I am happy you made it here :). Where is here? It’s Shani Leead’s photography website. That’s me. I am a photographer with a terrible case of the doodle bug. (Note: it is recommended to keep your important documents away from me as my tendency to doodle is mildly uncontrollable). My favorite photo subjects are kids and if you head to this page, you can read why. When I’m not behind a camera making kiddos smile, I’m behind a camera traveling or spending time outdoors! Through my art I share stories that I hope will both inspire you and make you smile :). 

Who I've worked with? The best families ever with the cutest kids everrrrr, The AcornClassic Kids, Outdoor Research, Mountain StandardShoestring AdventuresMoja Gear, Hipcamp, Outdoor Women's Alliance, Mindful Routes, Adventure 16, Nomad, Epperson Mountaineering, Caraway & Co, Best Day Foundation, Stronghold Climbing Gym, and LA Wilderness Training. 

What do you need? If you'd like to work with me please head to the contact page. I also accept carrier pigeon, morse code, telegram, owl. You get it...



Kind Words From Past Big Kids

Shani is a creative, enthusiastic, and extremely talented photographer! She has done several photoshoots with our family, and each one is better than the next. Her eye for natural beauty really shines in her work, and her free spirit makes taking photos with her a fun family experience. Thank you Shani for capturing such beautiful moments for us!
— Sheila Navi
Shooting with Shani was an absolutely awesome experience! She helped us feel comfortable in front of the camera and our engagement pictures came out absolutely stunning!! She helped direct us into great poses, but beyond that, she captured the really genuine in between shots! She’s not only professional and talented, but really fun to work with!
— Traci Cosmer
I never thought I’d say that I enjoyed doing a photo shoot - ever. However, having Shani direct my fiancé and I through an engagement photo shoot was very enjoyable. Not only did she make us feel at ease, she actually made it fun! Shani made the whole experience feel super natural and the time flew by quickly. It felt like we were just hanging with an old friend and then at the end of it all, we had incredible images that captured us at our very essence. Our pictures came out so beautiful and really reflect the love that we have for each other without looking staged or awkward. Excellent work and very highly recommended.
— Nicolas Lippa
Shani is always a pleasure to work with! She does an amazing job of capturing the vibe and story of any moment. Her photos highlight the natural beauty of the people and environment. On top of that, she’s incredibly fun and easy to work with - her passion makes her an incredible partner. Thank you Shani!
— Anet