An endorsement on WeddingWire from wedding planner Jane Richman:
Wedding photos should convey the intimacy, the drama, the joy and the unexpected moments of the most important day of your life. When it comes to capturing those split second images that will last for a lifetime, no one does it better than Leo Dj. More than just a photographer, Leo is a modern photojournalist who gets the shots that others miss. You have a lot of hard decisions to make when planning your wedding- one of the easiest will be hiring Leo! Contact him for a consultation... you'll be glad you did.
- Jane Richman, Going to the Chapel
Some testimonials clients had written on WeddingWire.
I can't even put into words how incredibly glad we are that we chose Leo as our photographer. He is amazing! He is wonderful to work with, so responsive, and kind. Not only is he a pleasure to work with, but he also take exquisite pictures. I can't say enough to praise his pictures. He also had a very quick turn around for the preview of pictures, which is really all you want once the wedding is over. I highly recommend Leo to anyone, he is great!
- Shannon + Brendan
Extremely pleasant to work with! I planned our wedding from 4000 miles away and Leo was very willing to have conversations via phone and email. He was able to make a package work in our price range as well. He also went out of his way to see the venue in advance to scout spots for the photos. We were very happy with the results.
- Etta + Brian
Leo is more than a photographer, he is a true artist. Our pictures do more than give our wedding justice. They capture emotion. Leo has an exceptional talent. Having a wedding album as incredible as ours is worth every penny. After all, its all thats left after your big day is over.
- Allison + Aaron
Here is a comment I wrote to Leo Dj, right after I saw my wedding pictures:
Hi Leo, I wanted to say thanks again for taking tons of pictures throughout my wedding day. I can't wait to see them! Thanks for getting to know Brent and me during our engagement pictures and meeting with us a couple times, before our big day. You really care about your clients and your work! Thanks for going above and beyond! I HIGHLY recommend you! You are an awesome photographer and even better person:)
- Shannon + Brent
Leo was really great to work with and it is so obvious how much he cares about getting it right. He was very thorough from the beginning, as well as very helpful and understanding. The albums that we received (engagement and wedding) were perfect! They are really works of art. The wedding album especially, definitely captures the best of the day in a most idyllic way. We both (along with our parents and brothers and sister) LOVE everything that Leo did for us and we could not be happier.
- Alicia + Bobby
Leo was fantastic in every way! He made us feel very comfortable and relaxed, and did a terrific job capturing the true us and the people we are!!! He also was always on time and quickly responded to my emails and calls. He clearly answered any and all questions I had, and delivered the quality and service I was hoping and looking for!
- Brittany + Oliver
Anybody who likes candid/journalistic photography should use Leo's talent. I personally don't like/can't pose for camera so I'm glad that I chose Leo to do my wedding pictures, they look awesome!
- Naomi + Dhimas
Leo is awesome to work with. He really cares about what you want and will spend the time getting it. He takes many many shots to capture that perfect one! We loved working with him for our pre-wedding and wedding pictures.
- Nora + Nate
Leo was great. He had to face many challenges on our wedding day (weather, drunk groomsmen, etc.) and he handled it all incredibly well. Most importantly, the pictures came our beautifully!
- Jennifer + Mikey
Leo and his assistant were so professional and fun the day of the wedding! The photo's were also so artfully done, we have gotten so many complements on how they turned out! So glad we chose Leo Dj Photography!!
- Sarah + Brian
Leo was very professional and did an amazing job! My pictures turned out better than I could have ever imagined.
- Kristen + Matt
Leo Dj and his photos of my wedding last July 2016 were fabulous. I was extremely happy with how well the photos turned out and received many compliments from friends and family. He captured all of the important moments. He was professional, answered all of my questions, and touched base with me a few times before the wedding. I would definitely recommend Leo for future weddings and events.
- Joanna + Pat
Leo photographed our wedding this May. He went out of his way to make sure he was prepared for the venue (both for the ceremony and reception) and did an amazing job capturing "moments" that - when you are overwhelmed with the wedding - you don't get to cherish as much as you would like. His pictures captured the story of our wedding day, without him or his assistant ever being intrusive or interrupting moments. Atop all of this, at the last minute (2 hours before our ceremony) we learned our outdoor reception was flooded and had to move locations. Leo handled this without a blink and was still able to create amazing pictures despite the change of scenery. Atop this, Leo is kind, helpful, open to hearing what matters to you, has a wonderfully creative eye, and received a ton of compliments from guests who noted how well Leo and his assistant covered the evening.
- Kate + Mike
We are really glad that we chose Leo as our engagement/wedding photographer, he is really professional yet flexible. He is really detail-oriented and that makes our pictures turn out really great. We highly recommend Leo to everyone looking for engagement/wedding photographer. Keep up the great work, Leo!
- Yuanita + Leonard
Leo was very professional throughout the whole process. He was very responsive to emails and texts. For bigger detail planning, he preferred to speak on the phone. Leo was very helpful with figuring out what formal photo order would work best. Due to running behind schedule on the wedding day, we weren't able to get some bridesmaids photos we wanted done before the ceremony but Leo was accommodating and we got some taken at the venue. The day after the wedding, Leo posted a sneak peak picture of us and it's awesome - can't wait to see the rest!
- Lauren + Kyle
Leo is a fantastic photographer. He did an amazing job, and was very patient with the little ones. The pictures were great, and our album turned out amazing as well. I appreciate his eye for photos that aren't posed... how he is able to capture a moment. Highly recommended.
- Lauren + Chad
I could not have been happier with Leo. Due to military obligations, we found ourselves planning our entire 100-guest wedding in one month's time. Leo was flexible and accommodating and even let us trade the engagement shoot, which we did not have time to do, for an extra photographer at the wedding. Leo's work is beautiful, creative and artful without being tacky (a fine line to walk when taking wedding photos, in my opinion.) Leo has a fly on the wall presence, which was perfect for capturing intimate moments unnoticed. If we find ourselves back in the DC area, we will certainly be booking Leo for any future life events!
- Jennifer + Ryan
Leo was great, very relaxed and not intrusive. We received our wedding photos very quickly, the photos were fantastic, and Leo also did some amazing editing on a few of the photos when needed (who knew it was so hard to get a group family photo where everyone has their eyes open??).
- Kaye + Eric
I'm so grateful to have Leo DJ photography capturing our each and every important moment on our special day. Leo is very professional and talented. He made sure every moment is beautifully covered. Thank you Leo for the beautiful memories!
- Ira + Matt
Leo waited for 2 hours to make sure we had the correct lighting for our photos. He went well above our expectations!!
- Stacey + Margo
We chose Leo largely on his personality, he is not a loud bossy photography. Besides for the family photos, we hardly noticed him and his partner at the wedding. Yet, we ended up with all the precious moments with each other and friends to look through for years to come.
The other reason we chose him was based off his style of photography. When you meet him and go through his sample albums you'll notice it's not a posed magazine brochure. His albums tell a story that take you through a day of all the memories you were a part of, or missed.
I cannot speak more highly of him. He was responsive to our emails, flexible with our requests, reliable and trust worthy.
- Larona + Ryan
We really enjoyed working with Leo for our engagement and wedding photography. After comparison shopping among several recommended photographers in the area, we felt Leo offered the best value with high quality photos. He was the perfect wedding photographer because he and his assistant were able to capture all our key wedding moments but were never "in our face" or were in the way of our actual wedding which was really important to us. Leo has a calm, quiet demeanor which is great for wedding photography. He delivered our proofs in photos within reasonable time frames and we just recently received our album which is amazing.
- Erin + Dan
Leo photographed our wedding in October. He was wonderful.
We did our engagement photos in spring 2013. He was flexible to travel to DC and visit a couple sites we selected. The photos were beautiful. And he was flexible with the package we'd selected to ensure we got what we wanted.
Leo arrived on time for the wedding day and captured our day beautifully. His style of photo journalism captures the story in the pictures without being intrusive. We did some posed photos, but loved all his candid photos the most. Looking at our album, we laugh and cry remembering all the best points.
Leo is also a great guy. When photographing a dance circle and the bottle landed on him, he jumped in with some terrific moves- my guests loved it. We searched long and hard for a photographer- wanting wonderful photos, but not to spend a million dollars. We were so lucky to find Leo, I would pick him again in a second. I highly recommend to others!
- Tara + Rob
Thank God for Leo! His work speaks for itself: natural, unaffected, elegant, emotional, and stunning. We were planning our wedding from out of town and had limited time to meet potential photographers. Thankfully, I found Leo's work by doing a Google Image search of our venue. He does not provide his rates up front, which initially deterred me. However, the packages proved to be very reasonable. We asked Leo if we could have our engagement session in New York City (where we live). He did not charge us anything extra to do this, except for the cost of transportation. Our shoot took place just five days after Hurricane Sandy had hit the area. Nonetheless, Leo took a 6 a.m. train to New York City for our shoot and returned to DC late that night! The photos from that day were SPECTACULAR. We have gotten compliments from many people that they are among the best they've ever seen. We can't wait to get our wedding photos! I HIGHLY recommend Leo: he is responsible, responsive, and kindhearted. Most importantly, he is a true artist.
- Jenn + Roger
I got married on May 11, 2013 and am so glad I went with Leo. He was easy to get ahold of before the wedding (which is critical!) and took amazing photos. We were also lucky enough to have him take our engagement photos a few months earlier. He is very particular with his shots (which can be a little time consuming - especially if you have a larger bridal party), but after seeing the results I wouldn't have changed a thing. LOVE the photos and LOVE the album he put together for us. 100% recommend him and his team.
- Casey + Todd
Leo was excellent; he really took great care in framing each shot, to make sure it was a quality photo. He made sure that we got all the pictures we really wanted, and even set his equipment back up for us to get a pose in front of the altar before we left the church. He is very professional and a great photographer!
- Kimmy + Mike
I want to personally thank Leo for the amazing work he has done! Anyone who is looking for the highest level of professional work, coupled with the personal touch Leo Dj is the man for the job.
Honestly my fiancee and I could not have asked for a better individual to make us feel comfortable as we posed throughout a large state beach/park. We changed outfits four times, with no complaints from Leo. In fact he stayed with us, despite us going over our allotted time, and even asked to take pictures that we didn't think of, just so we would have the ultimate album.
Leo we want to thank you for making our experience not only memorable, but one that was perfect. If you cannot take great pictures and have a good time doing it with Leo then you probably will never have a good time taking pictures with anyone! Leo is simply the best and his prices are too. Trust me when I say that I shopped around with local photographers, and they wanted more for a lower quality product. Their websites had absolute crap.
Leo you are a true professional, and extremely gifted. Keep making us all look beautiful!
- Ashmit + Rachna
As soon as I saw Leo's photography online, I knew that he was the photographer I wanted for our wedding! My husband and I both really appreciate the art and talent that goes into great photography, and we agreed that this would be one of the most important vendors that we chose for our wedding. We could not be more happy with our choice to have Leo do our engagement and wedding photography!
In addition to being an incredibly talented photographer and passionate about his work, Leo is also very professional, timely, responsive, courteous, and friendly. We were a bit nervous about the engagement photos at first, but he made us feel at ease and spent a lot of time with us to make sure we got great photos that we would love and cherish for years to come.
During the planning process, Leo answered any questions I had in a very timely manner and was incredibly helpful with suggestions when I was worried or unsure of something. The day of the wedding he arrived on time and prepared, and worked diligently throughout the day to capture the fun, love, and beauty of our special day.
Everyone who has seen our engagement and wedding photos comments on how beautiful they turned out, and every time I look through them they bring a big grin to my face :) Thank you again Leo, you went above and beyond for our engagement and wedding photos and I would recommend you in a heartbeat! I hope someday in the future Matt & I will have the opportunity to work with you again!
- Melissa + Matt
Leo included in our photography package a few hours of engagement pictures at a location of our choice, which ended up turning out really well and was a nice addition to having just wedding pictures. He and his assistant also did an excellent job with the candid photographs from the wedding and reception, getting people who aren't posing for pictures, but just having fun and enjoying.
- Kelly + Chris
We were very happy with Leo's professionalism and quality. Thanks for capturing our special day!
- Jenna + Michael
I love Leo Dj Photography! Love Love Love!
Leo is simply a great guy! I was impressed from the beginning because he was so quick with his responses. Effective communication is a must!
The quality of work speaks for itself. Choosing Leo to photograph my engagement session and wedding was one of the best decisions I made.
- Nicole + Brandon
We interviewed several photographers before we finally found Leo. We knew Leo was exactly what we were looking for during our first meeting when he showed us some of his sample albums. As I was looking through his photos, I was brought to tears at the emotion captured in his images. Unlike other photographers that deliver typical run-of-the-mill (albeit sometimes beautiful) images and portraits, Leo's work reaches another level. He is an artist and has a unique eye for beautiful perspectives, color, and moment. He is also a perfectionist, although sometimes this means that it might take him longer to accomplish his vision while taking the picture and in editing. But he recognizes the importance of these events in a persons life, and wants to deliver nothing less than perfection. And he does! Just look at his images for yourself and you will see! Our engagement photos as well as our wedding day photos capture all the joy and emotion of our special day - one can't help but get choked up just looking at them. The only thing I regret is not getting our standard portrait shots with our families - the whole day went by so fast, that we forgot to get some of the basics. But, despite that, we are overwhelmed with joy at the beautiful moments and emotion-packed images we have to remember our wedding day. The images truly surpass everyone's expectations - and I've received countless compliments from family and friends and random people who weren't even at the wedding. Everyone in my family now knows and loves Leo's work - I see him as our "family photographer" - and I look forward to working with him again as our family grows.
- Natali + Nick
Leo and his assistant were referred to as "ninjas" by our wedding guests because they were everywhere taking snapshots (yet not in the way). Even though the wedding album we selected had 60 photos, over 3000 were taken. Leo is very professional, attentive, dependable and a super-nice guy. Highly recommended!!!!
- Joanne + Chuck
Leo was the best photographer ever! He captured the best moments in his creative way. He was professional and patient with us and my guests. I would definately recommend anyone to have Leo as your photogrpaher for any event. My guest called him the ninja paparrazi. He is the best!
- Christina + Chris
Leo is an amazing photographer. A true artist with a talent for capturing the most intimate moments. He was my wedding photographer in June 2010 and I cannot be happier with my photos. When my husband and I first met him, we knew we wanted to hire him on the spot. We immediately fell in love with his style and didn't even want to meet any other photographers! Thank you a million times Leo.
- Junelyn + Brad
I booked Leo relatively last minute for my "stateside reception". I had already had a wedding in Mexico and was unsure if I wanted to spend the money twice for a professional photographer. Leo's flexibility and price made me decide to spring for it - and I was very happy I did. His work was gorgeous - the beautiful "journalistic" type photos I was looking for - as well as perfect "staged" shots. My friends and family all enjoyed meeting him as well. Any request I had, he met. I wanted pictures of the food - and he took amazing still shots as well as action shots (ie getting served the tenderloin)... I would highly recommend him!
- Amy + Mark
Leo was absolutely amazing. He was very professional and kept in contact with me in the weeks leading up to the event. He traveled over three hours to our little destination wedding and met us at the venue the evening before just to go over the specifics of the wedding day. I told him my concerns of how I usually look in pictures - he assured me that through different techniques, he would make sure I loved every single one. And he was right! He took all my concerns to heart and made me feel truly beautiful on my wedding day. Leo even stayed a few hours past his contract because he "could not pass up on the lighting". Now that is a TRUE photographer! :) My intentions were to recommend him to all my friends, family and coworkers but once they saw the pictures, they were hooked - I did not have to convince anyone and I have already given his information to several people. I highly recommend Leo DJ Photography. Without a doubt, we will be hiring him for all our professional photographer needs in the future.
- Ashley + Anthony
Leo did a great job. Very easy going and easy to work with. Would definitely recommend to everyone.
- Aaron + Justin
Leo was great! Our engagement photos turned out wonderful!
- Holli + Michael
leo did our engagement photos and we were so amazed at how well they turned out! he was great to work with and we felt very comfortable. he also let us do the exploring for places we'd like to be photographed in, but i'm pretty sure he can make a walmart parking lot look great without blinking an eye!
- Megan + Kyle
Leo is simply amazing!!! Im so happy we choose him for our wedding and his work is just beautiful! I highly recommend him to everyone out there!
- Brianne + Jeremy
A wonderful experience, Leo is very professional and also has a relaxed and friendly manner that made the experience even better than we could have hoped for. I would definately recommend Leo to anyone who needs a great photographer, thanks!
- Hannaliina + Dan
Know when the great moments were, great wonderful results, very satisfied, punctual. Shared our albums with family and friends and they were amazed with the professionalism.
- Clarine + Danny
We were truly impressed by the ability of Leo and his team to truly capture all of the emotion of the day and to do it so artistically. The images are absolutely beautiful and stunning! We would have liked a few more traditional pictures where we (bride and groom) are looking directly into the camera, but the day is only so long . That being said, there are images of such tender moments I didn't even know were captured, and I am so thankful they were - they are some of my favorites. Leo and his team were incredibly professional and very kind. We felt very well taken care of. We would hire Leo again in a second and feel very lucky he was our photographer!!! Many thanks Leo :D
- Shannon + Matt
Working with Leo was Very satisfying. He gave lot of suggestions as of good places for taking the pictures (i.e. when we were doing our prewedding session, we weren't having that much knowledge of where should it be taken locally, and he suggested the fransiscan monastery in downtown DC, which in the end we are really thankful that we ended up taking picture over there). He is also very adaptable / flexible, we did have quite a lot of spontaneous poses for the pictures, in which he happily took them for us and not just that, the end result came up awesome.
Keep up your good work Leo!
- Nathalia + Daniel
For all your photography needs try Leo you woun't regreat it, I think he is one of the best out there.
- Melisa + Fidelis
Leo is a wonderful and very professional photographer to work with.
- Anzi + Jonathan