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"Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."

- Marcel Proust

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Introducing myself to people always makes me feel like I'm in group therapy...
So this is me... Hi, I’m Lee *awkward grin*

​  Native to Durbanville, my photographic spark was lit by award-winning photo-journalist/lecturer, Zubeida Vallie and flamed bright during a life-changing interview with award-wining lifestyle and commercial photographer, Gerda Genis, while studying at the Cape Town University of Technology.


 After a whirlwind decade experimenting with life, love and business all over South Africa, I re-branded and headed for the international waters of cruise line life for the next decade.


 Taking a leaf from the books of each country I visited, person I met and friend I made, I left ship-life a far richer soul than when I arrived. Whatever the next decade holds, I'm excited to share it with you and yours behind and in front of the camera 🧡📸


By some cruel irony, no matter how obvious they are, important dates are often hardest to remember. Sign up to get your 

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If you'd like to get a little more involved, check out the full 20 questions         (Just kidding, there are only nine).

Associations and Awards

Nikon Professional Photographers 
South Africa - 2011


Photographer of the Year  

Disney Cruise Line - 2013

Professional Photographers of America  

United States - 2015

Photographer of the Year  

Overall Cruise Line Industry - 2019

The Portrait Masters  

Bronze, Contemporary Portraits - 2020

Belle Lumière Foto Supports:

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Inspired by Tin Can Town and Susie's Senior Dogs,

I am working on "Happy Puppers Photographer"

photographing families, at no cost, who have adopted rescues and seniors and documenting their stories, which will later be exhibited. I am not only advocating for #adoptdontshop but also spurring the realization that many people do "family portraits" without their most beloved members. Our pets are such an unconditionally consistent cornerstone in our lives but we rarely have memories documented with them.

I support in both South Africa and the US, please contact me if you would like to participate or just to send me photos of your adorable puppers.

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