Erin and Lauren were a blast to work with, can't wait to get my pictures back! Will update my review with final results at that time :)
Erin photographed my engagement session and my July 2014 wedding, and I could not be happier with the decision to work with her! She made our engagement shoot fun and relaxing (and she shot BEAUTIFUL photos!) The pictures she captured at our wedding were even better than we could have hoped for! She has such a talented, artistic eye and a wonderful professional, yet fun personality. My wedding party had so much fun shooting with her, they weren't in a hurry to stop taking pictures and get to the reception. She was extremely quick in getting us our pictures after the wedding. I would work with Erin again in a second!
When my husband and I sat down to figure out our wedding priorities, we both knew the photographer would be at the top of the list. We wanted a photographer that really captured the feeling of the day, and caught all the small moments and details that we knew we’d miss in the flurry of excitement. As soon as we came across Erin’s website, we fell in love! Her photos completely capture each person’s entire personality. We felt like we actually KNEW these strangers in the photos just by looking at them!
We live out of state, so our first meeting with Erin was over Skype. And we fell in love all over again! She is so sweet and funny, and we immediately felt like we’d known her for months. We didn’t meet her in person until we did our engagement photo session. My husband and I are both usually behind the camera, and we’d never really had a ton of photos taken of us. Erin made us feel immediately comfortable. She gave us good tips on how to look natural on camera, and talked us through different poses, all the while capturing us just as we were. The engagement session also helped us get comfortable hanging out with her, which is especially important before you spend your entire wedding day with someone!
The thing that’s most amazing to me is how they can capture all these moments without feeling intrusive. In a lot of ways, they blend into the wedding and you forget there’s even a camera in the room! Erin and her sister, Lauren, are amazing. They are so funny, and great at making everybody feel comfortable.
We got our photos back a few weeks ago, and we are SO incredibly happy with them- we can’t stop looking at them! They capture the entire day so perfectly, and there are so many amazing candid shots of our friends and family, which is exactly what we were hoping for.
Erin has been so great to work with the entire time, and we would highly recommend her. She’s someone we would absolutely want to be friends with if we lived in the same city!
It was a pleasure working with Erin and her sister for my wedding in Lake Geneva, WI. Although a little unfamiliar with our particular venue, Erin and her sister found the perfect spots for beautiful photos. Erin was with us for most of the day, taking pictures before the ceremony, during, and after the ceremony, and until almost the end of the reception. She captured all the shots we wanted, and her artistic eye led to plenty of creative, artistic, and romantic shots we could only have dreamed having. I didn't realize how incredible they would be until I saw them. I loved that the photos do not look staged or fake - Erin created lovely images that capture the beauty of our location and the excitement and romance of the wedding day.She really has a great eye for a beautiful shot, and we will treasure the photos for lifetimes to come. I cannot tell you how many nice compliments we get on every photo each and everytime we share them with friends and family. Each photograph serves as a beautiful piece of art on its own and together tell the whole story of our amazing day. Erin was dedicated to getting great shots and braved the freezing cold and biting wind to stick it out and get family shots before dark! After the wedding day, she did a fantastic job editing the photos in a very timely manner. We got our photographs sooner than many of our friends that had weddings before ours!! Erin's patience, professionalism, skill, and artistic eye were all deeply appreciated. Everyone who has seen the wedding album loves the photos. Her photography is highly recommended and I would certainly hire her again.
Erin Leppo Photography honestly made my wedding day the best day of my life. Erin and her sister had such amazing ideas and made me feel so comfortable throughout the whole day. When I look back at my photos from that day I can honestly say every picture I look at reminds me exactly how I felt because Erin captured each moment that well. I am so happy we had such an amazing photographer on the day of our wedding and would recommend Erin Leppo Photography to anyone and everyone!
We really enjoyed having Erin as our wedding photographer! She was very professional and always responded quickly to my emails/phone calls. Our engagement and wedding pictures turned out perfect! We could not have been happier choosing Erin as our Photographer!
Erin and her sister did an amazing job of capturing all of the days' important events. They both made us feel comfortable and relaxed. We love every single picture from them. Amazing work!
We originally chose to contact Erin because her unique photographing style. Her images seem to capture tremendous soft lighting and natural effects. We admired her technique of lighting and her ability to capture the natural interaction between people. We wanted a photographer that would allow us to be ourselves, give us the freedom to be playful, but capture a beautiful and soft moment. Erin is a master at exactly that! Right from our first phone call to our first meeting I knew that Erin would do a fabulous job photographing our wedding. She's incredibly enthusiastic, fully devoted and passionate about to her work. Her passion for her work transpires in every way and she creates a great environment for anyone's special day. She has an infectious passion and is a true romantic!! Erin is also very friendly and fun loving, it's like working with your sister or good friend. We feel so lucky to have found her and we're so pleased with all of her final images. We have so many beautiful memories from our wedding and thanks to Erin we can always revisit them! We can't thank her enough.
I felt at ease and comfortable. I trusted her vision and am so glad I did. The pictures were outstanding!! I was more than pleased when I saw the finished shots. My husband & I couldn't stop looking at them. My maid of honor/sister cried for two hours while going through them. I will defiantly be using Erin for future special events!!
When I starting the wedding planning process, I knew I wanted an amazing photographer. Not just a good one, but an AMAZING one. Finding Erin Leppo was truly a blessing. Not only did she shoot my military wedding on 8/17/2013, but I also did a boudoir photo shoot with her a few weeks before the wedding as a surprise for the groom. (Which was AWESOME!! Every girl should do one)
I am literally blown away by her work. She made me feel so totally comfortable in front of the camera, and she has such a contagious happiness about her you just want to hang out with her and be her friend. She literally worked her a$$ off the day of our wedding, she never stopped moving. The moments she captured were absolutely priceless, not just of my husband and I, but of our guests too. Seeing my aunt wiping a tear from her eye during a toast made me just speechless. And she was so discreet, I didn't even know she was there!!! Erin worked with us and met every single request, from working with sensitive family issues to including our 1 year old rottweiler. All of my family and friends already wanted to hire her without even seeing the photos, just from seeing how hard she worked at the wedding!!
But what meant the most to me is how quickly Erin got the photos back to us. Nick (my husband) is in the Navy had to fly to Virginia the Saturday after our wedding. Erin must not have slept the whole week because she had the photos done by Thursday night so we could look at them together. That not only shows the utmost professionalism, but a caring heart as well. I am so grateful we were blessed enough to find Erin, I couldn't think of a bad thing to say about her if I tried.
There are not enough words to describe how fabulous Erin Leppo and her team are! From the first email to our wedding day, Erin was unbelievably kind, honest and professional. For our engagement pictures we asked her to find us the perfect setting for our shoot. She brought us to a beautiful park in the Northern Suburbs and the pictures turned out great! When our wedding day was approaching, Erin and I met for breakfast to go over the timeline of the day and she was so helpful in figuring out when and where our pictures will be taken. On our wedding day, she and the second photographer Lauren were so good at directing everyone and making all of us feel really comfortable. Which definitely showed in the pictures! You can tell that Erin really loves what she does and will always put a personal and caring touch into her work. Thank you Erin!
Erin was responsive & always answered emails promptly. She worked with us to fit the photography for our multi-day event within our budget. She was kind, energetic, and professional during all of the events and she captured some great moments for both us and our guests!
We couldn't be more pleased that we found Erin Leppo Photography. On the day of our March 2013 wedding, we received many compliments for how sweet and fun Erin was - she makes people feel comfortable and natural in her kind approach. Since receiving our photographs, we have now gotten endless compliments on the hundreds of beautiful images that she captured on our day; one friend said that she has never seen such big, beautiful, natural smiles in wedding pictures before. Erin is joyful in her work and brings that joy out in others. Although we found her through her website online, she quickly became someone both my husband and I saw as a friend from our first meeting. Erin's happiness and smile is contagious which makes for a beautiful result. (Thank you, Erin. xo)
I can't tell you how much I love looking at my wedding photos over and over again. My photos make me smile and remember how wonderful the entire day was for us both. To me, that really reflects what an amazing job Erin did for us.
Every photo is artistic and carefully considered. Her photos capture the beautiful emotions of the day and the love shared between a bride and groom. Erin is able to make you feel at ease and you instantly feel like you are best friends. She has a way of building an instant rapport with you and she takes a real interest in every detail of your wedding. I would recommend Erin Leppo Photography to anyone looking for a unique and passionate wedding photographer.
Erin is and was fantastic. She takes phenomenal shots that really capture the candid moments and details you realize that you cherished at the time but you never would've thought to take or ask for a picture of. All of the (~1000 & 350! engagement photos taken outside in the dead of Chicago winter!) edited digital photos I received are brilliant images with good design. Erin (and her assistant) clearly knows how to operate a camera as if it is an extension of herself! None of our pictures looked cheesy. She was not invasive in any way, but even politely reminded me of some important things I forgot. She met with me several times and encouraged building our relationship beforehand to minimize stress on our wedding day - she offered way more opportunity to plan than I took advantage of since I was kind of a lazy bride (priority = fun for the day). Erin was far better of a photographer than I ever thought I could've afforded. She's very professional and made sure my package was designed to give me the best pictures. She even combed through her collection again at my request to look for specific shots afterward. She's a cheerful person, easy to talk to, always smiling and loves her art. I'm eagerly awaiting my album now, but she keeps me posted on the status of my photos and album continuously. Because she puts so much time into sorting through all of your photos and editing, depending how deep in the season your wedding is, her turnaround may be a bit slower than some huge photography firm that just issues you a photographer. But, they are worth the wait!
With any photographer, I recommend introducing your parents, spouse's parents and other important "non-uniformed" people at the wedding. This way they know who to cover with candid shots. Review which shots you definitely want to have at the end of the day AND be sure that your day is designed to give your photographer plenty of opportunities to take these shots. Erin will definitely work with you!
Erin is AMAZING! I don't even know where to start with this review. When I met her I knew I had to have her photograph my wedding. She is sincere, fun and most importantly her photos are beautiful. Erin and her sister Lauren made us feel special and blended in perfectly. This was hands down my best decision. I LOVE my pictures, thank you, Erin!