My Philosophy

These Sessions aren't just about pretty smiles on Christmas cards

these images are for you to remember this time in your life

This is the legacy you will leave your children

Today is going to feel like ancient history this time next year. Whether you just got engaged, planning the birth of your first child, or even your third. Time waits for no one. I want you to be able to look back on these moments and remember it for that it was. Messy, un- perfect, but full of love and life. Its the way you embrace your family for all that they are flaws included. It is the way they love you in return.

I never understood how fleeting time was until I became a mother. Now I see life as it passes through my daughters eyes

Parenthood is messy. Chances are if you've landed on this page you're in the trenches and can understand. I don't need to tell you how fast the time is going to go because you're living it. ( I see you momma scrolling through your phones camera roll once they close their eyes.) I am here however to tell you that your chaos is beautiful and worth capturing.

Small mundane things like the length of those baby lashes, tiny toes, and that newborn smell. Those are going to be part of the past before you know it. ( not me crying just writing this.)

This isn't about us anymore its about them and their memories

Beautiful reminders of

Places we’ve been

And people we’ve loved

What to expect:

A relaxed and fun environment for your family to open up and be themselves. I need nothing from you in return except for the promise that you will trust my process. Even if it feels like the kids are going crazy and you think I can’t be possibly getting any good images, let things unfold and trust that I am. I thrive in this kind of environment because I know that there is so much love, authenticity, and emotion hidden within the chaos. I only photograph these kinds of sessions at either sunrise or sunset when the light is the most golden.

Believe me it’s worth it

All of my families receive a guidebook helping prep for our time together, as well as access to my client wardrobe. An edited online gallery with 100+ images and personal printing rights.


Local El Paso Full Session


One hour session at golden hour ( 1 hour before sunset.)

Online gallery with 100 edited images

Access to my client wardrobe and guidebook

Includes travel within El Paso


White Sands / Las Cruces NM


One hour session at golden hour ( 1 hour before sunset.)

Online gallery with 100 edited images

Access to my client wardrobe and guidebook

Includes the 1.5 hours of drive time


"Every year I book a lifestyle session with Leanne. It is so laid-back that you almost forget a photographer is following you and capturing these moments that go way too quickly."

" She has such a good eye for the quick, small moments and little details that really tell the story and remind us of the feeling of each moment."

"I have never felt more beautiful in my entire life. Every photo looks so full of emotion and magical at the same time."

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I will be leaving El Paso this fall