We met while studying at Purdue University, his degree in technology and mine in nursing. I was very focused and driven and, well, he played guitar and drove a jeep, which I thought was pretty cool. Different in almost every way, we were drawn to each other for what we aspired to be—he, more courageous and intentional and me, more free spirited and creative.
Our friendship began over late night studying and long walks on campus. I'll never forget the excitement I contained the night of our first date, ice cream in one hand, his hand in the other. We were just kids dreaming, completely unaware of how quickly we would fall in love, jump into marriage, and establish our careers.
While I was always grateful for my nursing job, the sterile, windowless operating room walls began to suffocate me. I can only describe it as restlessness and anxiety. Not fully understanding, but knowing that something wasn't right. Feeling like a square block being shoved into a round hole. As you can imagine, it didn't feel good. It didn't work.
Casey, being the dreamer he is, saw my heart and had hope and vision for me. He gifted me with a camera and encouraged me to quit my job. He reminded me to do what made me feel alive. Make money, don't make money, rest, create, learn, explore. He gave me space to do nothing, to do anything. He gave me freedom that I didn't know how to give myself.
From that freedom, Love, Leon was born. Intimate photography for adventurous souls and wild love. A space to help others realize their highest potential, just like Casey helped me. And now we are doing "work" together that doesn't feel like work at all. Capturing moments that make us feel alive, and we couldn't be happier.
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Ashley Moore · Getting married on 04/09/2021
Just the "look" we were seeking!
Anyone who's been through the wedding-planning process before knows that the moment you get engaged, you're BOMBARDED by a mass of people claiming to be "professional" wedding photographers. As such, I was understandably hesitant to look into Lauren and Casey's photography after my husband (and Casey's coworker) suggested we hire them for both our engagement photos and our big day. Once I ventured to their website to check out their work, I was blown away with their picture quality and editing skills! More importantly, their photography was the exact "look" I had been seeking. I LOVE their use of natural light and the warm look and feel of their photos—especially since I'm not a fan of the current dark and moody photography trend.
Some of the best advice we received while wedding-planning was to allow ourselves to splurge on wedding photography, and I'm SO glad we listened. Your wedding photography is something that you, your family, and your future family will cherish and look at often. Therefore, it should beautifully and candidly capture the emotions and details of the day, as well as the personalities of both the bride and groom. In order to do so, you need a photographer that knows exactly what they're doing—like Lauren and Casey. Both our engagement photos and wedding photos were gorgeous, and turned out better than we ever anticipated! Our big day was full of countless happy tears and endless laughter, and Lauren and Casey captured each instance perfectly. Further, and most notably, we felt comfortable with Lauren and Casey because they allowed us to have fun and just be ourselves (i.e., no picture was too posed).
We may come off as biased when we say our wedding photos are some of the best we've ever seen; however, our wedding was months ago and we STILL receive compliments on our photos!Sent on 11/16/2019
Jordan Krieble · Married on 11/30/2019
Stunning photos, exceptional people!
After seeing photos of a friend's wedding, we knew we HAD to have Love Leon as our photographer. We wanted real photos of our day, and we wanted to look like us. We knew we would get photos that checked all our boxes, but what we didn't know is that we were getting an advocate and friend. When plans had to change due to the weather, Lauren stepped in and problem solved with my wedding vision in mind. She listened to me and heard what I was saying and ran with it. And you can truly see that in our photos! We plan on calling Love Leon when we need photos for future life events and hope they are part of these events with us!Sent on 12/26/2019
Ashley Short · Married on 07/09/2019
Love, Leon Rocks!
Our experience with Love, Leon was exceptional, and we are so glad Lauren and Casey were with us to capture all of the amazing moments from our wedding day!Sent on 11/12/2019
From the very initial planning session, Lauren was knowledgeable, professional, and passionate. They were well prepared and always seemed to know exactly what shots would work, which really helped us execute efficiently (that is saying a lot considering we took pictures with our family).
Not only are they great photographers, they are also fun to be around! We appreciated their honesty, humor, and patience; characteristics we now value in an awesome wedding photographers duo and our marriage!
The pictures are PERFECT. We absolutely adore them. Our wedding day was everything we could have imagined, and so was working with Love, Leon.