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Feb 22, 2009

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About Me

Find me on FACEBOOK.  I rarely use MM.
You can also find me in my Lexington Ky Models facebook group!

Hello!  Thanks for visiting my page!  My name is Lea S. Thompson (I also went by Lea Halliwell when I used to model,) & I am a natural light photographer.  I specialize in fine art, conceptual, and tween/teen photography. 

I am doing limited trade work at the moment.  I am selective with whom I work, so if you're curious if I'll trade with you, please send me a message.
• Please, no escorts.  I have plenty of references & even more on my modeling portfolio (linked below).
• I require a model release to be signed for every shoot.
I accept all friend requests.  If you're interested in working with me, please send me a message, not just a FR.

Special Model Development Package: $99
1 Hour Session
13-15 fully edited, low resolution photos with watermark (ex. my profile photo)
Option to purchase high resolution photos without watermark
Option to purchase print release

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I am also a model and photo editor.

You can also Add me as a friend!

Check out my website!

Those I Have Had the Pleasure of Working With:

McKaela - Wedding
Inessa Sophia X2
Sugar Vengeance
Artistic Beauty Ky X3
Ashland Layne
Jessica Cordray
Nara G.
Erin Laswell X3
Lady Rika X2
Grace Prater
Aubrey E. - 10+
KKat Llemit - Facebook
Serena White - Facebook
Crystal Lee - Facebook
Ciara Gussler - Facebook
Amber M. - Facebook
Sharon Murphy - Facebook
Shannon Haney - Facebook
Taylor Drake - Facebook x2
Matt Drake - Facebook x2
Amber Smith - Facebook x2
Preston Smith - Facebook x2
Cebretta Olinger - Facebook
Alisha Trader - Facebook
Ashley Gwinn - Facebook x3
Eric Gwinn - Facebook x3
Sara Pierce - Facebook
Adam Pierce - Facebook
Sonya Carrel - Facebook
Micah Carrel - Facebook
Tiffany Mulligan - Facebook
Joey Mulligan - Facebook
Taylor Whitaker - Facebook x2
Matt Drake - Facebook x2
Hillary Turner - Facebook
Shelby Courtney - Facebook x2
Kyle Becknell - Facebook
Rebekah Henderson - Facebook
Becca Sparrow - Facebook x3
Sheena Carroll - Facebook
David Carrol - Facebook
Renee Bailey - Facebook
Jason Bailey - Facebook
Krystin Brothers - Facebook
Jessie Rose Pennington
John McHugh
Michael Moloney - Facebook
Merideth McDaniel - Facebook
Anita Christopher
Greg Thompson
Robert Thompson
Lisa Simpson
Francis Thompson
David Clark - Facebook
Kelly Nation - Facebook
Chesney Bunton - Facebook
Jodi Thomas - Facebook
Keelie Parker - Facebook
Jessica Trautwein - Facebook
Brandon Sharp - Facebook
Ann Watts - Facebook
Maggie B. - Facebook

"Very easy to work with, and extremely patient! I have only seen a few of my wedding photos so far and they are all stunning, I can't wait to see more! Lea was awesome and I highly recommend her!"
~McKaela Campos

"She has a great quality of work, she takes pride in her shooting. She gives good direction and has wonderful ideas. Really good to work with."
~Erin Holman

"I thoroughly enjoyed our shoot, things didn't go as planned but you thought on your feet and things worked out beautifully. I adore my photos."
~Nara G.

"I have done three shoots with Lea, whom I met on our first shoot. She is extremely kind and very easy to work with, not only does she have those fine qualities as a person, her photos are breath taking and she is very talented. I cannot wait to shoot with her again!!!"
~Becca Sparrow

"I can personally say I enjoyed working with Lea! She's comfortable to be around, loves what she does and is good at it! As a growing photographer/model slowly entering the real world she taught me a lot in just the few hours we were together. I'd recommend her to anyone! She won't let you down, and it's safe to say I'd gladly work with her again!"
~Shelby Courtney

"She does great work, she is friendly and comfortable to be around. She has great packages and prices for spring. I enjoyed my photo shoot with her and plan to do more once Aaliyah gets here. Thanks Lea!!"
~Hillary Turner (Maternity photos)

"Lea met all our expectations and then some for our wedding day. The photos were more beautiful than I could ever imagined. She was always on time and very professional and did over and beyond what a photographer is expected to do and her editing is beautiful. I highly recommend Velvet Paper Photography for any occasion that you may need professional quality photos. Thank you, Lea!"
~Sonya Carrel (wedding)

"Lea not only met all of our expectations but she has a gift at capturing the perfect moments on film! She is very easy to work with and put me at ease immediately. She is a wonderful person and an excellent photographer!"
~Sara Pierce (wedding)

"Awesome photographer and great to work with! She did a fabulous job on our daughter's July 4th Wedding."
~Amy Kay Tate (wedding)

"We paid Lea for a service and she delivered. Not only does this woman know her way around a camera but her creative ideas for different shots and angles is amazing as well. Her editing skills are second to none. She made my bride a happy bride, and that made me a happy groom. THANK YOU LEA, YOU ROCK!!!"
~Matt Drake (wedding)

"As a model I have high expectations from the photographers I work with. I want professionalism, a relaxed environment, and of course good pictures! Meeting with Lea was wonderful and since she used to be a model it makes it even better. She knows what the customers want. And what they don't want.
(Example of what you don't want: overly photoshopped pics, or that they went too crazy with the dodge and burn tool, not being able to work well or creatively together)
We took photos outside and they were very beautiful, we enjoyed ourself and prior to the actual shoot we'd kept in contact via text. Model release/contract paper was signed, money paid and shortly after I discovered my inbox filled with lovely photos. I cannot wait to work with her again.
Yes you pay for quality pictures but you also want the experience, and to trust in your photographer to make you comfortable. Lea is talented, very sweet and professional. She has fair prices and I recommend her to all of my friends and family. Anyone can pick up a camera and take a photo. But when you have passion mixed with natural talent, that is when you get unforgettable photos."
~ Rika Fields (model)

"Lea was available on very short notice and very flexible regarding our location.  She was very accomodating regarding our requests.  She is EXTREMELY reasonably priced for her quality of work.  There was also a very quick turnaround for our order."
~ Karen Hawkins (family photos)

"Lea, I have to say that you have captured an extraordinary excitement not usually seen in photographs.  Please enter this in a contest - you will win hands down!  Fantastic!  Your art shines through!"
~ Carla Jo Bablitz (wedding)

"She's great!!  Made me feel confortable and she's very professional!  Highly recommend her to anyone!"
~Amber Medley (boudoir)