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Photo by Cesia Noemi Photography

Hi, I’m Lea.

I spent a decade as a professional photographer and photography educator, working with a variety of talented individuals and beautiful publications. However, 2020 shifted a lot of our perspectives and I decided it was time for a change.

My previous work can still be found online at such sites as HGTV, Domino, Glitter Guide, A Cup Of Jo, Design*Sponge, Jungalow by Justina Blakeney, Front & Main by West Elm, and The Home Depot.

I’ve also had my work displayed in various print publications including Domino Kids Magazine, Reveal Magazine by The Property Brothers, Small Space Decorating Magazine, HGTV magazine, The Fayetteville Observer, CityView Magazine, and the best-selling book, Your Creative Work Space: The Sweet Spot Style Guide to Home Office + Studio Decor.

When I wasn’t taking the pictures, I was writing content and moderating forums for Pretty Presets, The Modern Tog, and I Heart Faces. These days, photography is my pleasure rather than my profession and I like to photograph whatever interests me. I have come to abhor social media so you won’t find me there.

I live in North Carolina with my husband of 19 years, our three kids, and our rescue mutt, June.


Fear and failure.

Every weekday, I drive past the same empty field on my way to drop my kids off at school. It seems that at least one morning a week, it’s covered in a low lying mist that begs to be photographed. And yet, every morning, I drive right by (twice – there and back). I imagineContinue reading “Fear and failure.”

It may just be time for something drastic. And I mean totally crazy.

Have you ever been so desperate for a change that you got it into your head to do something that seems stupid, drastic, and maybe even a little crazy? This is my current dilemma with this week’s announcement of the Ricoh GRIIIX with a new fixed 26.1mm f/2.8 lens. I know, I know. I just bought theContinue reading “It may just be time for something drastic. And I mean totally crazy.”


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