Family Owned and Operated
We "Get the Picture"

Gary Leighbody
Gary Leighbody (Owner)

"My name is Gary Leighbody, and I am the owner of Creative Photography. Let me start by saying, we are NOT your typical photographer. We are always looking to give our families products & images that are anything but ordinary. My goal is to let kids be kids, high school seniors show off their personality, and capture everyday relationships with every image that we capture. Family is everything to me, and I strive to make every experience with my clients, one they will remember forever."


Why should YOU choose Creative?

I appreciate the effort that is placed deciding on a photographer. In the past 20 years, I have surrounded myself with the best staff in Western New York. The promise to you, is to make sure you have a collection of images that are relaxed & unique with Creative Photography's quality and cutting edge approach.



Joell Leighbody
Joell Leighbody

My wife Joell has been my right hand person since we started our business back in 1992. Leading the production department, Joell's attention to detail ensures that every image, album and wall collection that you receive, has the quality that our customer's have come to expect for over 30 years.

Joell loves to visit historical destinations, mostly through her love of romance novels, and enjoys spending time with our 2 girls whenever our busy schedule gives us the chance.




"Respected in the Industry"


I have served as a member of the Professional Photographers of America (an international organization setting the standard of photography for over 100 years). Collectively, the studio has received many awards and merits and has been on the forefront in today's photography field.

Over the past 20 years, I've created many professional business relationships such as Kendall Hart-craft Inc, Albums Inc, Art Leather, Galaxy Photo imaging, Color Tech Imaging, West Herr Ford, New York Frame, Kodak, as well as providing all the photographs for the Character Council of WNY and Evans Bank in Hamburg NY. Creative Photography has been featured and included in many Wedding Planners and covers such as Buffalo News Bridal Planner, Western New York Wedding Guide, and the Buffalo Wedding magazine, as well as included in the top 400 High School Senior Portraits in the Country (Senior Photographers International).

My staff and I are always looking to stay current with the progress in today's Professional photography by attending regular seminars such as Senior Portrait Photographer's International, SYNC (Senior Youth National Conference as well as the PPA Annual conference.