Who is Behind the Lens

Leslie A Rusk first began photographing in 2012 but the interest and passion began well before that. “There’s something especially magical about being able to take a moment or stage of someone’s life and freeze it in time to create an everlasting memory sake” Leslie of LAR Photography.

I never get tired of rich colors or amazing natural light; the combination of the two create this whimsical and emotional feeling- so that’s what LAR Photography is all about. From the classic black and white print to bold and rich in color, you are certainly guaranteed to walk away with a collection of images that are classic, personalized and beautiful.

My son became my first subject. Watching him grow and learn was something that I really wanted to freeze in time. I was THAT mom that was following him around with a camera trying to capture every moment, every first that I possibly could. Even when I’m not photographing, I’m still taking pictures. From my FB account to my Instagram, I have a full on social media scrapbook full of pictures that have recorded my special moments and my every day life.



Leslie is a very talented individual that takes pride in her work. The morning of our shoot gave us some questionable weather, but she was able to get some great shots outside and then took us to her home for a quick indoor shoot. Our 3 year old boy is not the best at sitting still and paying attention, but Leslie was wonderful with him! She was able to get him to sit still and smile, all while making it look so easy and effortless. I was thrilled when we got the pictures and had a hard time choosing a favorite. I look forward to working with her again in the future!
Amy K.
It is so hard to find a good photographer that can relate with adults and children but Leslie is awesome at what she does. I have had her take engagement pictures, family pictures and boudoir pictures and she really tapped into the chemistry my fiancé and I have for our engagement pictures. She also was able to keep my sister and I to focus long enough to take sister pictures. She also was so professional and made me feel at ease while shooting boudoir pictures. No matter the shoot, she is more than able and has so many creative ideas that makes it so much fun. When the pictures were sent to me, I was in shock at the quality and the amazing moments she caught. A true credit to her profession and affordable I will continue to use her for whatever photos we need!
Rebecca F.