Hi Leah, HOLY MOLY! To say these are incredible is an understatement. When we booked you, we knew we were onto something good, but this is next level. We are blown away by your talent, passion, care and kindness. Our day wouldn’t have been as spectacular without you, so thank you, thank you so so much. These photos are so special to us, and we haven’t stopped looking at them since we received your email. Our family and friends have made special mention to your approach on the day, saying you made them feel welcome and important, not to mention your talent. You came into our day with such kindness, grace and passion and we cannot thank you enough - I wish there were words to say how thankful we are but I’m honestly struggling. You have an incredible talent and I’m so thankful you share it with people like Cal and myself. Thank you for being a part of our special day and giving us something to last us our lifetime. If we could have our day 1000 times over, we would have you there 1001 times again. Every time we look at these photos, we thank our lucky stars that we found you. Thank you so much Leah. Maddi xx

Leah was incredible and I could not recommend her more highly for wedding photography! Leah photographed our small surprise ceremony for us. Both of us are awkward in front of a camera and were dreading having photographs taken - but Leah made the experience fun and we had the best time having her there during our wedding.  Leah made us feel at ease and comfortable. Our photos reflect our day perfectly and are so natural. Not only are our posed photos more amazing than we could have hoped for, but Leah captured so many beautiful candid moments as well. We could not love our photos more. Leah was also lovely to deal with before the day and the whole experience was seamless.

Hi Leah, what a perfect delivery this was to get on a Friday afternoon! Just in time to spend a whole long weekend gazing at these beautiful photos. We want to say a big THANK YOU to you for capturing our day so gracefully and authentically. You have captured every moment so perfectly and looking through these photos transported us right back to the day. Everyone had told us to soak up every second and drink in the magic of the day, but a wedding is so exciting (especially as the bride and groom!) that it is so easy to get caught up in the moment and let the little things slip by. However, your photos retold the whole story of our wedding, along with every emotion and even the little moments we didn’t realise you were capturing. Tom and I are definitely more camera-shy than not, but we never felt uncomfortable or out of place with you behind the lense. You made us feel right at home in front of the camera and your gentle directions helped create such beautiful shots. You managed to capture us as we are, but made us look bloody good doing it (quite the achievement!). We are so glad that early on in the planning stage we chose you as our photographer, because you have given us the most wonderful keepsakes we could have imagined. Our only gripe is that there are simply too many good photos, making it impossible to choose our favourites ;). Can’t wait to get the prints, and hope you are having a good long weekend yourself! Catherine & Tom

"Lovely Leah!! WOW! WOW! WOW! You are Truly amazing! Firstly you were such a lovely person throughout this whole experience and we enjoyed every moment we spent with you. You are definitely an old soul which resinated with us one hundred percent. Secondly, these photos have seriously have taken my breath away. They are so truly beautiful and we both feel they have captured our day perfectly. Your amazing eye for detail has captured all of the beautiful things I spent so much time creating for the day. My Husbands reaction when we were looking through the gallery was “WOW! WOW! WOW!” this reaction coming from the man who said “ I don’t mind who you pick for the photography darl they are just photos” Safe to say he was very happy I had the good sense to choose you! :). Also everyone who I have showed them to has commented on how amazing they are and that they look like they are out of a Bridal magazine. With that I hope you don’t mind I think I will submit some to the Bridal magazines, with your blessing of course. Thank you so much for everything darling, I have not been able to wipe the smile off my face this week! Steph and Rob"

"Hello Leah! My goodness, you have gone above and beyond!! These photos had me in tears, I cannot wait to go through them properly with Luke. I am so glad you were able to make the trip up to Bundaberg for our wedding, I would have had no one else! I so look forward to big prints on my walls of these AMAZING photos, I could not be happier Leah! Your work is truly magical. A million times thank you! Thank you so much, Annie"

Leah!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!! We can’t thank-you enough for being a part of our wedding day! Callum and I found you to be more like a friend on the day, and not just our photographer. You made us laugh and feel comfortable in front of the camera, which made so much of a difference. We really appreciated you taking the time to come and visit on the Thursday prior to get a feel for the property as well, which took the pressure off on the day. Now, those photos!!!! We both LOVE them!!! It makes us even more excited to see all of them when the time comes! My heart started racing when we were opening the files and then it was quickly replaced with a big smile! Cal got a bit teary…again!!! :D. Thank-you again Leah – you’re the best! Warm regards, Rach and Cal

Leah!!! Hello! I actually got your message as I was walking into work this morning - longest shift ever! Haha, I couldn't wait to get home and look at them with Lach. Thank you so much for capturing the exact feeling of our day. We could not have picked a more perfect (or more lovely) photographer! Thank YOU so much for sharing the day with us, and for doing such a wonderful job :) It really does feel like forever ago now haha, but looking through the gallery brought back so many memories. Ooh, thank you so much! You are the best :D We cannot wait to receive them! Thank you for being the nicest photographer ever to work with - for two people dreading the photo part we seriously had so much fun and the day just flew! Hope you are having an amazing weekend! Warmest wishes from the Hammett's! Hehe :)

“Leah, we are absolutely swooning over our wedding photos – they are absolutely beautiful. We can not thank you enough for capturing our day so perfectly. Our photos are perfect keepsakes for us to relive our day. From the moment we met you we felt at ease which made our day the most relaxing and enjoyable time. Thank you, Ben and Lauren”

“Just got your email! We are all speechless over these photos. They are beyond amazing and so perfect in their own way. We appreciate your talent and time so much. We are so beyond happy with the amount of photos as well…. of absolutely every slight detail that we may have not even seen on the day. Has bought us straight back and we can’t wait to look at them forever. I wish we could get married every year just so we can get you to take the photos! But I love following you on your social media’s and seeing the beautiful work you do. There is a reason you are so popular! Best wishes for the year ahead and I hope you had a relaxing time off over the Christmas, New year break. Regards, Leah & Nelson”

“Hey Leah! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! First of all I wanted to say thank you so much, from the bottom of our hearts. You probably hear this all the time so it’s hard to just fully express how blown away we are with the photos, the emotion and how raw and beautiful they are – honestly it’s so very special and we are so appreciative that you’ve captured the most important things in our lives, the very essence of us, in the most candid and heart felt way. These photos will mean so much to us for the rest of our lives so truly, thank you so much for blessing us with your talent!!!!!THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU so much again – honestly you’re so amazing and I wish I could give you a massive hug over email. I can’t say it enough. Heidi xx”

“Hi Leah, Just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I have been following your work for a very long time and knew your name was the only name we would ever consider to photograph our big day. What we didn’t know at the time when we officially “booked you in” was how beautiful these photos would actually be and I really can’t quite articulate how in love we are with these pics. I have thought back on our wedding day so often and I really can’t thankyou enough for capturing our day in the way that you have to be even more beautiful than we actually remember the day. Would you believe the photos arrived on my birthday and it truly was the best present anyone could have ever given me!! It took every fibre of my being not to open them before I saw Pete that night. From the initial photo until the very end, Peter and I both had big, fat, happy tears rolling down our faces. Since sharing your pics with family and friend’s, we have been told over and over that “these are the best wedding photos we’ve ever seen”..biased, of course we totally agree. Thankyou for your professionalism, thankyou for your experience, thankyou thankyou again and again for capturing our day so effortlessly and beautifully. We really can’t thankyou enough..Danni and Pete xx”

“Leah, you are incredible! Tim and I have been blown away by your work. We had expected something above ordinary (that’s why we choose you as our wedding photographer) but WOW! Your personality and style are evident throughout your work and each photo has truly captured the magic of our special day. You have such an easy going, pleasant nature and discreet professionalism; we were continually surprised by photos we didn’t even know you had taken. You made us both feel so comfortable in front of the camera and your willingness to brave the elements to capture enchanting shots, was above and beyond anything we could have asked for. Our praise for your talent has been echoed by all our friends and family, who have noted not just your incredible photographs but your lovely personality as well :). Thank you for the beautiful slideshow and gallery (and prints to come), it’s such a pleasant surprise and we can’t wait to hang up some of your work on our walls.  Keep up your amazing work! Love Kirsten & Tim xx”

“Hey Leah, I literally was driving away from our place this morning and stopped the postie, and he had a present for us from you! Yay! Thank you so so much! The photos you chose to print are some of my favourite ones! Although, I’ve been finding it so hard to choose the ones I want to blow up/use for our thank you cards! They are all so amazing!! Eeeek!! I love the way you captured the shots. I love the way you make art out of your photos! We are so blessed to have had you at our wedding! Thank you so much!! You have a true talent! :). All the best!”

“Hi Leah, we received the USB. I just wanted to thank you again for going above and beyond. We are so so happy with what you have done. Every time I look at the photos I get so happy I could cry! We have had so many comments from people telling us how beautiful the photos are and saying how you’ve done a great job of capturing us! I cannot wait to share our special day with you.”

“Hi Leah, Thank you so much for everything. We couldn’t have asked for a better more lovely person to be a part of our day. You have captured so many beautiful memories. We are over the moon and can’t thank you enough. I hope your year has started with a bang and wish you much success. All our love, Kymberleigh and Lukasz X”

“I’d better stop or I’ll give you a big head… but you are actually so phenomenal I’m just blown away! I can’t wait to see all the photos and the albums too. This slideshow is absolutely incredible!! I just love it!” – Nadine

“Leah is an outstanding artist – she produced a {slideshow} of my eldest son’s wedding recently and it is beyond words – she has an eye for capturing the perfect moment in her photography and she embraced the beauty of the natural setting we were in. It is impossible to describe the depth of her talent – exceptional! I cannot recommend her enough. Thank you Leah for totally irreplaceable memories we now have for ever…xxxx” – Jill

“Hi Leah, OMG….OMG….OMG…. The photos are absolutely amazing. We have finally been able to watch the slideshow and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house. Thank you so much Leah you have created such beautiful photos/memories that we will treasure for the rest of our lives.”

“There are so many talented wedding photographers in Toowoomba but I am so glad we chose Leah to capture our day. From the initial meeting we knew she was our photographer. She offered several helpful suggestions for planning the day, which is a testimony to her invaluable experience. Having Leah take our photos was honestly one of the most enjoyable parts of our wedding! Her personality is so warm and she was such a pleasure to spend the day with. And her images were just stunning – I have honestly lost count of how many compliments we’ve received on our wedding photos. Having Leah do our photography was definitely one of the best investments we made for our wedding.”

“Hi Leah, WOW! oh WOW! I’m speechless! These are the most beautiful photos I have ever seen! They bought me to happy tears and gasps at every one! I cannot even choose a favourite! You are amazing and your talent blows me away! Thank you thank you thank you :)”.

Leah was beyond amazing for our wedding!! She went to soooo much effort and was so easy to get along with! I absolutely love our wedding photos and 110% recommend her!!!

"Oh Leah. They are so stunning. Thank you so so much.  I burst into tears watching the slide show. You captured the most beautiful moments of our friends and family. We will cherish them forever.

"Oh Leah, MY HEART! I think it is exploding! Thank you so much, we can't even tell you how stoked and smitten we are with these shots. We are so lucky to have you, you have a real gift. Thank you also for such a lovely day, we are both feeling so much more relaxed about all things wedding now :). With appreciation, Em and Kev."

From Linley (mum and fellow photographer):
"Lashai and Ryan are over the moon with their photos! She looked at them for 3 hours last night and they laughed and cried and laughed and cried! You are amazing girl! Don't you ever doubt yourself! There's so much more to photography then snapping a good set up! You've captured their day in the very essence! They are so in love with them! I'm not allowed to see them till she gets home though lol. x"

"Morning Leah, Ben and I just wanted to say a huge thank you once again for being a part of our day!
You truly have a gift for making anything beautiful! You have left us with incredible, beautiful memories that we can look back over our lifetime. This is exactly what I imagined and more, so thank you truly! My whole family loved them! My dad has being showing the slideshow to all his work colleagues who have requested I find out what song you used in the slideshow? They said it just matched the photography so well!
Thank you again! All our love, Nicole + Ben"

"OMG I have been having so many happy tears looking through our photos over and over again, wishing we could just do the day all over again- so Much FUN! Leah your work is absolutely amazing, we are forever grateful for having you capture our day.  The photos are just Devine, we are so in love with them all and we can’t thank you enough."

"Leah!! You are absolutely incredible. There is no other talent like you I'm sure. Of course neither of us could wait the 10 days (yet alone 10 minutes) until we were together again so we had a telephone viewing tonight and went through them together. Absolutely blown away, you even got a few words out of Kenny! We will go through them all in detail when we are together next weekend. I'm so happy Leah! You have exceeded any expectation I could have ever had. Thank you thank you thank you!"

We hadn't met with Leah prior to our wedding, but yet we were able to instantly feel so comfortable and relaxed around her. For the entire day she laughed with us, and sometimes laughed at us, and was just a beautiful soul to be around! The part that I loved the most was that during the ceremony, she was no distraction at all. If it wasn't for the faint clicks of the camera I wouldn't have even known she was there - yet somehow she had captured every moment! Our day was freezing, windy and rainy, which left me nervous for what she could create out of the non-ideal conditions BUT she created so much magic out of a couple that had never had formal photographs together before. Leah was open to making sure we had our photos in the locations WE had planned (even if it meant hiking when not accessible by 4x4) and everything was done with a smile, oh and maybe a few puffs as we hiked back up the hill. Leah also captured some of the most beautiful photos of our family too. We will cherish these beautiful photos forever, and are glad you were a part of our special day. To me, the photographer is one of the biggest investments of the day, and I am so glad that we entrusted Leah to be our photographer! Reid + Jess x

"Is it weird to leave a review for a photographer who hasn't taken your photos yet? Maybe, but that is how good Leah is. Anyone can see Leah's skill, you just have to go to her website, or scroll through her Instagram. She has a unique talent to capture the very essence of the moment, and let the love shine through, so you feel like you are there, sharing this intimate celebration with these strangers, and wishing them all the happiness in the world. But, her photography skills are not what set her apart. Her personality, and dedication to her clients are what made us decide to go with Leah. From the first email, to the first meeting, and everything in between, Leah has been nothing short of exceptionally professional, while still being warm, friendly and engaging. We had no idea what to expect when we met her, but she walked us through her whole process, answered all our questions, no matter how ridiculous they were, and even answered questions we hadn't thought to ask. This didn't feel like we were meeting someone to hire, this felt like we were catching up with an old friend. My fiance and I are thrilled, we decided to go with Leah, we cannot wait to see what magic she will bring to our wedding. If you are looking for an incredible wedding photographer, who also happens to be a sensational human being, contact Leah, you will not be disappointed."

Leah, my heart skipped a beat when I saw that an email had arrived from you in my inbox!  Chris and I poured over these pictures together last night; we smiled big, laughed hard and shed a tear or two.  These pictures have masterfully captured my favourite story of all time, they simply awe-inspiring in all their beauty.  We cannot thank you enough for the many hours you have spent editing and collating these gorgeous pictures.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and an even bigger 2020!!  Thank you again for everything,  Laura x.

We LOVE Leah! We could not recommend her more! Her work is just so emotional, natural & romantic, which we just love. She was so great to work with, she made our day so easy and comfortable in front of the camera and she's so talented at telling the story through her AMAZING photos of who we were as a couple. Beautiful person with such insane talent! Thank you so much for your hard work Leah, it was most appreciated. Please do share your talent with the other couples out there who deserve you! :D xx

Leah was incredible - she did such an amazing job of capturing our special day! Throughout the entire process (which included some rescheduling due to COVID) Leah was super helpful and quick to respond to any questions we had. She made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera on the day and was so positive and fun to work with. She also delivered an impressive number of sneak peek photos the next day - all of which we are both obsessed with! They are incredible photos. We would both highly recommend Leah - her work is amazing and she is very talented at what she does :)
Oran & Nicole

Leah is honestly an incredible wedding photographer. I cannot recommend her more highly. I love every single one of our wedding photos, and each time I look at them I find a new favourite. Leah was a pleasure to communicate with in the lead up to our wedding. She answered any questions I had, was very responsive by email, and very kind. My husband and I didn't do an engagement shoot, so the first time I met Leah was on our wedding day and I felt so comfortable and at ease with her. Thank you Leah! Nick and I will treasure our photos forever.

Leah is an amazing wedding photographer! We got married in an elopement ceremony at Spicers Peak Lodge and Leah was such a pleasure to have as our photographer. She was so easy to work with and made the whole session so fun and positive. We are people who are often awkward in front the camera and she totally took that element away, we felt comfortable and the pictures came out looking really natural and lovely. She also was really quick to give us our sneak peek photos the next day which was so great! Thanks so much Leah, the photos are stunning!

My biggest wish for my wedding day was an amazing photographer (after all photos last forever) and boy did Leah deliver! Leah is a professional with an amazing eye for the perfect photo. She made me and my partner feel comfortable and just have fun. Leah is an asset to any wedding day and will not disappoint!

LEAH! Oh my goodness, I have been crying on and off all day at these stunning photos! How lucky are we to have had you a part of our day.  I cannot express our thanks enough for sending what are the most perfect bunch of photos that completely captured the day - the emotions, the people, the surroundings, all of the little details... it's everything! It was a perfect representation of the day and the joy and love were felt through the photos. Thank you so so much!  Everyone we have shown so far has said how incredibly talented you are and I said... I know ;) Hahaha
Cannot wait for March - bring it on!! Xxx

Hi Leah, Wow. I don’t know where to begin to try to convey our appreciation for the incredibly beautiful way you have been able to capture our special day. We have gone through the album and the slideshow so many times since receiving your email because they just make us so profoundly happy. The way the slideshow was put together was an unexpected addition to the album, but is something I will forever greatly treasure. You have a wonderful gift and we are so thankful for the love you have put into our photos. Leah, thank you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for these beautiful keepsakes. We wish you the most wonderful life ahead, filled will great health and happiness. We know that couples that are as fortunate as we were to work with you into the future will love you as much as we do! Our warmest wishes, Mel and Kieran

Dear Leah, Thank you for celebrating with us on our wedding day! Your company, love and support made our day complete and we sincerely appreciate any gifts, well wishes and you helping us make our wedding day an occasion that we will never forget. Also thank you so much for all your hard work, communication and beautiful photography skills over the last couple of months :D.  It was an absolute pleasure to have you there on our wedding day with us; we honestly couldn't imagine having anyone else there in your place to create the beautiful, easy-going and magical photography you do. With Love, Mr & Mrs Campbell xx

Good morning Leah, Happy Friday!
One week ago today, you played a part in helping make mine & Julio’s dream come true.  Our Wedding Day was the most magical, wonderful day, and we would not be able to truly believe that if it weren’t for you.  We honestly felt we had the best photographer. From day one of booking you, we received the kindest, best service. Nothing was ever too hard, and you were always so accommodating to our requests.  Thank you for everything and most importantly, thank you for making our day so very special and exceeding our expectations in every way possible. We were thrilled to receive such incredible photos, you truly are such a talent!  If you would like further testimonials, please reach out, we are more than happy to shout from the rooftops just how amazing you were!  Lots of Love, Mr & Mrs Pelaez

Leah's talent still leaves me speechless. I will treasure our wedding photographs forever. She has this incredible ability to colour her photos in a way that makes them feel simultaneously from the past but with a timeless contemporary elegance. She perfectly balances a rich but moody colour palette to create striking images that feel bold whilst keeping their true to life colours. She is also the kindest, quirkiest, and most down to earth soul. We couldn't have asked for a more wonderful human to share and capture our most treasured moments.

Leah Cruikshank is a Queensland Wedding and Elopement Photographer who loves to photograph weddings in a real and honest way, with a personally crafted elegant, romantic style.