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Candidly capturing Moments that Matter
Hey, I’m Lea Austen, a family and wedding photographer based in Charleston with 20 years of experience. I love candid, natural photography, yet also have a weak spot for elegantly posed family portraits. I think the experience you get while working with me matters as much as the end result. That’s why each session is tailored specifically for your needs. When I’m not behind the camera I’m a yoga instructor and I am happy to offer meditation and yoga sessions to brides and their bridal party. 

Based in Charleston, Mt Pleasant

Available Worldwide

EACH SESSION IS TAILORED JUST FOR YOU

I HELP FAMILIES PRESERVE THEIR MOST
IMPORTANT LIFE MOMENTS.

IN A BEAUTIFUL AND MEANINGFUL WAY
GALLERIES
  • Weddings
  • Family & HS Senior Sessions
  • Corporate & Business
Are you planning a family reunion? You must know that I’m great with kids and can easily handle big family sessions. As for wedding ceremonies, I prefer the more intimate events. It allows me to connect with you and your family on a deeper level, and better portray your relationship.
TESTIMONIALS
Lea has photographed our family for the last 8 years.

We were so impressed with her work – we flew her and her assistant to Austin, Texas to photograph our wedding. She did a phenomenal job. Last summer, we were back at Isle of Palms for a family gathering. She took the most amazingly pictures of my 6 month old baby and our family. We did not know this would be our last beach trip with Papaw. If I can say anything about Lea – she is a great photographer and you will feel as though she is family after your session.

— Katherine R Fullam
All I can say is that the pictures she took were priceless.

My husband and I had the privilege of hiring Lea to be our wedding photographer in July of 2014. She was the first person that took a genuine interest in us. She was extremely professional and knew exactly what to do and when to take pictures. All I can say is that the pictures she took were priceless. I can honestly say that there were no bad pictures which made choosing the ones we wanted that much harder. By the time our wedding was over, she had captured memories that will last a life time.

— Mr and Mrs Amy
I don't if words can truly describe how wonderfully Lea captured our day.

From the moment I saw her photos online, I just knew she had to be ours and our search for a photographer ended there. From the bridal session to cutting the cake, we loved every minute we spent with Lea. She made me feel like the model I longed to be as a little girl and captured our personalities in every photo, while putting us completely at ease. My only regret is not being able to to do "get to know you" pictures with Lea. My husband and I swear we are going to get some family photos with us and our dogs the next time we are in Charlseton.

— Kathryn Conway
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