Photographer. Mother. Obsessive Netflix-watcher. Lover of glitter, coffee and chocolate.

I have had a camera in my hand for as long as I can remember. After high school I found a job at a retail portrait chain at the mall. I moved up the retail ladder fairly quickly, and over the course of the next 7 years I managed studios in New York, Myrtle Beach, and San Diego. In 2008, I decided to move back to Myrtle Beach and open up my own business. It’s been an amazing ride so far, and I am fortunate to have a career that brings me so much joy!

I have a beautiful (and wildly independent) little girl, a husband that I absolutely adore, and two pugs that snore louder than a freight train.

about me

the design biz

I started using ShowIt not long after I launched my photography business in 2009. What made ShowIt different from other companies was the complete freedom to design anything you wanted without being tied to a template that hundreds of other businesses were already using. The introduction of ShowIt5 in early 2016 was a huge game changer... side by side desktop and mobile design, seamless blog integration, and the same drag and drop features that we love. I can't wait to see what you and I can create together!

And my love affair with showit sites

Yes... crystal lee design studio is actually a real photography studio!

In 2012 I opened my first portrait studio. It was small, just under 600 square feet, but it was a great starter space. Then 2 years later a gorgeous storefront in The Market Common shopping center became available and I jumped at the opportunity to take it! This 1,300 sq ft space is everything I've ever dreamed of having. 

In 2017 my studio partner and I released a brand new website showcasing our talents in one place, making it easier for clients to see what our studio can offer. You can check it out at!

the studio