I'm Leah

I get to photograph people who love their people, and want to remember for the rest of their lives exactly how that love felt in that moment. So basically, I have the best job ever. With a candid, fun approach to photography  I truly think making people comfortable in front of the camera is my superpower. These moments are meant to be celebrated and reminisced on for years to come, and I would be honored to capture yours!

with a heart for capturing 

Portland Oregon Based wedding photographer


capturing people —
     who love their people



Couples & Engagements


Love Notes

Love Notes


Leah is AMAZING! We flew in from out of state to elope, which was exciting but left some details up in the air. Our friends found Leah on Instagram, and it turned out to be the best find! Leah was super helpful in taking our ideas and guiding us towards decisions that turned out better than we ever could have imagined! We had a great experience, and our photos exceeded all expectations. The spot Leah scoped out for ourceremony and photos was breathtaking. If I could give her infinite stars, I would. Thanks, Leah, for making our day so memorable!


Organized, punctual, professional, reassuring, personable, communicative, and honest are just a few words to describe Leah Dawson Photography. My husband and I are beyond grateful to have found her on Instagram for our October 2020 wedding. Leah is an excellent sounding board for any wedding concerns and mishaps. She went above and beyond as our photographer. She met with us before the wedding to check in, get to know one another, and talk wedding details. She is easy to connect with, and has the most welcoming personality you will ever meet. These were important pictures for us, and we felt comfortable, and excited to work with Leah.


Leah is SO SO good at what she does. This girl has a very special gift in knowing how to make people comfortable in front of the camera, and taking the most amazing photos. I am beyond grateful for the pictures she captured of my boyfriend and I. If you're looking for a silly, sweet, and talented photographer.. Leah is your girl!!


My husband and I booked Leah literally 2 months before our wedding and didn’t have a set date until ONE month before, and she was GAME for it the whole time. She is literally SO flexible, personable, unbelievably talented... oh, and I feel like she doubled as a wedding planner, lol! Leah has the best style, and she made me and my husband (we are peak awkward) feel so comfortable in front of the camera. She is so fun, so patient, so knowledgeable, and she was our HYPE GIRL. Not only did she make our day so special, but we are in LOVE with our photos. We can’t wait to show our children the love that Leah captured on our day. We love you, Leah! 💛

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I would love to hear more about your big day! Whether you are in the early stages of planning and want to hear more about the packages I offer, or are ready to book ASAP -- I would love to chat with you + your boo. 

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