Photographer, mum and self confessed chocoholic, this is me, Leisa Hale.
My story as a photographer stared like this… I worked as a travel agent for many years before I realised that life was too short to be doing work I really didn’t enjoy. So I took a massive leap and enrolled in a Diploma of Arts-Photography at Moreton Institute of TAFE and graduated in 2001. I have been working as a photographer ever since and have loved every minute of it.
As you can imagine I now have a vast portfolio of work consisting of travel, portraiture, fine art and landscape photography some of which I have even won some awards for. I have tried many different positions as a photographer, from owning my very own photography gallery in Huskisson, Jervis Bay to working for studios in Sydney, Brisbane and Ireland. My work has been featured in magazines such as Vintage Bride, Women’s Health and Fitness, Backpacker and Lotta just to name a few.
More recently since becoming a mum in early 2010 I have moved back to Queensland, and focused primarily on my real passion… photographing people doing what they love. Be that in love, life or work I can be there to capture the real essence of the moment for people.
When I’m not working, I am usually hanging out with my cheeky little Miss Ella, 4 chickens and our boisterous Labrador Ozzie.
“Love is the most important ingredient in art” ~ Glenda Shomaly
Timeless, Creative & Original Portraiture
I have 15 years experience as a portrait photographer, a Diploma in Arts – Photography and am an accredited member of the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photographers).
I offer a mobile service, so it doesn’t matter where you are based in Brisbane, the Gold Coast or Northern NSW, I’ll travel to you for your portrait session. I hold online viewings so there is no need to book a studio appointment and babysitter to view your portraits. When your order is ready, it is packaged and delivered to you free of charge.
Fun & Easy
I will guide you through the process from beginning to end and make it as easy as possible for you. I’m all about creating a fun environment so your family can relax, be yourselves and enjoy your portrait session.
I am upfront about all of my photography fees and will disclose all costs to you before your decide to book with me. My sessions start at $150 and I offer premium portrait collections from $395. I have a wide variety of products from digital images to hand crafted fine art prints, albums and canvases. Please contact me for my full price list.
Choose from a lifestyle portrait session photographed in the comfort of your home or one of South East Queensland’s many beautiful natural settings to reflect your family’s true personality.
Online viewing sessions mean that you can view your portraits in your own time, at your convenience … without a pushy salesperson breathing down your neck. (We’ve all been there!) And, if you ever need help with decision-making and techie stuff then you can contact me at any time. I’m always happy to help and answer your questions.
Here’s what my clients say…
“Once again thank you for your great service. You have given us plenty of beautiful photos to create wonderful Christmas gifts for the family. Plus you have provided us with a professional and friendly service throughout the process. I am one very happy customer!!”
“Our photos are beautiful. Exactly what we wanted. You are amazing to be able to capture 19 people and still showcase their individuality. Thank you so much.”
“I just wanted to say how beautiful our photos were. You did an absolutely amazing job and we couldn’t be happier! I look forward to seeing you again and having some photos of the kids organised sometime next year. Thanks again.”
“Wow wow wow! We absolutely love the pictures! Thanks for your hard work, and again, your huge amount of patience and professionalism at the portrait session. We will be sure to pass on recommendations and even get some more family portraits done when the girls are a little bigger. Again, thank you so much.”
KellieMt Gravatt, QLD
“Leisa your photos are amazing! We feel so lucky to have had you as our photographer – you made it so easy. Thank you so much.”
“The photos are fantastic! We are really pleased with them and there are plenty we really love. Thank you very much, it’s just what we were after.”
I specialise in family and children’s portraiture as well as newborn and maternity photography. My portraits are real moments with the people that you care about. There are no contrived images or awkward family photos here. I create beautiful candid portraiture and original artwork that your family will treasure for many years to come.
My clients often return to me again and again and I’m honoured to watch their families grow and change over the years. Take a look at my portfolio and read some of my clients’ testimonials to find out more.