The energy of Lee-Anne’s inspired spirit has taken many forms over time. Her passion for all thing creative has her DJing as Nurse Noise, making music (and noise), hula hooping, making clothes, painting, and providing occupational therapy for children (specializing in sensory integration and emotional regulation).
Born in South Africa to traveling musician parents, Lee-Anne has spent the majority of her life in the Bay Area. She attended to San Francisco State University and earned a degree in Liberal Arts hoping to be a teacher, but she continued to gravitate towards creative expression. After several fashion shows with the Cloud Factory Design Collective (CFDC), Lee-Anne discovered the healing arts and practiced massage therapy for several years. During that time, she was accepted into graduate school at San Jose State University where she earned a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. Throughout her education and building a career, she has maintained a passion for the visual and performing arts.
Photography has been a way to express the beauty she sees in the world. Having traveled to 20 countries, Lee-Anne finds inspiration from the composition of landscapes and architecture from all over the world. As co-owner of Illumination Photography, an event/wedding photography business, Lee-Anne loves capturing a person’s spirit with headshots, newborn, and family portraiture.
Lee-Anne settled down in Oakland, CA where she lives with her husband and son.