Jesse Leake


I am a native  Californian, born in Greenbrae, a few miles north of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. Since childhood, I have always had an affinity for the art and aesthetic of visual story telling. This vision matured while studying  cinema at San Francisco State University and The Academy of Art University. During college, while living abroad in Spain, I traveled throughout Europe and North Africa, always with camera in hand. This is when I realized I had an insatiable passion for taking photos and travel. For 8 years I have specialized in wedding photography while building up my travel portfolio during the winters.  Life is good!

My photos have been featured in the following magazines: InStyle Weddings, Martha Stewart  Weddings, Photo District News (PDN), The Knot, San Francisco Magazine, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Elegant Bride, Here Comes the Guide, Digi Foto, Your Wedding day (YWD),  San Francisco Brides, Today’s Bride, Weddingbells,  Modern Bride, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Travel and Romance.

My work appears in the following books: Wedding Photography Unveiled, Inspiration and Insight from 20 Top Photographers, by Jacqueline Tobin (available now), The Knot Wedding Style book (coming out soon).

I have been featured on television’s Fine Living Network in “The Wedding Handbook”.

“Jesse has a lively signature that often draws its visual impact from the immediate surroundings.” -San Francisco Magazine

“He has won national awards, but it is his rapport with his clients for which he is most well known.” -Here Comes the Guide book

“Jesse loves photography, and that comes through in his charming personality and award winning skills. Jesse captures the moment with a free, elegant style, great composition and absolutely gorgeous capture of color and lighting.” -The Knot Magazine


phone: 415.250.1272