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Mandy & Chris- {Indianapolis Wedding Photographer}

We kicked off our 2011 wedding season this past weekend with a wonderful couple, Mandy & Chris. It was a fabulous day with beautiful sunny skies. Jerry and I want to take a moment to thank our friend and very talented photographer Shanna Kreza of Shanna Kreza Photography who flew all the way from California […]

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June 20, 2011 - 11:37 am

Sally Phillips - The wedding pictures are beautiful. Oh my gosh………..the colors are so rich, just gorgeous!
Mandy, the pictures of you are excellant! Great photography ideas……….like the wedding dress hanging in the tree.

May 18, 2011 - 8:28 am

Alicia Kohs - *AMAZING!!! INCREDIBLE!!! THE MOST BEAUTIFUL, PERFECT WEDDING EVER!!!* We are so glad we could be there to share in your day! Love you guys!

May 17, 2011 - 7:40 pm

Bari Schlenz - WOW~~WOW~~WOW~~~~thatis all I can say! Loved everything about your wedding Mandy and Chris! So happy Bob and I were able to be a very small part of such a wonderful day!! Gosh..No rain that day!! May your marriage have God’s Blessings always!! xo

May 17, 2011 - 5:30 pm

Sarah Boyll - These are awesome pictures!!! So glad I could be a part of the big day! So happy for both of you!

May 17, 2011 - 4:59 pm

Anna Smith - Lovely pictures! So happy for you! =)

May 15, 2011 - 5:12 am

Carolyn S. - We loved being at the wedding. Mandy looked so happy and beautiful. The photos are wonderful!

May 15, 2011 - 5:09 am

Karen Macke - We were so glad to come and see alot of the family. The pictures were so beautiful!

May 14, 2011 - 5:31 am

Jim (Mandy's Dad) - Pictures are great, wedding was great!

May 13, 2011 - 11:15 am

Patty M - Beautiful and such creative photos! Thank you for letting us be part of the festivities!

May 10, 2011 - 3:05 pm

Sally Starr - Beautiful…wish we could have been there!

May 8, 2011 - 3:17 am

Sybil Niemann - These are the most unique wedding pictures I’ve seen. Mandy, what beautiful dresses. Everything looks perfect!

May 6, 2011 - 8:46 pm

Chelsea - Beautiful! Live the pics! Mandy and Chris look so happy!!!

May 6, 2011 - 1:04 pm

Tracy - LOVE the pics!! such a beautiful bride and an adorable couple! miss y’all!

May 6, 2011 - 1:02 pm

Jenni Lewison - Love the pictures and really love the slideshow! Amazing color choices for the dresses and flowers! Hope to see you guys in Punta Cana!

May 6, 2011 - 4:00 am

Deanna - Incredible pictures! Very unique with a great eye for detail. You will appreciate these pictures even more in the years to come.

May 5, 2011 - 8:17 pm

mary smith - It was a beautiful wedding and the pictures I’ve seen so far are great!

May 5, 2011 - 8:09 pm

Courtney - What a great day! Thank you so much for including us in your special day…Love you both!

May 5, 2011 - 8:07 pm

Amanda - Mandy your picutres are gorgeous!!! You looked absolutely beautiful and you and Chris look so happy. Best of luck to you both!

May 5, 2011 - 7:11 pm

Anna M. - Congratulations! Looks like a beautiful wedding! Look like you had your own Royal wedding yourself! :)

May 5, 2011 - 7:02 pm

Dawn Bates - These pics are awesome and leave me wanting more. Your wedding was amazing and I am honored to have shared in your special day! Congrats!!!

May 5, 2011 - 6:35 pm

Benni - Beautiful pictures! Love them….Congratulations!

May 5, 2011 - 6:24 pm

Dana Dugger - Congratulations! Pictures are awesome! We had a great time. Thanks for letting us share your special day with you.

May 5, 2011 - 6:22 pm

Holley Smith - I love being your stylist! Hope your day was everything you dreamed!

May 5, 2011 - 7:11 am

Ronda Worden - Mandy and Chris:

Congrats! Beautiful photos. Great time of the year to get married. Received your photos the day after our 8th Anniversary.

May 5, 2011 - 7:04 am

Jane Blanchard - The photos are so beautiful and creative! I’m glad the weather was nice and the colors looked so vibrant and beautiful in all the photos. Congratulations!

May 5, 2011 - 4:40 am

Kitty - What a beautiful day and these pictures captured every beautiful moment.

May 5, 2011 - 3:39 am

Shelli Smith - Wow…. your wedding is soooooooooooooo beautiful. Mandy, I work with your mom, she was so excited about the wedding and so was I,felt like I knew you enough to celebrate too. Congratulations.

May 4, 2011 - 9:58 am

Kearston - The two of you look amazing. Mandy Leonards Photography did a great job. They captured just how beautiful everything and everyone was.

May 4, 2011 - 9:20 am

chad arvin - Pictures are great, wedding was great! Congrats to you both. We love you. Garrett says Congrats too!

May 4, 2011 - 8:59 am

Beth - Awesome pics. Very beautiful. Congrats again!

May 3, 2011 - 8:24 pm

Stephanie Cohen - You both look so beautiful and both look so happy! Congratulations to you both, enjoy these precious days! Thanks for sharing your special moment!

May 3, 2011 - 7:37 pm

Nancy Fischer - The Pictures are beautiful. Of course Mandy looking as pretty as she did helped.
Really liked the photos with the firetruck.

May 3, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Dawn Marciniak - What beautiful pictures; I love the black and white ones! I am so glad that you had a pretty day. Congratulations!

May 3, 2011 - 5:45 pm

Renee Anderson - Congrats!!! Wow Mandy, you are absolutely beautiful! These pictures are amazing and caught everything. Five years from now when you look at these, hopefully it will take you right back to this awesome day. Thanks for sharing.

May 3, 2011 - 5:10 pm

AmyLynn Byrd - Awesome photos!! Congrats Mandy :)

May 3, 2011 - 5:03 pm

Mollie Kieffer - Congrats Mandy and Chris. Beautiful pictures!

May 3, 2011 - 4:37 pm

Megan Ulery - Makes me wish Mandy Leonards Photography, did my wedding! Beautiful pictures.

May 3, 2011 - 4:10 pm

Casey - I love the pics! You two make the perfect couple!!! Can’t wait to see more!! Have fun on your honeymoon!

May 3, 2011 - 3:19 pm

Mandy - These are all so awesome Mandy!! Chris and I had such a blast! You, Shanna and Jerry are so talented and made the day so much fun. You helped make the day everything I dreamed of! You go above and beyond to make your clients happy and the little extras that you do make everything so much more special!! The slide show at the reception, the little cards with our engagement photo, planning the photo booth, being so easy to work with, and not cramming too much into your schedule so you can really pay attention to the details just makes Mandy Leonards Photography the BEST!! You definitely have a family for life with us!!

May 3, 2011 - 2:55 pm

Chris - Thank you for everything. You, Jerry and Shanna did a beautiful job.

May 3, 2011 - 2:05 pm

Pam (Mom) - Mandy Leonard , what a great job! Cannot wait to see all of the photos!!

May 3, 2011 - 11:21 am

Pam (Mom) - What a wonderful day! Mandy looked so beautiful and Chris so handsome. I had a blast!!

May 3, 2011 - 9:17 am

Sue Stevens - You two are adorable!! Great job with the spring colors! Bright and cheery to match your personalities! Rings look lovely! :)
I love the dance floor photo…very sweet.


May 3, 2011 - 8:49 am

Barb Owens - All I can say is WOW! Gotta tell you–your wedding rivaled that of the Royal Wedding easily! I’m a photography freak and I’ve viewed gazillions of wedding pix and these are by far the tops! I’ve never seen such clarity–your choices of color and venue simply made everythig POP. What a blessing of a beautiful day to highlight the beautiful bride and her entourage. The slideshow was amazing, too. KUDOS to Mandy Leonards Photography!

May 3, 2011 - 8:29 am

Christina & Sean Toler - Congratulations! Great photos! Thank you for letting us be part of your special day – we had a blast at the reception!

May 3, 2011 - 6:25 am

Ashley Recker - Congrats to you guys. I was so happy to share the day with you guys! What beautiful pictures already posted and yet to come! The slideshow at the reception was such a hit :) Mandy Leonards Photography did an awesome job!!!

May 3, 2011 - 6:13 am

Katie Boie - Absolutely beautiful work!! The detail in every picture is amazing!!!

May 3, 2011 - 6:10 am

Linda Galloway - Oh my gosh! These are fabulous. I love the color, the setting, your dress,—well, I love ALL of it. The photograpy was great. Thanks for letting us peek into your memorable day!

May 3, 2011 - 6:08 am

Steve - Congratulations Mandy & Chris. Thanks for sharing the pictures – they are outstanding!

May 3, 2011 - 5:25 am

Pam - Congratulations to you both. What beautiful photos to remember your special day.

May 3, 2011 - 3:43 am

Eileen C - Mandy & Chris- What a wedding day! Mandy, you were stunning and these photos are electric!! I am happy you had a fun and blessed wedding day. Thanks for sharing.

May 2, 2011 - 9:26 am

Tonya - Gorgeous work, Mandy and Shana! These images are sure to be treasured for a lifetime of happily ever after!

Snow in Spring? Wedding Special – {Indianapolis Wedding Photographer}

It’s a cold day here again in Indy with snow flurries. I don’t know about all of you…but I am sooo ready for warm weather!! We had a big tease here last week with high’s in the mid and upper 70s and mother nature has turned back time on us this week. In the spirit […]

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March 30, 2011 - 11:00 am

cynthia - great deal!!!!

March 30, 2011 - 10:53 am

Summer Safrit - Those black and whites are stunning!

Ice – {Indianapolis Photographer}

So, if you are reading this you are mostly likely being impacted in some way by this huge monster winter storm right now. Here in Indianapolis, we are getting ice… and lots of it. I don’t remember ever being in an ice storm before, at least not to this magnitude and it is pretty scary […]

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February 6, 2011 - 10:57 am

Shannon Wilkinson - We didn’t get the storms you guys got but we got the freezing temps for sure…-38 with windchill on one of the days. I’m glad you guys all made it through safe and without any damage to your home.

February 2, 2011 - 11:58 am

Krissy Allori - Beautiful! They gave me the shivers though. :)

February 2, 2011 - 8:39 am

Ashleigh-Faye - Oh man! This makes me thankful its 70* today. lol. Great post!

February 2, 2011 - 5:14 am

Elizabeth Sethi - I love the tree shot! My entire neighborhood looks like this. Lovely.

February 1, 2011 - 5:23 pm

Lila - We’re getting the storm here, too – stay warm and safe! Beautiful images!

February 1, 2011 - 3:17 pm

Kelsey {Las Vegas Wedding Photographer} - Oh my I don’t think I could live in the midwest/east coast. Too cold!

February 1, 2011 - 12:53 pm

April - Wow, these are so pretty! Was just about to tell you that Denver is staying home today too, but Tiffany beat me to it;)

February 1, 2011 - 10:13 am

Tiffany Welch - Brrrrrr, but beautiful shots! Schools are closed in Denver too. HIGH of -3 today! Stay warm!


We kicked 2011 off right with the honor to capture the wedding of Melissa & Ryan. These two are a couple of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. They’ve been together a long time already and I am pretty sure they have a long happy marriage ahead of them It was an honor to be […]

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January 9, 2011 - 11:08 am

Shannon Wilkinson - These are simply stunning Mandy! Love love love.

January 5, 2011 - 7:46 am

Katie Lou - Beautiful images and wonderful captures! What a lovely couple!

January 4, 2011 - 6:13 pm

Kelly Q Spokane WA Photographer - Love these! The bride’s fur trim is amazing- stunning for a winter wedding!

January 4, 2011 - 3:46 pm

Deanna - Gorgeous!!! Love the one outside with the lights in the tree!

January 4, 2011 - 2:12 pm

AmandaB - what a beautiful wedding. you did a great job at capturing it!

January 4, 2011 - 1:19 pm

Katie - That’s the coolest cake I have EVER seen. Wonderful job with these – each one is awesome!

January 4, 2011 - 11:52 am

Kim Hill - Wow – these are amazing! I really love the bride’s wrap, too. And the cake – awesome!!

January 4, 2011 - 9:22 am

Tina Ryan - Great blog post to show a quick story of what was I am sure was a beautiful day!

January 4, 2011 - 9:07 am

lindsay koehler {Conway Family Photographer} - Love the candid captures of these two!

January 4, 2011 - 9:01 am

Brun - this is fabulous Mandy and I loved seeing you in action in the slideshow. That last image in the slideshow is gorgoeus!

January 4, 2011 - 8:31 am

Stacey S - STUNNING work Mandy! They will treasure these always.

January 4, 2011 - 7:34 am

Amanda - What a great wedding. You captured so much fun and got such great expressions with your lens.

January 4, 2011 - 7:27 am

Katherine - Simply beautiful! Great job capturing them and their beautiful day!

January 4, 2011 - 6:19 am

Lila - What a happy couple! Love these shots, you really got some amazing pictures – they must be over the moon with these!! Lovely!

January 4, 2011 - 5:24 am

Indy Wedding Cakes - LOVE your work!!! The cake looks really fun with the fireworks coming out of the top. Very creative!

January 3, 2011 - 11:59 pm

sara seeton - beautiful wedding and gorgeous images!

January 3, 2011 - 10:04 pm

Amanda Radovic - gorgeous work Mandy :-) I love love her dress and the wrap, just so pretty and classy. You’ve captured so many beautiful moments of their special day.

January 3, 2011 - 8:34 pm

Mel - LOVE these. Beautiful bride – I love her style. Nice work Mandy!

January 3, 2011 - 8:21 pm

Kathleen Weibel - Beautiful wedding. Great work!

January 3, 2011 - 8:20 pm

Emily - I LOVE their first look pictures, and the one where she’s laughing and the attendants are looking on, and the light behind them as they’re dancing! beautiful pictures!

January 3, 2011 - 8:11 pm

dsr - What a beautiful wedding! You have a great instinct for capturing the perfect moment!

January 3, 2011 - 8:08 pm

Shanna {Orange County Wedding Photographer} - These are beautiful Mandy! I love the color and the location!

January 3, 2011 - 7:48 pm

Kelsey {Las Vegas Wedding Photographer} - Gorgeous photography Mandy! Looks like a beautiful wedding!

January 3, 2011 - 7:09 pm

Jen - What fun photos! Love them all!

January 3, 2011 - 6:41 pm

Laura - Beautiful!! Her dress and wrap were gorgeous and the fireworks on the cake?? LOVE IT! Great work Mandy :)

Best of 2010…. Weddings | WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

As we inch closer to Christmas, I really wanted to do a blog post to take us down memory lane of some of our weddings from 2010. I am truly blessed to have the best partner at my side during weddings, my husband Jerry. He sees things I might miss, he keeps me laughing, he […]

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January 30, 2011 - 5:35 pm

Hilary - You do beautiful work! Thanks for sharing so many!!:)

January 1, 2011 - 4:06 am

Brun - Gorgeous as always. I have enjoyed seeing your best of series of blog posts, really inspirational

December 29, 2010 - 12:09 pm

LIndsay Koehler Conway Arkansas Photographer - Mandy your wedding images are always beautiful!!

December 28, 2010 - 9:11 pm

Traci Todd Paris Kentucky Photographer - What a year you have had!! So many beautiful weddings! Can’t wait to see 2011!!

December 28, 2010 - 8:13 pm

Monica Wilkinson - What a great year for you!! So many wonderful images to look at!! :)

December 27, 2010 - 12:08 pm

Kristin Rachelle - BEAUTIFUL work Mandy!!!!!!!!!!

December 27, 2010 - 10:00 am

Julia - Marvelous! What a year you had!

December 27, 2010 - 9:13 am

megan - Beautiful, Mandy!

December 23, 2010 - 11:26 pm

jen priester - awesome! love the detail shots!!

December 23, 2010 - 9:41 pm

TaraMc - Beautiful work! What a fabulous year in photography for you.

December 23, 2010 - 2:08 pm

Kelsey Anderson - Beautiful images Mandy! Great year you had!

December 23, 2010 - 12:49 pm

shannon treadway - WOW! These are all STUNNING! You captured some amazing images this year! Beautiful!

December 23, 2010 - 12:45 pm

Christy Johnson - What a year! Congratulations on all of your beautiful work, and continued success in the new year!


So, as 2010 draws to a close, I’ve decided to do a few “best of” posts from different sessions throughout the year. It’s been a pretty amazing year. I have had the best clients and made some wonderful friends in the process. So let’s kick this first “best of” post off with engagements. You’ll probably […]

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December 16, 2010 - 11:40 am

Krissy Allori - Wow, really truly gorgeous. You’ve had A LOT of engagement sessions! Easy to see why. :)

December 15, 2010 - 6:46 pm

Lindsay - Beautiful images Mandy. Looks like a great year!

December 15, 2010 - 6:38 pm

Kelsey Anderson - All very lovely images Mandy!

December 15, 2010 - 6:11 pm

Elizabeth Hahn - Such beautiful work, Mandy!! I wish I would have known you 8 years ago! LOL!

December 15, 2010 - 3:26 pm

Sophie Crew - Gorgeous images – you had a wonderful 2010!!

December 15, 2010 - 10:16 am

Tonya - Breathtaking, Mandy.

December 15, 2010 - 9:58 am

Julie Wagoner - Wow, you have given some beautiful couples some equally beautiful images this year. congrats!

December 15, 2010 - 9:30 am

Sarah - This is a wonderful stroll down a very beautiful memory lane. Such inspiring work, Mandy!

December 15, 2010 - 8:00 am

Jaidean - These are gorgeous! Love seeing all the different sessions! Beautiful work!

December 15, 2010 - 7:24 am

Nicole Z - What a gorgeous representation of your work!!! I can’t pick a favorite!! Stunning work, really!!!


I had lots of fun with Lindsay and Bill this past weekend for their engagement session. They are a really sweet couple getting married next fall and we can’t wait for their wedding! Enjoy your sneak peek!

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November 9, 2010 - 10:42 am

Tori Piercy - They are so great! Amazing location and gorgeous couple! Fabulous :)

November 9, 2010 - 1:01 am

CJ Wilkes - Great location – and I have to say I LOVE that last one! Perfect in every way!

November 8, 2010 - 8:09 pm

Katie Lou - Wowza! Love these! What a beautiful couple and your captures are perfect!

November 8, 2010 - 7:54 pm

rebekah - these locations are awesome… they are all so wonderful, I can’t pick a favorite!!

November 8, 2010 - 5:54 pm

Alexis - These are wonderful! I can just feel the love pouring out of the images:)

November 8, 2010 - 2:33 pm

Laurie - I love how he looks at her! Such fun captures!!

November 8, 2010 - 12:26 pm

Jen Mahoney - Oh, I think the last three are just magic! Love them!

November 8, 2010 - 12:09 pm

Katherine - Just beautiful! I especially love the second one and last two. You really captured their love for each other in such a special way!

November 8, 2010 - 11:46 am

Alicia - You have really captured their love and devotion. Nicely done! I love that backlighting too.

November 8, 2010 - 9:58 am

Kimberly - I love that, despite the variety of poses, different locations, and various (GORGEOUS) lighting and colors, the story is the same! I can see such a deep loving connection.

November 8, 2010 - 8:53 am

anette - I love looking at engagement pictures and these are fun and so pretty. I love that second picture of them with the bike…the lighting makes the picture perfect. Gorgeous couple and very pretty light.

November 8, 2010 - 8:30 am

mollie - love the black and white one! what a cute couple