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Kelli Leslie Photography

Mesa , AZ
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Mesa, AZ 85207 US (map)

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480-818-1018

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ABOUT US

I have always loved PHOTOGRAPHY.
Since I was very young I had a passion and LOVE for looking through magazines, family albums, and old photo's with my grandma.
My interests... Read more
I have always loved PHOTOGRAPHY.
Since I was very young I had a passion and LOVE for looking through magazines, family albums, and old photo's with my grandma.
My interests have always been in Photography, Interior Design, Fashion, MAKEUP and the Beauty industry.
My interest's in all these area's lead me into a modeling instructor position. I learned so much about the field from FASHION to coordinating fashion shows, makeup, hair and styling for commercial shoots.
So I became a makeup artist for many years being around all the top photographers and watching for anything out of place, perfection, seeing the entire picture, and creating BEAUTY!
My eye and vision found training in those many, many years of being at different types of shoots and weddings!
I was in a sense trained by many of the best photography professionals in the industry. I really enjoyed being behind the scenes, and being creative.
So I learned to shoot form every ARTISTIC angle, unique shooting angle's and with my fashion background
The result is unique with a fashion essence, fine art photography, and photojournalistic style.
In creating a team of great artist's it makes it easier for the bride to create a DREAM day!
I am very PASSIONATE about my photography and being CREATIVE.
I am a natural light photographer. I LOVE shooting 'on location'. Combining these creates a beautiful
background to tell a story. My goal is to capture every emotion of your day through the lenses I use.
My intention is to pour my entire HEART into your day!
I draw my INSPIRATION by constantly studying photograph's and figuring out what I love about them.
Creating a unique story though your images to fit your individual style and personality. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Stell Wedding
Wedding:
11/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Because I work as an editor in the photography business (including weddings), I wanted a photographer that was amazing for my wedding! As I began my search, I fell in love with Kelli Leslie Photography!
She is very professional with her contracts & agendas. She promises to get pictures of every major event at the wedding & she does. On the wedding day, you feel comfortable because she will help you with your schedule and keep everyone happy and moving. She’s an amazing person!
(Note: In order to get shots that you definitely do not want missed, make a list and give it to her beforehand and have her sign a copy. You should do this with any photographer you hire for anything. They can't read your mind after all.)
Kelli Leslie does overshoot but this could never be a bad thing because you get to be the final decision. When I got my discs in a reasonable amount of time, I instantly went through them all choosing my favorites to be printed and put in a book. It did take a couple months to get the discs in the mail but I was too distracted with my new husband to care about getting pictures back on my honeymoon or during our transition period. The wait was worth it! Her pictures are beautiful. She includes many pictures that are what I would assume to be the original color, some in black and white and some in cool sepia and distorted tones.
Kelli definitely has a great eye for getting the best angle. She avoids things in the background that shouldn’t be there and she makes anyone look their best!
My husband and I couldn’t be happier with Kelli Leslie Photography!
Because I work as an editor in the photography business (including weddings), I wanted a photographer that was amazing for Read more...
Because I work as an editor in the photography business (including weddings), I wanted a photographer that was amazing for my wedding! As I began my search, I fell in love with Kelli Leslie Photography!
She is very professional with her contracts & agendas. She promises to get pictures of every major event at the wedding & she does. On the wedding day, you feel comfortable because she will help you with your schedule and keep everyone happy and moving. She’s an amazing person!
(Note: In order to get shots that you definitely do not want missed, make a list and give it to her beforehand and have her sign a copy. You should do this with any photographer you hire for anything. They can't read your mind after all.)
Kelli Leslie does overshoot but this could never be a bad thing because you get to be the final decision. When I got my discs in a reasonable amount of time, I instantly went through them all choosing my favorites to be printed and put in a book. It did take a couple months to get the discs in the mail but I was too distracted with my new husband to care about getting pictures back on my honeymoon or during our transition period. The wait was worth it! Her pictures are beautiful. She includes many pictures that are what I would assume to be the original color, some in black and white and some in cool sepia and distorted tones.
Kelli definitely has a great eye for getting the best angle. She avoids things in the background that shouldn’t be there and she makes anyone look their best!
My husband and I couldn’t be happier with Kelli Leslie Photography! Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
11/5/2010
1.2/5.0
Unprofessional!!
I booked Kellie last year for MAKEUP for my wedding this November. I had a very difficult time getting her to respond to my e mails in the beginning, but after we finally got a meeting scheduled she was better. She took a $100.00 deposit which she neglected to tell me was non refundable eventhough I hadn't seen her work at a trial (which also costs $100). At the meeting I had confirmed with Kellie that she does airbrushing...she said yes and said we could do half my face with airbrush and half without to compare. When I went to her for the trial (YES, I had to drive to her house)...I again had to ask about the airbrushing which she glossed over with all her talk of beauty and happiness but never did the freaking airbrushing!!! She kept pushing that I could do touch ups through out the night with some great powder I could buy...I told her I didn't want to do that, yet she was going to make me beg so I gave up. She also informed me that she "had just used her last set of lashes the day before", so I wouldn't be able to see them on. When I told her I was disappointed she said we could go to Walgreens and try them on in the PARKING LOT. She went on to tell me I would have to supply my own lashes as well as my brides maides. If she doesn't supply them for trials or ceremony's why did she use "her last set" the night before??
Ultimately I felt like Kellie was just trying to skim by with doing the minimum amount of work and I was going to have to argue with her to get what I wanted.
She supplied no contract for finalization of costs, back up plans, arrival times, etc... yet she charges the same amount as professionals who do all of this, come to you for trials, and supply everything you need. When I called Kellie to tell her I decided to go with another vendor and wanted my deposit back she said no. She has turned down "hundreds" of jobs over the past year to save my date...but apparently she will not be able to book something else in the next 90 days. She also told me she doesn't do contracts because she has been doing this for 20 years and doesn't need to. Kellie talks a great game but doesn't seem to like to work or do what her clients ask if it will require more work on her part. Horrible experience. really
Unprofessional!!
I booked Kellie last year for MAKEUP for my wedding this November. I had a very difficult time Read more...
Unprofessional!!
I booked Kellie last year for MAKEUP for my wedding this November. I had a very difficult time getting her to respond to my e mails in the beginning, but after we finally got a meeting scheduled she was better. She took a $100.00 deposit which she neglected to tell me was non refundable eventhough I hadn't seen her work at a trial (which also costs $100). At the meeting I had confirmed with Kellie that she does airbrushing...she said yes and said we could do half my face with airbrush and half without to compare. When I went to her for the trial (YES, I had to drive to her house)...I again had to ask about the airbrushing which she glossed over with all her talk of beauty and happiness but never did the freaking airbrushing!!! She kept pushing that I could do touch ups through out the night with some great powder I could buy...I told her I didn't want to do that, yet she was going to make me beg so I gave up. She also informed me that she "had just used her last set of lashes the day before", so I wouldn't be able to see them on. When I told her I was disappointed she said we could go to Walgreens and try them on in the PARKING LOT. She went on to tell me I would have to supply my own lashes as well as my brides maides. If she doesn't supply them for trials or ceremony's why did she use "her last set" the night before??
Ultimately I felt like Kellie was just trying to skim by with doing the minimum amount of work and I was going to have to argue with her to get what I wanted.
She supplied no contract for finalization of costs, back up plans, arrival times, etc... yet she charges the same amount as professionals who do all of this, come to you for trials, and supply everything you need. When I called Kellie to tell her I decided to go with another vendor and wanted my deposit back she said no. She has turned down "hundreds" of jobs over the past year to save my date...but apparently she will not be able to book something else in the next 90 days. She also told me she doesn't do contracts because she has been doing this for 20 years and doesn't need to. Kellie talks a great game but doesn't seem to like to work or do what her clients ask if it will require more work on her part. Horrible experience. really Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
5/2/2010
1.0/5.0
I had a rather unpleasant and entirely disappointing experience with this vendor. My mother first met her at the bridal show in PHX. They hit it off and I followed my mom's lead and met with her and left with the feeling that I found someone who I could trust for such an important day in my life. At the wedding it is so hard to tell what is going on as a bride but was happy that she was not in my face all the time but seemed to be capturing all the moments we had asked for. She appeared to be taking a lot of photos of the same thing but claimed she did not want to miss a moment so she overshoots.

Before the wedding she promised she would upload photos rather quickly so that we could see some while we were on our honeymoon. This did not happen. When I questioned her delay she said she had lost photos due to a computer crash but all of mine were intact. I asked for months and months for photos after the wedding to see just a few and she kept putting me off saying she was editing them to be perfect. When I finally got my photos 5 months later there were 2000+ to edit myself. This was exhausting, and there were quite a few that used distorted lenses and effects I found to be in very bad taste. I never saw that style in her book. When I finally get through most of them I realized significant moments were missing. Our cake cutting (my mother made my cake), my husband playing a song for me with the band, our speeches from our friends and family, some family pictures ... and many more. It almost seemed as if she sent me so many photos in hopes I would not notice. Once I confronted her she made many excuses until finally admitting that they were gone. She did not apologize and instead tried to turn the situation by reminding me that she had done well on the price. It took weeks for her to finally apologize for the loss. No effort was made to try and compensate us for the loss incurred. No price is worth this experience. I am baffled, disappointed, and heart broken over this. Needless to say I would not recommend her to anyone.
I had a rather unpleasant and entirely disappointing experience with this vendor. My mother first met her at the bridal Read more...
I had a rather unpleasant and entirely disappointing experience with this vendor. My mother first met her at the bridal show in PHX. They hit it off and I followed my mom's lead and met with her and left with the feeling that I found someone who I could trust for such an important day in my life. At the wedding it is so hard to tell what is going on as a bride but was happy that she was not in my face all the time but seemed to be capturing all the moments we had asked for. She appeared to be taking a lot of photos of the same thing but claimed she did not want to miss a moment so she overshoots.

Before the wedding she promised she would upload photos rather quickly so that we could see some while we were on our honeymoon. This did not happen. When I questioned her delay she said she had lost photos due to a computer crash but all of mine were intact. I asked for months and months for photos after the wedding to see just a few and she kept putting me off saying she was editing them to be perfect. When I finally got my photos 5 months later there were 2000+ to edit myself. This was exhausting, and there were quite a few that used distorted lenses and effects I found to be in very bad taste. I never saw that style in her book. When I finally get through most of them I realized significant moments were missing. Our cake cutting (my mother made my cake), my husband playing a song for me with the band, our speeches from our friends and family, some family pictures ... and many more. It almost seemed as if she sent me so many photos in hopes I would not notice. Once I confronted her she made many excuses until finally admitting that they were gone. She did not apologize and instead tried to turn the situation by reminding me that she had done well on the price. It took weeks for her to finally apologize for the loss. No effort was made to try and compensate us for the loss incurred. No price is worth this experience. I am baffled, disappointed, and heart broken over this. Needless to say I would not recommend her to anyone. Read less
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Anushka
Wedding:
3/19/2010
5.0/5.0
We met Kelli at the Bridal Show in downtown Phx and after meeting several photographers she was by far the best we met. During our wedding she did not disappoint. Kelli worked non-stop for 6 hours taking photos and was amazing to work with. I have already recommended Kelli to several of my friends and would give her the highest recommendation to anyone considering using her in the future.
We met Kelli at the Bridal Show in downtown Phx and after meeting several photographers she was by far the best we met. Read more...
We met Kelli at the Bridal Show in downtown Phx and after meeting several photographers she was by far the best we met. During our wedding she did not disappoint. Kelli worked non-stop for 6 hours taking photos and was amazing to work with. I have already recommended Kelli to several of my friends and would give her the highest recommendation to anyone considering using her in the future. Read less
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Telucero
Wedding:
5/24/2009
5.0/5.0
We love Kelli! She has exceeded our expectations in every way. We choose her to do our engagement portraits as well and after we saw those we knew we had made the right choice! She has trained under a very high profile photographer in Phoenix and her work shows. She and her assistant were in there for every part of the action and important moments. We planned our wedding in Phoenix from Colorado where we live and she was extremely flexible with of the planning. We truly love her style and ability to capture the person in the moment.
We love Kelli! She has exceeded our expectations in every way. We choose her to do our engagement portraits as well and Read more...
We love Kelli! She has exceeded our expectations in every way. We choose her to do our engagement portraits as well and after we saw those we knew we had made the right choice! She has trained under a very high profile photographer in Phoenix and her work shows. She and her assistant were in there for every part of the action and important moments. We planned our wedding in Phoenix from Colorado where we live and she was extremely flexible with of the planning. We truly love her style and ability to capture the person in the moment. Read less
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