Why, Hello!

My name is Lea Lawson, and I reside in beautiful Missoula, Montana. I have been married to my husband, Josh, for 10 years, and we have two of the cutest dogs in the world- a yorkie named Bailey and a cocker spaniel named Sadie. I am a professional photographer, who focuses on weddings and senior portraiture, but also throw my hat in on some families and babies at times.

I have been crafting in some shape or form for as long as I can remember! When I was younger, I would use stationary items (Lisa Frank was my idol) and stickers, then cut up my photos (EEEK!) and arrange them together. The finished product would hang all over my walls and closet doors. When I graduated from high school, my aunt Amy gave me a scrapbooking kit, and my love affair with paper crafting started...

While I used to scrapbook more than I made cards, the tables have turned and I actually barely scrapbook any longer. {Although...I am going to start digitally scrapbooking this year!} The card making community is wonderful, and I have met some amazing women through it. You can see my work in publications like Paper Crafts Magazine/Special Issues, Cards Magazine, and occasionally in Scrapbook Trends Magazine.

You will also find me blogging quite often during the week, participating in sketch & other types of inspiration challenges!  I love checking out blogs and gaining inspiration from my fellow card makers...so you will surely see me around!!

Since you are here on my personal/crafty website, I imagine you know a little about me or have happened upon me via a crafty friend's blog.  But, you may want to see my photography related links, so here you go!

Elle Photography Website
Elle Photography Blog