she even asked if I had any ideas or shots I wanted captured, knowing how us brides can be. Being well aware of the amount of talent Leah Miessler has in her pinky finger, I didn't feel the need to chime in. Wow...was I right. Leah, thank you for capturing the most special day of my life and more importantly, giving Bryan and I the ability to be and feel completely present at our wedding...we never once worried about a moment being lost because we knew you'd catch it on the other end of your camera. Our families, Bryan and I (and especially our vendors) worked extremely hard on every single detail of that wedding and she 100% captured everything in the most brilliant, memorable, and utterly magical way possible.
My favorite thing about wedding photographs is being able to reminisce or imagine what that day was like if you weren't really there (or if it has been a very long time). I've spent countless hours peering over my own parents' wedding pictures and they had very few (and a lot of them were too formal or blurry), making it challenging to imagine those moments. Well, it makes me smile to imagine the day (way, WAY down the road) that my little boy or girl will get to pour over the pictures Leah took of Bryan and I, knowing that they will be able to feel all of those emotions we felt and experience the day as close to reality as possible. Leah captured our love and being able to share that with family is what it's all about.
Leah. I can't express our gratitude enough. I have said it once and I will say it over and over again, any significant/photo-worthy milestone in our lives will be captured by you. Your work brings our home to life and I can't wait for the next time I am picking up the phone to request your talent again.
Hey there! I'm Leah and I could not be more excited to get to know you and your significant other. When I took an interest in photography in college, I had no idea how big of an impact it would have on me. I fell in love completely, and began to devote all of my time to this passion. For me, it really isn't just a job... being able to capture so many different celebrations of love is truly a gift. Since every couple is one of a kind, it is my promise that every gallery I delivery is just as unique, and that your photos will reflect the love you have for one another.