By The Seaside | Portraits With Maya

This weekend I got the opportunity to see and photograph Maya Tihtiyas again, which is always such a treat. Maya is a beautiful model who is equally as sweet as she is wonderful to work with. These are my favorites we got during our time by the seaside in Maine. Doesn’t she look like a woman off the cover of a Romance Novel? I just adore the vibe she created with her natural beauty and Gunne Sax dress.

Teaka’s Room | Portraits

Teaka’s room is the kind of space where as soon as you enter you know exactly who she is. The delicate bedspread, paintings on the wall, Lolita sunglasses on the bookcase, and a vintage portrait of JFK (“the hottest President”) on her mirror. When I entered I knew I had to photograph her in it. She had quite a few vintage outfits picked out for the session, but this bathing suit spoke to me in particular for the bedroom. The pastel colors of it and vibe subconsciously sent me back to the 90s when I would come home from the beach with my parents and proceed to spend hours on my bed in my swimsuit even though I was supposed to change out of it immediately. Just an odd memory I have from being a kid. In a way I think that translated here.

We ended up photographing quite a few looks throughout the day, so I’m sure I’ll be sharing more with Teaka soon, but for now enjoy these! They’re some of my favorites!

A Home And An Adventure | Couple Portraits

“Find someone who is both a home and an adventure all in one”

No quote better describes how it feels to be with Zack. Since we met in December Zack and I have been inseparable. Even though it’s only been 4 months we both feel like we’ve come home to each other after a long journey. All poetic notions aside (you’ll have to excuse me as I am a poet and all), I am constantly amazed by how much we are on the same page and I am incredibly grateful we share so many of the same joys in life. From travel to photography to nature and Turnover, there is so much to enjoy together and we’re just getting started.

This past month in March we went to Utah together and we have plans to visit California and Oregon in September. Plus, because our hearts will never stop adventuring we already have many plans in place to explore the White Mountains and Maine together this Summer. I can truly say my heart is the happiest it’s ever been with Zack. He is an amazing partner in life, love, and creativity. I’m thankful every day that we found each other and I’m going to be holding on for a very long time.

Huge thanks to Anna Madsen for taking these photos of us. It means the absolute world.

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All of these photos were taken on film with Kodak Gold 200.

Cotton Candy Sunsets | Portraits with Anna


This weekend Anna, Zack, and I enjoyed a creative getaway to Portland, Maine. It was two days of highs and lows ranging from broken camera lenses (my nifty fifty) to ruined shoes, but these photos I took of Anna were a highlight for sure!

We also had the opportunity to photograph with our friend Maya and a new model we met named Teaka when we were in town, so I’ll be posting photos with them soon!

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🖤 Leah