About me


First, let me start off by saying welcome and thank you for checking me out! You probably want to know some things about me, right? I mean, that is why you’re here after all!

Hi, I’m Hunter! The tall, goofy, lovable photographer who wants to capture all those special moments for you to cherish forever <3

I’m new in the photography business, but I’m taking it on in full force! I’ve always LOVED taking photographs! Whether it was at family functions, school field trips, hanging out with friends, you name it - taking photos has always been a part of my life. I guess I get it from my mother, who was documenting every moment of our lives growing up. Mama taught me well! I’ve always been the photographer friend in the group, wanting to take photos of everything. Then one day I thought to myself, “Hey! You’re pretty good at this and have a knack for it, so why not turn it into a path that benefits everyone involved!” Hence, why we’re here :)

Here’s a little about me:
I grew up in a small town in Northern, Iowa. I was always that “creative” kid in town (if you catch my drift). Growing up, I would rather spend my time making crafts, using my imagination, and singing at the top of my lungs than run around outside, getting dirty and bruised. (We all knew I was quirky from a young age lol) I later grew up to be heavily involved in choir, theatre, and art, attempting to shine brighter than all the rest! That is when I found my true passion for the arts. Family is a major part of my life with my amazing and supportive parents and my younger brother, along with my late grandparents who were always my biggest fans. I also have an amazing partner who would do anything for me. Let’s not forget my four wonderful fur babies. I work in Special Education and it is one of the most rewarding professions in the world! I currently live in the ever growing city of Mankato, Minnesota and I love every minute of being here. And as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I know what it’s like to crave for those moments where you feel your most confident and like no one can touch you with how spectacular you are! Those are the feelings I want you to achieve with your photos from me!

So why photography? What has lead me down this path in life? Well that answer is simple - the joy it brings to others! My ultimate goal with photography is to make you smile and cherish all the wonderful moments in your life. Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. Having the ability to freeze a moment in time for someone look back on, even years down the road, and still be able to remember what that feeling was like, now that’s real magic! During the time you spend with me, I will do everything in my power to make you feel comfortable, relaxed, and to have a good time during it! Whether it be your family, engagement, senior, or maybe even just for the fun of it photos, I want you to feel all those magic feelings when you receive your final gallery. When they say “a picture is worth a thousand words” - that’s what I want you to feel! I will strive every single day in order to bring that happiness to you.

- Love and Rockets,
Hunter Lee Photography