As a Colorado wedding photographer, I make it a part to be there for my clients every step of the way. From our first consults to the "I do's" to image delivery, I promise to make this experience stress free and fun! 

Your wedding photographer is like a member of your wedding party. In fact you'll probably see me at your wedding more than your own mother! I strongly believe choosing a wedding photographer is more than just picking someone to show up wedding day and take a few pictures. I want to know my couples, I want to help with their timelines and their wedding prep. I want to know the names of your dogs and where you're going on your honeymoon. I want to create an experience for you.

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Welcome to the exciting journey of planning a wedding!

I'm not just your wedding photographer, I'm your new favorite third wheel!

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why choose leah goetzel photography?


photos that actually feel like you

I am passionate about learning more about my couples and how they actually interact. Are you fun and goofy? Romantic and intimate? My posing will reflect your personalities, because the most important thing is that your photos actually look like you.

an experience that is tailored & luxurious

I am in your corner for whatever you need. Resources, timeline creation. On wedding day, I know all your important people by name and ensure you and your partner feel comfortable. You are not just booking a wedding photographer– with me, it's a full experience.

more movement, less awkward posing

I love relaxed and natural couples photos. The best images come from when you're just being yourselves. But don't worry, I'll still give you direction. You're not on your own out there!! I just want you to feel comfortable and at ease.

bringing nature into your images

Most folks choosing a Colorado wedding have a connection to the outdoors, whether you're adventurous folks or just want an epic mountain backdrop– I will bring the environment into your images. Not only does it make for gorgeous photos, but it tells the story of your day.

an expert with difficult lighting

When working with me you can be assured that I will confidently and expertly tackle any and every difficult lighting situation. Whether that's utilizing off-camera lighting in a creative way, or flash for an edgy and editorial look– as always, I've got you covered.

your most important people, captured

The story of your wedding day wouldn't be complete without images of your closest people– your parents seeing you for the first time, your best friend spilling her drink on the dance floor, your grandma holding your hand. Those images are precious and I make sure they are captured with care.

details done differently

I will photograph all those special items that you chose for your wedding day, but especially, I want to bring those details to life. So yes, we'll get some safe shots of your details– but I also want them to emote and not just be placed awkwardly on the ground. 

dance floor photos with energy

I THRIVE for a good dancefloor. Let's bring some energy and movement into your reception photos! This isn't your 6th grade dance. I want you to feel like you're back on the dancefloor when you go through your gallery.

don't take my word for it

kind words from past couples

"Leah is the BEST in the business"

Leah is talented beyond belief. There is not a SINGLE PHOTO that we didn't love. NOT A SINGLE ONE. How many brides can say that?? Every photo Leah took captured the very essence of our love. 

Our families cannot look at the photos without crying, and neither can we. I felt like Leah charged us a normal price for a Colorado photographer, but my husband and I both agreed that we would've paid her double what she charged, SHE IS THAT GOOD.

- chloe, married at the manor house in denver

"We feel like we made a friend"

"Leah was the best photographer we could have asked for! She was so fun and easy to work with, and our guests raved about her. She was also very organized, which was great because it helped keep our day running smoothly. She was able to capture so many candid moments. We love that our photos are not just posed shots, but also show us laughing and having fun with our friends and family. 

Leah really takes the time to build a relationship with you and asks all the right questions to make sure you get the photos you’ve always dreamed about. We are so grateful to Leah for everything she did, and we feel like we made a friend through this journey. Thanks Leah!"

- cassidy, married at della terra in estes park

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a reminder that

your experience matters

I want you to have gorgeous photos of your wedding. 

But what might surprise you, is the most important thing to me is making sure you enjoy your day. 

Your wedding day isn't a photoshoot. It's not a time for me to build my portfolio. 

It's about you and your partner and celebrating with your closest people. 

To me, the experience is everything


the leah goetzel photography

You will never feel like you booked me and then I vanished. Making sure I'm present and available for any questions or help you need along the way is huge in the experience I provide. 

consultation calls

It is super important that I get to know all my couples, so I send out a questionnaire after booking and 3 months before wedding day. These help me tailor your day specifically to you and your needs. 


All couples receive a 50% off discount on engagement sessions. Engagement sessions are one of the best ways for us to get to know each other before the wedding day. 

discounted e-sesh

Immediately after booking you'll receive an in-depth wedding or elopement guide. This has tons of information from location ideas to sample timelines.

wedding guide

Heard of the horror stories of couples not seeing a single wedding photo for months? Don't worry about that with me! All couples receive a sneak peek in 24 hours and a full 80 image highlight gallery in just 1 week! 

highlight gallery

i want this!

All couples receive a tailored, custom timeline based on your questionnaire responses. Then we'll schedule a meeting to go over all the details!

timeline prep


Schedule your engagement session 5-6 months before your wedding date. Don't worry about finding a location, I've got you!

engagement session


Pay your retainer and sign a virtual contract and you're officially booked! Immediately receive access to my exclusive wedding guide and location resources.



After filling out my contact form I'll be in touch to schedule a consultation, let's chat about your vision for your wedding!



You'll receive a highlight gallery of 80 images in only 2 weeks! Final, edited images will be delivered in a gorgeous, private online gallery in 6-8 weeks.



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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."

"I was blown away at how at ease we were in her presence (I'm not a fan of having my photo taken)."

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

"We were a little worried about looking and feeling awkward but Leah made us feel so comfortable."

candids won't be captured?

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

"She knew exactly how to capture the perfect moments. Our families cannot look at the photos without crying." 

"She was able to capture so many candid moments.  So many show us laughing and having fun."

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

the experience will be stressful?

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

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

"I was so nervous but this girl made everything so so easy from the first minute we even talked. "

"She felt like one of the family. Everything felt stress free. Leah pays attention to so many small details."

i don't actually care about your day?

"She kept us laughing all day long and helped calm me down during some very stressful moments."

"She is a wonderful person and you will feel like she is someone you could be best friends with."

"She brought such a great positive energy to the day which helped melt away any potential stress."

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

you won't like your photos?

"She perfectly captured our love for each other. We will always be so grateful for her amazing services"

"Thanks to Leah, we have the most beautiful wedding photos. She's apart of the family now!"

"Leah is talented beyond belief. There is not a SINGLE PHOTO that we didn't love. NOT A SINGLE ONE."

"Even my husband who has been in a million weddings said she's the best photographer he's ever worked with! "

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Yes! I offer Denver based senior/graduation photos and engagement sessions as well as a few limited family sessions. You can find more info on portrait sessions here. 

I have so many that I actually made a blog post specifically for this question, view a few of my favorite Colorado wedding venues here. 

I'd say about 90% of my couples say some variation of this. Firstly, my posing is very natural and organic, with enough direction that you'll know exactly what to do with your hands. But to help my couples feel even more at ease on wedding day I try to learn everything I can about y'all through consultation calls and pre-wedding questionnaires. This way on wedding day I can photograph y'all in an authentic and genuine way. And if you're still feeling nervous, I recommend booking an engagement session so we can have a little practice run!

You'll receive a sneak peek of a few images on social media within 72 hours because I know how eager couples are to see their images! A highlight blog post will go live two weeks after your event. And then your final gorgeous images will be ready in 6-8 weeks, delivered in a private online gallery, available for all your friends and family to view and download.

A great question! There are so many incredibly talented Colorado 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. I'm able to accomplish this by providing lots of pre-wedding planning and communication. But don't take my word for it, check out some reviews from past clients!

The short answer: 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. 

I am located in Denver, Colorado. But I will travel wherever! Travel and lodging fees do apply if your event is further than 150 miles from 80020.

I've been photographing weddings professionally for 6 years now, but picked up my first camera way back in 2009. I started my business in Texas photographing seniors and family sessions. 

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.

Yes! Absolutely! Small intimate weddings (less than 20 guests) and elopements (less than 5 guests) are some of my favorite things to photograph! I typically only book these 3 months in advance or on weekdays. 

I will send over a proposal that allows you to choose your perfect wedding package. A $1500 deposit will be due upon booking. You'll then sign a contract and be officially booked!

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. 

Yes! And I offer a 50% discount on them for wedding clients! Engagement sessions 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. I only book these sessions on weekdays to save my weekends for weddings or quality time with my husband/friends. 

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