37 Reviews for Leslie Swan Photography
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What was important to us was that we get photos that captured the stories, the conversations, the interactions of our small intimate wedding. Leslie did just that and more. Our couple photos are incredible, she made us feel comfortable and has such an eye for lighting and angles. I cannot believe how amazing these photos came out, she captured all the right angles and movements and lighting. During the dinner portion she completely captured the "story" whether it be an amazing candid of me hugging my mother in law; or a shot down the table with everyone smiling and laughing and in full conversation. We love that we have plenty of photos that show up close views of us, but also have photos that are more subtle [beautiful but not so staged] wedding photos. It should also be noted that Leslie is great to work with - she was traveling right before our wedding and took time to meet us for coffee, was so responsive in questions prior to our wedding, and got us our photos within a few weeks of our wedding weekend. Just the absolute best.
We were introduced to Leslie a couple months before our engagement shoot, and from the beginning she was amazing to work with. So attentive and interested in our love story! Pricing was very reasonable, and she really delved into our story to understand us a little better. She is an extremely kind and generous person, and that comes through in her art -- she cares SO much about her photography and it truly shows. She wants to take the best quality photos of you that show your love. Our photos from our engagement shoot are gorgeous -- they are the best pictures of us that we have!! We would book Leslie for our wedding too if she were available! Her talent is unrivaled -- I am recommending her to all of our friends and family!
Leslie Swan is an absolute GEM! She is a consummate professional, a lovely individual and a talented artist. From the moment we began working with Leslie, we knew she was the right choice. She always made herself available to answer any questions we had - in a timely and thorough manner - and she made sure to meet with us in person so that she made sure she had every detail down so that she could execute our photographic vision. Leslie's photos are stunning, creative, and make us feel like we are reliving our entire wedding day. We are beyond grateful to have found Leslie, and we would recommend her to anyone wanting a high quality product at an affordable price.
Wow, thank you so much Caryn. You were so great at communicating your needs, and it was beautiful to witness your union. Thank you for including me on your journey!
Leslie was a pleasure to work with from booking her to getting our photos. It felt like a leap to book a photographer from outside our area, but Leslie came with outstanding references, a very reasonable price list relative to our wedding-crazy area in Central Virginia, and went out of her way to meet with us in person before our wedding. On the day of our wedding, Leslie was an unobtrusive, kind presence every minute of the time she was present at our wedding. She even made me laugh when I was super stressed about getting ready in time. Leslie went out of her way to get the best shot, whether that meant sprinting from one end of the venue to the other or moving a stump to stand on for the best angle; she was truly a ninja in an elegant pantsuit. For our portraits, she just encouraged us to be ourselves and made the process very easy. We are so pleased with how all our pictures look. We had a pretty unusual interfaith ceremony and Leslie was very alert to all the important moments and captured them beautifully.
Leslie was great and super easy to work with. We had Leslie take our engagement shots about a year before our wedding and were very pleased with the quality of work Leslie provided. We decided at that point to also book her services for our Rehearsal Dinner and Wedding over a year later. Leslie is incredibly flexible when it comes to travel and has a knack for capturing candid moments during your event. We plan on continuing to use Leslie moving forward for any additional photography work for our family.
We absolutely loved having Leslie as part of our big day! We had a Medium sized wedding at a rustic barn venue on a cloudy day in March.
1. She jumped into action within minutes of arriving at our venue.
2. She came prepared with a stool that she whipped out of her back pack when she needed to stand a bit taller.
3. She listened intently when we met prior to our wedding as well as during the event. She responded well to my flustered requests in the moment (bride brain)
4. She was/is friendly and fit right in with our group.
5. I swear she was in multiple places at once. She moved so quickly to capture every little moment that I would see her on one side of the room, turn away, and she would already be on the other side.
We struggled when it came to picking a photographer because it was the most important thing for us. We were not disappointed with Leslie! She met all of our expectations and more. We are thrilled to have the photos to look back on for years to come and we would most definitely recommend Leslie to anyone!
Leslie was an amazing engagement photographer! First of all she trekked out in the ice storm a few weeks ago to meet us for our session, which was above and beyond! Second, and most important the photos were incredible! The comment I got most often from my family and friends was how are you going to choose which ones to use for your save the date. Her eye for detail was amazing, we did a photo shoot at a bar and she got every possible angle and the colors were amazing. She made us feel completely comfortable and relaxed the whole morning. I did my research before hiring her and she is also by far the best "bang for your buck" in the area! I would highly recommend her!
Thank you so much Alice. It was such a pleasure working with you!
Leslie is one of the most creative, sweet, genuine and artistic photographers I have ever known, and we were so happy to have her as our wedding photographer! As my husband and I are both artists, we wanted someone who really knew how to capture an unique and beautiful environment and event, and she did exactly so! We are so thrilled with the photos and can't wait to relive our wedding through the photos for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much Leslie!
We could not be happier with our decision to hire Leslie for our wedding in early November. She made the entire process joyous and easy, and she really listened to our vision for what the photographs would look like and the story that they would tell. We look forward to remembering the day with joy and love for many years thanks to Leslie’s expert documentation of the event.
Leslie is devoted to her craft. She has seemingly endless ideas for creating unique shots. She uses all angles and spaces to her advantage. At one point she ran across a busy street to capture an image of us under a large “LOVE” sign from a traffic median. Ten minutes later, she was up on a stepstool perched atop a steep hill to get a beautiful shot of us with the Baltimore skyline in the background. We were consistently impressed with the lengths she would go to in order to craft the perfect image.
In the weeks after the event, Leslie periodically sent us some ‘teaser’ images via email, which were wonderful treats that got us even more excited to see the full set. When our final images arrived, we were just overwhelmed with joy. What we love most about the final product is that each image is composed thoughtfully and captures a really particular feeling or moment in the day. Some are silly, some are romantic, some are serious -- together they form a gorgeous mosaic of our experience sharing the day with family and friends.
Leslie is absolutely amazing. She captured our day perfectly and we hardly noticed her during the ceremony and first dance/cake cutting (we eloped). She stayed as long as needed to capture every photo we wanted. She has such a sweet but professional personality and is so talented. I’ve only seen a handful of sneak peeks so far (we only got married a week ago!), but I’m so in love with all of the pictures.
We loved working with Leslie on our wedding day! She did a great job of capturing special moments, while also blending in seamlessly. We're so, so happy with our photos! She was very easy to work with and contact, and we feel we got a great product for the price. Couldn't be happier!
Leslie did a wonderful job photographing our wedding. It was an overcast day and our ceremony was inside, but she managed to capture everything so beautifully. We were very happy with the resulting photos. Leslie was also very fun, and guests noted she didnt seem like an intrusion (as can sometimes be the case).
We received our photos in a timely fashion and there were so many beautiful ones to choose from for printing and album making.
Leslie was a fantastic photographer!
Leslie is amazing and we cannot recommend her highly enough! Neither of us has had a lot of time in front of a camera because we're homebodies that just like to hang out with our cats, but Leslie helped us feel more comfortable and enjoy ourselves. She took pictures that were stunningly beautiful and still showed the real us! We got previews of our wedding pics in record time, and they're just wow!
Along with taking amazing photos- Leslie was a wonderful presence at the wedding! She is very perceptive, and helped wind down family photos when I was getting overwhelmed, and she responded with grace and style to a sassy guest. I can't imagine anyone else being our photographer. She is so talented!
We also loved our engagement session with Leslie!
Leslie was wonderful! She made us and our guests feel so comfortable! Not only were our photos amazing, but many guests came up to us afterwards saying how approachable and friendly she was.
Leslie was perfect for our wedding. She captured the most amazing photos of our wedding. I was surprised by many of the moments she caught as I didn't even notice her presence! She was generous with the time and energy she put towards our day. I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking for someone to photograph their wedding.
From our engagement shoot to our wedding day; Leslie perfectly captured all of our most joyous moments. She is not only prompt & professional, but the kindest person too! Her passion for photography truly radiates in her work and I will continue to recommend her to everyone. Thank you Leslie!
Megan, Thank you so much for generous words. You and Zach were a complete joy to work with...I loved laughing with you both! I am so grateful to have photographed such a beautiful celebration of love.
Leslie is incredibly talented at capturing the ambiance of a moment. We also love how nature-infused and candid her photographs are; her photographs really capture what's happening rather than trying to create contrived moments and poses. Looking back through the photographs really makes us feel like we are reliving our wedding day.
Leslie is very professional by being responsive, delivering her pictures on-time, and by checking in with us throughout the year. She is also incredibly kind and fun to have a conversation with. On the day of our wedding, she was not intrusive at all. In fact, she was quite stealthy, moving around in the background and catching all of the moments in between!
Leslie is passionate about her work, and really focuses on what matters most: the love between the couple. If you want a photographer who focuses on that and one who does not force contrived moments, Leslie is absolutely the one for you. I could not recommend her more.
My husband and I with out a doubt feel that choosing Leslie as our photographer was one of the best wedding desisions we made! Not only is she super sweet and personable, but she's an incredibly talented photographer. We were absolutely blown away by our wedding day photos! She really knows how to capture the special moments of the day and tell a story with her photos. If you're thinking about booking her, just do it! I promise you won't regret it. She's awesome!
I loved having Leslie take our wedding pictures. She’s not only a fantastic photographer, but also a wonderful person. Ever since we first got on touch, she’s been helpful, answering (and anticipating!) all our questions. She met all our requests, communicated with us on all the details and was very flexible, even though we booked her only a short time before our wedding day. We decided to elope, because we wanted an intimate ceremony, but we also wanted to document that day for our friends and family. Leslie was being very tactful and kind - giving us privacy when we needed it and all the while making us feel so comfortable we all but forgot about the camera in her hands. Sincerely, it was a joy to have her with us. The pictures she took of us that day turned out beautiful! We’re proud to show them to our friends and family. I can’t compliment enough Leslie’s professionalism and grace. You can tell that she truly enjoys her work and gives her very best. She really cares deeply about her clients.
Karolina, it was a delight to work with you both. I felt so honored to share in your intimate celebration, and wish you a wonderful life together!
We planned our wedding on a quick timeline and were so lucky to have Leslie right there with us. Leading up to the wedding, she was straightforward in what she needed from us and helped put us at ease by asking questions and thinking of things we hadn’t. On the day of, she arrived early, stayed late, and grabbed pictures we hadn’t thought of. She did a wonderful job of staying out of the way, while still weaving in and out of guests to catch those effortless candid shots. She was direct and calming when getting group shots, and the guests loved her. After the wedding, we received a few photos she loved as she was editing and the remaining came together shortly after. We waited less for our pictures than many others I know and were so pleased with them. I cannot say enough great things about Leslie and we are so happy she caught so many moments from such a special day for us.
Thank you so much Madison! Your wedding was full of action and love. It was a joy to capture it all!
Leslie was an absolute joy to work with!! She truly has an artistic eye for photography. Many of married friends have told me to really find a great photographer or you will regret it. Leslie was the perfect fit! She was reliable, responsive, down to earth, and very sweet. I loved her and her photography work!
My wife and I were looking for a photographer with an intimate and photojournalistic style. We found Leslie and loved her (and her work, of course!) upon first meeting. It was important to us to find someone who got "us" and took the time to understand the non-conventional approach that we were interested in pursuing. After booking her for a DC wedding we were planning for May 2016, we threw those plans out the window and decided on an elopement in October 2016 instead. Leslie was such a joy and was so flexible. She was gracious enough to drive into the mountains in the Shenandoah Valley (no small feat) and photograph our tiny outdoor ceremony, and to spend several hours with us frolicking and laughing on an absolutely gorgeous fall day while we took photos. We are so happy to have chosen her in part due to her energy and personality, as with such a tiny ceremony she really became a part of it! We will always have the memory of feeling so comfortable and at ease with her and having so much fun. I cannot recommend Leslie higher! She is the best.
Leslie did a fabulous job photographing our wedding! She took beautiful pictures of all of the big moments in our wedding, as well as all of the small details. All of the photos turned out amazing. She got our pictures back to us very fast and we love every single one of them. She was so much fun to work with! I would recommend Leslie to anyone looking for a fun, talented photographer!
Thank you so much Jessica. Your day was so heartfelt, and fun! It was a joy to be part of your celebration.
I can not say enough about what a wonderful job Leslie did photographing my October wedding in Alexandria. Leslie was responsive and flexible during the planning phase. She was extremely sweet and professional during the wedding; all my guests raved about what a good job she was doing. Leslie somehow managed to remain unobtrusive, though our venue was quite small. Most impressively, she made my husband and I feel comfortable in front of the camera; something neither of us have ever enjoyed. The turnaround time was remarkably fast for wedding photos, and the results are flawless. I love that we were able to receive both a flash drive filled with the images as well as a link to the photos online, making it easier to share with friends and family. The flash drive came in an adorable little box with handcrafted touches all over it. From beginning to end, my experience with Leslie was incredible, and I would 100% recommend her to any newly engaged couples.