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In the interest of keeping your family and mine safe, I have instituted a few new policies

  • No symptoms of sickness. If I or anyone in my household is sick within a 14 day span of your session we will reschedule. I ask the same of you. I will be extremely flexible with any rescheduling needs.

  • At least six feet of distance at all times. I will be using a longer focal length lens for my sessions this year. This means I can be farther away, but still capture intimate family moments.

  • No pets at this time

  • Touch-free payment

  • I will be wearing a mask. Obviously, I cannot ask you and your family to wear a mask for your session (although one shot with everyone doing so may be a fun marker of the times), but I will be sure to have one on myself.

  • Only one family per day. I will only meet with one family in a day. That means I will not have any mini-session events this year. However, for the first time, I am offering personal mini sessions. Contact me at info@leahb.com for more information.

At the start of our quarantine, I decided to capture a photo-a-day to document our life at home together. 100 days later and I have quite a collection! There were plenty of hard times these last few months, but also some really special moments. In our house, there have been a lot of tears, a lot of biking, a lot of hard conversions about race and our privileged place in the world, a lot of brother-bonding, a lot of fear and uncertainty, and a whole lot of Legos. It hasn't always been easy, but together, as a family, we've done our best to smile through it all.


And while I most definitely want to remember all these smiles in our personal life, I also want to hold onto the fact that 2020 is heavy. I read this quote a few weeks ago and it's really stuck with me:


"What is 2020 isn't canceled? What if 2020 is the year we've been waiting for? A year so uncomfortable, so painful, so scary, so raw - that is finally forces us to grow. A year that screams so loud, finally awakening us form our ignorant slumber. I year we finally accept the need to change. Declare Change. Work for change. Become the change. I year we finally band together, instead of pushing each other further apart. 2020 isn't cancelled, but rather, the most important year of them all". -Leslie Dwight


I hope beyond hope that in some time, we'll look back and appreciate how these difficult times changed our perspective on the world.








I'm excited to announce that beginning this summer, I will be offering Front Porch Sessions! These 20 minute mini sessions take place right in front of your home or apartment building, and are a great way to commemorate the times.* I am a big believer that photography is meant to tell the story of your life, and for better or worse, the story of our lives this year is being quarantined at home with our families.


And because this pandemic has affected so many in so many ways, I will be donating a portion of the session fee to the Seattle Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund.


*No actual porch required. We can shoot in your driveway, front yard, back yard, back deck, through your windows, whatever makes the most sense for your living situation. No matter the size of your front stoop, I am confident we will find beautiful ways to shoot and capture your family in a variety of fun images.



Why Choose a Front Porch Session?


Front porch sessions are a great way to maintain social distance during our shoot. I will drive up, call to let you know I've arrived, and use a long lens to photograph you from a distance. (Check out my last blog post of information on my 2020 Health and Safety plans)


And, the best thing about front porch sessions is that you can fully make them your own. Want to put on real clothes and do your hair for the first time in months? Great! Rather capture the true quarantined family in your over-worn lounge wear? Awesome! We will chat before your session and come up with a plan that captures the story you want to tell.



Session Cost


I'm charging my basic mini session fee ($295 + tax) for these sessions and donating 20% to the Seattle Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund. The session fee includes your donation, the 20 minute session, a private online viewing gallery, and at least 10 artfully edited, hi-resolution digital files with copyright release.

Please reach out at info@leahb.com with any questions or information about scheduling*.


*I will be offering these sessions first to current clients, and then opening the schedule as space allows.



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