Author: Lea Austen

How to Dress for a Black & White Photo Shoot I have had quite a few requests for black and white photo sessions lately so I thought it would be a great idea to put down in this blog post some of the tips I have learned from some great mentors throughout my career. Black and white photographs are an amazing way to create a classic and timeless statement piece. The difficult thing is to visualize it since we live in a color world. Color is important and when rendered to a black and white, the colors become varying shades of grey, from solid white to solid black. For example, blue will appear much darker grey than yellow, which will appear a lighter shade of grey. Think about the contrast of colors that will make a black and white photo interesting. Wearing black and whi... VIEW POST
Show It Off – Inspiring Ideas to Display Your Photos
Oct. 7
Want to learn how to display photos like a pro? I have you covered with tips and tricks for curating the perfect gallery wall and of course with our photo session, you will get all of me to help you create beautiful wall collections from your session. Looking for tips on how to display photos to update your room really quickly and easily? Well, you are in the right place because we just happen to be pros in displaying pictures, photos and curating the most beautiful gallery walls. Achieve a balanced display. When displaying pics, it’s best to hang the larger, more heavily framed or larger pieces to the left, which is where the eye will naturally look first, and the lighter, smaller pictures to the right.  What's on t... VIEW POST
LAP Seniors
Sep. 28
Hi! I am so glad you're here! I'm Lea and I am a photographer specializing in high school senior portraits. I love senior photography because of the high energy and creating images that capture your personality. I'm so thankful to have the opportunity to do what I love day in and day out and it's thanks to you. Over the next few months you will get to learn all about what makes for a great senior experience, when to shoot, what to wear, and kinds of amazing tips and tricks. I also going to be launching my LAP Seniors Program where, as an ambassador, you get amazing swag, more sessions, free stuff and sharing your sessions on your instagram and social media sites super fast! One of the amazing things about my senior sessio... VIEW POST
Last Days of Summer
Sep. 24
I so enjoyed my session with Aileen and her family a few weeks ago out on Folly Beach. We met at sunrise and she brought the cutest dresses for the girls to wear. Long and flowy, in a pale pink. We stayed near the pier and that too was sweet. The iconic Folly Pier is going to be torn down and it will take two years before a new more modern pier is put in it's place. Having the pier in some of their shots I know will be a nice memory of this time in history. Once its down, it's gone forever. Here are a few of the images from our session and I can't wait to design her cards. VIEW POST