I'm kristie lea

Hello there, Daydreamer!

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’m a gentle and calming presence on an often emotional day.  I love weddings, not because I love weddings... but because I love people.

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.

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. 



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It is an honor to walk into your wedding day and know the moments I'll witness, are the very moments you've long dreamed of.  From marrying Your Person to dancing the night away under the stars... turning your daydreams into tangible photographs makes my heart sing.

Who Daydream

I love walking with couples

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...just can't let go.  It might be your Father, perhaps your Sister or Mother... maybe an Aunt, or your Bestie or beloved Grandmother... but there is always a moment where you'll linger and hold onto those hands as tight as you can.  

who for a moment...

I love walking with couples

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Your wedding day is going to be full of the best laughter.  It will be loud and silly; sometimes is will be quiet and sneak out between tears.  Big belly laughs and fits of giggles that will leave you doubled over.  Whatever happens... it will be the Best.Day.Ever.

Who love to laugh

I love walking with couples

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It's been a long day and by the end of the night you are READY to dance!  Romantic glances, singing at the top of your lungs, air guitar, and that one wild groomsman's ridiculous dance moves... let's do it!

Who can't wait to Dance

I love walking with couples

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Let's get personal

I'm an open book.

I believe trendy photo-editing styles will fall out of fashion, but knock off your socks reds and deep rich greens, painted with warm golden light will never. ever. go out of style.


I was a reluctant wedding photographer.  I once swore to my husband “I will never photograph weddings”. They looked intimidating, scary… literally 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!

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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.


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 simultaneously love and dread 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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