Mara LeBlanc Mara LeBlanc

About

I'm Mara and I'm so grateful that you've found yourself here. I'm a Minneapolis gal, born and raised. I like to keep things real, authentic, comfortable and full of intention - this includes photography and the relationships that I build with clients. I'm detailed-oriented, warm, and get an extreme sense of fulfillment from creating beautiful images for people. I have been surrounded by photography my entire life. My papa is a photographer and he had film cameras around when I was little. He would smell like dark room chemicals when he would come home from work (I still feel instantly safe and loved when I get a 'wiff of developer) and he let me play around with all of his equipment. My love and interest for cameras and their power continued into my young adult life. I got my start in the wedding and professional photography industry when I was a junior in high school by interning and learning from a veteran photographer in Minneapolis. 

With a BA degree in Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota, I love to connect deeply with those I work with. I am a thoughtful listener and I love to discover the quirks of relationships, what you like to do in your down time, and what makes people tick. With this knowledge about clients, I'm able to visually communicate personality, intention, and authentic lives through photography.


I'm a lover of authentic Mexican tacos (shout out to Sonora Grill in Minneapolis), Lake Superior, print-making, my two cats, community and advocacy, Swedish Fish, apple crisp, and the Pacific Northwest (although the midwest IS best). 

´╗┐Headshot by Gina Zeidler