Charlottesville, VA Family Photographer

But photos are the gift of a subtle tug that remind us where our treasures lie.

I want you to walk away with images that can fuel love on your hardest days, help you access your silliness when life feels too serious, and bring your simple joys front of mind.

Bonus - my sessions make it easy and fun to celebrate your people and enjoy the process. 


Between reheated coffee breaks and lego towers, we wonder if any of it matters.

Think JOYFUL, LAID-BACK SESSIONS THAT CELEBRATE THE SIMPLE THINGS IN LIFE. 

...now that feels good, huh?

People talk about finding their "forever home," but I have officially started referring to Leah as our "forever photographer."

She captures these glimpses of magic and joy in between the nose sniffles and cheeky looks from non-cooperative kiddos. She is somehow able to get deep into the tiniest of moments and pull out something spectacular.

When we look at some of the photos Leah has captured of us throughout these years, I just can't help getting the feeling "If I live to be 80, this picture, this one *right here*, is going to transport me back to those early years of raising our children, and all the magic within them."

Not only is Leah's work absolutely phenomenal, she's also wonderful to work with throughout the process. We hope to work with Leah for many years to come, and we are so happy to have found her!

"our forever photographer"

- Samantha

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I’m also one of the first to meet your newborn baby, the one who will blow bubbles with your toddler, and the one who can capture the way your husband looks at you with a twinkle in his eye after 12 years of marriage. 

YOUR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER AND RESIDENT TICKLE-FIGHT INSTIGATOR.

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I BELIEVE IN

ditching the idea that family photos have to be stressful events with arguments about tucking your shirt in. 

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I BELIEVE IN

celebrating wind-blown hair, baby back rolls, and jumping on the bed.

In my book, they are the most beautiful, real memories worth capturing. 

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I BELIEVE IN

honoring all people and all stories. 

We're all humans. I aim to treat everyone I come across with care, attention, and love.

Meet Leah

"LEAH CAUGHT THE ABSOLUTE ESSENCE OF OUR FAMILY - THE LAUGHTER, THE SILLINESS, AND ALL OF THE LOVE."

- Michelle

You'll actually have fun.

a session with firefly means

I won't stuff your baby in a basket.

We celebrate personality.

No awkward props, stools, or forced smiles

 - JENNIFER

"We are so, so happy with the pictures. It's a really good reminder that we need to take the time to do this, even when everything isn't perfect (like attitudes beforehand, or the weather).....these sweet faces are just the best and we will treasure these photos forever."