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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.



Just For You

My photography style is candid, photojournalistic, yet intentional. I think my background in acting and teaching yoga has made me more mindful towards the little details. It’s the secret winks, the silly smiles and stolen kisses, that often go unnoticed, yet carry so much value and meaning. I’ll be sure to surprise you with some lovely shots of those moments.

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We were very happy to have Lea work with us for our small wedding.

  • She gave us ideas and suggestions, and all with a friendly attitude that made our special day even more special. After the event, several guests commented about how nice the photos turned out.

    Anthony B.

  • Her photos speak for themselves and her energy and workflow on set is unmatched! If you want a range of photos, natural, posed and candid, she’s as versatile as it gets! Our engagement photos will be pieces of artwork In out home for decades to come.

    Lillian Donahue

  • Lea is a great director and photographer. She is able to envision the final picture and is able to coach her subjects to that end in a fun and enthusiastic manner. Her finished product is excellent and she is a joy to work with! I highly recommend her.

    Patti Evans

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Lifestyle, Family Or Maternity Session Includes A Free Ten Page Book ( $200 Value)

Wedding Or Engagement Session Includes Two Custom Prints Or 11x14 Canvas ($200 Value)

I provide professional photography services tailored to meet your family's unique needs. From wedding photography
to family portraits, I will work with you to create beautiful images you will cherish forever.

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