I'm Leanna, Photographer & Retoucher.
Hi, I'm Leanna.
In January 2022, I moved to New York City to further pursue my career in fashion photography. Since moving, I have been rebuilding my own fashion photography portfolio while holding my role as studio supervisor at Pier 59 Studios, the largest fashion photography studio in Manhattan. Since working at Pier 59, I have become proficient in the set-up, handling, and troubleshooting of an extensive range of grip equipment and lighting systems- everything from a Profoto 7A head to a 220 Briese.
As a photo assistant, I am quick to learn your workflow and anticipate your next move on set. I thrive in fast-paced environments, am quick on my feet, and prepare ahead so that when challenges arise they can be swiftly overcame. I gained a foundation of lighting from working on extremely detail-oriented food photography sets early in my career. Since then, I have transferred this knowledge to create more detailed, intentional light for larger fashion photography productions.
As a Capture One/Phase One certified digital tech, I strive to find ways we can expedite file management to stay creating at a consistent pace while maintaining high-quality standards. My background in retouching allows me to catch minuscule details on the monitor that otherwise would be overlooked, saving you time and money later on in post-production.
As a photographer, I have a strong passion for feminism and women's empowerment. It is my ultimate goal to engender a feeling of confidence within my models and to tell a story that will inspire other creators. When I am on set, I make sure everyone on my team is comfortable, having fun, and well taken care of. This energy radiates in each of my final images, shown through my use of clean lines, crisp light, and bold colors.
I have freelance availability on a flexible basis for photo, retouching, photo assisting, digital teching, and production assisting work. Please reach out if you are interested in working together.
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