Leela B Photography
Muddy says: Whether she’s shooting one-on-one portraiture or large events, Leela’s laid-back, intelligent sense of style and composition shines through in her images.
Leela is a professional photographer specialising in portrait and wedding photography.
Flick through her site’s testimonials and the words “sunny,” “bright,” “easy-going” and “amazing,” catch the eye.
With Leela in tow, expect jinks of the highest kind — laughing, jumping in puddles, hanging out of trees, blowing raspberries, dreaming, kissing, winking, wearing fabulous shoes and, oh look, you’ve got an album’s worth of memories with zero cringe-inducing ‘say cheese’ moments.
She believes passionately that your character only shines through in photographs when you are totally unselfconscious.
With this in mind, much of her time is spent getting to know subjects and gently dismantling the shyness barrier that many of us have around photography; building trust is paramount to her work.
There’s no stomping around with heavy equipment either, the Alresford wedding photographer only uses natural light — another reason why her images are so relaxed.
She gleefully tells Muddy that shooting images is the best job in the world, “I love people,” she grins. It shows.
Muddy can officially vouch for all this, as Leela took the images for our inaugural Muddy Awards winners drinks.
Her presence was quiet and intelligently unobtrusive during the drink-and-mingle stage and, when the time came for more official group shots, she was efficient and professional. The resulting images were both highly effective on social media, lots of shares and likes, and picked up by the local press.
Having studied and lived photography for many years, she now shoots seven days a week, all year round, whilst looking after her two boys and co-running Alresford’s White Space (they don’t call her The Human Berocca for nothing).
As well as family and wedding photography, Leela also shoot parties and head shots for corporate staff, actors, musicians, models as well as Facebook avatars. She’s available for shoots across the south and in London.