Hi, I’m Jordan, and I’m not your typical Midwest wedding photographer. I draw inspiration from the structural beauty of quaint Italian villas, dreamy film photography, and the soft light found along the shoreline of the coast to capture the delicate details and tender moments that will remind you not just how you looked on wedding day, but how you felt.
My husband, our three boys, and our golden retriever Penny affectionately call Bloomington, Indiana our home. You will likely find me chasing my cuties around, shopping my beloved J Crew, going for long runs to balance my sugar tooth, and cozying in a warm blanket with a glass of wine and watching the Office with my husband, Kyle.
Classic, timeless photos are a guarantee. Your investment in a wedding photographer is so much more than that—it’s also about an enjoyable experience. I work best when I can become more like a dear friend and member of your wedding party—there to support you, keep your day on schedule, and most importantly, help you have fun as you make a lifelong commitment to your best friend.
After you submit an inquiry, I will provide my photography pricing guide within 24 hours, which includes everything you need to know about my wedding package and process.
If you’re interested in learning more after you review the guide, I would love to set up a consultation to see if we would be a good fit. You can share your vision for the day and tell me about your love story, and I can provide more information about my work and the Jordan Leffel Photography experience.
I provide my brides and grooms with a list of favorite vendors that I trust. It’s important to me that you get the very best.
I deliver over 150 images for engagements, and over 800 images in wedding galleries. You receive the images through an online delivering system called Pass, which gives you access to download, share, and print all images from the comfort of your home. Your gallery will be accessible for a lifetime. Every image delivered is at no extra charge, and is included in the wedding experience package.
I've got you covered, boo! I send out my own "styled guide" where I share all of the tips and tricks to prepare you and your guy for your upcoming engagement session. I encourage my clients to go all out! You're only engaged once- this is your session to shine and feel FABULOUS!
I'm a natural light photographer, film inspired, and love the soft tones and airy vibe. I try to accomplish a classic, timeless look not only in the way I edit an image, but also in the way I pose my couples, scout locations, and pay attention to the best lighting scenarios. Largely, I hope when a client looks at my image they not only remember the way they looked, but remember the way they felt.
This is such an IMPORTANT questions to ask any photographer you are inquiring. I always shoot with two cards in my camera, and always provide my second shooter with two cards as well. As soon as the wedding day is over, I upload the cards onto 3 different external hard drives. One hard drive goes into a fire safe box. Accidents do happen, and I try to do my very best to cover the bases that are easily avoidable!
Absolutely. This is probably my most frequently asked question! I use to think a first look was simply advantageous to a photographer getting the images desired with the best timeline (which is still a really good reason to have a first look), and hesitated encouraging a first look because I truly want what my client's want. BUT after two years of shooting weddings, I can tell you that is completely and entirely advantageous to my clients. First looks allow you to spend the majority of your wedding day with your FAVORITE person, rather than waiting until 4/5 PM. First looks make the first time you see each other personal, intimate, and unique. Lastly, so many brides and grooms are anxious leading up until the moment they see each other. The sooner the better so you can relax and enjoy your wedding day with the one you love! Lastly, you won't feel like you are taking pictures the entire day. When the ceremony is over, you get the freedom to relax and celebrate- no more portraits!
A wedding full of thoughtful details, meaningful moments built into the day, a bride and groom who care more about the marriage for a lifetime than the wedding day, a team of vendors who work together to serve the clients to the best of their abilities. It is graced with the most beautifully arranged florals, it is elegant and simple, and every decorative piece will stand the test of time. The gorgeous venue was carefully picked, sacrificing a large crowd in order to celebrate with an intimate number of people who truly will rally around your marriage for a lifetime. Her gown represents her class and style but truly reflects so much of who she is, his tears when he sees his bride tells a greater story of his tremendous love for her! They're the kind of couple who naturally are more concerned for the enjoyment of others on their wedding day, and are able to ENJOY it because their hearts are set on what matters most.
I do! I primarily shoot in the Midwest, but I am open to traveling further distances depending on the season! Want to know some of my dream locations? If your heart is set on any of these (or I just inspired you to consider them!) let's chat ;)
[Amalfi Coast, Napa Valley, Charleston, Tuscany, Paris, Malibu)
I shoot a limited 12-15 each year weddings in order to provide my clients the very best experience. I want my couples to feel known by me and I want to be a resource throughout the entire wedding process and find I can only accomplish this by limiting the amount of weddings I shoot. I'm always so excited for the couples I get to shoot each year, that will start as clients, and turn into sweet friends!
CJ & Alyssa
The Wilds Venue
Kristen & Kevin