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Looking Glass Photography Studio

San Luis Obispo + Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Monterey , CA
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LOCATION

1977 Santa Barbara Ave 101
San Luis Obispo + Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Monterey, CA US 93401 (map)

PHONE

805-703-3659

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Congratulations on your engagement!! I would love to hear from you and discuss your photography goals.

Here is what you can expect with me as your photographer:

The... Read more
Congratulations on your engagement!! I would love to hear from you and discuss your photography goals.

Here is what you can expect with me as your photographer:

The important moments of your day captured in a natural candid style.

Beautiful portraits of you and your family looking your best and having a so much fun!

Quick responses to your questions throughout your planning proccess.

My awesome sense of humor and ability to make your photography experience lighthearted and delightful.

Help with your wedding day schedule, organizing a plan to make the most of your time, capture amazing photos, and spend the day with your family and friends.

Trust that you have chosen a professional and legitimate photographer, with top of the line equipment and numerous back-up methods for safe keeping your precious photos. You can count on me to be there for you and deliver your treasured photos.



WANT TO KNOW MORE? Get in touch and we can talk about your wedding dreams!

Http://www.mylookingglassphoto.com

You can also email me directly at info@lookingglassemail.com

Or telephone at (805) 703-3659



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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, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes. I use only pro-level equipment capable of handling many different lighting situations.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I limit the number of weddings I take each year/month in order to give exceptional and exclusive service to my couples.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Cameras! and back-ups for our back-ups. I also bring shots lists and time-lines pertinent to the wedding day to stay organized.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
100% yes.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Both.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
10 Days
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Online gallery and instant digital download.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Leather bound, rigid page, custom designed.
When will the client get the final album?
Within 6-8 weeks of their final image selection.

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POLLY
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Leana is PHENOMENAL! She is so talented, with such a keen eye for photography. We were fortunate enough to have had her and her assistant, Annie, take some incredible photos of special day. Leana just sent over a sneak preview slide show today and I have to admit that I have watched it on repeat ALL DAY long. I am obsessed with every single shot. She captured all of the beauty, and all of the emotion so vividly that it was like we were reliving the day all over again! I am often camera shy, but I felt so comfortable being around her that my anxiety melted away. Leana was never intrusive or obvious. She's like a super stealthy ninja photographer!
On top of being great at what she does, Leana was such a joy to work with. She was professional, timely and organized. She never once became frustrated or impatient, but she was able to firmly get everyone together for all of the shots we needed. I LOVED working with Leana and Annie, and I hope that other couples get the chance to work with them too.
Leana is PHENOMENAL! She is so talented, with such a keen eye for photography. We were fortunate enough to have had her Read more...
Leana is PHENOMENAL! She is so talented, with such a keen eye for photography. We were fortunate enough to have had her and her assistant, Annie, take some incredible photos of special day. Leana just sent over a sneak preview slide show today and I have to admit that I have watched it on repeat ALL DAY long. I am obsessed with every single shot. She captured all of the beauty, and all of the emotion so vividly that it was like we were reliving the day all over again! I am often camera shy, but I felt so comfortable being around her that my anxiety melted away. Leana was never intrusive or obvious. She's like a super stealthy ninja photographer!
On top of being great at what she does, Leana was such a joy to work with. She was professional, timely and organized. She never once became frustrated or impatient, but she was able to firmly get everyone together for all of the shots we needed. I LOVED working with Leana and Annie, and I hope that other couples get the chance to work with them too. Read less
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Looking Glass Photography Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Polly and Chris. You know I adore you both. It was an honor and a treat to be a part of your wedding. You can tell so much about people by the friends they have and you two have the most wonderful friends and family, I can only be sad that you live in San Francisco and can't be closer to me so that I could join that wonderful group. I really will never forget your wedding. The moment when your family surrounded you and danced to stand by me while you both twirled in the center was on of the most incredible beautiful moments I have seen in my life including in all my world travels. It was honestly the most genuine human experience, Your wedding was MAGICAL. I am LOVING editing the photos and can't wait to show them all to you. Thank you for sharing your incredible day with Annie and I.
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Kyndra
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Leana was great from day one! Easy to work with, very quick to respond and very very flexible as to what I needed - BUT it was during the wedding where she blew me away! She was so passionate and very easy to work with. It was like she knew exactly what I wanted from my photos and went with it. I tend to be that person that directs and takes over situations but felt 100% comfortable having her take over and I am so happy for doing so. My photos for my wedding could not have come out any better - she captured soooooo many great shots and I am so thankful to have them!

Thank you Leana for being there every step of the way and making my day last forever!
Leana was great from day one! Easy to work with, very quick to respond and very very flexible as to what I needed - BUT it Read more...
Leana was great from day one! Easy to work with, very quick to respond and very very flexible as to what I needed - BUT it was during the wedding where she blew me away! She was so passionate and very easy to work with. It was like she knew exactly what I wanted from my photos and went with it. I tend to be that person that directs and takes over situations but felt 100% comfortable having her take over and I am so happy for doing so. My photos for my wedding could not have come out any better - she captured soooooo many great shots and I am so thankful to have them!

Thank you Leana for being there every step of the way and making my day last forever! Read less
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Looking Glass Photography Studio responded with the following comments:

Hi Kyndra and Mike! Thank you so much for your kind review. Your wedding was the MOST SUPER FUN, so so so so FUN!!! And beautiful. If I blew you away then you blew me off the map! Your wedding was remarkable, a testament to how wonderful you both are as people. I can easily see how so many people love you so much, your two of the kindest and most fun people I have ever met. Your wedding was a major highlight of my year and I want to thank you so much for having me photograph it, it was truly the best day. I wish so many good things for you guys and I know your going to have the most FUN LIFE any two people could have.
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Leana is a wonderful photographer. She really outdid herself when she photographed my wedding. She really took the time to listen to what I invisioned for my wedding and did a great job capturing all of the precious moments! From the first time I met her at a wedding expo I knew she was the one I wanted to work with. The photo packages she offers are very reasonable and she's willing to be flexable. Leana has a great personality and is so nice. I have reccomended her to many people since my wedding and will continue to do so.
Leana is a wonderful photographer. She really outdid herself when she photographed my wedding. She really took the time to Read more...
Leana is a wonderful photographer. She really outdid herself when she photographed my wedding. She really took the time to listen to what I invisioned for my wedding and did a great job capturing all of the precious moments! From the first time I met her at a wedding expo I knew she was the one I wanted to work with. The photo packages she offers are very reasonable and she's willing to be flexable. Leana has a great personality and is so nice. I have reccomended her to many people since my wedding and will continue to do so. Read less
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Looking Glass Photography Studio responded with the following comments:

:) Your about to come in and pick up your wedding album from me, any minute now you will come through the studio door. I couldn't be more excited to give your book to you. You and Jonathan deserve to have a beautiful book of photos for your amazing day and I feel so special to be able to give you this. Your wedding was very special and I was so honored you included me to photograph it! Even if you did almost give me a heart attack scaling the crazy rock slide haha! I just want to say, mostly, that I am honored to have been there, you are both such special people. Sarah you have the most beautiful eyes which I can only guess is a reflection of the beauty of your heart. Many good wishes and much love your way. Come visit me when you get a chance! You know where to find me.
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Courtney
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Leana did my wedding and engagement and boudoir shoot. My husband and I loved her! In my mind I keep planning more excuses to get our photos done with her. She goes out of her way- evenings, weekends, early mornings- to work with your schedule, get the light right and have enough time for the shoot. She is very good at finding the right light and she is very good at finding the right angles "tilt your head a little left and down and a slight shoulder pop," and then the photo is brilliant! Her personality is awesome. She is easy, joyful, and full of new ideas. She is someone you want to hang out with after you meet her. During my boudoir shoot I though I would feel really nervous, but she made me so comfortable I forgot I was in lingerie, and we had so much fun. I'm so glad we used her for our wedding. She made the day smoother, captured the moments, and now we have beautiful photos. She also provided us with an awesome photo booth our guests enjoyed! I would recommend her to everyone, for every type of photo-shoot. She is certainly a standout in a field of many. Thanks Leana! You can see our wedding: http://mylookingglassblog.com/winter-romance-wedding-camp-san-luis-obispo/
Leana did my wedding and engagement and boudoir shoot. My husband and I loved her! In my mind I keep planning more excuses Read more...
Leana did my wedding and engagement and boudoir shoot. My husband and I loved her! In my mind I keep planning more excuses to get our photos done with her. She goes out of her way- evenings, weekends, early mornings- to work with your schedule, get the light right and have enough time for the shoot. She is very good at finding the right light and she is very good at finding the right angles "tilt your head a little left and down and a slight shoulder pop," and then the photo is brilliant! Her personality is awesome. She is easy, joyful, and full of new ideas. She is someone you want to hang out with after you meet her. During my boudoir shoot I though I would feel really nervous, but she made me so comfortable I forgot I was in lingerie, and we had so much fun. I'm so glad we used her for our wedding. She made the day smoother, captured the moments, and now we have beautiful photos. She also provided us with an awesome photo booth our guests enjoyed! I would recommend her to everyone, for every type of photo-shoot. She is certainly a standout in a field of many. Thanks Leana! You can see our wedding: http://mylookingglassblog.com/winter-romance-wedding-camp-san-luis-obispo/ Read less
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Looking Glass Photography Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Courtney and Mark for the kind review. You know I love you guys and I just wish we could do it all again, it was so much fun! Courtney, I will never forget land-rovering with your grandmother, or your amazing first look in Cayucos! Cheers to you!
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Leana with looking glass photography shot my wedding and I couldn't be happier! Not only was she so uplifting and a total sweetheart but she really made me feel like the most beautiful bride. She knows how to make a bride feel very special. Leana showed up early and when (as they always unexpectedly do) things started going wrong with decorating she actually stepped in and helped instead of taking breaks. She was a total breath of fresh air. Leana didn't bring an assistant but not to worry because she was everywhere! She got all the shots and made everyone look so amazing! What I thought was the coolest, was that after my bridal shots I don't remember seeing her until after the ceremony for the family photos and then again after that, she was a ghost. When I received my photos I was amazed at all the shots she was capturing without me knowing! She literally captured everything without being detected! I was so surprised.. she captured all the moments without being in the spotlight! I don't know what to say other than if you are looking for a photographer with amazing taste, an amazingly sweet and funny attitude, a hard worker, and just a wonderful person to photograph your special day, I highly recommend Leana. She will help take your breath away long after your wedding day by the beautiful pictures she will take for you on your most special of days. Thank you Leana, I am truly grateful for you.
Leana with looking glass photography shot my wedding and I couldn't be happier! Not only was she so uplifting and a total Read more...
Leana with looking glass photography shot my wedding and I couldn't be happier! Not only was she so uplifting and a total sweetheart but she really made me feel like the most beautiful bride. She knows how to make a bride feel very special. Leana showed up early and when (as they always unexpectedly do) things started going wrong with decorating she actually stepped in and helped instead of taking breaks. She was a total breath of fresh air. Leana didn't bring an assistant but not to worry because she was everywhere! She got all the shots and made everyone look so amazing! What I thought was the coolest, was that after my bridal shots I don't remember seeing her until after the ceremony for the family photos and then again after that, she was a ghost. When I received my photos I was amazed at all the shots she was capturing without me knowing! She literally captured everything without being detected! I was so surprised.. she captured all the moments without being in the spotlight! I don't know what to say other than if you are looking for a photographer with amazing taste, an amazingly sweet and funny attitude, a hard worker, and just a wonderful person to photograph your special day, I highly recommend Leana. She will help take your breath away long after your wedding day by the beautiful pictures she will take for you on your most special of days. Thank you Leana, I am truly grateful for you. Read less
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Looking Glass Photography Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jess for your review. I wish you and Joseph so much happiness in your lives together. I honestly have to say your gifts to each other during your wedding were one of my favorite things I have ever photographed. I love how much you love each other. Thank you so much for frolicking in the alfalfa field for me, that was a magical moment and took my breath away!
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Sophia
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Leana is a wonderful photographer! She took photos for our engagement session and wedding. She is creative and really listened to what we wanted in order to capture our moments. She was able to take photos of most of our friends and family at my wedding and I was so happy to see those moments captured on my big day. She is great at responding to emails and phone calls which is very important if you are trying to plan a wedding. I also received my wedding photos within a couple of weeks after my wedding which I am so pleased with. She is awesome!
Leana is a wonderful photographer! She took photos for our engagement session and wedding. She is creative and really Read more...
Leana is a wonderful photographer! She took photos for our engagement session and wedding. She is creative and really listened to what we wanted in order to capture our moments. She was able to take photos of most of our friends and family at my wedding and I was so happy to see those moments captured on my big day. She is great at responding to emails and phone calls which is very important if you are trying to plan a wedding. I also received my wedding photos within a couple of weeks after my wedding which I am so pleased with. She is awesome! Read less
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Looking Glass Photography Studio responded with the following comments:

Hi Sophia and Matt! Thank you so much for entrusting your wedding day photographs and engagement session to me. Santa Cruz was so gorgeous and it was such a wonderful wedding and fun party! Creating your Save the Date was so neat as was your engagement in Los Osos. I still laugh when I think about Matt's face when I asked about the tree heart and it was awesome how the card came together with it after-all. Much happiness and wonderful times to come for you both and thank you again for your review.
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Danielle
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
everything that could go wrong did the day of my wedding but Leanna & her staff were there to help any way that they could & keep things on schedule...the pictures came out amazing, i feel like every moment of my day was documented perfectly
everything that could go wrong did the day of my wedding but Leanna & her staff were there to help any way that they could Read more...
everything that could go wrong did the day of my wedding but Leanna & her staff were there to help any way that they could & keep things on schedule...the pictures came out amazing, i feel like every moment of my day was documented perfectly Read less
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Looking Glass Photography Studio responded with the following comments:

Hi Danielle! Thank you for your review. I thought your wedding was perfect in so many ways, in fact it was one of my favorites the entire year. It was wonderful and so much fun. I still have your wedding vase in my photography studio and it makes me smile to think of it. Danielle you are honestly such a beauty both inside and out and thank you for choosing me to capture your memories.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Leanna was amazing, I would recommend her if you need some truly one-of-a-kind photography. Her photos do not disappoint, even if your picky like me. I like everyone of mine! She made sure I had all my must haves but also took some one of a kind candid photos that I will also treasure for years to come. She was always prompt to answer any questions I had. I really enjoyed having her part of our sept wedding, she was a pro. My favorite part of working with Leanna was she was honest with me about what would and would not work best for my wedding day photos. My husband and I had a beach wedding and I was going back and forth with a half up hairdo or having it all up - Leanna was honest and told me from her experience brides with a full updo have less to worry about and plus the photography is enhanced. I'm so glad I took her advice our newlyweds pictures are among my favorites- my updo worked out perfect! -Cayucos,CA - Margie, very happy newlywed!
Leanna was amazing, I would recommend her if you need some truly one-of-a-kind photography. Her photos do not disappoint, Read more...
Leanna was amazing, I would recommend her if you need some truly one-of-a-kind photography. Her photos do not disappoint, even if your picky like me. I like everyone of mine! She made sure I had all my must haves but also took some one of a kind candid photos that I will also treasure for years to come. She was always prompt to answer any questions I had. I really enjoyed having her part of our sept wedding, she was a pro. My favorite part of working with Leanna was she was honest with me about what would and would not work best for my wedding day photos. My husband and I had a beach wedding and I was going back and forth with a half up hairdo or having it all up - Leanna was honest and told me from her experience brides with a full updo have less to worry about and plus the photography is enhanced. I'm so glad I took her advice our newlyweds pictures are among my favorites- my updo worked out perfect! -Cayucos,CA - Margie, very happy newlywed! Read less
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Looking Glass Photography Studio responded with the following comments:

Hey you! You have to know, I am so grateful that you chose me to capture your wedding. I know how important your photography was to you and how much hard work you did to put everything together. I feel so honored that you chose to have me there and I was thrilled I could give you photographs that you loved and make you both comfortable. And I know you work just down the street so don't be shy stop by soon and say hello!!
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erica
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Choosing a photographer for your wedding is the most important decision you will make. I knew this going in and was so grateful when I met and hired Leana. The minute I met Leana I knew she was going to take beautiful photos. I knew she would capture our wedding! Her vision, her eye for light, her love for texture - she's both artistic and logical. Will take beautiful shots that you would have never thought but also make sure she gets the critical shots everyone expects and wants. She was extremely responsive all year long regardless of my question. She has worked with every major vendor in the area and has great relationships with them all. She has amazing energy and I honestly feel like she was my best friend this year! Leana truly cares about capturing your wedding through your eyes - but even better!!! She's also an amazingly hard worker and was so involved in making sure she was there every step of the way during the entire year. She also doesn't limit herself on the most important day of your life. She's there ALL DAY. Making sure she captures every moment. You don't have to worry about choosing a 4 or 6 or 8 hour window! My day she was there for over 10 hours and got me getting ready to dancing my shoes off all night! We just got back from our honeymoon and found that the blog had already been posted. I haven't seen all the photos but the 30+ pics on her blog are amazing! Everyone keeps saying her pictures are out of magazine!!! You can pay more or you can pay less elsewhere, but you can't get anyone like Leana. I can't write enough great things and can't give enough gold stars to Leana. I feel so lucky to have found her and hope that every bride gets the opportunity to work with her!!!!!!!!!! She truly is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Choosing a photographer for your wedding is the most important decision you will make. I knew this going in and was so Read more...
Choosing a photographer for your wedding is the most important decision you will make. I knew this going in and was so grateful when I met and hired Leana. The minute I met Leana I knew she was going to take beautiful photos. I knew she would capture our wedding! Her vision, her eye for light, her love for texture - she's both artistic and logical. Will take beautiful shots that you would have never thought but also make sure she gets the critical shots everyone expects and wants. She was extremely responsive all year long regardless of my question. She has worked with every major vendor in the area and has great relationships with them all. She has amazing energy and I honestly feel like she was my best friend this year! Leana truly cares about capturing your wedding through your eyes - but even better!!! She's also an amazingly hard worker and was so involved in making sure she was there every step of the way during the entire year. She also doesn't limit herself on the most important day of your life. She's there ALL DAY. Making sure she captures every moment. You don't have to worry about choosing a 4 or 6 or 8 hour window! My day she was there for over 10 hours and got me getting ready to dancing my shoes off all night! We just got back from our honeymoon and found that the blog had already been posted. I haven't seen all the photos but the 30+ pics on her blog are amazing! Everyone keeps saying her pictures are out of magazine!!! You can pay more or you can pay less elsewhere, but you can't get anyone like Leana. I can't write enough great things and can't give enough gold stars to Leana. I feel so lucky to have found her and hope that every bride gets the opportunity to work with her!!!!!!!!!! She truly is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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Looking Glass Photography Studio responded with the following comments:

Oh, how do I even begin. I am just sad that you guys have to live so far away. Well, not that far I guess. You had better call me when you come visit my neck of the woods!
I just wish I could live your wedding every weekend. It was so sososossososo much fun. I think of it all of the time. There are even songs that remind me of it every time I hear them! I loved it. How can I say more? I love looking at the photos and just getting to know you guys, all the amazing details you put together, both Erica and Micheal, such amazing people. So in love, so perfect for each other. Okay, I'm gushing. Visit me. And thank you so much for choosing me and reviewing me! :)
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Anna
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
From the beginning Leana was attentive and open to our ideas. She helped with the technical aspect of our ideas and helped put then into reality. I wanted to give her full range of her artistic ability because that is what I am paying for. Anyone can take a picture but the way Leana uses light and her special touch makes incredible photographs. We challanged her and she kept up with all our ideas. When we looked at the finished pictures we were astounded ! She truly was able to capture the mood and exciment of our wedding an brought out the beauty in me and my husband that we never knew we had. Thankyou so much !
From the beginning Leana was attentive and open to our ideas. She helped with the technical aspect of our ideas and helped Read more...
From the beginning Leana was attentive and open to our ideas. She helped with the technical aspect of our ideas and helped put then into reality. I wanted to give her full range of her artistic ability because that is what I am paying for. Anyone can take a picture but the way Leana uses light and her special touch makes incredible photographs. We challanged her and she kept up with all our ideas. When we looked at the finished pictures we were astounded ! She truly was able to capture the mood and exciment of our wedding an brought out the beauty in me and my husband that we never knew we had. Thankyou so much ! Read less
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Looking Glass Photography Studio responded with the following comments:

Writing these reviews is honestly emotional! I just feel so blessed by the weddings I photographed this year and the people, like you Anna and HT, that I just grew to know and love. Thank you so much for the review and in choosing me to be there. I really think Anna you may win for the best photo ever! Oh man how am I ever going to top that? :) Thank you guys, Anna, come visit me soon. Every best thing to you both, lots of love, laughter, and good things in life.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
No words could describe how happy I feel! The talent and help from Leana and her and her whole team was just.AWSOME! from the engagement session, to the photobooth, wedding day and going above and beyod for my family. Still beyond grateful and feel blessed to have met her at the bridal fair in San Luis Obispo. :)
No words could describe how happy I feel! The talent and help from Leana and her and her whole team was just.AWSOME! from Read more...
No words could describe how happy I feel! The talent and help from Leana and her and her whole team was just.AWSOME! from the engagement session, to the photobooth, wedding day and going above and beyod for my family. Still beyond grateful and feel blessed to have met her at the bridal fair in San Luis Obispo. :) Read less
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Zarui
Wedding:
8/9/2013
5.0/5.0
As a bride who works in the customer service industry, it was obvious to me from the first time I contacted Leana that she was on top of her game in her business. She was so quick to respond to any email of phone call, and that gave me great piece of mind because I could see she was reliable. I wanted our wedding photos to feel romantic and fun but I wasn't into the styles where people are so serious, or the photos are super washed out. I wanted clear pictures of peoples faces and that is what I saw in Leana's work. When looking at her photos I felt a little thrill of excitement, her pictures really resonated with me.

My fiance and I met her over some beers and we really connected with her bubbly personality and we loved how much experience she had to offer. Her prices were very reasonable which helped us feel good about our investment. Photography was super important to us so we weren't about to go with someone dirt cheap off Craigslist, we want a true professional, but we didn't want to have it eat up our entire wedding budget either. We wanted to be able to afford food. Leana is priced really well for all the value that she offers. She gave us so much of her time, attention, incredible photos, and essential help along the way!

We are so in love with our photos. I have NEVER felt as beautiful as I did on my wedding day and that is in large part due to Leana. She made me feel comfortable, told me how to position myself and showed off my best features! I am so happy to have them, it's a great feeling!

If you are thinking about hiring Leana and her team at Looking Glass Photography you need to do it. You can trust her to do an amazing job for you on the most important day in you life so far!! You are going to have amazing photos to treasure."
As a bride who works in the customer service industry, it was obvious to me from the first time I contacted Leana that she Read more...
As a bride who works in the customer service industry, it was obvious to me from the first time I contacted Leana that she was on top of her game in her business. She was so quick to respond to any email of phone call, and that gave me great piece of mind because I could see she was reliable. I wanted our wedding photos to feel romantic and fun but I wasn't into the styles where people are so serious, or the photos are super washed out. I wanted clear pictures of peoples faces and that is what I saw in Leana's work. When looking at her photos I felt a little thrill of excitement, her pictures really resonated with me.

My fiance and I met her over some beers and we really connected with her bubbly personality and we loved how much experience she had to offer. Her prices were very reasonable which helped us feel good about our investment. Photography was super important to us so we weren't about to go with someone dirt cheap off Craigslist, we want a true professional, but we didn't want to have it eat up our entire wedding budget either. We wanted to be able to afford food. Leana is priced really well for all the value that she offers. She gave us so much of her time, attention, incredible photos, and essential help along the way!

We are so in love with our photos. I have NEVER felt as beautiful as I did on my wedding day and that is in large part due to Leana. She made me feel comfortable, told me how to position myself and showed off my best features! I am so happy to have them, it's a great feeling!

If you are thinking about hiring Leana and her team at Looking Glass Photography you need to do it. You can trust her to do an amazing job for you on the most important day in you life so far!! You are going to have amazing photos to treasure." Read less
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Looking Glass Photography Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Zarui, you are the best. I am so glad we met over your wedding so that I got to know you and Artak. I can't wait to take more photos for you Zarui! It's going to be so much fun following your life through photography and friendship. Thank you.
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Liz
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
We met Leana at the SLO Bridal fair last spring. I was drawn to her booth because it was cute (she was giving away tiny succulents) and her photos were beautiful and full of life, not stiff like alot of wedding photographers. Her books are amazing and beautiful and her prices were very reasonable so I booked her on the spot! That was the best decision I ever made. I am an Art Director and have very colorful, eclectic taste and from day one Leana understood what I wanted and gave me that. We did an engagement shoot with her a few months before the wedding and I cant even explain the amazing feedback we got!! She captured our personalities and did exactly what we wanted! I loved her work so much I had her photograph our rehearsal dinner as well. Our wedding was this past weekend and she already got the images uploaded to me!!! She also does photobooths- ours was amazing and a favorite of the guests! I would highly recommend Leana! She did an amazing job on our wedding and I know she would on yours as well!
We met Leana at the SLO Bridal fair last spring. I was drawn to her booth because it was cute (she was giving away tiny Read more...
We met Leana at the SLO Bridal fair last spring. I was drawn to her booth because it was cute (she was giving away tiny succulents) and her photos were beautiful and full of life, not stiff like alot of wedding photographers. Her books are amazing and beautiful and her prices were very reasonable so I booked her on the spot! That was the best decision I ever made. I am an Art Director and have very colorful, eclectic taste and from day one Leana understood what I wanted and gave me that. We did an engagement shoot with her a few months before the wedding and I cant even explain the amazing feedback we got!! She captured our personalities and did exactly what we wanted! I loved her work so much I had her photograph our rehearsal dinner as well. Our wedding was this past weekend and she already got the images uploaded to me!!! She also does photobooths- ours was amazing and a favorite of the guests! I would highly recommend Leana! She did an amazing job on our wedding and I know she would on yours as well! Read less
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Looking Glass Photography Studio responded with the following comments:

Hi guys! Thank you so much for reviewing me. I hope you are doing great in Los Angeles, and thank you so much for making me a part of your day. I loved every single minute of it from bubble gum alley to the tattoo shop to Liz in your diamonds and pink!!! I think of you guys often and hope your lives are full of as much joy as possible! And I think your will live in history as the coolest photo-booth ever. My neighbors are still wondering why I was painting a life size black and white cut out heart on my back deck. :)
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Allison
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Leana was amazing. I met her at a SLO bridal faire and instantly loved her! She had the best prices of all the photographers in the area and had a beautiful portfolio! What I loved most was how, unlike all the other photographers there, she was not all about herself. She wasn't running up to people and selling herself. She was polite and let her photography speak for itself. Not only did Leana have the best prices, she also offered something nobody else did... Unlimited access/hours with her on your special day. Other photographers had packages where they were only there for 4-8 hours, based on the price and package purchased. Not Leana... thank God! Because we had access to her all day she was able to get those special photos toward the end of our reception that would have been missed by any other photographer! She and her husband even started their own photo booth system/rental for our event and it was an absolute hit at our reception!

She is professional, organized, easy to contact and sweet. The photos are amazing and so is her customer service! My husband and I couldn't be happier!
Leana was amazing. I met her at a SLO bridal faire and instantly loved her! She had the best prices of all the Read more...
Leana was amazing. I met her at a SLO bridal faire and instantly loved her! She had the best prices of all the photographers in the area and had a beautiful portfolio! What I loved most was how, unlike all the other photographers there, she was not all about herself. She wasn't running up to people and selling herself. She was polite and let her photography speak for itself. Not only did Leana have the best prices, she also offered something nobody else did... Unlimited access/hours with her on your special day. Other photographers had packages where they were only there for 4-8 hours, based on the price and package purchased. Not Leana... thank God! Because we had access to her all day she was able to get those special photos toward the end of our reception that would have been missed by any other photographer! She and her husband even started their own photo booth system/rental for our event and it was an absolute hit at our reception!

She is professional, organized, easy to contact and sweet. The photos are amazing and so is her customer service! My husband and I couldn't be happier! Read less
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Looking Glass Photography Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Allison. I am so glad you chose me too, I wish someone as sweet as you would book me every day. I still remember you hugged me when we first met! Hahaha that was so cool. You guys are so much fun and I am sure you are going to have a life full of so much laughter. I keep up with all your pinterest post still Allison and your cats always make my day. Thank you so much for choosing me and wasn't the fog amazing? It really was!!!
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Jasmine
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Leana is absolutely amazing. From our engagement photos to the bridal shoot the pictures were stunning. Can't wait to see the wedding day photos. I have no doubt that they will be gorgeous. Leana is very creative and very easy to work with. So happy we went with her for our special day!
Leana is absolutely amazing. From our engagement photos to the bridal shoot the pictures were stunning. Can't wait to see Read more...
Leana is absolutely amazing. From our engagement photos to the bridal shoot the pictures were stunning. Can't wait to see the wedding day photos. I have no doubt that they will be gorgeous. Leana is very creative and very easy to work with. So happy we went with her for our special day! Read less
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Looking Glass Photography Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jasmine! You and Corin were so fun to get to know. From airplanes to covered bridges to vineyards to beaches, I think we pretty much covered it all! Jasmine, you are such a beauty inside and out, and taking your photos is so much fun! Your wedding was gorgeous, all those amazing yellow colors and the music and dancing!!! I feel so blessed to have shared all that! I wish you two everything good in your lives together, and don't be strangers now!!! Keep me updated on things {you know what I mean Jaz!!} :))))
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Adam
Wedding:
10/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Leana of Looking Glass Photography is amazing. We were lucky to find her, lucky she was available, lucky she could work within our limits. Her pictures were beautiful, and she seemed to capture everything that happened on our wedding day. We were looking for more candid shots than staged ones, and she came through in a big way. We now have a photo album on our shelf, have given prints as gifts to many friends and family members, and on our walls is a set of gorgeous canvas prints that Leana did for us. A professional, expert, fun, creative photographer. Get her now.

Also:
-The Looking Glass website and the galleries are easy to use
-The CD arrived promptly
-The touch-ups were seamless
Leana of Looking Glass Photography is amazing. We were lucky to find her, lucky she was available, lucky she could work Read more...
Leana of Looking Glass Photography is amazing. We were lucky to find her, lucky she was available, lucky she could work within our limits. Her pictures were beautiful, and she seemed to capture everything that happened on our wedding day. We were looking for more candid shots than staged ones, and she came through in a big way. We now have a photo album on our shelf, have given prints as gifts to many friends and family members, and on our walls is a set of gorgeous canvas prints that Leana did for us. A professional, expert, fun, creative photographer. Get her now.

Also:
-The Looking Glass website and the galleries are easy to use
-The CD arrived promptly
-The touch-ups were seamless Read less
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adelita
Wedding:
9/23/2012
5.0/5.0
I am the kind of person who runs and hides when someone pulls out the camera, so needless to say the idea of wedding photography was my worst nighmare. I found Leana and during our consult I immediately felt at ease with her. We had our engagement shoot and she made it fun and I felt good about having my picture taken.
At the wedding I couldnt have asked for more,the pictures from my wedding were amazing. The attention to detail was great and I could not have been happier with my experience with Leana. Thank you Leana!
I am the kind of person who runs and hides when someone pulls out the camera, so needless to say the idea of wedding Read more...
I am the kind of person who runs and hides when someone pulls out the camera, so needless to say the idea of wedding photography was my worst nighmare. I found Leana and during our consult I immediately felt at ease with her. We had our engagement shoot and she made it fun and I felt good about having my picture taken.
At the wedding I couldnt have asked for more,the pictures from my wedding were amazing. The attention to detail was great and I could not have been happier with my experience with Leana. Thank you Leana! Read less
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Looking Glass Photography Studio responded with the following comments:

You are very welcome Adelita! I just love you guys!!! And I LOVED all the little birds at your wedding :)))))))
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
I had an absolutely wonderful experience with Leana as our Wedding Photographer. Planning a wedding from a different state can be stressful, but I was put at ease the moment I spoke with Leana. She was extremely organized and efficient and always returned emails or phone calls promptly, which was much appreciated. We met with her in person and went over all of the details and things that were important to my fiance and I and our families. Another important aspect of working with Leana was her ability to work within our budget and not charge extra for extra hours, etc. Since we were out of state we did not have the opportunity to do engagement photos, but it was no problem on our wedding day not to have been photographed prior because Leana and her assistant made us feel so comfortable. The result of her hard work was absolutely beautiful photographs, the perfect blend of candid photos and the traditional family photographs we requested. We would 100% recommend Leana for photography and can't thank her enough for capturing such a special day!
I had an absolutely wonderful experience with Leana as our Wedding Photographer. Planning a wedding from a different state Read more...
I had an absolutely wonderful experience with Leana as our Wedding Photographer. Planning a wedding from a different state can be stressful, but I was put at ease the moment I spoke with Leana. She was extremely organized and efficient and always returned emails or phone calls promptly, which was much appreciated. We met with her in person and went over all of the details and things that were important to my fiance and I and our families. Another important aspect of working with Leana was her ability to work within our budget and not charge extra for extra hours, etc. Since we were out of state we did not have the opportunity to do engagement photos, but it was no problem on our wedding day not to have been photographed prior because Leana and her assistant made us feel so comfortable. The result of her hard work was absolutely beautiful photographs, the perfect blend of candid photos and the traditional family photographs we requested. We would 100% recommend Leana for photography and can't thank her enough for capturing such a special day! Read less
Services Used: Photography
Looking Glass Photography Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you Lauren and Ryan! Your wedding was so amazing, down to every last little detail! You guys are SO blessed with your amazing family and friends, and I know you guys are going to have such wonderful lives together surrounded by so much love. Thank you so much for having me as your photographer, I had so much fun and I must agree, your wedding photos are AWESOME! Can you believe that vista?? Heaven on Earth!! A wedding photographers dream! :)
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GC
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Leana is WONDERFUL! She is talented, professional, and excellent with giving direction, helping people pose as well as catching flattering candid shots. She is warm and friendly and can photograph those of us who are not very photogenic! I have seen full wedding sets where only a handful of pictures are really good but this wedding shoot produced an amazing and lovely set of pictures from start to finish. It is a lot of fun to go through the set and relive the day (that went by so quickly!). She had the pictures to us within a couple of weeks and was all-around a pleasure to work with. (And her pictures are amazing - did I already mention that!)

We highly recommend!!!
Leana is WONDERFUL! She is talented, professional, and excellent with giving direction, helping people pose as well as Read more...
Leana is WONDERFUL! She is talented, professional, and excellent with giving direction, helping people pose as well as catching flattering candid shots. She is warm and friendly and can photograph those of us who are not very photogenic! I have seen full wedding sets where only a handful of pictures are really good but this wedding shoot produced an amazing and lovely set of pictures from start to finish. It is a lot of fun to go through the set and relive the day (that went by so quickly!). She had the pictures to us within a couple of weeks and was all-around a pleasure to work with. (And her pictures are amazing - did I already mention that!)

We highly recommend!!! Read less
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Looking Glass Photography Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you Gwen! I had such a wonderful time photographing your Sister's wedding. You were all so lovely in your bridesmaids dresses, the wedding was so warm and full of love. I am so thankful to you and your sister for trusting me with the photography on such a special day, for the amazing trip to Northern California, and for your review of my services! Now I can't wait for your wedding!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Ms. Stemwedel was wonderful! We received our photos so quickly after our event- we were still on our honeymoon. It was really great to see her professionalism in addition to her warm and friendly personality that made it easy to smile (for real) in my pictures!
Ms. Stemwedel was wonderful! We received our photos so quickly after our event- we were still on our honeymoon. It was Read more...
Ms. Stemwedel was wonderful! We received our photos so quickly after our event- we were still on our honeymoon. It was really great to see her professionalism in addition to her warm and friendly personality that made it easy to smile (for real) in my pictures! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Leana Stemwedel is an amazing photographer. I met her through a friend at the Madonna Inn Bridal Fair. She really is one of the best artist out there. We told her we wanted a vintage look to our wedding photos and she did such a beautiful job capturing the moment in black and white. She also made us a wedding album that is out of this world. I would highly recommend this photographer for any event!
Leana Stemwedel is an amazing photographer. I met her through a friend at the Madonna Inn Bridal Fair. She really is one Read more...
Leana Stemwedel is an amazing photographer. I met her through a friend at the Madonna Inn Bridal Fair. She really is one of the best artist out there. We told her we wanted a vintage look to our wedding photos and she did such a beautiful job capturing the moment in black and white. She also made us a wedding album that is out of this world. I would highly recommend this photographer for any event! Read less
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Looking Glass Photography Studio responded with the following comments:

Thanks Amanda! I am so grateful that we met and that I got to be your wedding photographer. Kevin, you are so funny and cool and Amanda you are so beautiful and funny as well! Jill and I had such a great time running around the Madonna with you, and I know I will also be enjoying your photos for years to come! My fav is still the one of your little fur ball next to your dress, what a cutie! I hope your wedding album brings you smiles throughout your lives together. It was so fun going "HOT" pink!!
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Kimberly
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We chose Leana to shoot our ceremony because we were looking for more of an artsy approach for our pictures in Cayucos at the Cass House. Her charismatic personality, knowledge, and sense of humor helped us enjoy capturing our best ceremony moments instead of rushing around to get mundane standard wedding photos. She was well organized, kept to our schedules and yet adapted the day's events to our needs and whimsical wishes, including hopping in the bathtub for a bridal shot. She allowed us to orchestrate our obligatory family photos and managed to make them painless and efficient. With her spontaneity and calculating photographic eye, she enhanced our pictures along the beach, under the pier, with the fountain, among the garden flowers, and in the swinging hammock with beautiful and creative backdrops. Her guidance with our wedding album and huge selection of wonderful pictures to choose from put the sparkling finishing touch to such a significant day in our lives. She made photographing the ceremony seem so effortless to both us brides we wonder why anyone would ever not choose to have this incredible artist photograph their wedding. We were incredibly lucky to find such a treasure at the Madonna Inn Bridal Expo among the other qualified but ordinary photographers.
We chose Leana to shoot our ceremony because we were looking for more of an artsy approach for our pictures in Cayucos at Read more...
We chose Leana to shoot our ceremony because we were looking for more of an artsy approach for our pictures in Cayucos at the Cass House. Her charismatic personality, knowledge, and sense of humor helped us enjoy capturing our best ceremony moments instead of rushing around to get mundane standard wedding photos. She was well organized, kept to our schedules and yet adapted the day's events to our needs and whimsical wishes, including hopping in the bathtub for a bridal shot. She allowed us to orchestrate our obligatory family photos and managed to make them painless and efficient. With her spontaneity and calculating photographic eye, she enhanced our pictures along the beach, under the pier, with the fountain, among the garden flowers, and in the swinging hammock with beautiful and creative backdrops. Her guidance with our wedding album and huge selection of wonderful pictures to choose from put the sparkling finishing touch to such a significant day in our lives. She made photographing the ceremony seem so effortless to both us brides we wonder why anyone would ever not choose to have this incredible artist photograph their wedding. We were incredibly lucky to find such a treasure at the Madonna Inn Bridal Expo among the other qualified but ordinary photographers. Read less
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Looking Glass Photography Studio responded with the following comments:

Hi Kim and RickAnn-
Thank you so much for your review. I had such a great time photographing your wedding and putting together your album. You ladies rock and I feel very special to have been a part of your day!! Jumping in bathtubs, dead pelicans, sea glass, and the incredible love between you two!!
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natasha
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Leana is an absolutely fabulous photographer! From the moment we first spoke at our consultation, to wrapping up our wedding photos, she was friendly, professional, and committed to capturing our memories beautifully! Jill did an amazing job with the groom & groomsmen and got so many candid shots that we loved. Our photos were ready in a super timely manner, and we are very happy with them all! Looking Glass is definitely a great choice for your wedding photography!
Leana is an absolutely fabulous photographer! From the moment we first spoke at our consultation, to wrapping up our Read more...
Leana is an absolutely fabulous photographer! From the moment we first spoke at our consultation, to wrapping up our wedding photos, she was friendly, professional, and committed to capturing our memories beautifully! Jill did an amazing job with the groom & groomsmen and got so many candid shots that we loved. Our photos were ready in a super timely manner, and we are very happy with them all! Looking Glass is definitely a great choice for your wedding photography! Read less
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Looking Glass Photography Studio responded with the following comments:

Natasha, thank you so much for your review. It was so wonderful to work with you and Jermaine, and I am so thrilled you loved your wedding and engagement photographs. I had so much fun running around downtown SLO, up on the cliffs for your bridal session, and at your beautiful ceremony and reception. You guys are blessed with such a wonderful family and I thank you for sharing that with me and trusting me to be your photographer!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Leana was a pleasure to work with! She has amazing artistic talent joined with a flexibility that allows ones true character to come out. Thanks to her we won't forget the rainbows and raindrops that sealed our vows! Thanks Leana
Leana was a pleasure to work with! She has amazing artistic talent joined with a flexibility that allows ones true Read more...
Leana was a pleasure to work with! She has amazing artistic talent joined with a flexibility that allows ones true character to come out. Thanks to her we won't forget the rainbows and raindrops that sealed our vows! Thanks Leana Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
Looking Glass Photography did a wonderful job at our wedding! Thank you!!!
Looking Glass Photography did a wonderful job at our wedding! Thank you!!!
Looking Glass Photography did a wonderful job at our wedding! Thank you!!! Read less
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Looking Glass Photography Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your review and for trusting me with your wedding day. It means so much to be a part of your event and to capture your memories.

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