S.A. Leys Photography

“Thirty Minute Wait” – Anna Maria Island, Florida
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Love this photo? – I do too. I took it one night while I was sitting with a friend at a restaurant in Florida waiting for a table. This was the beautiful view we had which is the reason that wherever I go, I always have a camera with me. You just never know what beauty will come your way.

Some people walk into a restaurant and walk out after hearing “I’m sorry, there’s a 30 minute wait.” – I don’t; I’ll leave my name and then go look at the view. In this case we were told “you are more than welcome to have a drink and sit out on the deck while you are waiting….”.

The rest of the story about this photo can be found on my blog.


Several years ago, our family took a trip home to Newport, Rhode Island and stayed at our friends’ home while they were away. This (below) was the view from their bathroom window (which I took a photo of and then placed the framed photo on the wall right next to the window so the view outside was exactly what was in the picture). – Kind of a nice view to have as you’re brushing your teeth every morning right?

“From The Window” – Newport, RI
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Below is my new creative love – combining some of the photographs I have taken with poems I have written. This interest came about after my parents both lost their battles with autoimmune illnesses a few year ago. I wanted to read something at the small burial service we had for them but couldn’t quite figure out what that was. As I thought about both of them, I realized I had learned several “life lessons” from them throughout my lifetime.

The end result (and what I read during the service) was this poem I wrote: “Life Lessons x 2” which is now underneath a photo of the Castle Hill Lighthouse which is a nice reminder of home. – it’s beautiful when framed on glass.

The pages on this site consist of my Blog (which are the photographs and stories that go with them), Pets (because who doesn’t totally enjoy taking photos of their little bundles of love?) and Travel videos I have put together on my journey along the way.

Please contact me if you would like additional information about any of the photos you see (including the ones on this page).

Most of all – thanks for dropping by for a visit.

“Life Lessons x 2”
Photography & Poetry by S.A. Leys

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
— Aaron Siskind