Southwestern Michigan, Northern Indiana, and Chicagoland
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Destination Wedding Packages
Photo Shoot Types
Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress
Photo & Video
Digital Files, Drone, Film Photography, Online Proofing, Photo, Same-Day Edits, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums
Photo & Video Styles
Artistic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern
Getting Engaged, Rehearsals & Parties, After Party, Wedding
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Westley Leon Studios Reviews
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Reviewed On 7/12/2022 by Jacqueline K
Wes was a superhero on our wedding day. It’s taken me almost a year to write a review because of how crazy our lives got. Right before our wedding we had a tragic accident in our family that resulted in the death of my cousin the day after our ...
wedding. The day of the wedding was filled with so many emotions and that day Wes was more than a photographer. I’m not even sure that he knew of the accident but he went above and beyond to make our dreams come true. He was right there to bring a smile to my face, to be there to lend a hand in any way he could, and provide us with the most beautiful pictures to last a lifetime. I’m not sure Wes knows how important he was for so many reasons on our wedding day. If you are looking for an INCREDIBLE photographer and an even more INCREDIBLE person you need to go with Wes. His skills and his eye for photography are unmatched and he is such a joy to be around! If you are looking for a sign about what photographer to choose this is your sign CHOOSE WES!!!
Reviewed On 7/08/2022 by Audrey W
Wes is amazing! If you’re looking for someone who can fit right into your group and make everyone feel comfortable, Wes is who you need! He was easy to work with and answered any questions we had in a timely manner. He gets to know each couple ...
on a personal level which made taking photos extremely easy. He was able to show us some sneak peek photos during our wedding, and we instantly fell in love. By the end of the night, our entire wedding party wanted Wes to come hang out and be a part of our group. We can’t thank Wes enough!!
Reviewed On 7/06/2022 by Lisa R
Wes, Chelsea and their team were amazing photographers and videographers at our wedding in April. They captured our day with such creativity and expertise. Not only were they so easy and fun to work with for us, but so many of our guests comm...
ented that they actually enhanced their good time at our wedding!
He did our engagement photos, as well, and they couldn't have been better. Wes brought out the best in us with intimate looks and loving gestures. He made us feel so natural, as if he wasn't even there capturing our day.
We recommend them whole-heartedly and will have another wedding in our family soon and will ask them to capture that one, as well. You won't be sorry if you choose Wes and his team to photograph your wedding or event. He genuinely cares and will do his very best to give you what you want and capture every moment of your special day! ❤️
Reviewed On 1/25/2022 by Alex F
Working with Wes honestly feels like working with a freind. Half the time you don't even know he is there because it always felt so natural from the ceremony to the reception it is all seamless. Highly recommend him for anything you need photog...
Reviewed On 1/24/2022 by Meagan W
If you are searching for a wedding photographer, look no further than Wes. From our first conversation when considering booking him, to post wedding, reviewing our photos he was so personable and professional. From engagement photos to the wedd...
ing day, everything felt natural rather than forced poses. Wes made everyone in the wedding party feel comfortable and at ease with having their photos taken. His photos show and eye for detail that is truly spectacular. All of our photos came out beautify and will cherish them for the rest of our lives. We are so happy that we went with Wes as our photographer.
Reviewed On 1/23/2022 by Christine C
Wes and his team were beyond amazing. Five stars is not nearly high enough! On the day of our wedding we received multiple remarks about how Wes and his team helped make the day feel special. The way they handled their craft was truly amazing....
We felt less like we had hired photographers, and more like we had a few extra wedding party members. Their presence was actually a calming influence on an otherwise hectic day. While we definitely had deadlines to meet, Wes managed to keep us on schedule without ever making us feel rushed. The entire team integrated with our group so seamlessly, and it allowed them to get some really amazing shots. We cannot thank them enough. The day would not have been the same without Wes and his team!
Reviewed On 1/20/2022 by Alivia F
Hired Wes to be our wedding photographer after we saw what an amazing job he did at a close friend’s wedding. Even before we officially hired him he was so helpful and such a kind person. Honestly, we couldn’t imagine having anyone else be our ...
photographer. Wes made us laugh and feel comfortable the whole time he was there. Most of the time we didn’t even realize he was taking pictures of us when he was. Such a fun and caring person to work with! Wes went out of his way to make sure things that didn’t even involve the photographs went smoothly for our wedding. You can’t go wrong with hiring Wes!
Reviewed On 1/02/2022 by Morgan M
Wes went above and beyond what we ever would have expected from a wedding photographer, and we couldn't recommend him more!!!
1) He was SO FLEXIBLE -- hanging with us through two initial date changes and a final decision to hold both a COVID m...
ini-wedding and a postponed reception. Throughout that entire process he responded with nothing but kindness and understanding, helping assuage our big feelings about everything. On top all of that, he was then kind enough to make a custom price package for us to capture both a couple of hours of pictures on our actual wedding as well as his usual full-day package on our postponed reception, and it was the best money we have ever spent.
2) We treasure the memories from our so much, and no one could have captured them better than Wes. He has the perfect blend of responsive to our needs/desires, the know-how to pose everyone when we didn't know what we were doing, and that photographer's eye to capture those beautiful, unexpected, candid moments. And not only did we receive all of our pictures in a super easy-to-navigate and easy-to-share online format, he also put together a beautiful slideshow of some of the top moments set to music.
3) Wes is SO FUN! He's the guy you want to have around on the wedding day, who fits in seamlessly with your wedding party and seems like another one of the crew.
If you're deliberating about picking a photographer, no need to look any farther than Wes from Westley Leon Studios <3
Reviewed On 12/25/2021 by Alexis H
If I could give Wes and Chelsea 6/5 stars, I would. I seriously cannot recommend Westley Leon Studios enough. Our photos and highlight film turned out AMAZING, because Wes is absolutely incredible at what he does. He's more than just a photogra...
pher though; he feels like an ally and a friend, and a part of the wedding party. He managed to bring the crowd together and get everyone pumped, be in all places at all times without being intrusive, and brought an incredible energy to the entire event. He has an intuition for capturing important details and moments, and was such an amazing photographer that we had numerous guests tell us--unprompted--how incredible he was. Seriously cannot recommend enough!!! There simply aren't enough words to express all of the ways that Wes helped us--beyond just capturing photography-- on the day of the wedding and in all of the planning leading up to it. 150% recommend him-- you will never, ever regret it. We got a full wedding photography package from him, as well as a photo booth and highlight film. Absolutely everything far, far exceeded our already-high expectations. We will have these images for the rest of our lives, and could not be happier with them.
Reviewed On 11/29/2021 by Emily C
Wes was a DREAM to work with--BOOK HIM ASAP! We were originally scheduled to get married in Sept 2020, but were forced to cancel four months prior due to Covid. Calling vendors to cancel a wedding date is a nightmare during normal times, but wi...
th Covid on top of everything, we were very worried about complications. Wes not only made sure he was fully available for our new date in 2021, but he took the time to connect with us personally. He took the time to reach out to us on our elopement day and congratulated us both. He called and skyped and emailed with us continually in the months leading up to the big day, 'just to check in' and to make sure we were feeling secure, happy and didn't need anything. He helped us solidify the vision and theme for the reception, and made suggestions for fun activities for the guests. AND, when our videographer fell through at the last minute, Wes even used his own sound equipment and camera to record our ceremony, to ensure that my husband and I didn't lose a second of vows. WHAT WEDDING VENDOR DOES THIS?!?!😍Book this guy NOW before he fills up for the season (which he does FAST, his beautiful work speaks for itself!) and rest easy knowing you're in good hands and even better lighting with Wes!
Reviewed On 11/15/2021 by Elizabeth C
We just got our wedding pictures and video Friday and OH MY GOD. I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH AMAZING THINGS ABOUT WES. When you get to do your reveal, he treats you like family. We got hugs, snacks and wine! The video is absolutely perfect, I’ve watche...
d it probably 100 times now. I am so beyond blown away by our pictures. I knew I’d love everything before we got them but he did a million times better than I even expected!! Ugh we love you Wes!! Thank you so much for being so incredible! ❤️
Reviewed On 11/13/2021 by Bridget L
A couple of years ago, after the first time my wedding was rescheduled due to COVID, my original photographer had to cancel because she was not available for the new date. A friend of mine, who is a photographer, sent out a request to Chicagola...
nd photographers explaining that her friend needed a photographer for a 1920s themed wedding, but the catch was that it was also a Murder Mystery wedding, so it would be a little non-traditional.
I got several replies from photographers who were interested, but Wes from Westley Leon Studios was so unabashedly eager and excited to be a part of it, that it was really no contest. He met with my wedding planner and me via Zoom to get all the details. I--the worst kind of client--gave instructions like, “I don’t know, just, like, take some candid pictures.” Undeterred in his enthusiasm, Wes gave lots of options and walked me through some of the ideas and insisted that he can live in the moment (*spoiler* this turns out to be true).
We asked what would happen if, in the “unlikely event,” the wedding was rescheduled or cancelled again. He laid out his extremely fair terms which protected both of us and insured that someone would be at the new date even if he, himself, was unavailable. Two reschedules later, and he was true to his word. Luckily, he was still available to be there in person and did not lose an ounce of excitement.
As I had never planned a wedding before, I didn’t realize that “it’ll only take me about a half hour to get ready” was hilariously inaccurate. I know that he was excited to take pictures of us on the grounds because Allerton Park and Retreat Center in Monticello, IL has the greatest gems around the property. It’s like the photographer’s Mecca. Of course, I took way longer to get ready, so Wes moved back and forth between the bride’s and groom’s respective rooms and then moved around the mansion and property to get some absolutely beautiful pictures anyway. He was so patient and kind, and I feel bad that he didn’t get to realize his full vision (if he was upset about it, he never showed it).
The turn around time on the pictures was surprisingly quick, and they are beyond incredible. He’s right; he really does have an eye for catching the best moments on the spot. When I went through the gallery, it was like I was reliving every moment. I also relived other people’s moments because I totally caught my husband in a lie! (This was all in jest, of course, and an inside joke between us.)
Wes went above and beyond to capture each moment and produce such beautiful works of art from them. He’s flexible, easy to work with, and makes you genuinely feel like your day is actually the best day of all time. Pick Westley Leon Studios every single time.
Reviewed On 8/30/2021 by Fallon C
Wes and his associate photographer Rick did an amazing job on our engagement and wedding photos. Both were experienced and provided helpful ideas while planning the big day. I highly recommend them both!
Reviewed On 1/24/2021 by Nellie W
Wes did an AMAZING job with both our engagement and wedding photos! I could be so open and honest with him about exactly what I wanted as a vision and he delivered! I would choose him over and over again! I would recommend him to ever single pe...
rson who asked for a photographer!
Reviewed On 12/28/2020 by Jordan W
5/5 stars does not do it justice for Wes! He needs 20/5 stars! Our wedding photos turned out AMAZING and he is so easy to get along with and so much fun the day of! I had so many compliments from wedding guests about how professional yet fun he...
is and asked where did we find him?! Seriously, you will not be disappointed in hiring Wes.
Reviewed On 12/20/2020 by Annie H
Wes is a great listener with endless energy. Along with spectacular photography skills comes a team of energetic and creative geniuses who capture the most amazing vibes of the whole wedding party and guests. Unreal how comfortable everyone i...
s around them and what fun they are to have at an event. Indeed the photographer you would hope for to have around and produce hella good results!!
Reviewed On 10/12/2020 by Tessa S
Look no further than Westley Leon Studios! This guy is seriously one of the most genuine down to earth people we have worked with. Throughout our entire wedding process he's been amazing! He took our engagement photos and made us feel super com...
fortable which in turn shows in our pictures. During the ceremony I forgot my bouquet and he noticed right away and brought it out to me. Throughout the night he was always making sure we had everything we needed and that the guests were having a wonderful time. The photo booth was a huge highlight of the evening that everyone enjoyed. He made sure everything ran smoothly so we could have a memorable wedding. Truly a stand up guy and one of the kindest people we've had the pleasure of working with! I would recommend him for any and all of your photography needs!
Reviewed On 9/05/2020 by Jammie C
Westley Leon Studios has been one of the best investments of our entire wedding day! Wes shout out to you! You are an incredible photographer!!! We had a member of our wedding say they had never been to an event where the photographer actually ...
enhanced the event and experience! Thank you 100000000% for the wonderful service and we cannot wait to use you again in the future for other photography needs.
Reviewed On 7/25/2020 by Jenny F
There are not enough awesome words to describe Wes! From our first initial meeting to our consultations, Wes was extremely communicative and punctual when it came to responding to any questions we had. My husband and I recently got married duri...
ng the crazy pandemic and he reassured us over and over that he would have our backs and wouldn’t back out. You have no idea how much that meant to us to hear that! He honestly eased all of our worries :)
Additionally, He truly made our special day way more than just special. He made sure everything went smoothly and he even stayed for a bit longer than expected to take probably the best photos of the reception! You won’t get that with any run- of - the- mill photographer. If you are on the fence about hiring Wes, DO 👏 IT 👏 NOW. You will never find anyone better in the South Bend area! I can honestly and sincerely say this with everything I have :)
Reviewed On 7/25/2020 by Noelle P
From the moment we met Wes we knew it was a done deal. He was so personable, answered all of our questions, and really made a connection with us. From our first venue burning down, to trying to plan a wedding during COVID-19, Wes was there thr...
ough it all and supported us. He was prompt with communication and always reassuring us. We decided last minute to just get married at my parents house and with 48 hours notice he was instrumental in that. He wasn’t just a photographer that day, he held umbrellas when it rained, opened doors, and even offered drink refills. He truly does it all. My parents were unbelievably impressed and my dad is hard to please. We received the photos and they were amazing!!! Beyond our wildest expectations! A wedding takes on a life of its own, and Wes was there to capture all of the moments we will forever cherish. He wasn’t just our wedding photographer, he became a friend and I can not recommend him enough!
Reviewed On 7/06/2020 by Samantha S
Totally awesome! Fast responses with a great personality, and 100% professional! We were not disappointed!
Reviewed On 1/18/2020 by Rachel W
We couldn’t be more happy with our decision to choose Westley for our wedding photographer. When we were looking for photographers, we were looking for someone that would have a unique eye that would capture all the true emotions that go with ...
the wedding day. We also needed someone that was experienced in taking pictures in low lighting since our venue was pretty dim. Westley was able to capture some AMAZING shots! He was very professional and made us feel like models! Westley really made our “day of” timeline really come together with ease--which made the whole day less stressful!! Our whole wedding party loved him as well. During the reception he was able to display a sneak peek of pictures for the guests to view. I couldn’t tell you how many people complimented his work!! Upon receiving all the photos, my husband and I were so excited!! The photos turned out beautiful and we will cherish them forever!! We cannot wait for our photo album to look back on!! Thank you Westley!!
Reviewed On 11/02/2019 by Anna B
From our initial phone call with Wes to our wedding day, he was excellent to work with. He took the time to really understand what we were looking for in a wedding photographer and kept us relaxed. He brought a lot of energy to our engagement s...
ession as well as the wedding day. He was one of our favorite wedding guests! Aside from being an awesome and fun person to work with, we love the photos he took and the creativity he used to make them unique and reflect who we are as a couple. We could not recommend him more and share his name with every person we can!
Reviewed On 8/23/2019 by Jessica L
Wes was the best from the first time we contacted him with wedding photography questions (which we had quite the list) to the days after our wedding! We knew as soon as we started our engagement photo session that we were going to have a blast ...
with him on our wedding day. Our engagement photo session in Chicago was awesome! Not only did we have a good time but we had beautiful photos that were fun, unique and captured how much love there was between my fiance and I. Leading up to our wedding day Wes answered all of our questions, responded so quickly to all of our emails even if it was late into the night and was very detailed on how our wedding day photos would go so that he didn't miss a thing. Both of our families and friends told us over and over how great our photographer was and our wedding party just loved him as much as we did! His use of natural lighting and getting the perfect moments are spot on! We appreciate the time and gorgeous shots Wes took of all of us. We can't wait to see more! We will definitely use him again as a photographer and definitely recommend him to others.
Reviewed On 2/20/2019 by Kayla W
Wes deserves 30 stars, at least. From our initial conversations on budget through the final posting of photos, Wes was attentive, professional, and so fun to have around. In our engagement session, he was able to make my introverted fiance co...
mfortable in front of the camera. On my wedding day, he reassured me regularly that we were on schedule and everything was fine. At our reception, he was able to display a small set of the day's photos on our venue's monitors, and our guests were delighted to see them first hand.
Your day goes by in a flash. Let Wes be there to capture all the big, the small, and the precious in incredible quality.
Reviewed On 1/09/2019 by Emily P
I'll do my best to summarize the awesome Westley Leon Studios without writing an entire novel. Wes's photography style is so fun and fresh. If you want beautiful wedding photos that make you smile so much your face hurts, book Wes NOW! He was i...
ncredibly easy to work with. Great personality and really knows what he's doing. He helps you figure out your day-of schedule/timeline and he's got your back the entire day, and not just with photography either. When we noticed a stranger had waltzed into the wedding for a drink, Wes was on it before I could even ask. He's really all about making sure you have the perfect day. Everyone who has seen our pictures has RAVED about them. We can't believe some of the shots he got. He captured every moment you could hope for as a bride. The pictures are so beautiful, it's truly like reliving the wedding every time we look at them. I will forever recommend Westley Leon Studios to people haha. Best decision we made!
Reviewed On 10/17/2018 by Ariana L
My wedding day was perfect and Wes was by my side to capture it all. He worked with me and my crazy schedule and even gave me suggestions on things I was missing or creative ways of doing things. He was always available by text, call, or email....
I would hire him to take pictures again in a second. The pictures really captured the personality of my family and it was captured in a elegant but fun way which is exactly how I wanted it to be. Wes is a cool guy with a great personality which makes working with him for all 12 hours fun and entertaining. He knows what he’s doing and won’t let you down.
Reviewed On 8/31/2018 by Lisa Z
Wes was amazing! We ended up not interviewing any other photographers after we met Wes; we knew he was a great match for us. His style is unlike other wedding photographers and his vision was exactly what we wanted. We met with Wes multiple tim...
es before and even after our wedding, we really created a friendship with him, which is something we did not expect. You can see how much he truly loves what he does and he has the energy and passion to prove it.
Wes was so professional, easy going, easy to talk to, and made us feel comfortable during both our engagement pictures and on our wedding day. Our bridal party had a blast with Wes and could not say enough good things during the wedding and after. We also received compliments from our guests on how great a good Wes and his team did.
We could not have asked for a better experience. The images are more than I imagined they would be. You can tell he loves what he does.
Wes, thank you so much for being part of our day!
Reviewed On 8/28/2018 by Anita G
Wes is amazing and does stunning work. He’s fun, energetic, professional and stayed in contact with us from beginning to even now. The photographs we got from him were absolutely breath taking!! I would recommend Wes to all my family and friend...
Reviewed On 8/20/2018 by Elizabeth D
Hiring Wes as our photographer was the best decision we made for our wedding day! From the time I met him a year prior, Wes made us feel as though we were the only wedding he ever thought about! His attention to detail is uncanny and we now hav...
e the most beautiful photos. Wes was very prompt and was always just a text away whenever we had any questions. Wes helped our day move along smoothly and even saved the day when our first dance song wouldn't play off our DJ's laptop! Wes's ability to capture the days moments is unreal and my husband and I feel so lucky to have him work for our wedding.
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Southwestern Michigan, Northern Indiana, and Chicagoland