The Personal Side
Brian Leahy is a laid-back SoCal guy with an intense passion for people and travel. His philosophy is simple: Every great photo starts with connection—a connection with the couple, their loved ones, their crazy friends, and the natural beauty of their wedding location. His outgoing nature, relaxed style and knack for capturing fleeting candid moments has made him one of the most sought-after photographers in the US, both for local events and 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 as Brian becomes part of your group, blending in to find those special, candid moments.
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