Meet the Creatives: Leah Ladson

Meet Leah!

I take rad photos of rad people (and things!) - I am a photographer who is about all things business and branding. I specialise in capturing female-led businesses; whether it be headshots, product/lifestyle or flatlay photography. Basically anything to make your website and socials look shit hot!

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Q&A with Leah

How would you describe your creative style?

Bright & fun!

What kind of equipment do you use?

I currently shoot with my Canon 5D mk3 (about to upgrade to the mk4 when I can part with the $7k price tag) and I alternate between my 24-70mm & 70-200mm lenses. Post-Production i am all things Apple/Mac and am slightly old school and only use Photoshop to edit.

You are hosting this week’s ‘flatlay’ themed creative challenge, can you tell us why this theme resonated with you?

Well, without sounding cocky - My clients have dubbed me 'The Flatlay Queen' so it was only fitting I got on board with this theme!

Can you share a few of your favourite flatlays and tell us why you love them?

I absolutely LOVE travelling, so when I was asked to create some flatlays for a travel agent, I got out all of my souvenirs I've collected over the years and went to town!

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This was one of the first big brands that asked me to create some imagery for them. I was (and still am) so humbled to have created imagery for a national brand that is seen in Woolworths!

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This is one of my more recent flatlays - I did everything from scratch. I shopped the ingredients, I styled the shoot and I shot it all on my own. This is the shoot that made me realise I needed to employ a stylist. I am both proud and exhausted when I look at this gallery.


Leah is the guest host of our Flatlay themed photo challenge this week. Find out how you can participate here - Creative Challenge Entry Details

You can see more of Leah’s work on her Instagram account @leahladsonphotography and website LeahLadson.com