"Where do I begin with Leah? First, if her pictures don’t take your breath away and instantly sell you on her ability to photograph, don’t worry, her personality will. We organized an initial consultation with Leah, and during the call, my wife and I felt like we were talking to a friend the whole time. Such an incredibly easy going, authentic, smart person. We were sold by her work before speaking to her, but invested in her confidently after the consultation. From there, and incredible friendship was born. So professionally punctual, Leah delivered our engagement shoot photos almost immediately after our shoot it felt like lol. That’s how excited she was to get the teaser photos back to us. Flawlessly edited and all. We booked her for another session before our wedding, to do some graduation pictures for my wife and I. We were so happy we had another life event to share with Leah so she could capture. We wish we could hire her as our personal every day photographer. That’s how much we love her and her work. Wedding day came and went, as if our best friend was photographing our wedding, she fit in flawlessly with our family and friends to capture the most perfect pictures we’ve ever seen captured at a wedding. We can’t wait for our next life event or just a random session with Leah to photograph. Your search ends here, book the greatest photographer you’ll ever come across."
"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 people 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 STUNNING 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!!"
"If you are lucky enough to be getting married on a weekend that she is available, RUN DON’T WALK! 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 behind 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. Like I said, if you have an opportunity to work with her - RUN, don’t walk!"
"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 walks 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."
"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 connected 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."
"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."
"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 and 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!"
"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 to 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!"
"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 picture 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."
"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 above and beyond providing new ideas... 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!"
"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 about 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!"