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!
Nominated as one of the 100 Photographers to Watch in 2018
"From the parent company Click & Company, Clickin Moms has revolutionized the photography industry as the first and largest organization to embrace and serve female photographers of all levels, from hobbyists to professionals."
Named one of the Best Pet Photographers in Chicago in 2019
"Leah Lewis is carving out a niche in the Chicago region for her dog photography and commissioned equestrian shots... Leah also shoots couples photography and produces fine-art prints for wedding clients. Spend a little time browsing her impressive portfolio, and you’ll see her true passion is taking captivating images of both canines and horses doing their thing in rustic outdoor settings. Her animal portraiture combines stunning color combinations with innovative framing and posing decisions. All in all, Leah is more inclined to emphasize beauty and elegance in her work than cuteness."