leah goetzel photography

fun photos for fun people

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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 fun!

because you deserve to actually enjoy your day

wedding & portrait 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!

based in denver, colorado

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 based wedding & engagement photographer

Hey there!

countries i've visited
clients i've worked with
cameras i bring to your wedding
plants i've killed

let's work together!

Contact Us!

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! 

Inquiring for something other than wedding photography or portrait sessions, send me an email at hello@leahgoetzel.com

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 a $1000 retainer and sign a virtual contract and you're officially booked!



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.



the process

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

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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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All are welcome here

I celebrate all humans and their form of love! You will be welcomed with open arms regardless of body image, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. This is an inclusive and safe space. If that makes you uncomfortable we are probably not a good fit. But if you're still rockin' with me, I can't wait to be a part of your day!