Meet Leslie

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Greetings friendly people! My name is Leslie Renee Proctor Levine and I am Leslie Renee Photography.


A very wise and talented photographer once asked a group of us “What is your Why?”  Of course she was referring to photography.  Why do I photograph families, children, women, couples and what about it is so important that I pursue clients so that I can photograph as many families, children, women, and couples as will let me? 

It’s as simple as this: life is beautiful, life is emotional, life is infinite in its individuality, and most notably, life is fleeting.  It goes so fast.  Everyday I try to bribe my kids to stop growing and stay 11 & 8.  I’ve tried money, Disney, anything; but much to my disappointment they keep growing.  I can’t stop them from growing up of course, but I can create stunning images at every age that will bring me back whenever I start feeling nostalgic.  I can do the same for you.  

Three Words

A while back I did a little experiment.  I asked friends and family to describe me in a couple words.  Overwhelmingly, these three notions prevailed:  Free Spirited, Warm, & Genuine.  What I realized is that not only does this describe my personality, but these qualities are clearly reflected in my work.  This is what I offer to you: natural, breezy, heart-felt images that will mean the world to you.

Fun Facts About Me (I mean, why not, right?)

I grew up in a smallish town in Indiana. You can take the girl out of the mid-west but you can’t take the mid-west out of the girl.

I lived 10 places in 10 years as a young adult. My dad joked that I took up more pages in his address book than everyone else put together.

I am an avid crafter and sewer. I love projects and often make my own props.

My kids call me crazy hat lady. No explanation required.

I play a little piano and a little guitar; neither one particularly well.

I’m a gemini. This bodes well for being a photographer because a photographer is many many things and geminis like to have their hands in several things at once.

Now you’ve gotten to know me, I want to get to know you. Hit that contact tab at the top of the page and send me a message or better yet, give me a call at 516.425.2590. Let’s get together and create something special.

Leslie Renee Photography

Serving Long Island, NYC and Beyond