Leslie dela Vega picked up her first camera at the age of 6. Born and raised in California, she had the most beautiful and expressive natural backdrops and was able to experience a very diverse range of subjects and environments.
After graduating from San Francisco State University with a degree in photography, she moved to New York City to pursue her photography career. She was fortunate enough to start off as an intern for Vibe Magazine which gave her the opportunity to start her portraiture work photographing Snoop Dog, Jewel, Method Man and Quincy Jones to start. From there, she worked at various publications like Fortune, Time Magazine, Essence, Fast Company and Ozy.com. She had one of the greatest opportunities when she became the Digital Director of Photography for Rolling Stone Magazine. At Rolling Stone her work varied from spending an afternoon backstage with Ed Sheeran at Global Citizen, a day with Manny Pacquiao as he trained for his big fight with Floyd Mayweather, The Allman brothers in concert and more. Currently she works at the New York Times as a visuals editor producing various assignments around the world.
One of Leslie's greatest passions is shooting portraits and documentary photography. She is happiest behind the camera. She loves capturing the small and large details, the moments that never come again and people at their best. As a photographer and social media planner she has joined Vandersall Collective to capture moments for our clients.