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.

UCLA Engagement Session ~ Janelle and Alex

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

The first time I met Janelle and Alex (and their adorable furbaby) was at their engagement session at UCLA. I had so much fun with them (and furbaby snuggles are the best)! You would never know we had just met; it was such a joy watching them interact with each other. We went all over the campus utilizing every bit of our beautiful surroundings!

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Beach Engagement Photography

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

(Yes, once again, due to this gorgeous couple’s professions, I’m leaving out details on the blog—but go with me on this one, OMG I LOVED THIS SESSION)!!!

Over the years I found that many of my couples either don’t need, or don’t have time for an engagement session. While an engagement session is always a great way for us to get to know each other; I totally understand when it’s not possible. As an option, we offer an extra hour of photography on your wedding if you don’t do the session that comes with your package. Luckily, these two didn’t take that option. I have never been so happy to risk almost dropping my camera in the ocean as when these two agreed (and were super excited) to get completely soaked! After this session their wedding could not come fast enough!! (And that wedding which is going up later did not disappoint).

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Sepan Banquet Hall Wedding ~ Manizheh and Julio

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

This wedding was very special for me. It was the 6th wedding I’ve photographed for one of my favorite families. It means the world to me that they trust us with another one of their once in a lifetime events. Manny and Julio had the perfect day: Starting with a delightful and new priest at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church . Then, we did their bridal session at an area close to my heart where I spent many of my childhood days – Ferndell Nature Museum in Griffith Park. We finished up their day at the Sepan Banquet Hall in Atwater Village. And, like a woman after my own heart, Manny said she wasn’t much of a crafter but that she learned for her wedding. You would never be able to tell that this was her first time doing this because every single one of her wedding crafts (including her flowers) were fabulous.

Photographer: Karen Leah Photography
Ceremony: Our Lady of Perpetual Help
After Ceremony Photos: Ferndell
Reception: Sepan Banquet Hall
Crafts: Michael’s

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Orcutt Ranch Wedding ~ Liz and David

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Yea! Another Orcutt Ranch Wedding. And, because every wedding is truly one of kind; we explored other parts of this amazing property for their wedding photos. When you spend time with Liz and David, you feel like you’ve known them forever. Liz and David had this amazing vision for their wedding day. During our planning conversations what they were describing to me sounded absolutely gorgeous; but when I saw it in person I was truly blown away with how stunning it was. Every detail selected perfectly complimented their venue. Liz, David, and their incredible group of friends and family helped their day come together so well it was really difficult to narrow down some of my favorites to share.

Photographer: Karen Leah Photography
Venue: Orcutt Ranch
Catering: Rosie’s BBQ

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