Leslie Cervantez produces artistic masterpieces when she steps behind the lens of a camera. She’s a perfect example of what is possible when somebody merges a high level of skill with a high amount of passion. Last week I took a day trip to Houston, TX to join the fortunate people who have had the privilege to work with her. Cervantez has the unique ability to relate to her subjects and put them at ease, relaxing her clients into the poses that bring out their true essence. Whether she is photographing people or places, she pushes the envelop to transcend typical “shots” and produces works of art. Within a matter of hours I had 240 pictures, 6 proofs, and two fully edited, print-ready images.

Working with Leslie reaffirmed my appreciation of local business and micro-economies. When a person’s livelihood depends on their use of a set of skills, they tend to develop those skills and put their heart and soul into their work. That’s exactly what she does and it shows in her work.

If you find yourself in need of any photography, I fully recommend Leslie Cervantez Photography.

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