Q&A with Leighsa Cox Photographer of Maitland NSW

Our Q&A series are a fun and fantastic way to find out more about the life behind the lens. We hope you enjoy this photographer feature today on the blog.

Leighsa Cox Photographer, Hunter Valley NSW

How did you get started as a photographer?

I did a short course in high school then a longer one, then BA in Communications and majored in Photography. Worked for school photographer, weddings, in studio. Started my own business around 2005.

What did life look like before photography?

School! I’ve pretty much always done photography.

Tell us about a day in the life of a professional photographer …

Answer emails, check socials, post to socials, editing, shooting, uploading images, lunch at my desk, editing, planning posts, confirm shoots, phone calls, plans for week ahead.

Do you have a special story to share?

It’s always special when clients return. Wedding, maternity, newborn, next baby, family shoots. I love watching and capturing that growth and changes.

If you could photograph 1 thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Cheeky, fun siblings. 4-8yrs old.

What is the best thing about your job?

Meeting fab people, chatting to small children, getting ‘the shot’.

Tell us something we don’t know about professional photography …

Accounting sux! Running a business is hard, but being a photographer is a joy.

If you weren’t a photographer, what would you be doing?

A teacher maybe.

Here’s a blank cheque! What are you going to spend it on for your business?

A property with a big field and old farm shack for shoots and a beautiful building for a studio.

If you could photograph someone famous, who would it be and why?

Ahhh gosh I don’t know, maybe Dave Grohl and his family.









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