Leah Jaramillo

I’m a less mild than I used to be woman. I am called “mama” + “babe” on a daily basis. I am passionate about giving people a voice to share their stories. I am someone without a degree to quantify my abilities. I am a person who has worked anywhere from retail to coffee to childcare. And now I’m here; a place, a job, where my heart is my work + I have the privilege of hearing stories every day. 

As an individual I am an introvert, I’m terrible at making social life plans, I like writing, drinking almost anything but water when given the choice, I like to make things by knitting, embroidery + sewing, I can’t keep plants alive to save my own life, + I wish I had kept up with reading more regularly so that I wouldn’t get distracted when I try to read now. 

As a creative I am drawn to light + shadows, the details of each moment + interaction. I am empathic + feel right alongside those I photograph, consistently shedding at least a tear or two throughout the process of each and every session. I get up close + personal, I ask questions, share parts of my own story, + I always find a point of connection with my clients stories.

The photos I take become a part of my own story, the part that you also become a part of by being in the photographs. 

As a whole I aim to listen well, capture honestly, + create images that you will look back on + feel throughout the rest of your days.