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Life goes by fast (and your wedding will go by even faster!) Which is why I want you to ENJOY your wedding day. I want your wedding photos to feel how your day felt, fun, joyful and relaxed! My job as a wedding photographer is to make this experience as stress free and easy as possible!
wedding photography should be
I'm a Colorado wedding photographer and i BELIEVE
wedding photography should be
A colorado wedding photographer
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 goofy 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!
learn more about me!
serving colorado, texas & destinations around the world!
hey! I'm leah!
I'm so glad you're here! A little about me, my last name's pronounced (GATE-zell) but I respond to anything and I'm a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Denver, Colorado. I graduated from the University of Texas in Austin (hook 'em) with a History and French degree, but I've know for the past 10+ years that my true passion was always photography.
The first photo I ever took was in 2008 on my dad's point and shoot. It was of a temple in Greece reflected in a puddle. Lemme tell ya, I was so convinced that I was a photographer protegee that I purchased my first camera (a nikon d3000) the day after I got home. I haven't been able to put down a camera since.
I love listening to history podcasts, making homemade pasta, collecting records, and drinking jalapeno margaritas.
Denver wedding photographer, serving colorado & texas
let's work together!
I'm so excited to hear more about your vision! Send me a message and I'll get back to you within 24-48 hours!
some of my favorite
Colorado Wedding Venues
As a Denver wedding photographer, I've been to a lot of Colorado venues! Colorado has a wide variety of different wedding venues, from hotel ballrooms to grand outdoor barns to industrial warehouses to mountain lodges. Whatever your vision is, Colorado will likely have something you'll love! (Unless you want to get married by the ocean... you'll have no luck in that department).
The Manor House
The Manor House is a stunning venue located just outside Denver. It has gorgeous white pillars and sweeping views of the mountains.
Garden of the Gods
Garden of the Gods Resort and Club in Colorado Springs is one the most gorgeous and unique venues. It is surrounded by the stunning red rocks of Colorado Springs
Pines at Genesee
The Pines is only 18 miles from Denver and situated in the mountains. The outdoor ceremony site is one of my favorites since it is enveloped in pine trees.
Great Divide Brewing Co
The Great Divide Brewing Company is an industrial space with sweeping views of downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains. I told you Colorado had something for everyone!
The St. Julien Hotel in Boulder was named one of Conde Nast's best hotels and it's clear why! The luxury hotel boasts gorgeous views of the Flatirons and fantastic indoor/outdoor space.
Moss Denver is an incredible warehouse style venue. There are industrial finishes juxtaposed with soft wood and moss walls. It's an incredibly versatile space.
Cielo at Castle Pines
The Cielo at Castle Pines is a gorgeous venue located just 30 minutes outside of Denver. It has a massive open reception space, with sliding glass doors leading to the outdoor ceremony site.
Spruce Mountain Ranch
This sprawling mountain ranch is quintessential rustic Colorado, from the leather touches to sweeping mountain views, if you're wanting classic Colorado, this is the place for you.
The Oaks at Plum Creek
The Oaks at Plum Creek is situated on a beautiful golf course. The interior space looks like a luxury resort and it boasts one of my favorite getting ready suites of all time.
It's not just beautiful photos, it's a stellar
After filling out my contact form, I'll be in touch and send over my pricing guide if I'm available. Once you've browsed the collections and read the faq's, you'll schedule a video call using the scheduler link in your inquiry email. During that meeting you can ask any questions and I'll learn a little more about your vision and needs for wedding day to make sure we're the right fit!
the next step
After our consultation I'll send over a proposal that will be live for 7 days. The proposal will have all my different packages and add-ons. You and your fiance can choose and customize the perfect package, but also don't stress if you don't know for sure what you want right away, you can always add hours or à la carte items later! You'll then be directed to an invoice to pay your retainer and contract. Once your retainer has been paid and contract signed you'll be officially booked!!!
the next step
Engagement sessions are discounted for wedding couples. It's a great way for us to get to know each other. I always say it's like a practice run before the big day. At your engagement session I'll learn more about you and your fiance, which poses you like, which you don't. And you'll get all your pre-session nerves out so come wedding day you both are total pros! I recommend scheduling these 7-8 months before your wedding.
the next step
I'm a very type A person. I love details and organization, which is why learning about your wedding day is super important to me! This is where my wedding questionnaire comes in. It has lots of information such as your family shot list, must have images, and more. This will really help me get a feel of your priorities and expectations of your wedding day, so I can tailor my experience to best fit your needs!
the next step
Timelines are usually one of the most stressful things for my couples, so I'm happy to assist or even create one from scratch! Not only will I be able to help you with photo related events (such as how long family photos will take with your shot list or when the best lighting is for your ceremony) but I can also provide lots of insight for the whole day (like when you should leave for the venue or what you should look for in a getting ready space).
the next step
After you've filled out my questionnaire and I've created a rough timeline, I like to schedule one last consultation. This can be either a video call or in person (I love doing these at your venue!) We'll go over the questionnaire and make sure we're all on the same page. I want to do everything in my power to ensure you have the most stress free, fun wedding- so it's super important that I know all the details before the big day!
the next step
Today's the day! All the planning and prep has lead to this! Now is the time where you get to relax and enjoy yourself- I and the rest of your vendors will take care of the rest. Dance, eat cake, take some gorgeous pictures, and soak in the day!
the next step
After your wedding I'll immediately come home and start backing up your images (no matter how late it is!) Then I'll get to work on a few sneak peeks. Two weeks later your blog post or highlight gallery will go live with 50-80 of my favorite images that really tell the story of your day. And then in 6-8 you'll receive your final images to download via a gorgeous online gallery. Pop some champagne and make it a date night relieving your special day.
the next step
The proof is in the pudding!
112 five star reviews and counting!
"Leah was simply AMAZING! From the engagement shoot to the bridal portraits and the wedding she went out of her way to make everything perfect! Her kind heart and outstanding professionalism made working with her so easy. Leah isn’t there to just capture pictures, she is there to capture moments and emotions that will last a lifetime. If you are looking for a photographer, your search is over. Don’t pass this girl up!"
- Katie G.
"We cannot say enough good things about Leah!"
"She took the time to plan out a detailed wedding day schedule with us and to get to know our preferences for photos, so she could be sure to capture the moments that were most important to us. On the wedding day, Leah kept to the schedule and made taking photos so fun! But my husband and I were nervous about taking couples photos, but Leah made it so easy and fun. Many of our family members commented on how efficient the family portraits were. We were able to get all the photos we wanted and more! We are so happy with all the wonderful photos we received from Leah. We highly recommend Leah Goetzel Photography!"
"THE KINDEST SOUL YOU'LL EVER MEET"
"She truly puts her clients first and will go through great measures to make sure they are comfortable and happy with their photos. I was on a budget for photos and I do not exaggerate when I say that she is the most talented photographer I know. In my opinion she's the best of the best and for a great price. I could not recommend her enough I'm so happy to of met such a wonderful person!"
"LEAH IS THE TYPE OF PERSON YOU NEVER FORGET"
"Me and my husband booked her as our wedding photographer in October of 2018. Leah was such an absolute joy to work with!! Her positive and reassuring attitude throughout the day kept such a calm and fun atmosphere present. We did experience some rain on our day which I thought might ruin some of our special shots we were trying to capture, but Leah delivered beautifully and worked with the elements to create photos that we will cherish for a lifetime. Not only is she great at what she does but she is also a wonderful person and you will leave your session feeling like she is someone you could be best friends with."
"Simply, working with leah was a dream"
"Our wedding celebration had to be postponed due to COVID. However, she was able to capture both our original wedding day in March as well as our newly scheduled wedding celebration in July. Leah was always professional while also managing to seem like someone you've known for years. She's a calming force during a hectic & chaotic time. On top of her reassuring demeanor, she captured both days perfectly. Her positivity carried us through the uncertainty of both days and working with her was an absolute joy. We can't wait to work with her in the future and would recommend her to anyone looking for the most amazing partner on your special day!"
"LEAH MADE OUR DAY SO SPECIAL"
"She knew exactly what to do and how to get the shots we really wanted. Leah and her assistant, Zain, helped make the day run smoothly and held our hands through the scheduling process. She also has a great "bride guide" on her website to help her clients know what to expect on their big day as well as tips leading up to it. Leah was respectful and polite but stern and took charge when necessary to keep the day running smoothly and include all of the memories in the photos. I actually cried when we got our sneak peek gallery because of how well they turned out and how they brought me back to the day, all of the emotions and love. Could not recommend Leah Goetzel Photography more, so impressed."
"I don’t know where to begin! Leah was awesome with our wedding and engagement photos. She kept me calm the entire day of the wedding, and even offered me her tide stick to get the stain out of my wedding dress (which worked). She went above and beyond the normal duties of a wedding photographer, and she made sure I stayed hydrated all day! She was excellent with staying on my day of timeline, and she assured me that we were right on schedule. We HIGHLY recommend Leah! She does not disappoint!"
"YOU'd BE CRAZY NOT TO BOOK LEAH"
"From the engagement shoot to the bridal portraits and the wedding she went out of her way to make everything perfect! Her kind heart and outstanding professionalism made working with her so easy. Leah isn’t there to just capture pictures, she is there to capture moments and emotions that will last a lifetime. If you are looking for a photographer, your search is over. Don’t pass this girl up!"
"Leah is a MUST hire"
"She knows the perfect angles and poses and is especially talented when it comes to delivering the final results!! It was my first time working with a professional photographer and I was not let down by the quality or pricing Leah has to offer! Literally smiling as I write this! I wish you so many more clients Leah!"
"SUCH A GREAT EXPERIENCE"
"The pictures turned out beautifully and she got them to us so quickly. There is such a great blend of candid and posed, and we love how natural they look. She is so kind, mindful, and considerate. She is very professional and helped make our wedding day stress-free. We can't recommend her highly enough. Thanks again Leah!"
Colorado Weddings - $2100 - $5400
Colorado Elopements - $950 - $3500
Texas Weddings - $3800 - $6800, travel included
Out of State Weddings - Inquire
Destination Weddings - Inquire
Since every wedding is a unique experience, I provide customizable, à la carte pricing. For full pricing and to get a custom quote for your special day, send me a message! Payment plans are available!
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