Why Creative?

I know that in your search for a photographer, you have many choices. I want you to feel good about your decision in not only knowing my craft, but also in my ability to make clients comfortable and capture images that are real, and show off their best true selves.

I also believe that while digital files are important to have, every one needs tangible photographs and albums that will last a lifetime. I don't want to think that all you left this experience with is a digital file download and that the photographs never saw the light of day - because I KNOW how busy life is and sometimes it is just plain hard to get around to printing them.

It is also important for you to know that I am a professional who has spent years honing my craft and who continues to grow and and learn through working with mentors/other photographers, through continuing education, practice, and creative exploration. I am active in local and regional photography groups and regularly network with others in the industry. I own a full suite of professional gear (and back-up gear), along with the most current editing software. I am a legal, tax-paying, and fully insured small business and this is my full time job.

Most importantly, I want your experience with me to be the most positive one you could possibly have with a photographer. I genuinely feel that my clients are almost instantly at ease with me, and I promise you will have fun! I want to get to know you and your family and I'd love to develop a partnership with you so we start to capture the next chapter of your story.

Gary Leighbody