Thank you so much for taking the time to take a look at my website. I look forward to speaking with you about how my photography services can help you!
My name is LEAH VILLALOBOS. I am a PHOTOGRAPHER. I am a MOTHER. I am a VISUAL STORY TELLER.
I have always loved photography. As a child growing up surrounded by National Geographics and TIME magazines, I would see these amazing images that captured a world that I never got to see except in these magazines or on television. The images in these magazines seem to speak to me. I thought it was so magical to have images effect me so deeply.
Photography was always something I admired as I connected with other photographers throughout my life. It wasn't until in my twenties when I was introduced to the work and biography of an amazing photojournalist, Dan Eldon. His work is what inspired me to really want to pursue photojournalism.
My pursuit of photojournalism was to find a way to tell stories through images of every day people.
I take pride in capturing the images of every day people that can tell a story without even having to utter a word. A mother's touch on her child's face. A man looking into his love's eyes. The look of children's faces as the jump trying to reach for the sky. Moments like these is what brings out the magic of any image I take.
I shoot with my Canon camera alone. No flash. No fancy light setups. JUST ME AND MY CAMERA. I work only with natural and ambient light. It's the best way to capture REAL LIFE AS IT HAPPENS.
My photojournalism style session are done in a couple ways:
HALF/FULL DAY SESSIONS: These sessions are great for (but not limited to) when you have a special outing to go on, a new baby brought home, or a day trip away from the city. This is mostly documentary and I avoid interfering with the activities or interacting too much with the subjects. Requests for posed photos can be done at the time of consultation.
GLIMPSE/MINI SESSIONS: These sessions are shorter for those who don't have time for a full or half day. These sessions are guided and are great if more posed photos than documentary photos are requested.