Choosing a wedding photographer is a daunting task. Besides their style, you need to find someone you’re comfortable with, because they will be the one snapping pictures of your around the clock. Leoni Heaslip from Leoni Bolt Photography is a photographer that can fit easily into this description. Enthusiastic to try on any styles, she brings a certain charm to your photos, delivering the best for newlyweds like you!
Q: How long have you been working in the (wedding) photography arena and why did you choose this line of work?
A: I have been a wedding photographer for 12 years. I actually studied a bachelor of photography at university and majored in advertising, but fell into weddings as all of my friends started getting married. It’s great being an integral part of their day.
Q: What do you enjoy the most about your job as a photographer?
A: My favourite part about being a photographer is sitting down with my clients and showing them the slideshow of their wedding photos once they’re all finished. There are usually tears and they relive the wedding day going through all of the emotions.
Q: How do you make a picture stand out? Please provide us a sample picture
A: Capture the emotion. I love pretty picturesque landscapes, but the photos that have the most impact are definitely the ones where you can see the love and connection between the couple.
Q: Do you have a list of images you want to produce in a wedding?
A: After doing it for so long, you have your usual things you capture, but every wedding day is different, and the sentimental things are different too. You need to take hints from the people involved and capture what’s most special. Paying attention to family heirlooms and what they are most excited about on their wedding day.
Q: Can you share a little about what you aim to capture?
A: While I love to capture every little detail, the real reason we are there is to capture the story. The laughs, tears and crazy shenanigans!
Q: Which one is your favorite lens and why do you prefer it?
A: 70-200mm 2.8 is my favourite wedding day lens. It’s great for zooming in on the ceremony without getting in the way and has a beautiful depth of field and bokeh.
Q: What can you advice to a newbie about how to become a wedding photographer, what would you say? What would you not say?
A: Don’t expect to be an amazing photographer the minute you pick up a camera. It takes many, many years of practice and to this day I’m still learning everyday. Also think of what your doing as a business. Many photographers are fabulous creatives but struggle with running a business.
Leoni’s creativity and style spices up the romance in your pictures. What’s more, she even covers other types of photography, including Maternity and Newborn, Pinups, portraits, etc. For more info, do log on to and see more of her works!