I have been around the photography industry in different aspects for over 30 years. I started modeling in 1981 for an agency in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. In 1983, I became the Marketing Director for the agency and continued to model as well as teach classes for the agency. While with the agency, I co-hosted a local talk show on fashion. That led to contributing weekly segments on another local talk show featuring fashion, Health and fitness. At that point in my life I was also a competitive female bodybuilder - with a feminine touch!
I moved to Chicago in 1985 and worked as a flight attendant where I met my husband, Don. Shortly after we wed in 1990 we moved back to his hometown of Buchanan, MI. In late 2003, I co-founded a Model Agency with Chantelle Casey's vision and spent the next 3 1/2 years helping grow the agency. I resigned my co-ownership from the agency but continued to model and work with photographers on shoots as an assistant.
I discovered that I enjoyed working behind the camera as much if not more than in front of it! I have found great joy in bringing out the best in people and feel my training as a model helps me to this.Thank you for the opportunity to work with you! Together, we will create images that will last a lifetime. - Leanna