Leslie: My Photographer…My Friend.

I met Leslie Gaworecki during my search for our wedding photographer.

Even before I saw her work, I knew she was the one for me.

I could sense her gentle spirit and her kind soul….and we just clicked.

And, she did not disappoint….as a photographer, or a person.

She captured so much that day.





And beautiful keepsakes of the four family members we would unexpectedly lose just two years later…


She’s given us a huge gift, allowing us to measure our children’s growth through her photographs…

And, she’s stuck with our insane family all these years, capturing memories sure to have otherwise been forgotten…

Nearly seven years have passed since I met Leslie.

And, things have changed.

I’m no longer the giddy, naive girl I was that day I walked into her office.

I’ve been hit with hard-cold life, tragedy, and blessings too big to count…each event written in soft lines around my eyes.

It’s no longer just me.

My family of one is now four.

And my dear friend is still beautifully chronicling this funny little journey called life.

Thank you, Leslie, for putting up with my crazy. And, for knowing me just well enough to capture who we are.

I’m forever grateful for you, my friend.

5 thoughts on “Leslie: My Photographer…My Friend.

  1. These pictures are heartbreakingly sweet and I might vomit. Y’all are the cutest family and should totally model for like, JCPenny. I can’t wait til I get married and can force my husband to take family portraits.

    Leslie seems to be an amazing photographer.

  2. What a beautiful tribute to your friendship and family. Made me weepy at the thought of you losing your family Allison. I am a better person cause I’ve “met” you…thank you.

  3. how did you know that i’ve really been needing to know if my work is important? thank you for this. it is very well timed. i will read it often to remind myself.

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