H E Y, H E L L O !
I ' M L E A H.
I'm a coffee addict. I drink iced Americano's everyday, even in the winter.
My love for Mexican food is controlling my life.
Animals are my first love, and I have worked in many animal-related fields over the past two decades. I photograph a lot of animal portraits for my personal work in my free time. You can follow my updates and Instagram print shop here. I also sell prints right here!
I grew up in Illinois, but have lived in San Diego, Hawaii, and the Philippines. I currently reside outside Chicago with my husband, Julio, and our two rescued mutts: Dempsey and Carmelita. Carmelita has her own Instagram account here that I am really bad about updating. #toomanyinstagramaccounts
My father is the driving force behind my love for photography. He was a commercial photographer working in advertising in Chicago who lost his battle with lung cancer when I was seven years old. The reason I create is because of him. It's the closest thing I can do to keep his memory alive and it's a reminder that a part of him is always working through me.
As a follower of Jesus, I believe that everyone deserves to be treated with kindness, dignity, respect and above all else, love. As your photographer, I hope to visually compose a beautiful story that is unique to you. My innermost desire is to show you what a incredible person you are. Because, you matter.
"You don't have a Soul, you are a Soul. You have a body." C.S. Lewis