Lea Murphy is a professional photographer specializing in infant, children and family portrait work. She also does corporate promotional portraits, pet photography and advertising work. In 2011 Lea began teaching and mentoring students in all things photographic—from how to use the camera to organizing and editing images on the computer. She is vice-president of the Kansas City Society of Contemporary Photographers, a group dedicated to the promotion of fine art photography in the Kansas City region. Her photographs have been published in books and magazines; won awards, and hang in homes all over the United States.