Hi! I'm Leslie Rodriguez - welcome to my photography home. I am a full-time wedding photographer based out of Louisville, Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee (yes - I will travel for your wedding!). I love music, travel, languages, and indulging my creative impulses. I'm married to a wonderful, fun-loving Chilean named Javier and we have a beautiful daughter Penelope and three crazy dogs.
I started this business in 2010 and have photographed weddings all over the country. Love on the move is my specialty; those fleeting moments that can't be posed are the ones that mean the most, and I want you to see them exactly as they happened.
Your wedding is the best day of your life, and that also means it's the most FUN you'll ever have. I want your photos to reflect that unfettered joy, so that in the future your kids will look at your photos and think "damn, my parents knew how to throw a party!" (or perhaps the photos will serve as a reminder to your future selves that yes, you CAN throw down with the best of them!). I'm also passionate about classic and timeless imagery, so your photos won't be victims of dated photography or editing trends. I document everything from the big picture to the minute details so you can relive your day over and over again!
Having gone through the experience myself, I am familiar with the stress that couples experience when planning a wedding that is equal parts meaningful and FUN! I understand the desire to bring your unique vision to life in a way that covers all of your needs without sacrificing your personal touch. As someone who planned two weddings, one in Nashville and one in Chile, both within two weeks of each other and in two different languages, I know how it feels to be both out-of-your-mind excited and overwhelmed. That's where I come in.
My job as your photographer goes beyond taking your photos. My work begins when we meet; I want to learn your story so that I can capture it honestly. I will design a photography timeline for your day so that you can truly enjoy the wedding and party that you've spent so much time and effort to bring together! I am in touch with you throughout your engagement to solidify plans and go over any questions that may arise leading up to the big event.
A Little About Me
I am a Louisville native and returned to my hometown with Javier after spending twelve years in Nashville, TN. While in Nashville I completed two graduate degrees at Vanderbilt University in Latin American Studies and Sociology. Thanks to extended stints abroad in Spain, Chile, and Brazil, I am fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese. In 2010 I began shooting weddings and writing music, and in 2013 left academia and joined the Nashville-based band Humming House as the female vocalist and percussionist. I spent four amazing years touring and performing all over the country, and I took my camera with me on every tour and onto every stage. I continued my photography business while touring with Humming House, and in 2017 I left the band to start my family and continue with wedding photography full-time in Louisville. Want to hear me sing? Check out this rendition of Justin Timberlake’s “My Love”, or a Humming House original “Great Divide” (I wasn’t kidding when I said I had my camera with me on tour - I captured most of the footage for the Great Divide video!).