Leigh Doran was born in the Green Mountains of Vermont, and grew up in an adventurous family that would expose her to foreign countries around the world at a young age. These early experiences planted the seed for what would become her future career as a photographer, and inspire her interest in the human story. Leigh received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, graduating with a concentration in piano, where she learned to express the classicism of Mozart and Beethoven, and the romanticism of Schumann and Chopin. Leigh continued her development in the arts by completing a rigorous film degree program at a quaint photography school nestled in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina, graduating in 2002. It was here where Leigh’s passion for art inspired her interest in telling the human story through photographs. In 2008, Leigh returned to her native New England, settling on the beautiful coast of Maine, where she now lives with her husband and young son.