Meet the Photographer

IMG_0863LESLIE CUNNINGHAM is an award-winning portrait, wedding, and corporate photographer who has been shooting full-time for 20 years.

But…her true passion is travel photography. Long an avid globetrotter, there isn’t a destination Leslie hasn’t loved. She reports that when she first visited San Miguel, her heart truly skipped a beat. Its unique charm — from cobblestone streets to rooftop bars —  stole her heart and she returns as often as possible. This is her first pictorial book, with a second already in the works.

Leslie got bitten by the photography bug early on. “My beloved grandmother was never without the magical black shiny box that was her Brownie camera. Going with her to the drugstore to pick up an envelope of fresh photos was like Christmas morning. As I sit at my computer with memory cards full of images still to be seen, I feel that same excitement. Clearly it’s genetic.”

Every waking minute, Leslie is noticing colors, the sound of birds, the texture of a stucco wall, light filtering through the trees, a child’s laughter, the aroma of a pot of soup cooking. Those are what inspire her.

A native Californian, Leslie resides in the artist community of  Laguna Beach, California.