Tell me a little bit about your business!
As Leeann Marie Photography, I photograph Pittsburgh’s most beautiful weddings. I love my brides and their families! My brides are cosmopolitan, vibrant, and oh-so-down-to-earth. True Pittsburgh girls.
I started the business in 2009 and work hard to serve my brides like their best friends and master-of-organization in the wedding industry. I am simply in love with the family stories that are told on wedding days. I adore father-daughter dances (as a mom myself) and I want to know all about my brides’ and grooms’ most important people who are with them on their wedding days. I truly believe that weddings are the beginning of a “new” family, and it’s a celebration beyond one day.
What makes your work unique?
I have a strong focus on family, covering more than just the bride and groom on the wedding day. I look for the story of the day, whether that be the good, bad, crazy, or exciting. I truly believe that a wedding is above and beyond anything that you can comprehend on the day of, and I am there to capture the moments that will be even more dear to your hearts as the years pass.
What is your ideal client like?
My ideal client is a Pittsburgh girl who loves to spend evenings at either the best restaurants in the city, by a fire in their parents’ home, or vacationing with their best girlfriends. My clients are never stuffy, but they know good stuff when they see it. They’re the kind of brides who will greet me by name and who love to create a bond above and beyond the client-vendor relationship. They’re good at shopping, eating, and laughing. They aren’t afraid of a freaking awesome bonfire and they also know their Sephora products.
What is your approach to photography?
My images are cosmopolitan, vibrant, family-focused, and created with the future in mind. I only hope that years from now my images make you laugh, smile, cry, and feel even more than how you felt about them the weeks after your wedding.
My work is timeless, crisp, wonderfully lit, and colorful. I look for beautiful light and clean background. If I can’t find it, I create it.