Hi, I'm Leland Hasty.

I am a photographer dedicated to mastering modern photography in its traditional form.

Currently offering services for the DMV area while I work here as a full-time photojournalist.

Born in Nashville, I lived in the south until I moved to Hawaii about three years ago. When I got to Hawaii I was relieved to find out that it has a similar pace to life as most of the south. That relaxed feeling is exactly what you should expect when working with me during a session - don't worry, I packed it with me when I moved to the DMV!

Photography, in its root sense, literally means "drawing with light". That's the inspiration that I draw from when I go to take a photograph; I consciously set the scene to ensure that the lighting is exactly how I want it to be, then I work to help you express yourself regardless of whether there's a camera nearby.

Motion prompts, natural moments, and visible emotion are my favorite things to photograph, and I focus on those priorities constantly during my sessions.

In my free time, I enjoy exploring wherever I'm currently living, hiking, meeting new people, reading, scuba diving, practicing my photography and videography, and trying new restaurants.



“Leland was AMAZING to work with! This was our first time being photographed professionally, but he made my husband and I feel very comfortable in front the camera. He suggested a picture perfect location and spent the time to get just the right shots and angles. He was friendly, patient, courteous and respectful. He was a sweetheart from start to finish, communicated promptly from scheduling the shoot all the way through to receiving our finished photos. He made these two middle-aged people feel beautiful!”