In 2005 I graduated from Rhodes University in Grahamstown with a degree in Fine Art and my practical major in Photography. So it's no surprise that I'm inspired by history, the Classics and art. I'm also fuelled by Lindt chocolate, and strong, sweet Five Roses tea.
Home is in Craighall, Johannesburg with my husband Dean, house plants and a horse named Baz.
I'm outdoorsy and an adventurer and love to travel. I've photographed weddings and families across South Africa: from Pretoria to PE and Paarl, Cullinan to Cape Town, Durban and the KZN North Coast and further afield in Ponta Malongane, Harare and Victoria Falls.
I have a documentary-style approach to my work and a genuine love for capturing the real, the raw, the honest, the candid. For more than 15 years now I've been able to share stories through my photography...
...and I would love to tell yours.
Hey, I'm Leigh
a little peek into life behind my lens
Behind The Scenes
"Home is wherever I'm with you" is the perfect way to describe my adventures with Dean. We spent our Honeymoon in 2018 in Spain - going to watch Barcelona at the Camp Nou, exploring the streets of Granada, Cordoba and Seville, and spending time with family in Torrevieja.
Locally we love the KZN North Coast and the Drakensburg and did our first roadtrip through Swaziland in August 2019.
OUR TRAVEL BUCKET LIST:
The chilly: Iceland and Alaska
The rainy: Shetland
The iconic: Joshua Tree National Park and Route 66
adventures with my person
After a 20-odd year break from horse-riding, I started again in my mid-30's, proving you are never too old to start again and live your dreams!
This special boy is Le Bastille, affectionately known as Baz, Basil, The Ginger, or the Big Orange.
He belongs to my friend Jess and I've been his "other mommy" since October 2019. Finding him was meant to be - my birthday is July 14th, which just so happens to be Bastille Day!
One day you might see us competing in a local show, but for now we're content just taking long canters and hopping over logs in Delta Park.
my special boy, baz
the big orange
My Favourite Things
simondium's country lodge | paarl
Caitlin & Simon
I don’t know where to begin... Leigh, you are so talented and we have the most beautiful memories of our wedding I could ever have wished for. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your wonderful work. And it’s an absolute bonus that you are such a beautiful soul!! What an awesome combo! Thank you for everything, I will never forget it.
delta park | Johannesburg
Elsebe & Stan
Leigh did a couple shoot for me and my boyfriend and we instantly connected with her warm, kind, welcoming personality. Her knowledge and experience of photography is incredible and the passion she has is admirable. We had such a blast doing the shoot and can’t wait to work with her again in the near future.
delta park | Johannesburg
The Metselaar Family
Had an absolute blast this morning with Leigh and her hubby in our family photo shoot! She got my kids aged 16 and 13 to hug!!!! I would recommend her forever!
- Annie Metselaar