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I'M LEANNA THERESA 

Hey There! IT’S NICE TO MEET YOU

photographer, dog lover, sunset chaser & pizza connoisseur

This is the place in most photographer’s bios where they list when they purchased their first camera, what inspired them, and how they love taking photos. My journey has all those moments, but that is not what LTP is built upon. LTP's foundation is the idea giving clients a beautiful experience by connecting with you in the most genuine way possible by documenting  the truth, love and beautiful reality around you. 

I decided to revisit making my hobby of over ten years my profession. I took classes, spent hours practicing, made more mistakes than I care to admit, passed up on time with family, events with friends and countless nights of sleep to attempt to perfect my craft. I was blessed to get a mentor and develop relationships with other professionals. I took in every drop of advice they poured out. I learned from their successes and failures and practiced every word they preached to me. I started out assisting, then second shooting and finally moving up to the primary shooter.

 I have taken my time and developed my skill in the appropriate way. I have invested in stellar equipment and continuing my education. I want my images to tell your story as close to your reality as possible. A posed portrait can be beautiful, but if you are an informal couple a session full of formal portraits doesn’t represent who you are. I feel an image of your child in the midst of a big belly laugh holds more sentimental value over the years than a standard posed studio portrait. This philosophy can be seen and felt in all of my work.


1. American cheese is terrible.  Really terrible. 
2. I have tossed a coin to make several important life decisions.
3. I think I’m pretty funny. I’m not sure others feel that way about me, but they should. I’m hilarious.
4. I took my first of many photography courses in high school and worked at our local photo store through those same years. There were periods of time I spent more     time in the darkroom than in the light. Somehow I feel sharing this fact ups my cool factor.
5. I have a handsome pup named Tucker. He is equal parts insane and lovable. I think I adore him most when he is sleeping. When he is awake he has the energy of a   toddler after a great nap, 10 pounds of birthday cake and a RedBull.
6. I have three professional, candid photos of myself and my best friend who passed several years ago from a wedding reception. I would pay my life savings twice over   for these photos. This is one of the few things that solidified my love and borderline obsession with photography.
7. In the 9th grade I was grounded when my family went to Disney. Since there is no way to continue punishment in the happiest place on earth my father wore a   women’s purple tank top with Minnie Mouse in a white and pink polka dot dress and made me hold his hand all day. I was 14. To date this was one of the worst days   of my life. If you can’t appreciate the humor in this, we won’t get along.
8. I love New Jersey. I am a serious Jersey girl at heart, a Jersey-Shore girl to be specific. Big personality, bigger hair, love for family and friends like no other,   pizza, salty air, sandy feet and hoodies you stole from a guy friend and will never give back. That is my kind of happy.
9.  My very first job was at a place called the Flaming Pit. I stood on Route 9 in a chicken costume and waived. I was 13. I am sure my family and friends were proud.
10.  I love to dance. By myself, in a big crew of people, in my car, anywhere. My sweet skills can’t be contained to events with a DJ and a dedicated dance floor. 
11.  I feel yoga pants were created for the purpose of making it socially acceptable to be lazy and I want to kiss the person who made that possible.

11 RANDOM THOUGHTS AND FACTS FROM ME YOU PROBABLY DON’T NEED TO KNOW


In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer 

Albert Camus

I love this quote so much,
it's tattooed on my body.

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My Pup Tucker

He makes me crazy but I love him to the moon and back.  His official name is Tucker Easton. I have always given all my pets middle names.  Weird? Yes.  But it's what I do! 

The floppy eared bandit

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Petrichor

I won't lie, I googled to see if there is a name for one of my favorite smells. There is!  Petrichor-  a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather. Other faves are baby powder,  pumpkin pecan waffle candle, & real life puppy breath.

the smell after it rains

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Pinterest Recipes

I love pinterest for many reasons, but mostly the recipes! I enjoy cooking comfort foods with a (kinda') healthy twist.  My mac-and-cheese is one of the greatest in the world, I promise! I also enjoy baking  & am always looking to experiment with new recipes or tips I learned from the food network.

I want to cook & bake all the things

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1920s - 1960s

At any given moment you can find several art deco jewlery pieces in my Etsy cart.  The fashion & gowns of the 20s, to the housewives of the 40s, to the bell bottoms of the 60s all intrigue me. I dream of owning a VW bus & wish I could have been at Woodstock. 

I am FASCINATED by the eras before mine

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heirlooms & Sentimentals

From a bride wearing her mother's veil to a feather pin a client gave me, I love the priceless story behind our most valued possessions. On wedding days I love to dive into the reason behind the tradition & hear the whole story. 

things that have a story and purpose

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Sunsets at home

I L-O-V-E where I live. For me, there  is no place better than LBI in the summer.  Lucky for me, I think the sunsets are even better in the winter when the hustle and bustle has died down. Most of my greatest memories take place on those 18 sandy miles. 

LBI has my heart

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vanilla with rainbow sprinkles

sprinkles, not jimmies!

Soft serve vanilla (cone or cup varies) with rainbow sprinkles has been
my go to since the 80's  with no need to change. 

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All things Basic

Give me all the sunflowers, pumpkin everything, anything fall, starbucks peppermint mocha or a salted caramel frapp,  If it's considered basic, chances are I love it & have no shame about declaring this publicly.  

Yup, I am that girl

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Every kind of music

I could never possibly list all my favorites.  My most recent play list includes: Steve Miller Band, Beyonce, Sinatra, Biggie, Sublime, Lorde, Janis Joplin, Pink, T-Swift, Matisyahu, Adele, Gaga and Sam Hunt.  Good tunes make for a great day. 

From the beatles to biggie

The Details of MORE THAN A

DECADE IN BUSINESS

Facts, dreams & 2017 year end totals

Gear of choice: Nikon

Current Favorite Lens: Nikon 24-70

Bucket list locations to work:
Greece, Italy, Ireland
   
Weddings worked :
over TWO HUNDRED FIFTY & counting
  
Portrait sessions captured :
over ONE THOUSAND & counting

Number of times an airplane was needed to get to work: SEVEN

Combined times published & awards won: FIFTY THREE
 
Year I got my first photography job:
1997 at Lynn Photo, I was in high school
 
Total years a camera has been in my hand: TWENTY ONE

Gear of choice: Nikon 
Current Favorite Lens: Nikon 24-70
Bucket list locations to work:  Greece, Italy, Ireland
Weddings worked : over TWO HUNDRED FIFTY & counting
Portrait sessions captured : over ONE THOUSAND & counting 
Number of times an airplane was needed to get to work: SEVEN
Combined times published & awards won: FIFTY THREE
Year I got my first photography job: 1997 at Lynn Photo, I was in high school
Total years a camera has been in my hand: TWENTY ONE