Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Singer Leah West - Canada's Newest Indie-Pop Sensation

It was a fateful day that I discovered Leah West's beautiful music. I was creating an engagement slideshow and heard Leah's song  "A Simple Love". I fell in love with it and listened to it over and over again the way I do when I love a piece of music. Her name rang a bell and I looked a little further and found out my daughter's guitar teacher Tom Stinston is Leah's guitar player. Tom's been sending us invites to hear them play for a long time now, but we hadn't made any of the gigs yet. Leah and I became Facebook friends and then met the old fashioned way (Face to Face!) to have some fun shooting together. I just love her creative spirit, I could have photographed her for hours more. Funny how the universe works, we were obviously meant to collaborate, no denying it. 

Leah's dress was so harmonious with the environment - The tumbleweed a perfect accessory- The Okanagan Lake and mountains a perfect backdrop.

Leah West is the winner of the 2011 BCIMA "People's Choice Award" and she was also nominated for 3 other awards, including "Songwriter of the Year" "Single of the Year" and "Pop/Contemporary Recording of the Year". Leah's songs are currently playing on both major and indie radio, as well as over 100,000 commercial buildings. She is consistently one of the most popular artists on Reverbnation, MyBand on Facebook, and has over 1 million plays on MySpace!

As the sun set over Leah and the lake the sky was tinted pink by smoke of the Bear Creek Forest Fire. So dangerous, but such romantic light.

Please keep an eye out for our next portrait session together... Think Gorgeous Red Gown, Red Hearts, Red apple Orchard. Simply Lovely for the video creation shoot of her amazing song "Simple Love"

Leah West's Favourite Photo!

Want to learn more about Leah and her beautiful music? Links right below...

Leah's Official Website
Follow Leah On Facebook