LEAH MARIE

PHOTOGRAPHY
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allow me to introduce myself...

hello,

Hello! I'm Leah, thank you so much for taking the time to discover my work, I'm really thrilled to have you here!

 

My love for taking photos started very young and so did my passion for meeting new people and traveling to new places. I feel extremely lucky to be doing what I love everyday and I hope that I get the chance to meet you on this journey soon.

Why me?

I've been told that I make people feel at ease and comfortable within moments of meeting me, which has served me well as a photographer as its allowed me to get the most natural photographs time and time again.

As well as being able to make you feel comfortable in front of my camera I am someone who genuinely will go above and beyond to ensure you have the most incredible day. There's really nothing I won't do to help make sure your day runs perfectly. I'm not just your photographer, I'm a friend who has your best interests at heart.

q&a

QUESTIONS FROM INSTAGRAM

What tips do you have for couples looking for a wedding photographer?


The best piece of advice I can give you is, find a photographer whose work connects with you, and whose style you love. Thats the most important thing to consider first when choosing your photographer because the way they will tell your story will be so personal to you so it's super important you really love their style. And secondly just make sure you feel happy and comfortable with them! In fact, that goes for all your suppliers, because you will spend your big day with them, the most important thing is that you feel comfortable this is especially true when someone is taking photos of your day. You can always tell from emails and a quick phone call if you're going to feel at ease with someone so it's a great idea to jump on a quick call with your photographer before booking.




Did you always know you wanted to be a photographer when you were growing up?


I actually wanted to be an astronaut. I find space and astronomy incredibly exciting but since I found my way into wedding photography I can say for sure that I am 100% in the right career for me. *moonwalks away*




What is your favourite thing about photographing weddings?


Honestly, when I was asked this question it took me a while to pinpoint my favourite part of photographing a wedding day, because I really do love all of it! But I would have to say that it is the moment you say your vows, exchange rings and look at each other like ‘We did it’! I always get a huge lump in my throat, it's such a special moment and everyone in the room feels it too.




You can have 5 celebrities at your dinner party who are they?


Ooo I love this question! Okay in no particular order: Oprah Winfrey Michelle Obama Barak Obama (I love the Obamas.) David Attenborough And Lady Gaga BEST. DINNER. EVER.




How did you become a photographer?


I started photographing weddings straight from college for friends of mine who were getting married (I was always the one with a camera). I remember one night one of my friends called me after receiving her photos, crying down the phone because she was so happy with her photos, she told me this was what I had to do, I had to do this for a living. Shortly after I applied to work at a photography studio as I wanted to gain more knowledge on working cameras and lighting equpitment. I got the job at the studio full time and years later became the manager of that same studio. It was there I decided I wanted to start my own business and focus on weddings, as I was still shooting weddings alongside running the studio, I quickly realised I was so passionate about wedding photography that I had to leave to pursue my own dreams.




When you’re not photographing weddings what do you do?


I’ve always been a real family girl so when I’m not photographing weddings, my husband and our golden retriever Darwin are probably at my Nan and Grandad's home. We have a huge family and we all get together at the weekends for some good food, drink and laughter. My husband and I also really love to travel and explore new places so we're never too far away from spontaneously booking a trip away - most likely to italy!




How would you describe your photography style?


Warm, vintage, fun and natural. I want my photos to look like they felt in that exact moment. For me, this is achieved when you feel comfortable - so I see that as a big part of my job. I'm greatly inspired by places I've traveled to and the colours I've seen within my favourite moments so whether that's the warm, golden glow of the sun setting in the Tuscan hills or the tropical greens from traveling through the Australian jungles, or the cool blue Indian ocean shimmering on the water before the sun goes down. My work is a reflection of the places I love, the adventures I've been on. The fun is when I get to combine that with each wedding's own twist - resulting in something unique and special every single time.




Whats your favourite film?


I have two… Elf & The Greatest Showman, and I think that tells you all there’s is to know about me!