There Is Still Time To Participate In Family Portriat Month!

We had a beautiful afternoon to photograph Melanie and her family!  They are one of many families who will help bring a smile to a child’s face though our Family Portrait Month Celebration!  Are you still interested in helping and receiving a free 8×10?  Not to worry we still have appointments available for November!


We have extended this awesome opportunity for one more month.  It is a great chance to update (or finally get!) your family portraits and to order Christmas Cards (imagine…….being ahead of the game this year!).  Don’t wait too long for appointments are filling up fast!  If you want more information on Family Portrait Month and Operation Smile (who the donation will be made to) please visit their website at


So either call us at (720) 244-3731 or email us at  We can’t wait to hear from you!


2013 ARC Starfish and Dreams

Leider Photography was honored again this year to photograph the 2013 ARC Starfish and Dreams Gala!  It was a night of fun and excitement as we honored our Heroes, Connie, Chandra and Ruben.  There was a silent and live auction, a fashion show (all the clothing that was warn came from the ARC!), a fun game of heads or tails (winning prize was a $500 travel voucher from Frontier Airlines!), a moving talk from a loving family, and we finished with the Hero Awards.

Arc Thrift Stores is a non-profit organization operating 20 locations in Metro Denver, Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo.  The proceeds generated through the sale of gently used clothing and household items at Arc Thrift Stores are distributed to Arc Chapters and the Association for Community Living (ACL) throughout Colorado.  The mission of the Arc Thrift Stores is to enhance the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by providing funding to support the Arc and ACL chapters in Colorado.

We believe that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities should have the opportunity to decide how they live, learn, work, and play.

For more information on this great organization check out either their website at or on Facebook at

Kilometers for COPS 2013

This was an honor and a privilege to photograph this special event to support families of fallen officers.  Each year we lose so many in the line of duty who are there to make sure we can sleep soundly at night.  Left behind are their family and friends with a huge piece missing in their lives.

COPS (Concerns for Police Survivors) is an incredible organization designed to offer support to those families trying to cope with this devastation.  Below is their mission statement taken from their website:

About Colorado C.O.P.S.

Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (COPS) contributes to the emotional and psychological well-being of the surviving family – the most hauntingly difficult aspect of the aftermath of sudden, tragic, often violent, line-of-duty death. Through our National Board, local Chapters, and national network of survivors, COPS is able to contact a newly-bereaved surviving family – sometimes within just days of the death. It helps the new survivors to see people who have survived the devastation, thus providing a feeling of hope.

Our Mission

The Mission Statement of C.O.P.S. reflects the strong belief that assistance, guidance, understanding, compassion, empathy, and hope for the future for the survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty begins with a caring, prepared agency.

While no person and no agency can be fully prepared for the trauma a law enforcement death inflicts, there are many things an agency can do to prepare for this possibility that will lessen chaso that follows an officer death. Therefore, C.O.P.S. offers various programs and services for law enforcement survivors, as well as training, reference materials, and guidance for agencies.

C.O.P.S. also believes that a law enforcement death affects not only the surviving family and the agency, but the community as well.

For more information on how you can help or if you know someone who might beneifit from an organization like this please visit their website at  Below is a slide show from the event we photographed, Kilometers for COPS.  It is held once a year and is a great opportunity to help support this worthwhile cause.

Congratulations to the 2013 LLS Man and Woman of the Year!

Congratulations to the 2013 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (Rocky Mountain Chapter Denver CO) Man and Woman of the Year Peach Pagano and Michael Guglielmi!  It was a privilege and an honor to be able to document this incredible fundraiser though the lens of my camera.  All the candidates should be commended for their hard work and dedication to helping such a worthwhile cause as LLS.

Cancer touches us all in one-way or another and together someday we will find a cure.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who suffer from some form or Cancer and for the family and friends of those impacted by this horrible illness.  Through campaigns like this one and so many more out there I have faith we will find a new hope for those who have lost it.

Thank you again and we look forward to next year!  Below are some images that recap this incredible event as well as a link to an article in the Denver Post featuring some of our images and a link to LLS’s website in case you would like to make a donation or if you need more information on what they offer.

Denver Post –






Green Mountain High School Boys Swimming 2012-2013

What an awesome season the GMHS boys swim team had!  It was a blast watching you and seeing you continue to improve over the season!  It was great to also a blast to cheer on all those who made it to State this year.  Below is a link to YouTube with several videos from this past season.  You all have a talented team and I am sure we will see great things next year!  Go Green Mountain Rams!

Also we have started booking for this year’s senior portraits so make sure you get your appointment scheduled early for they fill up quick!