about leslie


my faves

Made with Organic Ingredients.  Jesus, friends, family, law professor, writing, Young Living essential oils, road trips, iPad pro, burnt orange, laughing, afrocentric hairstyles, LuluLemon, sweat pants, barefoot, homemade lattes, coffee shops, loose-leaf tea, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice latte, (pumpkin anything), Cadbury mini eggs (totally obsessed!), Paleo-kind of (which totally makes Cadbury eggs a no-no, eek), strawberries, whole yogurt with fresh blueberries and topped with granola (and honey!), frozen yogurt, my husband’s guacamole, pedicures with my girls, DIY most anything, gymnastics, March Madness, Christmas, Food Network, date night (which is a joke with young kids), running, McGrath Family YMCA, volleyball, martial arts, travel, mission trips, Shane & Shane, India Arie, Adele, Jasmine Thompson, Josh Groban, Michael Jackson, Nintendo (the original), Wicked Musical and sunny San Diego.


my faith & family

I’ve been a Christian since I was 6. And while I am wholly imperfect, I am grateful to God for the free gift of salvation, and count it a privilege to honor Him in all I do.

Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work. (2 Tim. 2:21 (ESV))

My church home. Barabbas Road Church

On August 3, 2012 – I married Carl Culver, my very best friend and precious gift from God.  On January 3, 2014, we welcomed our first sweet baby girl, Faith, and on December 14, 2015, our second daughter, beloved Nia. They are two precious gifts from God.


Culver family pictures (c) 2018 Kelsey Smith Photography (I adore her!!!)


my other hats | #multitasker

When I do not have cameras draped around my neck, or am not on a spontaneous road trip with my family, I am a law professor and scholar that is passionate about legal writing and awakening cultural consciousness in law students as they prepare to enter the legal profession. And in between photography, teaching, and child-rearing with my husband, I’m thoroughly obsessed with Young Living Essential Oils!