MUSE

more about me

Welcome home. This is where your dream photography experience becomes reality. This is where luxury and handmade craftsmanship meets distinction and magnificence - where adventure and innovation is already the solution. This is MUSE.

I began my photography journey at the age of 17, having no idea at the time that it would lead to a life full of endless adventures. I was an artist who had always expressed myself through many different mediums. Once I found photography I fell in love with the possibilities it revealed.  I dedicated myself to understanding the spectrum of light, and the response and emotion it unfolds.

wedding photographer

natalie

xoxo,

WHO WE ARE

Here we are almost 2 decades later from that 17 year old, and I still do what I love. Most mornings I wake up at 3am with an espresso and go hiking to watch the sunrise while the cold frosty air displays my breath. I find myself mesmerized by each unique sunset and sunrise. The same can be said about each couple I capture. There is beauty and complexity to be told in every story.

"I search for truth in every moment
that I capture."

I began my career under a top event photographer capturing fortune 100 & 500 companies and celebrities - honing my craft and refining my skills. That experience led me to love dramatic lighting and mesmerizing large scale productions which I combine with luxurious intimate moments and of course my art. Fourteen years ago I established MUSE and have traveled all across the world on my quest to find truth in each moment.

My favorite images are the ones I never planned for.  All it takes is for that spark to fly - and magic is captured.  

I pull up to shoots
with my double espresso most days.  I love to laugh - and getting gorgeous, natural,
sexy shots are
everything to me.

 I love beautiful fashion & design, but my greatest love is nature.  This is how my two worlds collide.

- Jeniffer Lee

Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.

my motto:

NEXT SET

I love to laugh hard and think comedians are the truth tellers of our time-the ultimate artists. Truth is funny.  Dave Chappelle and Jo Koy are my fave.

LAUGHTER

05. LIFE IS BETTER WITH

Espresso makes me so happy.  My first wedding in Italy exposed me to the good stuff years ago.

ESPRESSO

04. i DRINK

Dark Chocolate that is. None of the cheap stuff. I'm talking about rich delicious chocolate. As a kid I use to fill my pockets up with all of the chocolate I could find - and then get colossal tummy aches.

CHOCOLATE

03. ADDICTED TO

Being in nature sets me free.  I am an avid nature photographer & hiker.  I love to combine my obsession of nature and my love for fashion to create beautiful imagery.

NATURE

02. love being in

I am terrified to be without food.  I usually have a large assortment of  Lara bars or snacks in my purse or camera bag at any given time.  Being hangry is an epic problem that I continue to combat. 

A MEAL

01. I NEVER SKIP

PREVIOUS SET

I love all music and appreciate art in any form.  For me it is usually anything Kings of Leon or Momford and Sons.

SOUNDTRACK

1o. LIFE IS BETTER WITH a

Actually I don't think that's a secret. Everyone in my family has had to sit through one of my made-up choreographed dances.

DANCE

09. i secretly love to

Visually storms are thrilling for me to watch.  I love to see how the clouds take shape and move through the landscape while the lightening dances across the sky.

RAIN & STORMS

08. I adore

Not really the romantic movie type.  Show me where the action and  adventure is at.  Also horror movies, but I'm terrible to watch them with. 

ACTION MOVIES

07. I LOVE

I love all things lavender.   Also makes me happy.  Even better when it's paired with sage.

LAVENDeR

06. my FAVE scent: 

THINGS

FAVORITE

a few of my

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