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Welcome to the New Normal


My favorite drink is a white mocha from Cafe Bassam in San Diego.  While I’m not the coffee connoisseur that my husband is, when I think of coffee I envision an organic source of energy that awakens the senses, beckoning the individual to engage in a delightfully intimate experience that warms the soul. In the same way, I pray my photography – whether maternity, lifestyle or a wedding – has an atmosphere that is warm, an interaction that is natural and an experience, organic.   Welcome to the new normal . . .

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a little girl's dream

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a little girl's dream

bellies on the beach

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Maternity

bellies on the beach

au naturel

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Lifestyle / Newborns

au naturel

bellies in the park

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Maternity

bellies in the park

home sweet home

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Lifestyle

home sweet home

9 to 5

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9 to 5

galerie de portraits

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galerie de portraits

About Leslie

More than just a photographer

Life Mission. To fulfill all that God desires of me.  To enjoy every moment of every day.  To serve my family with joy and embrace this thing called motherhood with as much grace and dignity as I can, and walk with other women every step of the way!

Made with Organic Ingredients.  Jesus, friends, family, bible study, law professor, writing, juvenile justice, burnt orange, laughing, afrocentric hair, sweat pants, barefoot, homemade cappuccinos, espresso mugs, coffee shops, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin candles, (pumpkin anything), Cadbury mini eggs (totally obsessed!), pineapples, strawberries, whole yogurt with fresh blueberries and topped with granola, frozen yogurt, my husband’s guacamole, manicures and pedicures, homemade facials, DIY most anything, gymnastics, March Madness, Christmas, date night, running, bowling, volleyball, martial arts, travel, mission trips, Sidewalk Prophets, Katinas, Jason Mraz, Dave Barnes, India Arie, Brian McKnight, Josh Groban, Michael Jackson, Shane & Shane, Nintendo (the original), Wicked Musical and sunny San Diego.  On August 3, 2012 – married Carl Culver, my very best friend and precious gift from God, and on January 3, 2014 we welcomed our sweet baby girl, Faith, another precious gift from God.

Expiration date.  Forever 21 or until Jesus comes.

 

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What they say

Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips. (Prov. 27:2)

  • Leslie always amazes me with every photo. Her ability to turn any room into a studio and make it stress free is a plus! Thank you for a relaxing, peaceful session in the comfort of my own home!!

    Brittany, Orange County (Lifestyle)

  • Oh my gosh!!!! I can’t even believe that is me! Your a true joy and it was so fun to do something I have never done before. I just can’t say it enough thank you thank you thank you!!!

    Christina, San Diego (Maternity)

  • OMG! I think I’ve looked at the pictures about 100 times since you have sent them to us! We love them all!

    Ashley, San Diego (Weddings)

  • I had such a blast! By far the BEST photographer I have ever worked with! XO, Teryn!

    Teryn, San Diego (Portraits)

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Eve's Illumination

a photographic gift for women overwhelmed by unwanted, unplanned or otherwise stressful pregnancies.

Even before becoming a mom, God filled me with a passion for photographing pregnant women. And although my pregnancy had its share of fatigue, cravings, aches and pains, and wondering if my husband was shrinking my pants in the dryer from week to week (smile), it was also filled with lots of love, support and encouragement along the way. But, for those women, my sisters, that have to walk this season of life without such hope and joy, my heart is truly filled with the desire to create a lasting memory to show you how beautiful you are –even if you can’t see it.  No baby is an accident.

 

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”  Jeremiah 1:5 (NLT)

  • Oh my gosh!!!! I can’t even believe that is me Leslie. I just showed my daughters and they couldn’t believe it was me as well. We all love them I can’t thank you enough. Your a true joy and it was so fun to do something I have never done before. I so appreciate your taking time out of your day to do something like this for me it is one of the nicest things someone has done for me. I just can’t say it enough thank you thank you thank you!!!

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