- Hi, I’m Leah. I don’t take myself too seriously, and I love when people are kind to each other.
What makes me unique as a Photographer, and possibly as a person, is that I love to create relationships with people. As a photographer, my job is not just to know the technicality of a camera and how to take a photo, but to connect with the person in front of the lens and invoke what is inside of them and bring out their personality and true being. Sounds simple, right? Not really when you meet someone, and 5 minutes later are taking their picture. My ability to relate to you and make you feel relaxed is what stands me apart from the rest.
Based in Bendigo, Victoria – I have created many wonderful relationships with the people in my home town. But being central to Victoria, I can cover much ground. I have travelled all over Australia photographing weddings & families and I have a severe case of wanderlust, so if you are planning a destination wedding, or you are a plane trip away – Please don’t hesitate to ask me about my affordable travel options.
Why Photography, I hear you ask? and I can honestly say, I think Photography chose me. I remember being as young as 10 years old looking through the car window and pretending that when I blinked my eyes I was taking a photo. As soon as Mum trusted me enough to use her Fujica STX-1 SLR camera (Yes, film!!) I was all over it. My first ever job was at a camera shop where I would work 3 hours on a Saturday and with the $18 I earned I would spend it on new film & developing my photos.
I studied at La Trobe University in Bendigo and started my business in 2008, up until 2015 I was solely shooting Weddings and Families, but after many years of curiosity about Commercial photography – I decided to take the plunge and haven’t looked back. We all know the cliche saying “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life” – And as corny as it sounds, I am one of those lucky ones.
So there you have it, a snapshot (‘scuse the pun!) of how this LLP journey began!!
5 fun facts:
I also hold a degree in Graphic Design & have a Cert IV in Small Business
I am a Mum to 2 beautiful girls, Missy & Audrey.
I shoot with Canon exclusively
I’m petrified of magpies
I’m addicted to coffee