front door!

You're engaged, daydreaming about your own blissed out day and clearly are looking to have so much freaking fun! 


It all starts with chatting over the beverage of your choice, (I'm down for coffee or Sociable Cider Werks) and I will probably choke up at least once while I hear about the glue that holds you two together. Hearing your desire for a strong marriage and beautiful wedding day will pretty much ensure we're best friends. 

I won't ever force you into uncomfortable posing, but I can guarantee that I will direct you to offer a piggy back ride, sprinkle in some dance offs, and of course tickle fights. I understand that these images last a lifetime and I want you to remember the life of each moment caught. Most importantly of which, how head over heels you are for each other. 


And of course, running hand in hand towards the sunSET. 

I will tear up when your Grandma tells you how proud she is, offer you extra bobby pins when your hair gets a bit tousled and learn the name of every member of your bridal party, or at least make them laugh as I try.

I adore outdoor and intimate weddings, sun soaked and chock full of true emotions. I highly encourage allowing them to be felt. No stifled tears! Laugh out loud!


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most popular collection


    Hourly wedding day coverage 
    600+ images with print copyrights
    A second photographer
    Gallery for digital download + print purchase
    An engagement session




Leah Fontaine is available for travel worldwide.


You’ll be left with the feeling “wait, when can we hang out with you again?!” each time you’re with her. She’s worth every penny and was our most important vendor on our wedding day! There is no one else that our friends work with for photography.


Leah was by far my favorite person to work with when it came to my wedding and I couldn’t be happier! I really felt like Leah cared about us, and we weren’t just another client. I am forever grateful to her for not only capturing our special day, but also for the positive experience we had with her during this special time in our lives. THANK YOU, Leah! I think you are beyond talented at your job, but an even more amazing person.


When it comes to wedding planning, there are about 10,000,000 choices to be made, and choosing Leah as our photographer was one of our best ! Not only is she a true artist who will beautifully captures all of the excitement of the day and of your love, but she is a true joy to be around.



Courtney + Mike

Sarah + Tim

Paige + Ira

leah was by far my favorite person to work with when it came to my wedding.

she IS a true artist who will beautifully captures all of the excitement of the day

There is no one else that our friends work with for photography.

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feeling the love


has brought me to some of the most amazing venues, sights and locations! I never did do that study abroad in college, so I think there's a bit of unrestrained wanderlust, but my heart will always belong to Minnesota.

I've compiled a list of some of my favorite MN/WI venues, many I'd love the opportunity to return to, while others would be a first! Most feature an abundance of natural light, which is a bride's best friend, as well as outdoor spaces, aka my happy place.  And for all this happiness, you can expect a nice little thank you gift from me, when you lock me in for your wedding day!

Photographing over            weddings since 2010


throughout the US and Mexico

Now all these beautiful locations aside, I am always down for discussing travel opportunities! Don't hesitate to email me with the destination location of your dreams! Bring me to the mountains, the beach, the forest, the lake or any other natural formation you can think of!

BWB Ranch

Camrose Hill Flower Farm

Cannon River Winery

Carlos Creek Winery

The Cottage Farmhouse

The Commons Hotel

Creekside Farms

Earl & Wilson

Birch Hill Barn

Burlap + Bells 

Dellwood Barn

American Swedish Institute

Gathered Oaks

Gladden Farm

Hewing Hotel

Hidden Meadow and Barn

Historic John P Furber Farm

The Hotel Landing

The Hutton House

FIVE Event Center

The Gardens of Castle Rock

Legacy Hill Farm

The Enchanted Barn

Muse Event Center 

The NP Event Space


Redeemed Farm

Stonewall Farms

Van Dusen Mansion

Villa Bellezza Winery

The Machine Shop

Mayowood Stone Barn

The Woods Chapel

Luminary Fern

Loring Social

Almquist Farm