Leah Heidemann
Get to know me

I’ve always enjoyed photography throughout my life but my passion for it quickly grew when I started traveling in my 20’s. I live to experience new places and utilize photography to capture beauty and stories as the world unfolds around me. As I became more intrigued with the art of photography, I purchased my first camera and was instantly hooked. I was obsessed with soaking up every ounce of knowledge I could get when it comes to photography and was inspired when I discovered the immense creativity and thought that goes into an image. To me, my creative art isn’t just pretty pictures you hang on your wall, they are emotions and memories, and when I am shooting I try to capture the stories of how you felt in that moment!

I capture it all – weddings, portraits, fine art photography, maternity, boudoir, newborns/ family, engagements, and landscapes. When I’m not snapping photos you can find me either teaching dance, or taking up one of my creative hobbies: painting, drawing, or music. I feel so fortunate to have the ability to express myself through my art and I look forward to using photography as a method to capture your special milestones!

My favorite wedding

What’s the most important thing to you in life?
The relationships I have with the people I love and finding meaning and purpose in my work. Oh, and my cats. 🙂

Do you collect anything?
Whenever I travel I make sure to buy a mug from each place I visit. I love starting my morning drinking coffee and being reminded of different places I’ve traveled in my life!

If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be?
I would love to be able to speak multiple languages! 

What’s something that you hate that most people love?
I hate cheesecake and if you ever see me eating it, I’m probably just being polite or I really like the person who made it. 

What is something surprising that people don’t know about you?
I love spicy food and I can typically handle the highest level of spiciness that restaurants offer. 

Favorite childhood movie?
Home Alone 1 & 2. My siblings and I have watched these movies so many times that if you want to be impressed, I can recite them verbatim for you, ha.

Relationship dealbreaker?
Someone who doesn’t love animals and someone who is not open to new experiences. 

What’s something that you still have from childhood?
My goofiness and laid back personality

What’s the funniest rumor you’ve heard about yourself?
That I was a college mascot and I ran around cheering while dressed up in a wolf costume during college basketball games (not true, but I kind of wish it was?!) 

Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now?
I don’t think it’s something that I ever “decided”. I never could put my camera down and I don’t see myself ever getting tired of it!

Got any favorite quotes?
“When you get older, you realize it’s a lot less about your place in the world but your place in you. It’s not how everyone views you, but how you view yourself” and also, “Don’t criticize what you can’t understand.” 

What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
Pursue their passions and travel!

Kind words

Laura and I applaud the love and effort put forth by both of you. You have rendered everlasting reminders of the day that began our lives together.  You have graced us with nothing short of art, and for that we are so thankful. We both especially enjoyed your company on such a serendipitous occasion, which was made much more splendid by your company, thank you so much for the wonderful experience!

-Michael and Laura

All we can say is…wow! The pictures look absolutely amazing!! We really could not be happier with how they turned out and we can’t wait to share them with everyone. 

Also, thank you for getting them to us so quickly! There are so many photos and for us to have them already is just awesome. It will be such a hard decision, but we will make sure we use the print credit as well as the canvas print.

Again, we can’t thank you and Leah enough for all of your hard work. You both were so awesome to work with – Baylee and I will definitely recommend SB to anyone we talk to. 

Thank you again for everything!!!

-Eric and Baylee

You guys are amazing! We absolutely LOVE the photos! Thank you for capturing our big day truly so perfectly! 

-Chloe and Joe

My favorite sneak peeks
Check out my portfolio