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Having had a camera in my hand since the age of 5, I was always told I would grow up and be an amazing photographer. Honestly, I always laughed at the thought. Although it was always a love of mine, I was in the corporate world working my 9-5, became a business owner, and kept my love photography limited to part time work on the side. After having some sense knowledge into me by my clients, I plunged into my full-time photography position about 8 years ago. This was one of the most significant times in my life and I thank God that I have been given this wonderful talent to bless my clients on a daily basis.
My work has been featured on TV commercials, in magazines, and recently on the news.
In 2009 I was diagnosed with cancer. This experience, along with loosing young friends to the awful decease, led me to start a non-profit organization that donated family portrait sessions to cancer patients and patients with other life limiting illnesses. The F.I.L.M. Project (Family Images for Lasting Memories) was launched on January 1st 2011 and to date we have nearly 600 photographers nationwide and have provided over $150,000 in free portrait services and products to families in need. Due to most of my time being thrust into the day to day operations of FILM, teaching and training our photographers, I decided my free time would be better spend teaching others what I know. Sharing my knowledge and skill is just another way I want to give back.
I have mentored over 15 photographers over the last 5 years, all whom have gone on to win awards and be successful in their business. This is more rewarding to me then having a million happy clients. My talent and my skill become the seed, which grows into something amazing that I can always feel proud that I was a part of.
I look at the work of those I have mentored to and see bits of me in every image.
I am an open book. All my secrets are yours to know. Things that will blow your mind. Please let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to chatting soon.
Leah Having had a camera in my hand since the age of 5, I was always told I would grow up and be an amazing photographer. Honestly, I always laughed at the thought. Although it was always a love of mine, I was in the corporate world working my 9-5, became a business owner, and kept my love … Read more
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