Hello. We are the Leddas, a husband & wife photography duo serving Calgary, Alberta and beyond.
We are Amanda & Gio Ledda, best friends and first-grade sweethearts. Yup, you read that right. We live in a house just west of Calgary, together with our dog, two cats, and most recently our two little girls.
The connections we share are unique and wonderfully imperfect. When we look at one another, our eyes reflect two decades of highs and lows, revealing a glimpse into the history that defines us.
These connections are everywhere if you know where to look. At times they’re obvious, but often they’re hiding within the subtleties of each fleeting moment. This is what inspired us to study photography and why we find weddings so fascinating.
Weddings are the ultimate celebration of love and the intricate relationships that make us who we are. As wedding photographers, our purpose is to capture beauty in the real, honest emotions of the day – and craft a compelling story through a collection of images that will be shared with loved ones present and future.
(Photo by Gabe McClintock)
When we started planning our wedding, one of the things we were most concerned about was photography. We met with not less than 15 photographers within the Calgary and Banff area, and we didn't find anyone we felt as comfortable with as the Leddas. Gio and Amanda were consummate professionals with a warmth that cannot be learned, and an eye for expertly capturing easy-to-miss detail. Taking intimate photos in front of strangers can be a weird experience, but the Leddas navigated us with very little direction and a great sense of humour. We knew we didn't want "faked" photos, we really wanted someone to capture us as we are, documentary-style. The Leddas did not disappoint! Practically every photo is frame-able and timeless, and the gallery flows like the best story. They shot our colourful, Indian-style wedding perfectly, and their turnaround time is UNREAL. Having them be our photographers is without a doubt the best wedding decision we took! Thanks, Gio and Amanda!
— Kritika & Tate
We have nothing but good things to say about The Leddas. We are a same sex couple and are not use to being affectionate in public. So we were a bit unsure of whether we could find a photographer that would make us feel comfortable during the process of taking engagement/wedding photos. Right from the start Gio was great to deal with. We initially met at our home and he quickly reassured us that there was nothing to worry about.
We had the engagment pictures taken at Lake Minnewanka near Banff. That location was suggested by the Leddas and it made for amazing photos. The whole process was so easy and seamless, Gio and Amanda make an amazing team, they give directions that are easy to follow and make for great pictures that look natural.
We had our wedding at Emerald Lake, BC in January. The Leddas arrived early to scout the location and find the perfect spot for the wedding party pictures. The wedding party pictures turned out amazing. Taking those pictures involved Gio having to walk through waist deep snow to get the shots but the results were well worth it.
The pictures we got back of the entire wedding day tell an amazing story. The pictures they take completely capture each and every moment. Even those small special moments that you would otherwise forget are captured and seeing the pictures makes it easy to relive the entire day.
We couldn't be happier with all the photos we got back. The Leddas are such an amazing couple, at the end of the wedding it was sad to say good bye to them as they feel like a part of the family. We truly hope to see them again at the weddings of our friends/family.
— Gary & Aaron
Gio Ledda took our wedding experience and helped to elevate it well above our expectations. From the outset he was very communicative and professional. Although we were nervous about having an engagement shoot it turned out to be the best decision we could have made. He made us feel comfortable, was terrific at explaining what he needed from us and made the whole experience fun. The engagement shoot was a great way for us to spread the word about our up coming wedding and the photos were so beautiful that it got all of our guests (and us) very excited.
Leading up to the wedding day Gio was in touch with us and ensured that all the necessary details were together. After that we did not have to worry about him and his wife Amanda as they were super organized and flexible with our schedule all day. These details are all very nice BUT the most important thing is the end result: the photos. Wow. My wife and myself, our families and friends are absolutely blown away with what Gio and Amanda captured. Perfect little moments, incredible emotion and photos that played with the lighting that gave us goosebumps. Thank you so much Gio and Amanda. You have given us a beautiful way to remember our wedding. We cannot recommend you enough.
— Athena & Brandon
Choosing your photographer is easily one of the most important decisions of your wedding and we are so thankful that we chose Gio and Amanda. They have an artistic approach and ability to catch the most beautiful candid moments. Right from the start, Gio and Amanda were easy to work with and made us feel comfortable. They were very organized and ensured that we were able to get so many great shots on the day of the wedding. As a duo, they are able to split up and capture reactions from a different perspective which we really appreciated. We felt that they put in 100% effort for us on our special day and we knew we could count on them, giving us peace of mind. We are truly thankful for their talent and professionalism and will love and cherish our engagement and wedding photos forever. Thank you Leddas!
— Nina & Duncan
Gio and Amanda were outstanding photographers to work with throughout our wedding. Their candid style of photography allowed us to fully enjoy our day and relax behind the lens, and it was a great alternative to the rigid and posed wedding style that dominates the market. Not only were they always pleasant and positive, they also maintained a high level of professionalism with quick response times and diligent communication. The final product was timely and tasteful, and the collection encapsulated countless small moments that I know would have been missed otherwise. Gio and Amanda, it was so much fun working with you both and we are elated to have such a beautiful way to remember our wedding! We can’t express it enough - thank you, thank you, thank you!
— Chelsea & Levi
Working with Gio for our wedding was one of the easiest (and best) decisions we made for our big day! Getting to know Gio and get comfortable in front of the camera was such a fun, pleasant experience, and on our wedding day he truly captured everything perfectly! We knew we wanted lots of natural, real moments captured and for the entire day to feel laid back and fun. We got the photos soon after the wedding, and neither of us could believe how beautifully our wedding was captured. The gorgeous lighting, the magical vibe, and love from that day was reflected perfectly in all the photos, we honestly couldn’t be happier. Thank you Gio for making our wedding day so fun and giving us the most beautiful photos that we will cherish for a lifetime!
— Kirby & Saunder
Gio was amazing throughout the whole process! Every interaction that we had with him, from our first meeting right through to delivery of the final shots, was nothing short of exceptional. We knew from looking at his portfolio that he was good at taking artistic and candid shots, but we were blown away when we got to see what he did with our wedding. Gio was able to work with us to ensure that we got everything that we wanted, and his warmth and charisma helped to keep things light and fun throughout the entire process. All in all we’re ecstatic with how our wedding pictures turned out, and would wholeheartedly recommend Gio to anyone who is in need of a photographer.
— Briane & Ken
Gio is an incredibly warm person and immediately puts his subjects at ease. Not only that, he’s incredibly professional and an absolute delight to work with. When thinking about the look we wanted for our wedding photos, it was important that our personalities be reflected, that they be documentary style, and that they capture the moments of the day without being posed or forced. I often didn’t even see Gio working his magic, though looking at the photos, he seemed to be in five places at once and we couldn’t be happier with them. They truly reflect the beautiful moments of the day and tell the story of our wedding in the perfect way. If you have a chance to work with Gio, lucky you. You’re in for a treat!
— Brooke & Chris
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