Leigh Loftus
President + Photographer
Recipient of NAWBO’s
Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

Leigh Loftus is the founder of We are Loftus a photography company based in Chicago, IL. In 2009 she launched the first iteration of her company called Think Leigh Photography. She worked alongside many photography industry leaders across various categories including journalism, portraiture, interiors, landscape and food and beverage.

Early in her career Leigh began working with hotels and restaurant groups. She now works with some of the leading Hotels in Chicago including The Godfrey, London House, Loews, The Radisson Blu, The Virgin Hotel, Fifty/50 group and DMK group to name a few. As Leigh has developed her book of business, she’s congruently built a team of photographers to work with We are Loftus as well as to aid in mentoring younger professionals in reaching their career goals.
2018 marks Leigh’s 9th year as a business owner and entrepreneur, like any great leader she knows it takes more than one person to make an impact, so she’s brought Janessa Gates as her Director of Business Development. They intend to scale the model she’s developed in Chicago to a national level creating job opportunities for photographers and becoming a reliable photography resource to their buyers.