Hey there! I'm Leigh Stewart
When I'm not taking photos, I'm teaching Drama and Music to high school students and running around after my two little girls.
My husband and I are both teachers as our day jobs and have been in the beautiful town of Inverell since 2015.
I'm originally from Murwillumbah, NSW. Such vastly different landscapes up there. I always felt a little trapped under the canopy of the rainforests and mountains where I grew up. I feel this is part of the reason I love seeing the contours of the hills and the wide open sky that the New England region has to offer.
Photography has something I've always had an interest and a passion for. I picked up my first DSLR camera in 2009 and have been developing my skills ever since.
My journey into professional photography has been a slow burning one. My first paid photography jobs was taking photos for 'getanightlife.com'. in 2010. So going around clubs and pubs in Brisbane and the Gold Coast taking photos of people. As a bit of an introvert, this was definitely not my scene.
I kept up my love of taking photos throughout my time at university and decided to take the plunge and start my own business in 2017. I cannot believe how much this business has grown since then. I would not be where I am now without my clients support and trust in me to document their special memories.
My client's journey and time with me is of utmost importance. I aim to make my clients feel relaxed and comfortable during our sessions and want to feel more like a supportive friend. It is the greatest honour for clients to ask me back to take update their photos of significant milestones in their life. I might start out as someone's engagement photographer, then I photograph their wedding. then their maternity and newborn photos and onto regular family photos. This means the world to me and I feel so lucky to be invited and trusted to document these moments in your journey.