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: 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
Member Since: 1/16/2012
Leo was great from the beginning of the wedding until the very end (literally). He showed up earlier than planned and started on the detail shots right away. He stayed until the very last song! This was great because now we have wonderful photos from our last dance together. Everyone from our wedding party to our wedding guests loved him and his energy. We never discussed where we would take the wedding party pictures but he picked a location right away that was both convenient and beautiful. During the reception he played a slideshow of our pictures taken so far against our wedding song and everyone was amazed. Leo was great even after the wedding. He delivered our digital prints sooner than we expected (2 months)! If there were any that I wasn't happy with (there weren't many) he edited them again for me. He's great for his pictures and fun & friendly personality.
Member Since: 7/8/2009
The best decision we've ever made was hiring Leo Timoshuk Photography. Not only does Leo deliver amazing products but he also provides outstanding customer service.
There are so many photographers out there who have websites showing decent work, but when it comes to communication and customer service, so many of them fail miserably in that area of their business. I applaud Leo for barring with me and answering every single question I had and replying to every email professionally, in a timely manner.
As far as the "photography" aspect goes, I absolutely loved all the photographs we got back from him. Needless to say, his work speaks for itself!
Overall I just want to say that we had a very pleasant experience working with Leo Timoshuk Photography. His amount of energy and creativity amaze me. We had so much fun with him, both my husband and I felt very comfortable with Leo because his personality is so easy going and down to earth. I would highly recommend this photographer to anyone who is looking for quality service and remarkable photographs.
Member Since: 8/24/2013
I really don't like posing for pictures but Leo made me feel comfortable. He made my beautiful bride the focal point which made me so happy. He incorporated my golf interest into our wedding photo shoot which I'll always remember. It added a special touch to the day for me.
Leo's photos are incredible. Everything turned out wonderful. I highly recommend Leo as your wedding photographer.
Member Since: 3/26/2009
My husband and I did not have the chance to have Leo Timoshuk capture our wedding day photos. We had the awesome opportunity to work with him when we asked him to design our wedding album. Our wedding photographer was unable to do so and I was absolutely thrilled when Leo agreed to edit some of our photos and create an album for us. I know it wasn't easy for him because he had to work with another photographer's style and quality of work but the end product was amazing!! We are beyond satisfied with the outcome and are so happy to have had a chance to work with Leo. He is incredibly nice and so easygoing and willing to do whatever he could to make us happy customers and we definitely were! I look forward to hopefully getting a chance to schedule a family photo session with him in the near future!
Member Since: 1/27/2009
I can't begin to say enough things about Leo...
My husband Tim and I were married on 8/3/13 in Syracuse, NY and Leo was the very first vendor we booked. I had seen his work at one local bridal show and then began to see his images popping up all over the place. Photography was the one area I wanted to make sure I got right and boy did we ever!
Leo and I sat down for coffee prior to booking and went over his packages and he treated me like a friend from day one. He was kind and very down to earth. (It is so important to be surrounded by wonderful people on your wedding day.) Since I already knew his work was amazing, to learn that he was such a great man sealed the deal for us.
We asked Leo to photograph our engagement photos and we had the most exciting and adventurous day. He is so creative but also listened to what we wanted. We put our trust in him and the photos came out beautifully, a true reflection of us and our relationship.
On our wedding day, Leo arrived to photograph both Tim and I getting ready and we could see him buzzing around the hotel working his magic. It was such a relief to know he was capturing all of the moments and details we wanted to cherish for our lifetime. He was also nice enough to provide us with a little sneak peek while on honeymoon to hold us over until the remaining photos are complete.
His talent and dedication shine through his wonderful personality and we couldn't be happier to have hired such an amazing photographer and friend. Thank you, Leo!
Member Since: 12/20/2012
Leo was an absolutely outstanding photographer!! :) We booked him for both our engagement shoot & our wedding. My husband, the wedding party & I loved him & his assistant! They were more than photographers, they were the perfect addition to our wedding party. Leo was prompt & didn't rush us. Instead he made sure to capture every precious moment of the day until we were satisfied. He was very attentive & patient even when our massive family all swarmed him to get their picture with us. He was upbeat & outgoing & willing to go above & beyond to get the perfect shot. From the beginning, from our engagement session when we first got to work with him & all throughout our wedding, he put us at ease & made us & everyone feel comfortable so that every shot captured us perfectly & was natural, unposed & just simply perfect. His professionalism was outstanding, before, during & after the wedding. The pictures were ready before we knew it & they were stunning! He captured more than photos. They had life, color, crispness, feeling, emotion & all the love & magic of our special day! We couldn't ask for more! :) The wedding passed before we knew it but we always can relive it with the priceless memories & moments that Leo captured for us, not to mention the breathtaking album that we'll always have to treasure in the future years to come! :) With Leo you get more than a photographer, you get to see true passion & creativity at its best. I've even had the pleasure to see him work with many married couples that I am friends with & he constantly wows me with his work. He truly & genuinely cares & loves his work & all the couples that he gets the opportunity to meet & work with.
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