I am so excited to feature Leda of Stolen Glimpses on my blog. Leda is an incredible Seattle Photographer, whose rich, warm, dusky, and intimate feel does not go noticed in her gorgeous images. You can see more of her recent work on her Instagram profile.
While we both reside in the Seattle area, I actually first worked with Leda back in the summer of 2017 in the mountains of Colorado. Leda captured Amanda and Scott’s wedding beautifully. (And my floral work beautifully, as well. Thank you, Leda!).
After making the move to Washington with my husband in the summer of 2018, Leda and I re-connected in West Seattle for a cup of coffee to catch up. I was interested in learning about the Seattle wedding market and what the industry was like in the Pacific Northwest. Most recently, I had Leda out to my Woodinville studio to find out more about her journey into photography and understand what inspires her in this line of work.
Leda is truly talented at what she does and I think her work speaks for itself. Plus, she is a pretty awesome human being, which is an added bonus. Enjoy getting to know Leda and Stolen Glimpses a little bit better!
An Overview of Stolen Glimpses: Seattle Wedding Photography
Leda of Stolen Glimpses is based out of Seattle, Washington, but she is wiling to travel and has photographed weddings in nine other states, plus internationally! Stolen Glimpses is primarily wedding photography, but Leda also does engagements, proposals, anniversaries, and “just because” sessions. Her work has elements of photojournalism with minimal re-touching.
Leda’s journey into Photography
Leda is well-schooled in the world of photography. She started her formal education in photojournalism in New York and then subsequently branched into the world of weddings. She describes herself as a bit of a nomad and ended up in New York for a couple years before making her way across the continent to Seattle.
Working with Leda – What to Expect
Leda loves to have fun. And while she operates a photography business she does not want interactions with her clients to feel like business transactions, but more like a partnership between friends. She strives to create a relationship of trust and ease with her clients, so each moment spent together is enjoyed by both her and her clients. She has found that when a relationship is formed, her couples feel relaxed.
Leda’s Favorite Weddings
Leda is particularly fond of weddings that couples plan for themselves. Couples that infuse themselves into the personality of the wedding versus just going through the motions. Leda feels that wedding traditions can be used as used as guidelines and suggestions, but that couples should decide for themselves what to include for their big day. There is a different energy to a couple that is happy and engaged during the planning process.
What Leda Loves most about Photography
To Leda, the best thing about being a Photographer is being able to preserve a fleeting moment. Moments can never be re-created, even if it’s the same subject, same place, and same photography.
What Leda is Most Proud of in her Career
In an industry that is forever changing and evolving on all aspects, she is proud of the fact that she has made a career out of doing something she is so passionate about and that she gets to devote all her attention to her clients and expanding her photography skills.
Leda’s Favorite Flower
Yellow tulips! The shape and the color make Leda happy and make her smile. (I was excited to share with Leda that I love yellow, too!)