Luke James Leonard embarked on his career upon graduating film school in 1999. Having completed projects for television series, commercials, and feature films locally, in 2000 he moved to Las Vegas. For the next two years, he worked for a lighting rental house and joined the local I.A.S.T.E. union for grip and electric. Luke also served as a camera assistant, and later became a full freelance photographer. During this time, Luke gained experience in high fashion, commercial and architectural photography, and worked with such talents as Ellen von Unwerth of Victoria Secret and Guess, as well as Annie Leibovitz of Vanity Fair.
In 2006, Luke relocated back to Florida and was selected as a lighting instructor at Full Sail University, as well as began shooting headshots for the Tampa modeling agency, Maximum Exposure. Today, Luke is still teaching, working on productions, and enjoying his career in the industry.