Leslie Renee Photography » Natural Breezy Custom Boutique Portrait Photography Art

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    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.

It’s not crazy for a photographer to get nervous when they are about to photograph a toddler.  Toddlers are know for, let’s say…having their own agenda.  Well, as for me personally, I love my time with my knee high friends.  Their little personalities are really blossoming at this age.  They can’t help but be themselves.  This means that I have every chance in the world to get it all on camera: the sweet, the feisty, the ornery, the absolutely adorable, the playful, the shy, and everything in between.  Sometimes we think we want the perfect photo with everyone smiling at the camera, but moms, when we our kids are grown and we look back to when they where tiny, we are going to love seeing all sides of their personalities and smile at the memories of how they really kept us on our toes (and always running after them!). This energetic little one loved the bubbles!

All of this is true for this sweet fun family session with an urban spin.  This little sweetheart had me mesmerized with her charming expressions and her absolute wonderment at the world around her.  She is so curious and intelligent.  I just loved watching her simply be with her doting mom and dad.  And it was pure joy capturing all of her many different expressions. These were a bit of a departure from my beachy, sunlit shoots, but beautiful memories can be made anywhere, and the vision of every client can be brought to life! Maybe your family hates the beach, and can’t imagine a session wading around the ocean…We can scope out the perfect spot for you, I promise!


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I was a little giddy about this shoot! Little girls love to play dress up and pose, and that sounded like the perfect photoshoot to me! Little Miss “A” and I went to town with the dress-up and posing, and we captured every part of her personality. She had lots of sass, playfulness, and sweetness, and I got to document it all. There is a lot of personality in that adorable little package! I’m so glad both her and her parents will have these fun photographs to remind them of this time in her life..I picture them sitting in a circle someday, reminiscing about how cute she was when she was seven!

Not every family or children’s photoshoot has to be marking a milestone, or celebrating something like a new baby or event. In fact, the most meaningful photographs are sometimes the ones that catch the everyday life through the eyes of your child. Coloring with chalk, blowing bubbles, dressing up, playing pretend…these are all moments that could become precious photoshoots. Of course the posed and more formal sessions are really beautiful, but letting your little one run down the beach uninhibited is just breathtaking! That’s why my sessions are often lifestyle sessions, ones that really capture your family “as is”.

Book today with me, so we can capture the everyday moments!

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These two.  I could follow them around and photograph their sweet playful relationship all day long! There is always something about the bond between a mama and her daughter.  My time with them is never short of giggles and good times. They chose coordinating blues, white and cream outfits, and it sure matched the gorgeous sky and brought out their stunning cerulean eyes.

This particular September summer evening was pretty much perfect; warm, breezy, and blue skies everywhere you look.  “K” was full energy and took her mom and I on a little adventure.  We checked out this cool little lake from the storm surge, crazy sand circles (like crop circles but in the sand), and played in the grassy dunes.  Mom and “K” for sure made great memories and beautiful art for their walls all at the same time. My photo sessions are about much more than just “getting that shot”. I’ve met both photographers and parents who are obsessed with getting the “perfect shot”, and they miss out on what could be a day of memories and joy. Wouldn’t you rather look back on the day of the shoot and have delightful memories come flooding back? I strive for the highest quality portraits, but also that my subjects leave with smiles on their face. Then, you’ll have both fine-art photos for your wall, as well as memories to treasure in your heart.

BOOK today for your own dreamy, breezy beach session!

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2015 is coming to an end but it’s never too early to start thinking about capturing those memories of goofy grins and hugs abound in 2016.  Let’s be honest, one portrait session isn’t enough.  With that in mind, I want to give you a bonus portrait session in 2016.


So how do you get your hands on one of these free portrait sessions?  Let me tell you.  Purchase a signature portrait session and package of your choice to be scheduled in 2016 and you will receive a second portrait session including digital negatives also to be scheduled in 2016.  It’s that easy!

The details:  A portrait session is $150 and you can find your package choices here.  Packages may be upgraded but they may not be downgraded.  The free session includes the edited digital negatives (approximately 25) and print release as direct download.  This would normally cost you $900!  Now that is some bonus!  Session and package must be purchased by December 31, 2015 to receive your free session.  All purchases are final.  All sessions must take place in 2016.

This is a trully great opportunity for everyone but especially for those families with a special event to commemorate in 2016; i.e. a birthday, communion, graduation, or how about children that grow.  Kids change so much in a year.

If you are just dying to take me up on this fabulous offer, call me at 516.425.2590 or email me at lesliebrighteyes@gmail.com and I will send contracts and invoices over asap.

P.S.  Husbands, if you want to hit a the ball out of the park in the gift department this holiday season, this is the answer man.  No joke, you will have one happy wifey on your hands when she opens an LRP gift certificate.

I can’t wait to hear from you!



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Sunny Atlantic Beach Club Family Photos | Atlantic Beach Photographer

Each year, around the middle of August, my phone starts ringing! I get about a bazillion calls about family photos on the beach! It doesn’t matter that most of us have been at the beach non-stop since June…Suddenly, the impending ending of summer gets people frantic about capturing their annual “beach family photo”. I totally get it though..it’s naturally a nostalgic time at the end of the summer ,and we can’t help but cling desperately to hold onto those warm, breezy evenings.

There are many many beaches to choose from here on Long Island.  I can think of at least half a dozen spots I’ve shot at last month alone.  But this family has a special spot: their beach club Sunny Atlantic in East Atlantic Beach on the south shore of Long Island.  This is where they spend much of their family time during the summer months, and it holds many memories of good times.  Of course, it is the perfect spot to capture them together.

A quick glance at just a couple of the images, and you can see that the kids love it there.  They were happy and fancy-free as they ran barefoot up and down the sandy hills and through the smallest waves on the shore.  Smiles and laughter were abundant as where easy interaction between each other and mom and dad.  What a pleasure to spend time with them all.

Check out the sweet family as they enjoy each other’s company here on the south shore of Long Island in the final days of summer.


Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed the photographs.  Call/text me at 516.425.2590 or email me at lesliebrighteyes@gmail.com to schedule your family portrait session.

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