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The Man Behind the Camera

About Brian

Brian Leahy is a different kind of photographer. A laid-back California guy with a passion for people and travel, Brian uses his camera as a tool to communicate with you and your guests. His philosophy is simple: Every great photo starts with connection—a connection with the couple, with their loved ones, and with the beauty of their location. His outgoing nature, relaxed style and knack for capturing candid moments has made him one of the most sought-after photographers in California, for local events and for destination weddings around the world.

For Brian, photography is more than just the end result; it’s about the experience, too. His background in travel photography informs his style and technique, but his personality leads the rest. The best images come with trust and rapport, so Brian becomes part of your group, blending in to find those special, candid moments—and it shows in the results.

I’VE NEVER BEEN MARRIED, BUT I HAVE BEEN A GROOM FOUR TIMES… I LIVE TO TRAVEL, HAVE AN OBSESSION WITH SOUTH AMERICA, AND LIVED IN ARGENTINA FOR A SHORT PERIOD, IF I’M NOT SHOOTING A WEDDING YOU’LL FIND ME SOMEWHERE ELSE ON THE PLANET IF I HAD MY WAY, I WOULD WEAR FLIP FLOPS TO EVERY SHOOT I ABSOLUTELY LOVE DOGS AND WOULD HAVE 10 OF THEM IF I DIDN’T HAVE SUCH A CRAZY SCHEDULE I’M AN AVID SCUBA DIVER IF I WERE TRAPPED ON A DESERTED ISLAND I COULD ABSOLUTELY SURVIVE ON CHIPS AND SALSA I LOVE DRIVING, AS LONG AS I’VE GOT SOME GOOD MUSIC I CAN DRIVE FOR DAYS (AND YES, I LIVE IN LA AND STILL DRIVE A PICK-UP TRUCK FROM ARIZONA) I HAVE AN INSANE COLLECTION OF PHOTOBOOTH PHOTOS FAVORITE SPORT: BOWLING. DON’T JUDGE I LIVE 4 BLOCKS FROM THE BEACH AND STILL CRACK A SMILE EVERYTIME I SEE THE OCEAN MY LAST NAME IS PRONOUNCED LAY-HEE, BUT EVERY ST PATTY’S DAY I MEET AT LEAST ONE IRISHMAN WHO CORRECTS ME THAT THE ACTUAL PRONUNCIATION IS LEE-HEE WITHOUT A DOUBT, I HAVE THE GREATEST JOB IN THE ENTIRE WORLD, AND MY AMAZING CLIENTS ARE THE REASON WHY