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 California Bay Area Photographer capturing those unique moments that define your family, big or small!

Let’s check in

Maybe you’re excited to finally check “Book family photos” off your to-do list? Or you’re nervous to reach out? Overwhelmed by this search?

Wherever you are, I see you. This season of life requires a lot of you. I’m applauding you for showing up, for prioritizing your memories, and documenting your “now” when there are so many other things you could be doing. So let’s cut to the chase: I want to make this as easy as possible for you.

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I turn your moments into memories!

Photographs are a direct link to memories for me

Hi, I’m Leigh Ann

and if you’re looking for lifestyle photography in the Bay Area, I can help!

And I was a lot like you when I had my babies. Working all day and mom-ing the rest of the time. It was busy, hectic, and sometimes chaotic. But it was also so unbelievably joyful.

I have a few photos that bring me back to those moments: one of my son pretending to bake “asparagus cookies” in the kitchen. Another of my daughter standing on a chair reminds me how she was constantly climbing on everything. When I look at these photos, I remember how their voices sounded and the weight of their little bodies in my arms. I want that for you!

I want to transport you back to these moments you’re living now, again and again.

View some of my favorite moments as a Bay Area Photographer

Dad holding newborn

In-home Newborn Photography

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In-home and Outdoor Family Photography

“We got so many amazing photos, it’s hard to pick which ones to frame!

I had no idea what to expect when Leigh Ann arrived. She is so charming, positive, passionate, engaged my kids right away, and made us all feel relaxed. You can tell she really loves what she is doing and it shows in the photos.” – Caitlin G.

Capturing your perfectly imperfect family!

Some unsolicited advice…

The magic is in the imperfection!

Bay Area Photography

I won’t give you perfect images; I seek out the imperfection and include them in your images! The imperfections that you focus on right now, whether physical or  in your home and environment, will fade into the background when you look back at your images in 5-10 years. The cup on your bedside table….it’s a reminder of how your kept your body hydrated while nursing your little one. The socks on the floor….one day the children will be grown, and the socks (and the children) will be gone, and you’ll miss them.

So if you’re in Oakland or anywhere in the Bay Area, and you’re ready to embrace your beautiful imperfections, reach out!

Infant boy making face

“Leigh Ann makes our awkward-in-front-of-the-camera family very comfortable and her photos are just beautiful. After newborn photos, we rebooked for one year photos and each time have been blown away by the quality and priceless photos she’s taken. It is wonderful to have found ‘our family photographer’!!”

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

Theodore Suess Geisel

Your moments are worth framing!

Let me help

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