Photography and Design have always been a passion of mine, but passion isn't always enough. So over the years I picked up a Diploma in Photography and then a Diploma in Graphic Design as well. What I love isn't just taking photos, it's capturing Everything. I love meeting new people, travelling and exploring, and creating permanent art to remember these adventures. So, photography chose me.
My family are number one which is why I run my studio from our home and only take a limited number of portrait sessions each month. Time with my little girl and husband is something I can't get back and just can't get enough of. However, this deep and crazy love is something I hope we all have, and why I want to help create and capture happy moments for everyone.
Hopefully one day I get to meet you and your crazy loved ones as well. Xoxo
WHAT KIND OF PHOTOGRAPHER ARE YOU? My work has been described as organic, natural, and sentimental with a fine art quality. I combine traditional and documentary lifestyle photography along with family portraiture to capture genuine images for you to treasure for a lifetime. Imagine your family as fine art. As your photographer, I will provide a generous gallery of images that can be displayed in your home as pieces of art or archived in a custom album to be treasured for generations. These photographs will be an investment in your family history. Images from your session often tell a story, capturing a treasured moment in time. I do not try to make you look perfect, stiff, or unnatural. I am not after that "one" shot with everyone looking at the camera and smiling. Sure, we may get some with everyone looking and smiling, but I promise if we do, it will be because it happened naturally, not because it was forced.
WHERE WILL MY SESSION BE HELD? I am a natural light, on location photographer. Together we will choose the perfect location for your session. Newborn sessions are held at your home.
WHEN DO NEWBORN SESSIONS OCCUR? I would recommend a newborn sessions within the first two weeks of life.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? Something that you feel comfortable in, that makes you feel good and you love. If we are taking photos of a newborn I would recommend a plain little jumpsuit, and then we often strip them off to capture all their little features. For little boys and girls the studio has a variety of vintage hats, suspenders, dresses and headbands.
WILL I GET MY DIGITAL PHOTOS AFTER THE SHOOT? Photographs grow in value over time and become family treasures. I know the importance of archiving and saving digital images. I offer high resolution digital file collections delivered via a usb and accompanied by a matted fine art print. You will also have the option to buy additional prints, wall art and boutique albums when you have your view and purchase appointment.
HOW FAR OUT ARE YOU BOOKED? This will vary depending on the time of year, but I typically book one to three months in advance. If you are interested in newborn portraits, please inquire while you are pregnant. Already delivered? No problem. I try to leave openings in my schedule for last minute newborn sessions.
DO YOU OFFER MINI-SESSIONS? We offer group mini sessions. This is an opportunity to have a small sneak peek into Lea Photography. We will shoot the groups in the same location at the same time, offering you the opportunity to capture your changing and growing family.
HOW MUCH DOES ALL OF THIS COST? Maternity sessions have an all inclusive package of $390. (only available when booking your newborn session) Newborn and family portrait sessions cost $89 and you have the option to purchase a collection or a la carte after you view your images. Please contact the studio to discuss your individual needs.
Leanne, Thank you for the cute little cameras for the boys and the beautiful pictures. The case for the USB is lovely as well. We really enjoyed the experience and have great memories of it in our foyer!
Kim, Justin, Liam and Derek Muir
Lea was so easy to deal with, she was relaxed but professional through the whole process of organising the shoot, the shoot itself and then getting together to view the photos and choose which ones we wanted. She really went above and beyond to be honest, including hand delivering the prints to me! The photos of our little boy are stunning and I'll treasure them. Thanks Leanne!!!
Leanne and Lea Photography provided a fantastic service to our young family when trying to take family shots of our children (4) & (1.5) which as all parents know is not the easiest or most enjoyable job. Leanne's friendly and bubbly personality with the kids made everything run smoothly and the quality of her pictures, her fast turnaround time with production of the completed images and work with a local framing organisation made it a quick, efficient and professional package.
We would certainly recommend her to anyone thinking of getting professional photos.
Have had several sessions of family shots done with Lea Photography and the photos have been amazing as well as the setting being perfect. Highly recommend Lea Photography to anyone. Such a lovely friendly person to deal with.
Big thanks to Leanne at Lea Photography and Design for designing and supplying our new look business cards. Leanne made the process so simple.
Absolutely wonderful photography have had my son photographed and have been delighted with results Leanne is a natural and works wonders with children thank you so happy xx
Lea Photography & Design have been capturing special moments in our life for many years now. Leanne has shared in our wedding, birth of our children and capturing those special moments as they are growing up. I would not use any other photography service. Images are incredible, customer service is excellent and the follow up and ongoing service is brilliant. Worth every cent.
What a wonderful experience we had with Leanne from Lea Photography & Design. Very professional and wonderful with my children, will be back for more family photos. Highly recommend.