Member Since: 3/3/2010
Kevin and I were married on 9/24/11 in Sauquoit, NY at a residential location (outdoor ceremony & tent reception). As soon as Leo walked into the house, his artistic and creative capabilities were evident. He made everyone feel so comfortable and at ease, making our wedding day more perfect and beautiful than we could have ever imagined. Prior to the wedding, he made sure that he understood the type of couple Kevin & I are and wanted to know our "story." He learned of the personal aspect of our wedding location (it is the house of my recently deceased best friend) and made sure to capture the sentimental portion of that throughout the day.
Leo is just amazing - he's personable, thoughtful, creative, open-minded and a true artist (as was his assistant)! He was in tune with my feelings, thoughts, preferences, and overall needs throughout the entire day and we couldn't be any more grateful to him. He went above and beyond all expecations, and even stayed later than requested because he was so into the photography, the guests, and our wedding day. Our guests loved him and couldn't stop asking about him and where we found him. He did an amazing slide show that was shown during the reception and everyone was just so impressed with the beautiful shots he presented in such a short amount of time! The shots that I have seen thus far are simply stunning and I can't wait to see the rest!
Finally, Leo captured the romance and beauty of the day and the location - even climbing a ladder to take an aerial view of the backyard where the ceremony was held! He knew I wanted photographs that were beautiful, creative and romantic and he certainly delivered!!!! He used the location, decorations, antique furnitures, and surroundings to ensure that we got just want we wanted. His shots made me fall even more in love with my spouse on our wedding day - if that's even possible! :-) Leo made my wedding day so very special (it brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it) and I cannot thank him enough for that! I will certainly recommend Leo Timoshuk Photography to ALL of my friends, because I truly believe Leo's abilities and skills as a photographer are unmatched and, quite frankly, untouchable! Thank you Leo!
Member Since: 7/28/2008
I have to admit that booking the photographer was one of the last things I did for my wedding, and it was not because I procrastinated. I was looking for someone who has “the eye” for capturing weddings and was also located in central NY. “Easy”, one would think, but after looking around I almost lost hope and was ready to hand out disposable cameras to the guests. That is until I came across Leo’s website. His work is classy and timeless. You can almost feel the love and romance through the subtle shades and light play. He captured equally well the candid moments and more traditional poses. With artistic talent comes a great personality. Leo was a pleasure to work with and I was not the only one to notice. Other guests and family members commented on how personable and fun Leo was. This was especially important during the booking and planning process since we communicated via email, as I live several hours from the where the wedding location. His responses were always prompt and timely.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Leo to anyone who wants nothing but the best pictures of their very special day.
Member Since: 7/21/2009
When looking for a photographer for our wedding, we ultimately wanted someone that had more creativity than the "normal" family photos you see in wedding albums. Leo has an amazing eye for capturing unique moments, angles, and the true essence of what you are feeling that day as well as those around you. He has an upbeat personality that is still professional, and goes above and beyond to let you know that he is there for you that day (including arriving a little early or staying a little late). An option on his "A la Carte" is a slideshow, which he did an amazing job on without the help of an assistant. Guests and even the staff of our wedding venue were constantly lined up to watch the moments he had captured throughtout the day, and were stunned to see that he could put such a beautiful piece together in a short amount of time. One of my husband's favorite things about Leo is that he let us enjoy our reception without stopping us to pose for photographs. Overall we couldn't be happier with the quality of service and the outcome of the photographs.
-Natalie and Jeff
(August 20, 2011)
Member Since: 1/5/2014
Absolutely Awesome!!! I would recommend Leo to anyone. He captured everything about our day, and more! I could not be happier with the results. I can not stop looking at all the pictures! I was very picky about our wedding photographer, but as soon as we met with Leo I knew we would have amazing photos. Having him as our photographer was the least stressful decision that we made. Leo made the day stress free and was completely professional. Choosing Leo was one of the best decisions that I made for our wedding (besides choosing my husband!). I am so thankful for Leo's skills, he is incredibly talented. Everyone that sees our photos are extremely impressed!
Member Since: 12/30/2013
We just received our engagement photos from Leo and cannot begin to explain how wonderful the whole experience has been. This was our first experience with a professional photographer and Leo made everything go smoothly. He knows just how to mix posing with being natural and the outcome is some amazing photos! He is very passionate about his work and his enthusiasm really makes the whole experience so much more fun - be prepared for lots of smiles and laughing. Hands down Leo is the one for those photos that you see in the wedding magazines. He can turn any random field into a perfect setting for a centerfold. It was very hard to choose a favorite photo for our invitations from the 400+ Leo sent - they were all so very nice! If you are looking for a professional photographer that is passionate in their work, give Leo a chance to make your wedding/engagement photo experience an unforgettable one. Definitely worth the investment. No disappointments!
We cannot wait for our wedding day and the opportunity to work with Leo again!
Member Since: 7/1/2014
We had our engagement session with Leo and he really went above and beyond our expectations with the photos he took! His passion is evident in the work he produce and extremely talented in capturing the perfect moments. Leo took the time to discuss all the details with us via phone calls, emails, and even skype! He was extremely helpful in providing ideas and tips on what will make the session special and memorable. Not only are we extremely thankful that Leo was very understanding and accommodated our last minute schedule conflict, he was also very kind to squeeze us into his busy schedule to do our engagement in short notice! With all the things to plan for a wedding, Leo made the whole process for us very stress-free and we enjoyed every minute of our time spent together! 5 star rating scale is not enough to justify Leo's work and professionalism, we would give him a 100 stars! We highly recommend him and honored to have him as our photographer! You're the best Leo, and we will forever treasure the amazing engagement pictures =D
Member Since: 8/20/2008
Leo Timoshuk made our wedding photos look amazing! We loved his enthusiasm and energy as he kept working tirelessly all day, even outside in the snow and cold! He is creative, fun, enthusiastic and so passionate about what he does! For the wedding Leo took a plethora of photos. His photographs are incredible and fully captures every moment of the day. One of the things we love most about Leo is that he is not concerned about how many hours he has been at the wedding, instead he wants to ensure he captures the whole day and won't leave until he feels as though he has done that. We would highly recommend Leo over and over again!
Member Since: 8/12/2013
We hired Leo as our wedding photographer and decided to also do engagement photos with him as well. We recently did the engagement shoot and could not be happier with our experience with Leo during the actual shoot as well as how our pictures turned out and would highly recommend Leo!
From the very first meeting with Leo, we found him incredibly enthusiastic about our wedding and flexible to our needs. He designed a custom package for us, which included an engagement shoot. In scheduling the engagement shoot, Leo was also incredibly flexible: we wanted a beautiful day and, after a very cold early spring, Leo reserved an entire weekend for our shoot and assured us he could come on either Saturday or Sunday depending on what day looked like it would be the best weather. He always responded promptly as well to any questions we had.
We ended up doing our engagement shoot on Saturday, April 12, 2014 and got so lucky with the weather: it was a beautiful early spring day. Leo recommended starting to shoot a few hours before the sunset and got to our apartment at around 4pm. He helped us decide on which outfits to wear/bring and which props would be the most fun to work with. We then began our photo adventure! We live right in New York City and Leo was so great with not only handling how much traveling we had to do (up on the subway to central park, etc.) but made the most of it - we have gorgeous photos from the subway and in front of random buildings we passed on our way to Central Park.
In Central Park we were impressed by the way Leo seemed to able to find the best places to shoot and how fun the whole experience was. Leo is the perfect mix of giving you directions when you need it but also encouraging you to just be yourself and have a wonderful time, which we did. We ended up shooting until 9pm to get a variety of shots in Central Park and then some night shots back by our apartment and never noticed how long it took because of what a great time we had. Leo truly went above and beyond what we were expecting.
Under a week later, Leo sent us a link to a website with 381 truly amazing photos, which were all edited beautifully and which he had clearly put a lot of time into. We loved them and even after narrowing it down had approximately 60 amazing ones to use for our Save the Dates, our wedding website, etc.
We are so happy with our experience with Leo thus far and cannot wait for him to photograph our wedding this October 2014. We would highly recommend Leo as an engagement and wedding photographer.
Member Since: 7/26/2010
My husband and I were married at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in NY in September 2013.
We love our wedding photos!
Leo captured the feel of our wedding day and we will cherish our memories through these photos forever. The personalities of our guests and my husband and I shine through in each photograph. Leo has a true gift for capturing a perfect moment.
His arrangement of photographs is skillful and creative. Leo will do anything to get the perfect shots of your wedding, from laying down on the ground in his impeccable suit to helping you climb over flowerbeds. His portrait shots are gorgeous and everyone in the group photos looks comfortable and happy.
Leo worked with us to create a package to accommodate our budget and our wishes. He traveled out of his way to meet with us at our location before the wedding to show us potential photo locations.
On the day of the wedding he arrived in a dapper suit with a full complement of equipment. Leo’s positive energy and creativity absolutely contributed to the success of our wedding day!
Your wedding photos truly are an investment and I guarantee Leo will provide you with precious wedding photos. I went into my wedding day without any worries, knowing that our wedding photos would be beautiful.
Member Since: 8/10/2012
Leo's photography was spectacular!! I highly recommend him!!
He did our engagement session in August and we were able to play them on the screen during our first dance at our wedding (unbelievable shots)
At our wedding on 10/19/13, he had a 2nd shooter who was also amazing. I emailed him pictures of ideas that I love before the wedding and he made sure to get shots that were similar to the ones that I loved. He has such artistic and unique ideas but also took some traditional photos (it was the best of both worlds)
The biggest hit of our reception was the photo booth which he calls the "crazy booth." Everyone LOVED it!! It was more special than a regular photo booth. The photo quality is AMAZING and the pictures are uploaded online right away. All of our guests went crazy with it and they were able to download their pics online and keep them.
It rained on our wedding day so I wish we had more time or took some shots in the rain but the couple hours outside that we had with him were awesome. He was there in the morning when we got ready and took some great shots of the guys and girls. He was there every step of the way throughout our day and went above and beyond to get some amazing shots. Not only did he take great pictures but he was also really easy going and got along great with every single family member and guest. Our bridal party loved him and his assistant. They both had really fun personalities which made it easy to pose for all of our pictures.
He put together a slideshow of some photos right away so we have something to look through while we wait for the rest of them to be done. I can't wait to see the rest because I know they will be great!!
Member Since: 3/4/2013
I Hired Leo after seeing his amazing work, I was of course nervous of how I would look (as all females are!) and if I should even get engagment pictures done. I cannot even begin to tell you how AMAZING my experience was working with Leo. He went above and beyond what we except from a photographer. He is so fun, energetic, & creative, he was running around and on the ground to get the perfect shots of us. His effort shows in his work! My fiance is not really a picture person and does not love to take photos but Leo managed to captured great shoots of us, that we will cherish forever. Leo is just amazing, anything I needed, questions I had were answered right away! As a future bride you have alot on your mind so waiting to hear back from someone is stressful! I can not begin to explain how many props we brought with us, including our dog! Leo made sure we used them all and any specific poses he MADE SURE we did them!
I recommend Leo Timoshuk Photography to anyone looking for a photographer! I knew when planning our wedding that the pictures are the most important thing to us. The day will be over but we will always have our pictures so I did not want to get someone that did not have experience just to save money, our wedding photos are not something we are willing to compromise. Knowing that we will have someone who we love working with and feel comfortable with capturing us on the most important day of our lives, our wedding day, definitely relieves some stress!
Member Since: 3/3/2011
My fiance and I chose to go with Leo as our engagement and wedding photographer for our fall 2014 wedding. Leo shot our engagement photos on a beautiful fall afternoon last weekend. Our shoot was supposed to be 2 hours long; however, Leo spent more than 3 hours with us, continuing to set up stunning photo opportunities even after the sun had set. His enthusiasm throughout our shoot was contagious and helped ease the nervousness that my fiance and I had about being photographed. To top it off, we received our gorgeously edited photos only a week later!! Leo truly goes above and beyond with both time and effort for his couples. We can't wait for our wedding day, knowing that Leo is absolutely going to capture every special moment in the most beautifully artistic, professional, and stunning way!
Member Since: 12/19/2011
He went above and beyond to give us what we exactly wanted. He arrived early on our wedding day and even stayed late. He even surprised us and did a slide show at the reception to show us and our guests a preview of some of the amazing photos he took throughout the night. He also showed us some photographs off his camera when he captured incredible shots during the formal portraits, which was one of my favorite little things he did.
His personality made the day extra special. He has a passion for photography and you can surely tell. He has an amazing eye for capturing unique and special pictures. He is also very upbeat and friendly, everyone loved him at the wedding. He was able to capture the moments without getting in the way of anything. He didn’t miss anything, he even captured moments that I didn’t even remember.
We were in awe when we saw the photographs. Every single shot was jaw dropping!! He even worked extra for us to give us more images because that’s how many beautiful shots that came from our wedding. We could not be happier with him and his work!! I would surely recommend him to anyone! He is a truly amazing person and photographer and I am so grateful he was able to photograph our wedding. Thanks so much Leo, you are the best!!!
Member Since: 10/6/2013
Leo Timoshuk Photography brings wedding photography to a whole new level. When people usually think of photographers they envision someone with a camera standing and taking pictures, maybe on occasion they will squat or tilt their body to get a different angle..but not with leo. He goes above and beyond of that which is expected of him. He will get down and dirty, and by that I mean he will lay down on the ground/grass/pavement or wherever it may be just so you can get that amazing picture. In my wedding he layed on a railway track, went through bushes, and so much more that I might have not noticed. Not only this, but the overall pleasant and kind-hearted experience we went through with him was amazing. The professionalism that Leo works with and the energy he brings with him just helped us to relax and be able to get the best pictures. Honestly, I can say that Leo is by far the best, kind, and fun photographer to have at your wedding. If you're looking into hiring one, don't even second guess taking Leo Timoshuk.
Member Since: 9/28/2013
Leo was the photographer for a couple of our friends’ weddings and after seeing his work, we knew we had to have him as our photographer too. He is so talented and his enthusiasm is contagious! Just being around him puts you in a good mood!
We just had our engagement session with Leo and couldn’t be happier with how the pictures turned out! We were not sure what to expect, but he made the shoot seem really easy and comfortable for us. He really has an eye for details and goes above and beyond all the time! There was an issue with weather during our original scheduled time and he worked with us to reschedule to a new time the next day so everything could be perfect. No questions asked.
We are both so excited to have him as the photographer for our wedding next summer and cannot recommend him enough!!! He is AWESOME!!!
Member Since: 4/1/2012
Hiring Leo Timoshuk as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions we made throughout the whole wedding planning process. He worked with us to customize a package that included everything we wanted and more! He is incredibly professional, creative, and a great guy all around. He brought a second photographer to the wedding and they did not miss a moment! The Crazy Booth is a must-have, everyone had so much fun and the pictures were so high-quality! We also had the slideshow at the reception - I have no idea how they had the time to put that together between the ceremony and the reception but they did, and it was absolutely amazing! Our guests loved it and so did we. I really feel that the addition of the Crazy Booth along with the slideshow made our reception so much more fun and personal and I highly recommend them to anyone.
Leo is not afraid to do whatever it takes to get the perfect shot - even if it includes getting down in the dirt or climbing a tree! I cannot believe how hard he worked to get our pictures, and they are all amazing. My only problem is that I can’t decide which ones the hang up!
Leo was worth every dollar and then some - we could not have picked a better photographer for our wedding day. We loved Leo and you will too!!
Member Since: 4/14/2013
Leo was my number one favorite choice when browsing for a photographer from the very beginning. As a newly engaged bride, friends and family were quick to make recommendations on photographers they used or had a previous relationship with. I decided to do my own research online and Leo's website was mixed in with the top results of my search. With one click to his website, I knew that I had to have him for our photographer.
My fiancé and I recently shot our engagement session with Leo and he has already exceeded our expectations. Leo's creativity and willingness to do whatever it takes to get 'the shot' is amazing. His artistic approach and attention to detail is remarkable and he has proven to be a true professional.
He truly understood what we were looking for and was able to capture candid, natural, and romantic moments in such a unique way. Leo's bubbly personality made for such a fun and memorable experience, and we're so excited we get to relive that day through the beautiful photographs he captured. It's undeniable that Leo has a true passion and talent for what he does because the results of his work are nothing short of stunning.
I believe that the photography is one of the most important decisions when planning your wedding because when the big day is over all you will be left with is memories. Luckily, with Leo, I know we will also be left with beautiful photographs that we'll cherish forever. I would recommend Leo Timoshuk to any bride and I can't wait to see what he does for our wedding.
Member Since: 10/27/2012
I am writing this email after viewing all of our pictures from our fabulous wedding weekend with Leo there every step of the way capturing it on film. I have to admit that photography was one area I was not that thrilled about spending money on prior to the wedding, but it turned out to be my favorite investment. That is in large part due to Leo. The quality of his work speaks for itself and he has many examples that can be seen on line, but we were really overwhelmed by the service and overall efforts throughout the process. Timely responses to any questions, coordination with other vendors before and during the wedding, and just a wonderful person. By the end of our weekend it just seemed like Leo was part of the family and we wanted him included. It is the only wedding where we have actually heard people asking about and complimenting the photographer.
Leo provided an engagement shoot (driving four hours to meet us!), rehearsal dinner, and the 12 hours on the wedding day. It seemed a little pricey when we initially agreed, but looking back it was probably less than it should have been.
We can not speak highly enough about Leo and his services and of course we give full endorsement and recomendation. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions, but working with Leo you are assured to never forget the memories that are created on your special day.
Love Jackie and Jason
Member Since: 9/8/2013
I cannot properly put into words Leo’s professionalism, enthusiasm and the quality of his work, but I will try. His photos are what every bride and groom want of their wedding day. My husband and I agreed the photography was a priority when it came to the budget. The day goes by so fast there are moments you will not remember or even be present for so you want an excellent photographer to help tell your story on your wedding day. Leo and his assistant Alex did exactly that. The photos are museum exhibit quality. You’ll look like you belong in a magazine spread. They aren’t just your typical wedding poses either. Leo made sure we had the traditional family and guest photos we requested along with the not to traditional as well. We also requested photos to be taken at several locations, which Leo happily obliged. His enthusiasm throughout the day was great. He was so excited about the location of the wedding/reception and where we were taking our photos. Leo arrived earlier and left later than what we had contracted him for. Our actual wedding was small with just immediate family only. The next day we were having a BBQ for our extended family and Leo gave us about a 100 photos before he left that night so we could play them and show our family the next day. In about a month after the wedding Leo sent us a disc with 1200 amazing photos. When we started looking through them we saw shots we didn’t even know he was taking. If you have the opportunity to work with Leo take it. You will not be disappointed.
Member Since: 9/5/2013
I was certainly impressed with Leo’s attention to detail and the professionalism that he displayed throughout my time working with him.
Leo Timoshchuk’s work is unique and inspiring, but what really makes him the best at what he does is his ability to see your vision and make it come to life.
Check out his page! Leotim.com
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