I'm kristie lea

Hello Daydreamers,

mother.
artist.
daydreamer.

I have always been a Daydreamer and like you, my memories and photographs are some of my most treasured possessions. I understand that choosing your wedding photographer takes a great deal of trust. The whole process can be overwhelming, but I promise that I will be with you every step of the way.

I’ll never “just” be your photographer, because you deserve more than that. I’ll be your wedding dress fluffer and the tamer of unruly fly aways. I’ll be your, “you’ve got something in your teeth” teller of truths. In a pinch I’ll be your tie tie-er (but only if it’s a clip on). I’m your family-formal-people-herder to keep your stress-level low and family happy.

I celebrate diversity and love in all forms. I’m a gentle, calming presence during an often emotional day. I love weddings, not because I love weddings... but because I love people.  Whoever you are, you are welcome here, and I would be honored to photograph you.

As a photographer, I’m drawn to stories. Tells that are full of beauty, and a little bit of magic. I have a passion for capturing the quiet and unposed between two souls, and a deep love for those candid, bursting at the seams with life moments between old friends.

I believe in capturing the joy and laughter that rings throughout a wedding day, and the enchanted moments where you’ll linger and feel lost in a great story. I want to step into your wedding day story and capture images that will always remind you of this good and wonderful season of life. 



As a photographer, I’m drawn to stories. Tells that are full of beauty, and a little bit of magic. I have a passion for capturing the quiet and unposed between two souls, and a deep love for those candid, bursting at the seams with life moments between old friends.

I believe in capturing the joy and laughter that rings throughout a wedding day, and the enchanted moments where you’ll linger and feel lost in a great story. I want to step into your wedding day story and capture images that will always remind you of this good and wonderful season of life. 



My ability to be attuned to the emotions in the room helps me know when to capture the Unscripted Moments of Your Story. 

I’ll help direct you in a way that you’ll almost forget I’m there...

...a slight touch of your arm to guide you into just the right light 
...a gentle reminder to take a deep breath
...a simple word of where to place your hands

These are some of the small ways I'll help you feel Confident & Beautiful in front of the camera. Never pushy and always kind… I will walk gently into your wedding day and promise to document Your Moments and Your Memories with Love & Care.

...Your wedding day deserves to be Documented, Preserved and Cherished for generations to come.

I step into each wedding day 
                       with a Gentle & Joyful spirit

Let's get personal

I'm an open book.

I would not be a photographer without my husband. As young newlyweds, he sold off his musical equipment so he could afford to buy my first "real" camera. He has always believed in me, even when I couldn't. He also does my accounting and the dishes, so I really love him extra for that.

At home, I'm just Mommy. My son Grayson and daughter Emery, fill my days with laughter, Frozen 2, Soccer and immeasurable joy. I've been married to my handsome hubby for 14 years. We love our little home in these old Blue Ridge Mountains, and can't imagine being anywhere else.

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I was a reluctant wedding photographer. I once swore to my husband “I will never photograph weddings”. They looked intimidating, the idea terrified me. Then a coworker asked me to photograph her wedding.... and I realized what an honor it is to walk with friends through such a profound and life-changing day. I decided then, that if couples were going to entrust me with their memories, then I would serve them well and with love. Even after all these years I still get butterflies before every wedding!

My view of photography completely shifted when I became a mom. I also started to cry more at commercials... diaper commercials, car commercials, car commercials with an old dog in it. I finally realized why parents struggle to keep it together on their children’s wedding day.  So please don’t be surprised if you see me wiping a few tears from behind my camera, I promise not to ugly cry… unless there’s an old dog at your wedding. 


I’m obsessive over the technical side of photography. This obsession has equipped me to walk into any situation and capture my clients in the best light. Blazing mid- day sun - no problem, in the pouring rain - grab your umbrella! 100’s of feet below the surface of the earth, inside a cavern? yes... really!

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