Leslie Renee Photography » Natural Breezy Custom Boutique Portrait Photography Art

  • Welcome to Leslie Renee Photography

    If you are looking for a fun creative photographer, you've come to the right place. Leslie is known for her breezy, natural, and heart felt style. When you book a portrait session with Leslie, you are signing up for a memorable meaningful experience that will stay with you for years to come. So come on in, make yourself comfortable, and get to know Leslie Renee Photography. And while you are at it, take a quick moment to like my Facebook page.

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts.
A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
-Sophia Loren

Motherhood is joy, beauty, and fearless love all bound up into one! I love getting the privilege of meeting so many delightful moms in my profession…moms are often the ones booking family shoots, desiring precious memories, and getting children and spouses dressed up and ready for sessions. Maybe it is because they feel the tug and pull of time, maybe they feel their children growing up too fast, or maybe they just want to savor the moments well. Whatever the reasons, I find extra special joy in capturing the special relationship between a mom and their child. These sweet Mommy & Me mini sessions featured moms and their little ones, and this family below was just so wonderful. Mom had a great relationship with her daughters, which made for many smiles, and their cute, coordinating outfits made it even more fun. Mom wore a bright and cheery pink top, that coordinated with the chambray tops worn by the daughters. Aren’t they beautiful?! The sisters also stole the spotlight, with unposed and natural poses that flowed easily because of their genuine love for each other. What a fun day, and with the lush greenery around us, I couldn’t have asked for much more.

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Hallockville Museum Riverhead Engagement Photos

Love one another and you will be happy.
It’s as simple and as difficult as that.  ~Michael Leunig

Although I am known best for my family and children’s portrait work (which I love), I also love photographing sweet couples. After all, every great family starts with a great couple! I love photographing connection and emotion, and engagement sessions are just that; the couples are full of so much joy and excitement. Doing engagement portraits is a special treat! This couple had no idea they were so beautiful and charming…they totally put up with me telling them to snuggle with my camera in their faces! They also had a ton of fun together, which is reflected in their shots.

I also must talk about this incredible location! Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead on Long Island is exactly what it sounds like; a museum about what farming was like in the 1800s on Eastern Long Island.  There is old farming equipment, buildings, and exhibits that give the visitors a sense of what things where like back then for farmers.  The grounds are beautiful and so is the surrounding country-side.  I was completely in love! I loved this romantic session, and I wish these two many, many years of happiness!


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Long Island Beach Club Family Session

There’s many perks to doing what you genuinely love, but one major one is that I get to work in gorgeous locations like the sunlit beach on a summer evening, or in the colors of nature in the fall. Then, there are times that I get to work in exceptionally amazing places, like this one. The Catalina Beach Club in East Atlantic Beach on Long Island is truly a dream come true for any photographer, especially one that loves light, like I do. This locale is overflowing with art deco charm, whitewashed walls, and cheery pops of yellows and pinks. There are also architectural offerings, like paneling and columns. And, of course, there is the beach, always ready for little feet to grace it with their joy.

Besides the aesthetic beauty, there was the sweetness of this wonderful family, a young couple with the cutest two year old twins ever. Let me share why I love photographing two year olds: they just love to do their own thing! Some photographers might find that frustrating or hard to work with, but I love that there is very little posing and sitting, and a whole lot of laughter and hugs and kisses. The best part is that the sessions take on a feel of that very moment, captured forever. Those kinds of images are my favorite. Enjoy!




I want to thank the gorgeous E family for allowing me to be their photographer.  It is a special treat to spend time with these little cuties and their parents!

This Long Island beach club is a place this young family spends lots of time at.  If you have a special place your family loves, call me at 516.425.2590 or email me at LeslieBrightEyes@gmail.com and let’s schedule your family portrait session!

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Coney Island Family Photos

Where do sophisticated Manhattanite families go to have a little fun?  Luna Park at Coney Island of course.  So when it’s time to choose a location for your family photos, Coney Island is a natural choice.  It’s active and lively and easily allows families to let loose and enjoy each other.  This is doubly great because it makes family portrait time fun and memorable, and those good feelings come through the images.  What more can a girl with a camera ask for?

The only thing better than the perfect location is a cool young couple with the cutest little guy this side of the Hudson.  My new little friend loved the ferris wheel and wasn’t nervous one bit.  I on the other hand, was trying to position myself backwards in the car.  And in case you are not familiar with the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island, the cars move in a sliding motion as the wheel goes up and down!  It was windy and crowded, and I loved every minute of my time with this sweet family.  Plus I got to check a really cool location off my wish list. The festive feel and vibrant colors made it unforgettable!



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Rustic Barn Wedding in Long Island NY

When people find out I am a photographer, they usually ask if I photograph weddings.  The short answer is yes, I photograph weddings.  But I don’t take on just any wedding that I can get.  I will only take on weddings that fit my style of photography.  I am primarily a natural light photographer and therefore, I only take on outdoor weddings or weddings in venue with an abundance of natural light.  Places like the beach, vineyards, B&Bs, and even backyards.   In addition to setting my self up for success and by sticking to what I know best,  I end up working with brides and grooms that have similar sensibilities and esthetics.  This is so important because I end up forming a deeper connection with the bride and groom and it shows very much in the final images.

This rustic barn wedding is a great example of the ideal location, styling, and over all vibe of the type of weddings I love to photograph.  The venue is a turn of the century red brick barn in the Pennsylvania country side.  The Pump House B&B has cathedral ceilings, huge windows, and barn doors.  Window light and lit candles created the perfect dramatic lighting for this very cool very stylish couple.  All the details of the wedding came together so perfectly; the dress, the cake, the decor, and the energy had a very hip, laid back feel that I adored.

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There are many wedding photographer out there that will take on almost any wedding for the right price.  I am not one of those photographers.  I want to photograph weddings that fit into this very specific niche.  I want to show everything from the gorgeous bride and groom all the way down to the tiniest delicious detail in the most beautiful way.

So if you are planning a rustic, shabby chic, country, out door wedding or know someone that is, give me a ring and lets talk.

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