from BEST FRIENDS to HUSBAND & WIFE to BUSINESS PARTNERS
Our story began in the fall of 1999 in Staten Island NYC. I was 16 and Melissa was 14. We were introduced to each other one day when a mutual friend put us on the phone together. From there we continued to talk on the phone, getting to know each other until one day we decided to meet. I walked to the train and took it six stops to her station where she met me at the top of the platform. Over the years, we were always each other’s go to person and best friend. My family and I eventually moved to FL and Melissa was still in NYC. We kept in touch over the years, always available to listen and give advice. In 2011 Melissa mentioned needing a vacation so I told her to take a trip down to FL and she did. Since then we have been inseparable. We got engaged in April of 2012 and were married on August 19th 2014 in San Francisco.
Our business was born from Lenny being in the wedding and events industry since he was 12 years old. He started his first company at 18 and was doing event production with entertainers, DJ’s, photographers, and event film makers. I've had a camera since I was three years old and started shooting professionally in 2009. In 2012 when Lenny picked up my camera, I showed him some of the basics and the very next day I was learning from him! From there we decided to collaborate and create the L&M Experience. In a short time, we were providing our boutique, luxury photography experience to couples all over the country and beyond. We’ve won numerous awards at image competitions and have been educators at the national level, as well as writers for the largest photography education magazine.
As newlyweds, we understand our client’s wedding day is one of the most important days in their lives. The L&M Experience was created out of our love for love, the art of wedding photography, and providing couples with the ultimate experience and service as our top priority.
Our mission was to create an environment that allowed us to deliver the ultimate experience, one with the outstanding storytelling and level of service we knew our clients deserved on the most important day of their lives. We are both passionate visual storytellers, deeply committed to capturing our couple’s stories as they unfold with a mixture of elegant, classic and stylish imagery. The best story telling is the result of collaboration between our couples and us. This is why when we sit down with potential clients we take the time to get to know them and their story. Each couple is different and unique. The relationships we forge with our couples are an essential part of the story telling process. It’s in these meetings too that couples can sense our commitment and excitement about creating a timeless legacy for them. We truly love what we do and the fact that we get to share this joy with so many wonderful people. Creating the beautiful, custom designed, hand crafted album delivered after the wedding day is an equally gratifying part of the process for us! This album will be a family’s first heirloom; it’s something we take great pride in creating.
We have succeeded in creating something very special and we invite you to come in and meet with us, we’d love to hear your story!
Lenny & Melissa