I started my photography journey as a teenager when I took a class held by the lead photo editor of my local newspaper. I was the youngest person there by about 40 years, and out of what was I assume an endeavor to inspire me (and most likely pity as well) the teacher invited me to shadow one of The Post’s photojournalists for a day. It was amazing.

Soon I was photographing the official headshots and set photos for our school musical. I took more classes when I went to college and the learning has never stopped!

I’m so glad you stopped by. I’m Leanne and I’m a Nashville, TN based photographer. My favorite things are good people, good light, and capturing photos that feel like they could have been taken 20 years ago or yesterday and you can’t quite tell.

I first picked up a camera in high school and I’ve been pretty much obsessed ever since…

In the meantime, I’ve had three wild little boys and I have grown so much through photographing them. People usually describe my work as bright, clean, and vibrant. I’ve been featured by The Bump, Little Bellows, and more.  And oh yeah… I shoot film!

To me, there is nothing like seeing an image that exists in my head come to life. I LOVE what I do, and I like to think that reflects in my images. Photo sessions with me are pretty laid-back. I shoot a mix of candid images and some slightly directed ones – so you don’t have to worry about what to do with your hands… I’ve got you! The end result is real, un-fussy, and perfectly imperfect – just like you.

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What else is there to know about me?

1. I am a mom of 3 boys + 1 husband which = being severely outnumbered.

2. I’m a Netflix documentary-aholic.

3. I am extremely spontaneous and I am proud of how much I have preserved this part of my spirit considering I have three young kids.

4. I really wish I liked olives but I just… don’t. People who like them make them look SO good. I always imagine they taste different than they actually do (and now that I think of it, the same goes for watermelon).

5. I really love things that smell good and Rosemary mint is one of my favorite scents. Soap, candles, shampoo… you name it.

6. My current favorite US city is Asheville, North Carolina.

7. I have one tattoo.

8. I am more of a coffee person than a wine person, but I’m usually drinking it at night. Hot beverages are not for mornings.

9. Young adult fiction is my guilty pleasure.

10. I grew up in Florida and as a consequence I am literally allergic to the cold – like, hives and everything. Thankfully, I now live in my first-ever house that has a fireplace (and I put it to good use)!

Now it is my turn to get to know you!

I’d love to hear all about you and your family. Drop me a line to inquire about a session, ask a question, or just say “hi!”.

Many thanks to Jenna Henderson for the lovely photos of me & mine!