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An Extended Family Session at home

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I'm Leah!

I’m obsessed with stories of family, creativity, and simple joys.  A nostalgia nerd, educator, wife, and mom of 3, I believe life’s most fun when you’re dreaming big and having kitchen dance parties. 

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Home sessions are an amazing option for extended families who want to capture a piece of the true memories and relationships shared.

They’re also a great way to have natural photos of people who hate being in photos.

This family, for example, traveled from all corners of the country to be together for the holidays but wanted to keep it simple and not detract from their time just hanging out.





Their typical evening included grandpa cooking, playing outside with the little kids, decorating cookies, watching football, and playing dominos.

Documentary family photos give you a unique perspective of real, natural moments. Not just the faces, but the personalities behind them. When you see photos with a ‘20 years from now” lens, they tell a story of family and the love your shared.









Are you interested in a home session with your extended family or just learning more about Firefly sessions in general? Check out my experience page here or reach out to connect!

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A morning person, nostalgia- obsessed, book-loving dreamer + doer

Hi, I'm Leah.
Family photographer and educator.

I am endlessly curious. I’m not afraid to make a fool of myself and love a good kitchen dance party. My kids inspire and delight me daily. My superpower is seeing magic in the mundane and thinking way too deeply about it. I’ll talk your ear off about business, purpose, and the ways art can fuel both. I believe the best way to care for people is to really see them. Every man in my life taught me that strength starts with black coffee and every woman showed me that you can be both sweet and spicy. 

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