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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 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 10/30/2020 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.