Monday, October 6, 2014

2 Weeks in Spain with a sideorder of Dubai

Arrived home tonight - what a trip, what a treat!


I grabbed these pics from my Instagram account, which I updated daily while I was away - it was fun..
I really do love travelling in the cyber age .. people give you real-time feedback and tips, and you can look things up
as you go if you get stuck ( such as the time I wanted a bowl of olives but the lady had no idea what I was talking about. 
I google-translated automatically on the spot and got the Spanish translation: "de oliva". 

Yeah, I know .. lost in translation .. ha ha! )


To view them chronologically, you have to start at the bottom image and work from the bottom right corner,
reading left and moving upwards.  Or, if you view them "the regular way", you can start at our day of between-flights
rest in Dubai .. and work backwards.

The itinerary over 2 weeks:

San Sebastian
Biarritz, France
Bilbao, Spain
Leon, Spain
Lerma, Spain
Madrid, Spain

Today is reality - washing, shopping for food, picking up the cats, and back to the packed lunch whining.. ah well ..
all good things must come to an end, and Home is good too. 

Back to work this week too.
If you've sent an email while I was away, i've come back to a tonne, so give me a day or so to get back
to you if you are waiting :)

Thanks for following!

- Leanne

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hooray! Hooray!

it's a holi-holi-day! :)

Just a little note that the office will be closed from this week until the 10th October.
You'll still see me around, but taking some much needed R&R.

October is mega-busy but there are still a few dates left in November/ 2014 .. ( maybe !! )

take care,


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Apartment Therapy - Australian Style

Hello there!

Did you know that August was Small Business Festival time in Victoria?

I sure did .. at least I *think* that's why I was under the pump this month.

Fingers in all the pies, that's me.

And .. I scored a new gig.
My dream job, actually.

Over 700 applicants, and I was one of a handful chosen..

New Job :)

You are in the cyber-company of the newest contributor to Apartment Therapy.

And today is my debut House Tour ( !! )
It's all very exciting .. and you know .. scary too..

I hope you like it!!


You can pop over and see it here:
Apartment Therapy


Do you know someone with a cool home?
Maybe it's you?

If you're not familiar with Apartment Therapy, they are an international interior design blog recently rated by Forbes
as “one of the most influential interior design sites on the web

New posts hit over 10,000 unique view in the first day alone, and over a million unique hits per month.

Apartment Therapy is not about having the best things or the most money. 
It’s about real people with real lives.  It’s about people that craft a home with what they have
and curate and comfort their nest with a mixture of old and new, of things bought,
of things found or things made with their own hands.

Items that reflect their travels and interests and people that follow their heart.

Words I would use to describe a good Apartment Therapy “fit” would be:

- artists
- artisans
- collectors
- eclectics
- designers
- hipsters
- eccentrics
- scavengers
- amassers
- lovers of colour
- creatives
- individuals

So, you know ... people!

If this is you or someone you know, get them to flick a few pics my way and say Hi!
You ( or they ) can reach me at:

I hope you love Jo's house .. make sure you leave her some love .. I know she's pretty nervous too!


Monday, August 4, 2014

A Look Back: Melbourne Small Business Photographer

Winter's not over yet but my Winter Warmer specials all got snapped up!

Were you debating, thought you still had time?

Well, if you're a bit of a follower and you mention how nice and pretty what a super-awesome person I am ..
like a lot, and with meaning, I may be able to slot just one more person in, but you really do need to be
organised for next week and next week only.

Otherwise, i'm booked out until the end of October. 


All my latest small business sessions are currently under wraps, awaiting new marketing material to be developed,
so today i'm featuring the gorgeous Koren Harvey, Wedding Celebrant Extraordinaire.

I'm actually re-doing my own website at the moment and i'm surprisingly making progress
( the old site has actually had a little "Coming Soon" sticker on it at the moment....  
I popped that sticker up in *cough* 2012 .. terrible!! )

So in the midst of designing, I thought i'd dig up some nice things people have said about me and remembered
Koren had blogged our session, so I went to look it up.

Four years on and Pow!  I'd forgotten all the nice things she wrote, and thought I should share them here,
where others ( perhaps you, pondering whether to get some new images yourself? ) could read them.


Koren writes:

" Now, I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve not posed for pictures since my schooldays.

The idea of doing so as an adult filled me with dread. You mean… I’d have to pose? By myself?

Without a wine glass/statue/landscape to camouflage myself against? GAH!

What if they were horrendous? What if I looked naff? What if someone saw them?
(By now my hysteria had taken over and I’d forgotten why I was having them done).

And then I met Leanne of h&b foto.grafic.

Calm, personable and seriously talented, I was referred to Leanne by someone I trust
and the images on her website took my breath away. Everything looked completely unposed
and yet absolutely perfect. If she could make me look half as wonderful as all the people on
her website I’d be doing well!

On the day, Leanne had me comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera in about 3 minutes flat.
The entire experience felt like I was walking around chatting with a girlfriend who just happened
to have some very impressive camera kit with her.

In fact, I found myself wanting to do it again just so we could hang out more!

Like most women, it takes a LOT for me to like a photograph of myself (why are we always
our own harshest critics? …) … I LOVE THEM!


Do you know what?
Tears rushed to my eyes when I read that.

That's exactly how I like my clients to feel.
I like to have fun and be besties for a little while. 
I know what it's like to not love your natural image, and I know that having
your picture taken is a bit like a dental visit for a root canal treatment.

So thankyou Koren, for writing those kind words.  They mean a lot.

If you want to love  your business/branding/headshots as much as Koren, let me know!
( and meantime, if you're planning a wedding - Koren's your girl! )


Friday, July 11, 2014

Winter Warmers :: Melbourne Small Business Photographer


Running a small business?
Solo operator?

Winter Warmer Special

It's hard, isn't it?
Stuff to do, never any time, playing catch-ups, trying to get paid..

I get it.
I work with a lot of small businesses

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We're all trying to get ahead.


Maybe a Winter Warmer can help you?

Over the months of Winter ( although, to be honest, June's pretty much filled up! ),
take advantage of reduced rates for small business.


Horrible product photography?

A dated grainy profile pic, to be honest, of you a few years back on holiday?
Where you've had to crop out the wine glass in your hand?

Not very professional, is it?

small business photography melbourne

You can do better than that!

melbourne headshots photographer

For the Special Winter-Only price of $250, if you live in the Bayside-ish area of Melbourne
( Bayside, Glen Eira, Kingston, etc ), why not book in a little freshen up? ..

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I work all areas of Melbourne, but if you're a bit out of these suburbs, there may be a small travel fee.

Normally these sessions cost $450 and are are done at your workplace or home office and surrounds.

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They take only a little bit of time, and are a little fun for some fabulous results you'll love.

You can call me to book on: 0419 520 782
or email:

But move fast, as once i'm booked out, i'm booked out!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Seven Points Holistic Healing :: Melbourne Commercial Photographer


Justine recently opened her new premises in Bentleigh and needed some images for a website revamp.


Seven points Holistic Healing is a green, calming, beautiful space.


As you walk in the door you feel immediately lifted and refreshed.
It's light, and the colour palette immediately invites you to take a big cleansing breath in..

As if you just entered a rainforest.



Justine practices Reiki.

Reiki is a holistic practice that focuses healing on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level.
All her healings include a guided meditation, healing oils, in a safe space for you to unwind.


Reiki is used to help assist balance mind, body & spirit.



Justine is initiated in Reiki levels 1 & 2 and is currently studying for her Reiki masters.

She is a member of Reiki Australia.



In conjunction with the launch of her new space and h&b foto.grafic, pop on down for an initial consultation
normally valued at $75 .. but mention you heard about Seven Points here and receive the special price of $65
for the months of May & June only.

Recharge and be nurtured.



Seven Points can be found at:

Seven Points | Holistic Healing
Shop 7, Centre Arcade
325 Centre Road
Bentleigh 3204
0408 375 961

Monday – 10am – 6pm
Tuesday – 10am – 3pm
Wednesday – 7pm – 9pm
Saturday – 
12.30pm – 5pm
By appointment only

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Arabian Bites :: Melbourne Commercial Photographer

It was a pleasure to work on this new business venture recently.

Arabian Bites

Mona was launching her new business and working with Meirav from Webby Web Design.

Budget was tight, but the dream would be realised

Arabian Bites

She needed some images for both the site and packaging/brochures/advertising.

Arabian Bites

The website was to be a dark tone and the imagery needed to match in and compliment the new branding by Blade.

Arabian Bites

Arabian Bites comes as ready-to-cook dough.
All the hard work is done for you.
Simply form into shapes (as small or large as you like) and fry or bake.

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The result is fresh and tasty.
I must say, when rolling and prepping the dough, my hands smelled divine!

Congratulations Mona!
You can visit Arabian Bites on the web here:
Arabian Bites