Leslie Walker Photography is back!

Hey friends! I am SO very excited to finally share my new website with everyone! I’ve been working on this behind the scenes for a year now and am so happy with the finished product. Thank you so much to our good friend Joey for making this space feel like the perfect representation of me and my love for this incredible job.

Atlanta Maternity, Newborn and Family Photographer

A little back story on why I’ve decided to go back to Leslie Walker Photography…

I am sorry to say that Dusty has gotten the boot 😉 If you’ve been following for a few years, you know that I started this business back in 2008 when we were living in Charleston. Then we moved to Nashville and when weddings started to ramp up, Dusty began shooting with me. We decided to change to Leslie & Dusty Photography and we spent a few years photographing beautiful weddings. We had the best time. We met so many amazing couples, made sure their memories were documented beautifully, danced during their receptions and tasted all the best wedding cakes. It was a very fun time for us! And then we started to grow our family and when Charlie was born life was just a little more complicated. It started to feel like our weekends weren’t ours anymore and we wanted to make sure we spent as much time with our kids as possible. Especially in these early years. So when we moved to Atlanta we decided to take a break from weddings and let me focus on newborns and families. Before we moved I said to Dusty ‘I think I want to focus more on babies and families’ And sometimes all it takes is speaking something outloud to get the ball rolling.

I have been so amazed at how quickly this business has grown since we moved to Atlanta. I’m right where I’m supposed to be and it’s an incredible feeling. Motherhood changed me in so many ways. And I’m so thankful because it also sparked a passion in me to capture beautiful pictures for other families. I get it now…I’m a busy mom of two wild little boys and these days are long. I’m making lunches, cleaning crayon off the walls and running a business. It’s a crazy life but I am so incredibly happy. I remember those first days of bringing home a newborn. Those days are hard but truly some of my best memories. And I understand the desire to have beautiful pictures to document this time in your lives. Even the messy, tantrum filled moments. I’m told all the time that I have incredible patience with babies and children. At least with other people’s kids I do 😉 And this job definitely requires patience and the ability to sing and dance like a fool in order to get little people to smile. I love this job and I am so honored that people allow me into their lives in this way.

This is going to be a fun adventure! Bring me all your babies 🙂 Thanks for allowing me to do what I love!

I am now booking into the summer for Newborns, Babies and Families. Make sure you follow me on Facebook and Instagram for more updates! And you might want to check my instagram a little later today for a really exciting giveaway! 😉

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Here’s to 2018!

Hey everyone! It’s been a loooong time since I’ve posted. Yikes! We had quite a year last year– I know so many people feel the same way but we were honestly excited to say goodbye to 2017. Just seems like last year was a hard year for a lot of people. I was super busy with photography and SO very thankful about that… but on the personal side of our lives we were dealing with one hard thing after another. Sometimes adulting is just HARD isn’t it? We dealt with loss, hard changes in family relationships, house troubles and my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer right when I was gearing up for Fall Mini sessions. It was A LOT. And still is but I’m starting to dig out of the fog and am truly so excited for this new year. A fresh start is always nice. And while all of those things don’t just go away and get better, we learn to work through them and focus on what matters the most. To me, those things are my family, my friends and this business. It fills me with absolute happiness that I get to document these seasons of life for people.

Leslie Walker Photography is coming back!

Last year about this same time I started working on the process of re-branding this business and a new website. It’s been time to move back to Leslie Walker Photography for a while now (no offense to my amazing husband). When we moved here 2.5 years ago we made the decision to take a step back from photographing weddings….Dusty started working full time for an awesome company and I was really feeling to pull to just focus on newborns and families. We’ve really enjoyed this decision. Dusty has enough on his plate and even though he enjoyed shooting with me, he just needs a break on the weekends! And the main desire to step away from weddings came from our 2 boys…once we had them it just didn’t seem to make sense for us to both be gone all weekend shooting weddings. We loved every second of it but our time with our kids is something we’ll never get back.

The re-brand process has been another thorn in my side the past year — we were working with a company on my new site and unfortunately it just didn’t work out. I took a few months off from worrying about it so I could focus on my mom and now I’m gearing up again to get this new website launched. So please stay tuned! I’m so excited about this next step.

In the craziness of the year, I had to put the blog on the back of my to-do list just so I could focus on clients and delivering their beautiful images. With that said– I have SO much to share. I feel like I’ve been holding out on everyone– there are tons of pictures just waiting to be posted!

Now booking Maternity, Newborns, Babies & Families

Please email me if you would like to get on the calendar – I’m booking into April and May right now. Newborn sessions need to be booked when you’re pregnant! I offer a Maternity + Newborn session bundle and a Baby’s 1st Year Membership (includes Maternity, Newborn, Sitting up Milestone Session & 1 year session). Please contact me for more details!

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Atlanta Baby Photographer | McKinley’s Milestone Session

Happy Friday everyone! Are you ready for some adorable squishy baby goodness?! 🙂 I am SO excited to share these pictures! I was so excited to see this sweet girl again and my goodness has she grown!

I’m not kidding…this is THE BEST age to photograph. Right when they first start sitting up well– they are so proud of themselves and full of smiles! McKinley gave me the greatest facial expressions and made me laugh.

If you’re interested in getting your baby on the calendar for a milestone session (3 months, Sitting up and 1 year) please let me know!

NEXT MILESTONE MINI SESSION DATE: MAY 25TH from 10:00am-2:00pm

  • Details: $275
  • 30-45 minute mini sessions at studio in Buckhead, includes 5 High Resolution Digital Files (with option to purchase entire gallery of around 30 images)
  • Beautiful neutral baby wardrobe available for use
  • We’ll be booking these once a month so email us for more info and to get on the schedule: hello@leslieanddusty.com
  • If your baby is a newborn, please book these in advance to get on the calendar 🙂

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Atlanta Baby Photographer | Georgia’s 1 year pictures

Hey friends! Sorry it’s been a while since we’ve updated the blog! We have been very busy!

I am SO excited to share more from this session– we posted some a couple of weeks ago on our facebook page. I did Georgia’s newborn pictures last year and it has been so much fun to see her grow. That’s one of my favorite parts of this job!

We just started offering these studio milestone sessions and hope to see all of our sweet newborns back for pictures when they hit  3 months, sitting up (6/7 months) & 1 year. Those are such sweet ages to photograph and these studio sessions are just perfect for beautiful & simple portraits of your baby.

 

NEXT MILESTONE MINI SESSION DATE: MAY 25TH from 10:00am-2:00pm

  • Details: $250
  • 30-45 minute mini sessions at studio in Buckhead, includes 5 High Resolution Digital Files (with option to purchase entire gallery of around 30 images)
  • Beautiful neutral baby wardrobe available for use
  • We’ll be booking these once a month so email us for more info and to get on the schedule: hello@leslieanddusty.com
  • If your baby is a newborn, please book these in advance to get on the calendar 🙂

I mean…just check out this sweet baby girl! Eeeeeeekkk….

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Kerr Family | Atlanta Newborn Photographer

Happy Monday everyone! How about we take a break from politics to focus on some sweet twin baby boys? 😉 I had the honor of documenting these adorable newborn twins a few months ago. I was so excited to meet little Elliot & Gavin for their newborn session. They were absolutely precious and slept pretty much the entire time. They were a dream to photograph. Thank you Andrea &  Patrick for allowing me to capture this time for you guys.

 

It was such a sweet moment to watch these parents hold their sweet babies in these master bedroom pictures– they kept talking about how they really hadn’t had a chance to hold them side by side like that and just stare at them. Such a moment that every parent knows is one you never want to forget. And those sweet, quiet moments are even more rare when you have an older child as well. It was so heart warming to just sit back and let them soak in those babies.

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Spring Mini Sessions | Atlanta Family Photographers

Happy Friday everyone! Just realized we didn’t share all of our Spring pictures from our Mommy & Me Mini Sessions! (We snuck a few husbands in there too). Check out these adorable families 🙂 Oh my goodness.

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Mommy & Me Session | Ali, Trip & Blakely | Atlanta Family Photographer

Hi friends! Happy Friday 🙂

We have a ton of new work to share so we’ll be posting a lot the next couple of weeks 🙂 We’ve had a great summer with our boys–except for that time our 4 year old broke his arm — but we’ve been able to enjoy the beach & many lake weekends. Believe it or not– we’re gearing up for Fall pictures and starting to plan our weekends for Fall family mini sessions in Atlanta. We’ll keep you posted on dates but please try to schedule your pictures as soon as possible! But now– we’re sharing some favorites from our Mother’s Day Mini sessions. I just love the sweet pictures I have of me with my boys and I know how important those are to mommies. It was such an honor to capture the love my sweet friend Ali has for her adorable kiddos. She is such an amazing mom and it makes me proud to see her embrace motherhood the way she has. Love you Ali!

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More Fall family pictures | Atlanta Family Photographers

Hey friends! We’re back for a second post to feature more adorable families. We’ve felt such a great welcome to Roswell and we’re really excited for this year. A huge thank you to the Coggins, Kasten, Morgan, Johnson, Green, Short, Cammisa, McTall, Roam, Brandenburg, Rachel, Davis & Brock families!! 🙂 You all make really cute kids and we hope you enjoy these pictures for many, many years!

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We’re still here!!

Helloooooo friends! WOW. Talk about a blog absence. Yikes! Well, the good news is- our blogging absence was done so we could focus on the many, many sessions we had during the Fall and also so we could spend some quality time with our boys. Oh not to mention– the months and months it has taken us to settle into our new house and get the business going in a new city! But we’re here and ready to rock 2016. Admitedly, our blog and website need a complete overhaul– there is SO much work to share so we’re working as hard as we can to get us up to date! 😉

We were honestly overwhelmed in a great way by the amount of business we got when we moved to Roswell, GA. It has been so much fun catching up with old friends and being a part of documenting some adorable families. We are so very excited to be here and can’t thank everyone enough for the kind welcome back to Atlanta.

Here’s a little glimpse at what we’ve been up to the past couple of months. We’re gearing up for the Spring and ready for some warmer weather. If you’re interested in booking a session for newborn pictures or family pictures in the Atlanta area we would love to talk to you! Email us for more info: hello@leslieanddusty.com

Here’s what we’ve been up to– check out these adorable families! Too much for one blog post…more families to come! A huge thank you to the O’Dea, Casebeer, Hughes, Kerr, Agnelli, Walter, Goodwin, Thach & Sturgis families for allowing us into your lives! 🙂 Hope to see you all again soon!

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Friday Favorite | Christmas tree shopping with our little guy

Happy Friday friends!! 🙂

Allow me to be that mom for a minute… our child is so stinkin cute I can’t even stand it.

My mommy heart is bursting just looking at these pictures. 🙂

We were in Atlanta for Thanksgiving and left early Sunday so we could get back with enough time to get our Christmas tree and decorate. Yay! We went straight to pick out our tree with the car still packed from Thanksgiving. Hearing Davis say ‘Christmas tree’ is so hilarious. We put the tree up and decorated during his nap. When we woke him up and showed him the tree he just laughed. He is mesmerized by the lights and loves to help us turn it on. I love making these Christmas memories with our sweet boy.

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