Monthly Archives: November 2010


Laura sang at a wedding we did this past summer and now it’s her turn to get married These two are very sweet together and they were troopers on our session together as we hiked through some pretty tall piles of leaves in some pretty chilly temperatures. Enjoy your sneak peek you two… we can’t […]

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December 3, 2010 - 9:19 pm

Kelsey Anderson - Wonderful images Mandy! Great looking couple!

December 1, 2010 - 4:38 pm

Cristina - The couple look relaxed, happy and in love – they will certainly treasure these photos. I liked the composition of the bridge shot particularly.

December 1, 2010 - 4:38 pm

Cristina - The couple look relaxed, happy and in love – they will certainly treasure these photos. I liked the composition of the bridge shot particularly.

November 30, 2010 - 2:02 pm

CJ Wilkes - These turned out great. I love your conversions and the one with the flare is beautiful. Great work here!

November 30, 2010 - 6:56 am

Grandma Mary - Beautiful photos of a wonderful couple. The photos capture the love they share and are really fun. I’m looking forward to sharing their special day.

November 29, 2010 - 11:05 pm

rebekah - you had some beautiful light to work with! love everything about these…. that one of her standing on the log for the smooch is so cute!

November 29, 2010 - 9:19 pm

anette - Beautiful session!! My favorite is the one of them sitting on the stairs… I love the connection and lighting in that one. That last one is another favorite of mine…gorgeous!! She will be such a pretty bride next year too!! Such a fun couple!!

November 29, 2010 - 5:18 pm

Lindsay Stutzman - I can’t wait to see you as a beautiful bride!

November 29, 2010 - 12:35 pm

Julie Kraai - Beautiful portraits of a beautiful couple! You did a great job!

November 29, 2010 - 11:14 am

Megan Drane - These are wonderful. So peaceful and full of intimacy. Great job!

November 29, 2010 - 8:47 am

jennifer adams - what a beautiful fun couple, love the lighting and location for these!

November 29, 2010 - 8:25 am

Sophie Crew - These are great – I love the backlighting – lovely! What a beautiful couple!

November 29, 2010 - 7:53 am

Claire - Wow I love these! Such a great location and the lighting is to die for! You captured them beautifully.

November 29, 2010 - 7:45 am

Evelyn - These are so sweet!! Beautiful job!

November 29, 2010 - 7:39 am

Courtney - these are beautiful! You can totally feel the love between them! Great work!


Noah is one of my baby planner clients whom I am excited to see every few months and see him grow This week we got together for a family session, as well as shots of Noah as he reaches the 6 month milestone. Look at those little teeth What an adorable family… enjoy your sneak […]

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November 26, 2010 - 6:18 pm

Jane Eaton Hamilton - Isn’t he lovely? What a cutie pie. Love that last one esp.

November 26, 2010 - 11:14 am

Mandy - Isn’t he just the cutest little thing. I LOVE that second shot of him. Great expressions captured here.

November 25, 2010 - 7:45 pm

Kelsey Anderson - A very beautiful family!

November 25, 2010 - 3:05 pm

Cristina - What a cute smile! …And I loved the one where the parents are walking away and Noah is peeking out between their shoulders. I think your clients will be very happy with these photos.

November 25, 2010 - 12:20 am

Angela - oh my goodness, what an adorable guy! love the photos!

November 24, 2010 - 11:07 pm

Sophie Crew - Ohh love the lighting in these!! What a beautiful family – great shots!

November 24, 2010 - 3:17 pm

CJ Wilkes - So cute! Those teeth just make me smile!!!

November 24, 2010 - 12:07 pm

Leanne - He is just perfect! I simply love that last family shot!

November 24, 2010 - 11:35 am

Rachel D. - Love those cute teeth!

November 24, 2010 - 7:25 am

Katherine - These are lovely!! Such beautiful family photos! I don’t know how they will choose!

November 24, 2010 - 7:04 am

Krysia - What a darling family! I just LOVE these. LOVE those 2 family shots at the bottom and love image #2 of him. WHat a precious little guy! Great job.

November 24, 2010 - 6:15 am

Angela - What a great looking family! Noah is such a cutie pie! Great photos Mandy!


I have decided that there is something more intimidating than a huge wedding to photograph…..and that is photographing another photographer! Meet Anya and her husband Phil. You can see Anya’s fabulous work at Anya Albonetti Photography. I had a ton of fun with them and they are naturals in front of the camera Enjoy your […]

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November 23, 2010 - 8:35 pm

Gretchen - Wow! I love the variety and you can really see their connections here.

November 23, 2010 - 10:59 am

Megan - these are gorgeous–great job!

November 23, 2010 - 7:35 am

rebekah - beautiful session! love the styling and location! those last two are seriously stunning!

November 23, 2010 - 3:59 am

Liz - Beautiful couple! I love this location! Great session.

November 22, 2010 - 10:33 pm

Kimberly - Wow…these are gorgeous. I love the location with all the bare trees. What a fun and gorgeous couple!

November 22, 2010 - 9:26 pm

Ramsey - I love the ones in the field. They are just sparkly for lack of a better adjective. I would really be happy with these.

November 22, 2010 - 8:13 pm

Anya Albonetti - Mandy,

Thanks so much for the delightful photographs. They’re beautiful!



It is hard to believe that this little guy is 6 months old. You may remember Owen from his newborn session and his 3 month session a few months ago, but this weekend it was about his family and his 6 month milestone. He was full of big smiles for me and showed off his […]

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November 23, 2010 - 8:41 pm

Gretchen - Beautiful family! I love these, great job

November 23, 2010 - 5:52 pm

PamN - How special to get such a smiling baby at that age – I love them all!

November 23, 2010 - 2:19 pm

Kimberly Marie - Beautiful session and family! I Love them, especially the last one 😉

November 23, 2010 - 9:43 am

Lisa Kryschuk - Such a beautiful family! Gorgeous work!

November 23, 2010 - 7:40 am

rebekah - what a gorgeous family! love the one of him sitting in the leaves! beautiful session!

November 22, 2010 - 11:19 pm

Charlotte Gamache - what a beautiful family. These shots are lovely, well done!!

November 22, 2010 - 8:51 pm

Becca Kaye - Beautiful family!!!

November 22, 2010 - 8:01 pm

shey - these are so so so adorable! Love the one with the dad and the baby – and the one with the whole family walking away….both made my heart melt!! Such gorgeous captures!

November 22, 2010 - 7:43 pm

Tori Piercy - Awww what a gorgeous family! That little baby is precious! My fave is the last one- beautiful!

November 22, 2010 - 7:43 pm

Tori Piercy - Awww what a gorgeous family! That little baby is precious! My fave is the last one- beautiful!

November 22, 2010 - 4:28 pm

this n that - These are great – love that first one especially!

November 22, 2010 - 2:25 pm

Christy - such a cute family….LOVE the black and whites

November 22, 2010 - 1:36 pm

Shonda Feddema - What a little cutie! Great connections here!

November 22, 2010 - 1:30 pm

Tonya - I love everything about these! Nice work!


I have been so excited for this day to come My friends Marie and Steve welcomed their baby boy Lucas John into this world on November 8th. What a GORGEOUS baby boy!! Congratulations you guys…I am so excited for you two and I am so honored that you chose me to capture this time. Enjoy […]

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November 21, 2010 - 10:58 am

Tonya - Those made my heart hurt! Lovely images, Mandy!!!

November 21, 2010 - 6:37 am

Jen P. - These are so precious!!! Gorgeous work, Mandy!

November 20, 2010 - 2:38 pm

Robin - So precious, I love his thick hair what a cutie pie! These are great shots.

November 20, 2010 - 10:12 am

Aimee - Beautiful baby! Love all his hair.

November 20, 2010 - 8:21 am

Sarah - What a gorgeous baby!! Great photos…love the ones with mom and dad…so precious.

November 20, 2010 - 4:03 am

Leanne - What a cutie! I love that gorgeous hair!

November 19, 2010 - 1:28 pm

Sophie Crew - So cute! What an adorable little one!

November 19, 2010 - 9:29 am

jennifer adams - awwww these are so precious look at all that gorgeous hair!

November 19, 2010 - 9:28 am

Bre - Precious! What a sweet family! I love the ones with mom and dad!

November 19, 2010 - 9:05 am

rebekah - LOOK at all that hair. SO ADORABLE! I bet mom is in love.

November 19, 2010 - 5:17 am

Marie - Mandy, these pictures are priceless! We LOVE them!! Thank you so much!! :)

November 19, 2010 - 4:21 am

Chrissy Torney - Oh a beautiful, squishy newborn. SO sweet!

November 19, 2010 - 4:00 am

Rosalind - Absolutely beautiful. The processing is really soft and lovely, and he is gorgeous. I love the colour of his hair.

November 18, 2010 - 8:27 pm

Salina J - What a little dear! Love all the new baby rolls on his back, so cute! These are lovely, the parents will be thrilled.

November 18, 2010 - 8:02 pm

Megan - ahhhhh LOVE! absolutely beautiful. and dang Marie–you look AMAZING! Hello flat tummy–I did not bounce back that fast so I am jealous LOL! :)


Something that Mandy Leonards Photography does quite often that I don’t blog about is boudoir photography. We partner with Makeup by Megan Alexis for these photo sessions, and each session comes with professional makeup application, multiple outfit changes and a custom album to give your significant other as a gift. These sessions are tastefully done, […]

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November 21, 2010 - 11:01 am

Tonya - couldn’t agree more! I love your boudoir work! One of these days, I’m going to come down to Indy for one of your marathons :-)

November 18, 2010 - 5:15 pm

Lina - that is seriously a WOW image!

November 16, 2010 - 4:09 pm

Mandy Leonards - Makeup takes about 30 minutes, Session takes about 45… so you are there for about 90 minutes :) Sessions are $350 plus tax and that includes the makeup application, the disc of photos with print rights and an album. :) The marathon will take place at a hotel in the Indianapolis area, I’m still deciding which one but I cover the hotel room.

November 16, 2010 - 1:48 pm

hannah eshelman - how long does it take? how much?

November 16, 2010 - 12:02 pm

Brooklyn - What a fun idea!


Something about the holidays makes me super sentimental anyway… and when I’m able to share my passion for photography with those near and dear to me, it makes me even MORE sentimental. Here is another very special family to me. These 3 have become very dear friends of ours over the past few years and […]

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December 21, 2010 - 7:57 pm

Edel Stevenson - What a blessed family! Jasmine is so cute! Hope to see guys soon.

December 13, 2010 - 1:20 pm


December 13, 2010 - 1:11 pm

FEBIN[sharron Thomas] - awesome pics…the family made for each other…jasmine rocks,,,,what a cute smile she has….the photograhy is really appreciable…i like each & every point of view…costume & location is fantastic…take care u all…

December 13, 2010 - 2:39 am

JOSEPH THURACKAL - Thanks for sharing. All of them are very very beautiful pictures. We miss you all, hope to see you all soon (Jasmine umma)

Appachi & Ammachi, Florida

December 5, 2010 - 6:58 pm

V. K. Wilson - Everytime I look at these pictures, I’m always reminded of how beautiful families can really be. You know,
I can’t believe how much Jasmine has grown since I saw her last Xmas. And to me — certainly all grand parents think so — she just becomes more beautiful each day.

I love the way you and Dwaune include your pet dogs in your family photos. After all, they also are a part of your family.

I love every one of them because all of you are so precious in my sight and in God’s sight. So, just keep those pictures rolling!!


Grand Ma Wilson, Fayetteville, NC

November 23, 2010 - 6:30 am

Cornelia - Blessed Giving of Thanks Day!

November 23, 2010 - 6:27 am

Cornelia - Thank you for warming my heart with the love shown through your beautiful pictures. You three chose to walk the path God prepared for you.
God Bless and God Bless His Grace
Your Mom’s and MaMa Vi’s
Sister In Christ

November 22, 2010 - 9:37 pm


November 20, 2010 - 4:51 pm

Gretchen - That little girl’s smile could light up a whole town! Easy to see where she gets it from. Great captures!

November 19, 2010 - 7:41 pm

Sarah - These are SOOOOO beautiful. Love them and what a gorgeous family!

November 18, 2010 - 8:49 am

Aimee - So NICE! Love.

November 18, 2010 - 7:53 am

Shanna - She has grown so much!

November 17, 2010 - 12:49 pm

Tonya - Gorgeous! Love their wardrobe!

November 17, 2010 - 6:38 am

Ava Lew - Very nice!!! Love the photos! Viola, Thanks so much for sharing! You have such a beautiful family~

November 16, 2010 - 10:03 am

Viola Collier-Jones - Awesome photos with a regal flair . . . celebratory and everyone is casually in sync, even
Bro. Tonka and Sis. Cayenne. I like the natural flow of the photos as the individual personalities are captured. The beautiful hue of red compliments the attire.

A beautiful First Family,

Mama Viola

November 16, 2010 - 7:45 am

anette - Beautiful family and I love the red colors in their outfits…I love how it makes them stand out. The light is gorgeous too and I love how it shines through their hair. That little girl has the most gorgeous eyes too…they just absorb light and sparkle!! Beautiful family pictures!!

November 15, 2010 - 7:36 pm

rebekah - these are all wonderful! so many of them just made me smile! that 2nd to last one should be a big canvas- what a great moment!

November 15, 2010 - 6:14 pm

Alexis - Such an adorable little girl! And I am so impressed that the dogs were so well-behaved for photos!!!

November 15, 2010 - 5:43 pm

Christy - Love these! The color is beautiful and they look so happy!

November 15, 2010 - 4:24 pm

Tori Piercy - Oh gosh, what a doll! I adore hat 2nd one of her- darling! These are all fabulous!

November 15, 2010 - 3:59 pm

Amanda - What a gorgeous family. Amazing light too!

November 15, 2010 - 3:42 pm

Sophie Crew - These are amazing! What gorgeous family images, and that little girl is sooo cute!!

November 15, 2010 - 2:11 pm

Beira - What a beautiful family! Their little girl is gorgeous!!! Awesome work-family shot with everyone including the dogs looking, nice. Your colors and processing are beautiful.

November 15, 2010 - 1:28 pm

William Ben Pa Pa Jones - A picture is worth a thousand words…these are worth millions! Love Pa Pa

November 15, 2010 - 1:02 pm

Megan - beautiful family!!! love the haziness of that first photo. <3


I always have a great time photographing these 3 beauties, and this session definitely wasn’t an exception! They are so beautiful and love each other so much. I think it’s so special that they have such a good relationship Enjoy your sneak peek K family!

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December 16, 2010 - 1:46 pm

Vernice Slinkard - They are so beautiful. She is so good at capturing their personalities! Adorable!

November 20, 2010 - 3:13 pm

Gretchen - These are beautiful! What a blessed family.

November 19, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Sarah - These are stunning – I LOVE the second one – what gorgeous sisters!

November 16, 2010 - 2:35 pm

Anne - Wow! I just want to kiss those faces. The older they get the prettier they are. Supermodels here we come!

November 16, 2010 - 10:14 am

megan - these are gorgeous! the one of the 3 of them has “christmas card” written all over it! love those sweetfaces!

November 16, 2010 - 7:46 am

Grandma Dena Kennedy - Of course I may be a biased, but these little darlings are so sweet and beautiful! Great job with the photos, so precious!

November 15, 2010 - 8:14 pm

becky - what pretty sisters. great job.

November 15, 2010 - 12:35 pm

Angela - Mandy,
These are FABULOUS as always! Thanks you so much for doing such a great job capturing our little girls!
Thanks to everyone for the sweet comments. They are a handful – but the lights of my life:)

November 15, 2010 - 12:14 pm

Robin - What beautiful captures of 3 beautiful little girls! The 3rd is my favorite, how sweet!

November 15, 2010 - 12:12 pm

Katie Lou - these are great! What a wonderfuil shot of all 3 of them! I bet the parents are head over heals!

November 15, 2010 - 11:25 am

Tonya - These images make me want to reach out to them for hugs! Nice work!

November 15, 2010 - 11:08 am

Susie L - What a bunch of cuties! Love them all but the last one is my favorite!

November 15, 2010 - 10:18 am

CJ Wilkes - The last one and the 3 together are my favorite. Nice work as always.

November 15, 2010 - 10:06 am

Aimee - Beautiful little girls, Mandy! Great job.

November 15, 2010 - 7:57 am

Evelyn - Gorgeous!! The third one melts my heart. Love them all!

November 15, 2010 - 7:33 am

Courtney - AWWW! I LOVE these! – what precious little girls! your posing and location are great!!!!! very nice work!

November 15, 2010 - 7:24 am

jennifer adams - what beautiful girls, love the shots of them together!

November 15, 2010 - 7:01 am

Inna - Beautiful, Mandy! Look at those adorable smiles you captured!

November 15, 2010 - 6:30 am

tabitha - Aww! I love #3! They are so pretty! Great work!

November 15, 2010 - 6:22 am

Shanna - Oh aren’t they gorgeous! Great pics!