Leah is one of Australia’s emerging go-to photographers for Commercial and Branding photography, as well as a recognized Wedding & Family photographer too. Leah’s work has been seen in several National & International publications as well as adding ‘Author’ to her belt in 2018 being a co-writer for the book “Weddings, Weddings, Weddings”. Leah wears several hats in her business, she is a Photographer, but also offers mentoring to start-up businesses, as well as being the owner/found of regional group ‘Girls From The Go’ which supports regional women who run their own business.
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.