"I cannot speak highly enough about the talent, attention to detail and photographic GENIUS of Leigh Castelli Photography! Not only did she go out WAY of her way to capture the perfect images for my fashion event, but I was completely blown away by how many flattering & clever "framer" worthy photos she produced! I swear she has a magic lens to create so many breathtaking photos - a true talent. Leigh is my new Go-To Girl for all of my photography needs!!"
Laurie Graham Style- Fashion Stylist
"Oh. My. Goodness!!!! I love these photos so much!!!! I am so excited!!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!! We had such a great time meeting you, thank you for all your effort chasing our little tornado and his elusive smile tonight :) Thank you for making this such a fun experience and so easy and natural. You're phenomenal!"
Alexandra - Happy Mama
"As a manager at McCue Communications, a public relations and event/destination marketing company, we're often in need of a professional and affordable photographer. We met Leigh Castelli several years ago through Tasting Panel Magazine when she was hired as a destination photographer for one of our Southern California wine country clients. Her photographs were so stellar, they have been accepted to top national media outlets like Redbook and AAA Westways Magazine and we continue to submit them on a regular basis as iconic images of wine country. She has continued to work for the wine region, photographing the annual wine and food gala - no small feat!
We have worked with Leigh multiple times since then on large destination and event projects. Leigh is a joy to work with on location. She is organized, creative, flexible and always positive! She knows her stuff, has professional equipment at the ready, applies direction and suggestions immediately, and has an intuitive sense of composition, lighting and action.
In the editing and delivery of our photos, she consistently goes above and beyond especially for the tight client budgets we are often working with.
I personally look forward to our shoots with Leigh - she is not only our trusted photographer, but a sweet friend and a wonderful woman!"
Sienna Spencer, Manager
McCue Marketing Communications
Public Relations & Online Marketing
for Destinations, Hotels, Restaurants & Wine
"Leigh Castelli captures events like no other photographer. She delivers impact, drama and passion. We work hard to make our events the best they can be and are delighted to have them archived so beautifully. Her photos are amazing. We are thrilled with Leigh Castelli's work!"
Eileen Benjamin, Executive Director
Foundation for the Children of the Californias
"Approaching design as a Brand Curator, I'm hungry for photos that capture magic as its transforming into a moment in history. When I see Leigh's photos my heart jumps I'm giddy. Her intuitive and sensitive eye provides me with the down right honest photography that satisfies my quest for authentic storytelling. Thank you Leigh!"
Sharon Belknap, Brand Curator
Sharon Belknap Design
You literally have me in tears. These photos FAR surpassed anything I had imagined. You ARE AMAZING. These pics will be part of our memories for this event forever!!!! Leigh, you BLOW us away. I would love to refer you because I would be so proud and excited for people to have these types of photos for their events. I cannot even express enough how pleased my family and I are! Thank you so much! -- GG Benitez Public Relations
Leigh is the most amazing photographer. My team and I had so much fun on our photo shoot we were relaxed, natural and laughed the whole time! I recommend Leigh to everyone who needs/wants to have a great time updating there portfolio. She's fantastic!
CEO So Cal Beach Property, Inc.
Leigh, our time with you Friday was AMAZING!!! The pictures!!! I don't have words to describe. You are a joy to work with and I will recommend you to any and every one who has a need for your work. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.... Can't wait for the next session. Cheers!!
-- DeeDee Brink
SoCal Beach Properties
Leigh! These pictures are wonderful. You are so talented!!! Thank you for your patience and for capturing the moment even with a far from cooperative baby.
-- Nicole Balsamo Winn- Happy Mommy
Leigh Castelli, you are one photographer extraordinaire. You have captured the whole essence of family...so much FEELING, spontaneity, and the wondrous joy of nature. I absolutely adore these photographs! Thank you!
The Swift Family
"Thanks Leigh Castelli for the wonderful family pics. You are amazing and so patient. I can't believe how many great pics you got of the kids considering how grumpy they were that morning...and in the midst of Alexa's sand eating. Thanks again!
Monique Swift- Happy Mommy
The photos are great! I really love your style! And, more importantly, Josie loves them.
I can't wait to see them in their full high-resolution glory. Thanks again!
David Osenbach- Josie Restaurant Santa Monica
The photos look amazing I love them! You are amazing and I'm so glad I got my photos taken by you. They turned out fantastic. Thank you so much. You did an amazing job! -- Claudia Yates, Zumba Instructor
Thanks again for a great photo shoot! We really appreciated your creativity and patience with Banyan! These are some wonderful photos! You were great to work with and we are thrilled with these pics. The hardest part will be narrowing it down. We will definitely refer you to our friends and baby groups!
Thank you very much,
Jennifer and Michael Dender- Plum District
The photos are AMAZING!! Wow, I really love them, you're such a talented photographer! I was going to be happy with 2-3 usable ones based on Avery's squirminess (and growling), but there are so many stunning pics to choose from - I'm going to need to buy more frames! Thank you so much!! I hope to work with you again in the near future, and will be sure to refer you to our local friends!
Julia Morris - Happy Mommy
As usual, I love every picture! I don't know how you manage to get so many beautiful shots with such an uncooperative bunch. You really captured their personalities. Thank you! Robin Moyer- Happy Mommy
Omg!!! A-MAZ-ING!!! Not one photo we don't Love! You are so talented! Seriously the best photo session we've ever had. There's no way to pick our favorites! Thank you so much! Can't wait to send out our Christmas cards this year!!!
Andrea Terry- Happy Mommy
Oh my gosh, Leigh, I LOVE these photos! I absolutely adore the expression you caught of our daughter in all of the photos. Thank you so much for sending a sneak peek so fast! It was great working with you -- very easy, fun and stress-free! Can't wait to see the rest!
Gina Tarnacki- Happy Mommy