About Charleston Professional Photographer
Family Photography, Senior Portraits, Wedding Photography, Corporate Photography & Business Photography Services in Charleston, South Carolina
I’m Lea Austen, I specialize in Charleston Lifestyle Sessions, family portraits, senior sessions and intimate wedding ceremonies. I’ve been photographing professionally for over two decades. My work has taken me from Charleston, throughout South Carolina, across the United States and overseas! My approach is calm and down to earth. I like to use humor to put my clients at ease and make each session a fun and natural experience. Think of me as a friend with a camera, no fake smiles or awkward posing. Just you and your loved ones spending time together, sharing stories, laughing and being fully present in the moment.
I am an artist at heart. I have lived and loved and worked in the arts most of my life. As an actress and model I have had my share of time in front of a camera. I know how it feels! Later in life, I taught elementary school which was loads of fun and certainly helped me as a photographer too!
Whether you are interested in preserving memories digitally or something more tangible, like photo books and wall art, I am happy to educate you and help you make the best decisions for your personal needs and goals. Working together, we create and plan a photography experience to capture a moment in time with you and your family. Your family is your most precious, most profound work of art.. Cute baby smiles and little toes and fingers, the silly faces those kiddos make and the challenge of making those awkward teen years something special. And for those special senior sessions and milestone birthdays, creating treasured art they can carry with them into adulthood.