Leah Coppotelli Photography provides pivotal support and fantastic photographs for Photos from the Harty
We met Leah through Katie, one of the Photos from the Harty ladies. We were immediately impressed with her attention to detail and willingness to jump in to help out in whatever way she can; when you need anything, this gal is always the first to volunteer. Add that to her fantastic photo skills and you’ve got a killer teammate!
We were really happy that she was able to photograph our first Baltimore Vendor Social at Pixilated HQ a few weeks ago. This will not be the last time we work with this talented photographer!
We’re looking forward to our upcoming DC Vendor Social at Marvin on 14th Street. Be sure to grab your tickets and treat yourself to a super fun evening!
Meet Leah Coppotelli Photography!
When did you decide you wanted to open your own company?
I guess I decided I wanted to take a step up in my photography when I realized I could take everything I’d been teaching myself over the years and help people, give them something to remember in the future. Photographs are akin to memories and you never know when you’ll want to look back on a moment and have something to remember it by.
How did you come up with the name of your business?
This may sound silly but I didn’t want people to focus too much on the name of my business, I wanted them to be captivated by the photos. I guess for me the idea of naming my business something other than my name demanded good reasoning behind whatever I chose. I couldn’t come up with anything that really represented my photographs, my brand; I’m still developing my brand, so I chose something simple to serve as an introduction to my work.
Is there anything you’d else you’d like to share about your photography?
I am also a fine art conceptual photographer. When some people hear that about me I think they get confused, but to me whether it’s a wedding, an engagement, of a something from my imagination, they’re all stories that need to be told. Sara has been an invaluable resource for me. It’s not often you find someone so willing to bring in a stranger (well, despite a mutual friend) and be 100% willing to teach her your ways and open her eyes to your system of doing things – despite any possible complications. She had faith in me, in my work, and for that I couldn’t be more thankful.
What is your favorite part of being a photographer?
My selfish answer would have to be that my favorite part about what I do is getting to tell someone’s story. However, I love knowing I’m helping document happy memories.
Do you have a favorite memory you’d like to share?
Honestly, my favorite story is from a wedding I shot with Photos from the Harty last fall that was full of love and amazing people. At one point, the mother of the the bride came up to us and thanked us profusely for helping to make the couple’s day perfect. I remember that I was so choked up by how genuinely she said it; all I could think to myself was, I should be thanking her for letting us witness and help document something as magical as all the love – and fun – everyone shared.
What is your favorite part of working with Photos from the Harty?
Weddings with Photos from the Harty are the best because the ladies really get to know their couples and seeing them interact over the course of a wedding day just looks like old friends, just chatting and laughing. It’s amazing the affection they have for each of their couples.
I have a feeling walls could be falling down or 25 worst-case-scenarios could be happening on a wedding day and one of the ladies would still be talking and laughing with the couple like nothing was going wrong. To the ladies of Photos from the Harty, it is always all about making the couple’s day the best it can be.
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