Hi, and thanks for stopping by to take a look at our work. I'm Karen Leah, a wedding, event, and portrait photographer in the Los Angeles area. My husband, Brian (he's the one with the cute accent you might hear when you call) and I run Karen Leah Photography.

Photography is something I was absolutely born to do. From the time I was in elementary school running around with my Mom 's little 110 film camera, to the time I met and married another photographer; this is it ... there is nothing better than capturing just the right moment and getting to relive them over and over again. Please enjoy the photos on my blog as much as I enjoyed creating them and being a part of these moments and memories. We look forward to hearing from you.

Alyssa and Kevin ~ The Wedding

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Recently, I finished designing Kevin and Alyssa’s album, and like I told them, I LOVED their choices. The images they chose out of the many hundreds they received really showed their love of friends, the importance of their families, and their love for each other. It also brought back what a beautiful they they had. Their wedding was at the stunning Hartley Botanica complete with Sparkler exit! (It was pretty exciting). Here are some of the other vendors that helped make up their incredible day:

Officiate: Rabbi Barry Lutz
Flowers: Mr. B’s Flowers (love these guys)
Coordinator: Bella Dia

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Jon and Patel ~ The Wedding

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

I first met this beautiful couple at their venue walkthrough a few weeks before their wedding. I felt IMMEDIATELY at ease with them (and their amazing coordinator, Rebecca of the Woodland Hills Country Club). Their wedding day was no different. From their first look to their last dance at the reception; I felt as if I had known them forever. (And check out the incredible grooms’ cake that Patel surprised Jon with-that’s love).

Ceremony and Reception: Woodland Hills Country Club
Photographer: Karen Leah Photography
Shoes: Luichiny

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Pasadena Wedding Photographer ~ Maribelle and Joe ~ The Wedding

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

If Maribelle can just organize everything of mine, my life would be almost perfect. From the time we met, to the actual wedding day, I felt so comfortable with Maribelle and Joe. Maribelle was one of the most organized and creative brides I’ve ever met. When I walked into the ballroom at the Altadena Town and County Club and saw the personalized bookmarks, book theme, perfect and appropriate use of vintage props with modern decor (she had a working vintage typewriter for guests use as a guest book and HUNDREDS of handmade paper cranes made from book pages)-I was blown away and had so much fun photographing it all! :-)

Venue: Altadena Town and Country Club
DJ: DJ Kellez
Videographer: Los Angeles Love Story
Shoes: Betsey Johnson

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Gabriela and Manuel ~ The Wedding

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

You know when you have one of those absolutely perfect days? Where everything seems to just go well? This was it. Thanks to Deanna and Chic Ambiance, and Gabriela’s incredible sense of organization, this day was beautifully orchestrated. I met Gabriela and the girls at Vibiana, while Brian met the guys (and got some of my favorite photos of the day) at the Hilton in Downtown LA. From there, the rest of the day flew by. With stunning decor by Lori’s Flowers this day could not have gone any better-and the two of them more than deserve it. Gabriela and Manuel are the kind of couple you hope to get to work with all the time and the importance they placed on involving friends and family in their day was truly touching.

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