Colorado Wedding Photographer - Leah Goetzel Photography

because you should

feel like

on your wedding day

this

bold & vibrant imagery for colorful & kind souls

it's wedding photography, for fun people!

take a moment and ask yourself

How do you want your wedding day to feel?

For real, take a minute. How do you picture your wedding day? 

Is it a big party with all of your family and friends? Is it an intimate gathering with just a few of your favorite people? 

Your wedding day should be all about you and your partner. Make the day whatever you want it to be. 

I strongly believe you wedding day should be fun, heartfelt and authentic

I believe in candid moments. And I believe that you should actually enjoy your wedding day. 

Sound good?
 

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A colorado wedding photographer

serving denver, boulder & greater colorado

My absolute favorite thing about being a Colorado wedding photographer is connecting with people— so truly, thank you for being here. 

I thrive on fun, authentic interactions. I love making the most camera shy people feel like rock stars. My style relies heavily on candid moments, I want your images to transport you back to that special day as it was— the laughs, the sweet glances, that one tear that rolls down your partner's cheek as they see you walking down the aisle for the first time. 

I'd love to learn a little about you, so drop me a message and let's create something beautiful! 

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hey! I'm leah!

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I know there are so many choices when choosing a Colorado wedding photographer- so thank you for taking the time to look at my work and learn a little more about me! As an award winning Colorado wedding photographer, my aim is not just to give you gorgeous photos, but also to craft you a wonderful experience. From an easy booking process to detailed guides and resources to wedding day to image delivery- I want this process to be stress free and fun! I can't wait to connect with you and learn more about your special day! 

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"i feel like leah is my photographer-turned-best-friend!"

"Leah is such a genuine person and actually tries to get to know you and your partner. She wants to learn your personalities so its reflected in the pictures. Leah's now photographed our engagement session, our mini Covid wedding, and will photograph our full wedding next year. I wish we lived closer to each other (I'm now in Seattle, she will be in Denver) because I want her to capture ALL of our moments in the future, too! Book Leah today - you are doing yourself a disservice if you don't!" 

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Colorado Wedding Photographer

Getting married in colorado? I got you! Texas? count me in! Iceland? My bags are already packed!

but traveling worldwide!

I am primarily a Colorado wedding photographer. But I built my business in Texas and it will always have a place in my heart. If you're getting married in Texas or any other destination– I'd love to chat with you! No destination is too far. I have traveled to over 45 countries and am an expert packer (roll your clothes y'all!!) and always passport ready.


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60% candid, 40% posed

actually enjoy your day

My top priority is ensuring you enjoy your day. With the majority of my wedding coverage being candid, this means you get to just relax and enjoy while I focus on capturing the day how it looks. No 3 hour long posed photo sessions. With me, family photos are done in 15 minutes so you and your guests can actually have fun on your wedding day. 

the little moments

These are my favorite things to capture and truly tell the full story of your day. The little glances, the tears, the hiccups– all those moments will transport you right back to your wedding day in 50 years. So while I love the epic shots, you'll also receive photos of your grandma holding your hand, your sister fixing your hair, your partner brushing away a tear. 

no awkward photos

So many couples tell me "Leah help! We hate getting our photos done." "Leah, we're so awkward in front of the camera!". But have no fear. This is where that 40% posed really comes into play. I will tell you where to put your hands, fix your hair so you feel beautiful. I want you to love your photos– and sometimes you might need a little coaching, long story short. I got you! 

that's what i want!

you'll look awkward in photos?

"She made us feel like models in front of the camera, when we both don't enjoy getting our photos taken."

- Melissa

"I was so nervous and she made me feel so comfortable in my own skin! I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer!!! 

- Amelia

"She made us feel so comfortable on our wedding day and kept great energy throughout the whole night."

- Brooke

"We were a little worried about looking and feeling awkward but Leah made us feel so comfortable and our time flew by"

- Tori

candids won't be captured?

"She did an amazing job at being a fly on the wall while grabbing those candid moments."

- Alicia

"I can’t look through them without getting teary eyed. It’s just incredible to me how you capture emotions and moments."

- Mollie

"There is such a great blend of candid and posed, and we love how natural they look." 

- morgan

"She got to know our preferences , so she could be sure to capture the moments that were most important to us."

-Amelia

the experience will be stressful?

"Leah was always professional. She's a calming force during a hectic & chaotic time." 

- emily

"She has a very smooth photography planning workstream and was such a treat to work with."

- scott

"She kept me calm the entire day and went above and beyond the normal duties of a wedding photographer."

- bailey

"she helped the day run smoothly and held our hands through the scheduling process. She also has a great bride guide."

-Mckinlee

i don't actually care about your day?

"Leah is the kindest soul you will ever meet. She truly puts her clients first and will go through great measures to make sure they are comfortable and happy.

- maddy

"Not only is she great at what she does but she is also a wonderful person and you will feel like she is someone you could be best friends with."

- gwen

""I feel like Leah is my photographer-turned-best-friend! Leah is such a genuine person and actually tries to get to know you and your partner. "

- wannie

"Leah is so wonderful! She is the sweetest person and her work on both our engagement photos and wedding photos was perfect!"

-haley

you won't like your photos?

"She was great! took amazing photos and made sure to get shots that were important to me! Amazing quality photos! Highly recommend!

- Amanda

"LEAH'S PHOTOGRAPHY IS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR! THE PHOTOS ARE BEAUTIFUL!! I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND MEETING WITH HER TO SEE FOR YOURSELF JUST HOW AMAZING SHE IS!!"

- emily

"I searched forever to find Leah. She was worth the hours of searching for sure! I would recommend her to everyone I know."

- lindsey

"Beautiful photos and fun to work with!!  Could not be happier with the photos!! Would definitely hire her again!"

-brooke

DO YOU OFFER ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS? 
Yes! And I offer a 50% discount on them for wedding clients! Engagement shoots are a great way to see how my couples interact on their wedding day. We can chat about which poses you find most flattering and natural. I can see if you are more touchy and intimate or more reserved and traditional, all which will create a more seamless and streamlined wedding day experience.

WHERE ARE YOUR FAVORITE ENGAGEMENT SESSION LOCATIONS IN COLORADO?
There are so many spots! Rocky Mountain is definitely my most frequented spot. All couples receive an exclusive location guide after booking, filled with hidden gems! To see a few favs, check out this blog post!

WHY SHOULD WE PICK YOU OVER ANOTHER PHOTOGRAPHER? 
A great question! There are so many incredibly talented wedding photographers out there and being forthright, some might be a better fit for you than me. I truly believe that you should not only love a photographers work, but also their personality and experience that they'll give you. Most of my couples are working with me for over a year and then come wedding day, I will probably be the person you see the most! I pride myself on creating the best experience for my couples, I want to be an easy going and fun presence on your wedding day, but also able to keep the day running smoothly and efficiently. 

The TL;DR: I do everything in my power for you to have a fun and stress-free wedding. My two main priorities are 1. a top notch experience and 2. beautiful photos.

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WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED? DO YOU TRAVEL?
I am located in Denver, Colorado. But travel frequently all across the state of Colorado!

WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE? 
My style is a mix of photojournalistic and traditional. I love capturing candid moments, the authentic smiles, the natural tears, the goofy glances— all the things that make your wedding authentically you. But I also want to make sure that you get the shots you've been waiting for. I want you to have the classic images of you and your partner seeing each other for the first time, or your first dance, or just a big family photo that your mom will display in her home.

DO YOU OFFER SMALL WEDDINGS & ELOPEMENTS? 
Yes! Absolutely! Small intimate weddings (less than 25 guests) and elopements are some of my favorite things to photograph! I typically only book these 4 months in advance or on weekdays. 

HOW DO WE BOOK? 
I will send over a proposal that allows you to choose your perfect wedding package. A $1000 deposit will be due upon booking, this retainer is non-refundable and reserves your date. You'll then sign a contract and be officially booked!

DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS? 
Yes! In fact, my payment structure is already broken up into installments to make my services more accessible. Your payments will be broken up into 5 payments throughout your journey with me. 


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capturing fun, authentic and vibrant images for couples in love!

I’m a Colorado and Denver wedding photographer currently living in Denver, Colorado and serving locations across Colorado and beyond. I’m originally from Texas but beelined it here as fast as I could. I’ve always loved the Colorado way of life– the mountains, the food, the people, it’s unlike any place I’ve ever been! Being a wedding photographer here is a dream. I love serving fun and in love couples. If you’re wanting candid, authentic imagery with a creative twist and a luxury experience, I’m your girl! I’d love to learn more about you and your special day! Can’t wait to hear from you!


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