JAMIE LEONARD :: WWW.JAMIELEONARDPHOTOGRAPHY.COM :: @JAMIELEONARDPHOTOGRPAHY
Jamie is a full time portrait and event photographer based out of Mount Pleasant, PA where she has lived her entire life, with the exception of the 4 years she served in the U.S. Air Force. She tells us she is a bit of a perfectionist (maybe more than a bit she jokes) and she prides herself in offering the best service and products to her clients that she can provide.
When Jamie is not on the clock you can find her chasing her “ornery almost 2 year old” around the house with a cup of coffee and a book nearby.
As Jamie was growing up, her mother had a cabinet in their house filled with albums. Albums dedicated to her sister, to herself, to her family vacations, to times before they were born. She would lose herself in them for hours and month after month, year after year, she would come back to them again and again: pulling stacks of them out of the cabinets and sprawling them on the floor, just as amazed as she was the first time. She fell in love with photography and those solid prints before she ever touched a camera.
This photo is of Jamie’s husband, Adam Leonard. Music is his passion, the way that photography is hers. He picks up a guitar, he moves his hands, and he opens his mouth and out comes this beautiful song that has the power to move you to tears. It amazes Jamie. Her business is relatively new, but her goal is to be able to fully support their family so that he will have the freedom to pursue his own dreams full time also.
“I am absolutely ecstatic to have been selected. Captured::Pittsburgh’s mission in incredibly inspiring and I’m so happy to have even a small part in it. I can’t wait for the unveiling! With small town roots, Pittsburgh has always been “the big city” to me. The chance to have my work out there, in the “big city”, it’s a pretty big deal for a small town girl!”
Jamie would like to thank her parents, and her biggest fans, for supporting her when she made the decision to change her major to Photography within the first 2 months of attending college. The decision to follow your heart is not always an easy one, though it should be. She would also like to thank her husband who believes in her and who, without his support, she would not have been able to take the leap to starting her business. His faith in her is a safety net if ever she begins to doubt herself.