Artistry Collaboration Inclusivity Passion travel

Inclusivity

In today's world, inclusivity is more than a value; it's a heartfelt commitment. I prioritize this deeply because I believe every couple, regardless of background, culture, or identity, deserves to feel genuinely welcomed and supported. It's about fostering trust and building authentic connections, ensuring that every client feels not just valued, but truly celebrated.

Artistry

My commitment extends beyond beautiful photos; it's a pledge to capture the true essence of your wedding. Each genuine moment should be immortalised in a manner that reflects your unique story, in the most authentic and artful way possible, ensuring that it remains yours forever.

collaboration

My couples are creatives, and their thoughts and ideas deserve to be heard. That's why collaboration is at the heart of our journey. Together, we will craft and refine vision boards, honing in on photos that truly resonate with you. This ensures that I capture the most authentic collection of photos to perfectly suit your style.

passion

Passion is the heartbeat of exceptional work. It's what drives me to pour my heart and soul into every photograph I take. Coming from a close, loving family, I deeply understand the significance of these moments. It's an honor to photograph the love shared between families and friends, knowing firsthand how much these connections mean. This heartfelt dedication resonates in every image, enriching the overall experience and creating lasting memories that you and your loved ones will treasure for a lifetime.

travel

From the age of 16, I embarked on a journey of adventure and service, traveling to India to work in an orphanage and a care home, where I had the privilege of helping young children and communities. At 20, I ventured to Darwin, Australia, living in the Northern Territory and offering my assistance in local churches and Aboriginal communities.

These experiences allowed me to immerse myself in diverse cultures and communities, shaping my perspective and deepening my appreciation for the richness of human connection. My love for travel and my passion for fostering meaningful relationships have become inseparable aspects of my life. It's this diverse tapestry of experiences that inspires me to blend my love for travel seamlessly with my wedding photography business, capturing the beauty and love of destination weddings around the world.

philanthropy.

photographer ethics

12 million girls are married before the age of 18 each year.

Child marriage is a global issue. It is fuelled by gender inequality, poverty, social norms and insecurity, and has devastating consequences all over the world.

Child marriage or marriage without the free and full consent of both spouses is a human rights violation. Progressive legal frameworks are one element of the comprehensive response needed to successfully address child marriage, as reflected within the Girls Not Brides Theory of Change.

Leah Marie Photography takes its ethics very seriously, and we are proud to partner with this charity and you can learn more about what they do here.

More than 650 million women alive today already suffer the direct consequences of child marriage.

Globally, the rates of child marriage are slowly declining but progress isn't happening fast enough.

If pre-pandemic trends continue, 150 million more girls will be married by 2030. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this may increase by a further 13 million girls.

Child marriage violates girls’ rights to health, education and opportunity.

Child marriage is any formal marriage or informal union where one or both parties are under 18 years of age. It is rooted in gender inequality.

photographer ethics

with every wedding

we offset our carbon footprint

Together with my husband, we care deeply for our planet. Again, this goes beyond photographer ethics, this is about protecting our beautiful planet. We know that my work creates a lot of opportunity for us to travel and so we vow every month to plant 26 trees to offset our carbon footprint.

Find out more about this here.

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your vision

If you think I would be a perfect fit for your day, I would love to hear from you.

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