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Oh Hello! Welcome to the DeaLea Blog. Here you can find the latest weddings, engagement sessions and family portraits 

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A few years ago Shana and her husband, Marcus, reached out to me to photograph their growing family. Shana was pregnant with twins!!! Fast forward a VERY quick year and their family of three was a family of 5! Their home is filled with glorious chaos these days! I know this because when I finished […]

This is not the first time I have photographed these two love birds. Marissa and I met through my niece, Olivia, years ago while they were pregnant with their first child together! We reconnected when Marissa and Gabe were expecting their little lady Lucca. Gabe claiming to be the “awkward one” he opted out of […]

So! The other day I was live on Instagram for the FIRST TIME. EKKKK. I was nervous but I knew it was important to pop on to talk about our Mother’s Day Gift Certificate. Here is a little recap if you missed it or you couldn’t hear me (yikes, tech issues). This is for the […]

Over the summer, I realized it was time. It was time to start taking myself seriously and treat DeaLea Photography the way it deserved to be treated! Let me back this up a little bit and talk about why I needed a change. Katya (my wife) and I bought a house a few years ago […]

This family did not let the rain stop them for their portrait session! Hooray!!! Bobby, Lauren and their little love decided on Botanical Gardens for their session due to the rain. I can’t even handle how adorable their portraits turned out. Take a look!   We strolled through the different greenhouses and stayed warm! There […]

Alex and Danielle were married on Alex’s family farmhouse in Caneadea, NY, right on the Genesee River. As you walk into this gorgeous 1800’s farmhouse, you can feel the history oozing from the floor boards. So much character is one house is almost overwhelming, like the love present that day. The walls were lined with […]

You guys! There is never a dull moment in the lives of parents who are out numbered. Kathleen and Kevin have their work cut out for them with these little ones!  Their house in no doubt filled with lots of love and chaos!          The Kubera’s really toughed it out for this session. […]

You guys! I was chatting the other day with some colleagues of mine. Our main topic was the fall weather. The terribly rainy days and the cold wind force us to reschedule. We had all agreed that having to cancel our scheduled portrait sessions is one of the hardest parts about being outdoor portrait photographers. […]

There are moments in life. The moments that are so significant that time seems to slow, stop even. Jordan and Michelle’s entire wedding day felt like several of these moments place into a jar to be tucked away forever.         These two were married under an oak tree on their personal property […]