Family Fun

I love family sessions! Especially when I’m shooting a fun family like the Mofus. We decided on brighter colors and a white background during the consultation session and it worked like a charm. Thanks for being so fun to work with guys! And thanks for making...
More Than Just A Portrait

More Than Just A Portrait

I like doing portraits, but I LOVE doing more than just a portrait. Here are Abby and Sean. Gorgeous couple, right? Right! Well, after we had gotten our traditional shots together, they wanted to have some fun and get a portrait that showed off a bit of their street...

Press Release

Local Photographer’s Work on Display at International Exhibition of Professional Photography Three prints created by Ben Leavitt of Leavitt Photo in Fort Irwin, California have recently been accepted into the LOAN Collection of the 117th International Exhibition of...
Get Low!

Get Low!

If you’re an adult, chances are you’re probably taller than your child. Without bending down to their eye level you’re at risk of stiff neck syndrome. This is where all your shots involve your child looking up in the air toward the camera. If...
Genuine Expressions

Genuine Expressions

“Say Cheese!” Say this, and you’ll get exactly what you asked for… a cheesy processed smile. I’m not talking refined Sharp Tilamook Cheddar here folks, I’m talking about a processed “American Cheese Singles” grade of...
The Eyes Have It!

The Eyes Have It!

“The Eyes are the Window to the Soul” The most important element of a portrait is the subject’s eyes. Eyes reveal the emotions, thoughts, health and character of a person, so it’s vital you capture them accurately. Always focus your camera on...
10 to 2 is Hard to Do

10 to 2 is Hard to Do

What’s the best time of day to shoot portraits? Not from 10-2:00 pm, that’s for sure! Why? Well, I can give you several reasons: The Sun is beaming down from directly over head, creating shadows in your eye sockets. If there’s no cloud cover, the...
Neighborly Session

Neighborly Session

I had the honor of photographing our neighbors before they left for their next duty station in Texas. Here are some shots from the session which I just put on my website as well. The flower shots with Jill were actually taken after the session. We were saying our...
Painted Rock

Painted Rock

I took some time by myself to go out and photograph some scenery the other day. It was a great chance to try something besides portraits and I was able to photograph one of Fort Irwin’s most recognizable landmarks, the Painted Rock. This image is an HDR...