Hello, I'm Leah.
Photography is in my genes, literally.
I come from a line of creatives. My father was a photographer. His brother, my uncle, was an artist and a photographer. My grandfather was a photo engraver. It’s only natural that I fall in line with them..
My father is the driving force behind my love for photography. He was a commercial photographer working in advertising in Chicago who lost his battle with lung cancer when I was seven years old. The reason I create is because of him. It’s the closest thing I can do to keep his memory alive and it’s a reminder that a part of him is always working through me.
Who Am I?
✘ Full-fledged empath.
✘ I'm a coffee addict. I drink iced Americano's everyday, even in the winter.
✘ My love for Mexican food is taking over my life.
✘ I grew up in Illinois, but have lived in San Diego, Hawaii, and the Philippines. I currently reside outside Chicago with my husband, Julio, and our two rescued mutts: Dempsey and Carmelita.
✘ Animals are my first love, and I have worked in many animal-related fields over the past two decades. I photograph a lot of animal portraits for my personal work in my free time. You can follow my updates and Instagram print shop @leahlewisprintshop. I also sell prints right on this site!