I’m a professional photographer capturing memories in North County San Diego.
My ability to connect with people, and a knack for capturing their personalities is what I love to do. Whether it’s photographing young children, teens, ballet or modern dancers or high school grads, I love to celebrate people in all stages of their lives.
My style is relaxed, casual and fun, with a flair for making simple moments unforgettable. Every life is worth remembering, and sensitive artistic portraits can be a powerful a tool to remember. Forget the glut of iphone snapshots and consider how professional photography can be priceless and irreplaceable.
Getting a personal portrait of yourself or your family can be stressful; my clients tell me I’m a natural at helping them to feel at ease and let go of any tension that comes from being in front of the camera. You’ll be surprised at how relaxed you’ll become just minutes after the session begins! Hope I hear from you.
~ Leslie Hoffman
I decided to have my senior pictures taken with Leslie. When I was younger, my family had our portraits made by her and I remembered how much fun we had. Working with Leslie is like having a therapist, stylist, director, and lighting specialist all in one. She makes you feel comfortable right off the bat and gives you enough information to understand and trust her process. The end result was perfect—nothing looked posed—she really captured me.
I needed to find a photographer to do another family portrait of my now grown up family. Leslie easily and seamlessly clicked off a beautiful and unusually creative family portrait of 5. My guys would cringe at the thought of a formal portrait! But Leslie’s calm, casual way, assuring direction and great eye made this day easy and fun. The result was a special capture of my family that we all just adore.
My photoshoot with Leslie was the best playdate ever! The experience of being photographed could not have been more fun and liberating. Leslie coached me well so that I was fully prepared for the session. During the shoot she made me feel at ease and natural. She offered well thought out ideas yet was spontaneous. She captured my essence in a way that inspired me to post several of the photos onto a dating site. No love match yet, but the men that I meet all say that I am as they imagined from the photos!
“Headshots are a necessary evil. Or I thought they were before I worked with Leslie. She has an amazing eye for natural lighting, and uses location and laughter as a secret weapon. She captures your confidence, and make you feel part of the process—she ‘gets you’ and it shows.”