About me

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I'm Michael and I'm a Brisbane Photographer

My name's Michael Leadbetter and photography in Brisbane is my passion. I'm originally from Christchurch in New Zealand. Christchurch is a cold and miserable place. Brisbane's not, it's a fantastic place to live and work. I'm mostly a self taught photographer, although I assisted quite a bit while learning the ropes. Images are my life. I love to create images for people. There's nothing better than giving people the fantastic photography they are after.
Did I mention that I love photography. I love the variety in photography. I love pushing the boundaries of what's possible. I'm extremely customer focused, I listen to what you need and then try to over deliver on the project. I can do small jobs or large from a single portrait to photographing hundreds of products for an online store. So why not give me a call or send me an email and let me help you.

Why me?

I'm pretty handy with a camera.

If you're looking for a photographer in Brisbane who works fast, has great customer skills then give me a try. Because of my experience I'm able to work fast and get the job done with a minimum of fuss. I'm a Brisbane Photographer who is down to earth and easy to get along with. I can work as part of a team or alone. I treat every job the same and always give each one 100% of my effort and attention. I can take portraits for magazines, Corporate Portraits or Business Heads Shots for marketing and websites. I am also wedding photographer, I love sharing the biggest day of peoples lives and capturing all the memories of the day for them to cherish forever. If you need product photography Brisbane for your business website or promotional material, I can help show off your products to the world.

my Skills

I'm also pretty handy in photoshop.

Great lighting, good framing and composition and actually taking the photograph is only one half of the image making process. The other half is what happens to it afterwards. I love Photoshop it is an awesome tool for manipulating images. It allows from the simplest of things, like making backgrounds white/black or even transparent to removing unwanted objects or people from photographs. Textures can be added in layers for a rustic or aged look. I can alter the tonal balance for a traditional film look or push the envelope and use cross processing looks. So whether you're after traditional looking photography or something more artistic I can achieve the look you're after. I can also build websites, like this one for example.

happy clients

I look after my Brisbane customers and make sure that they get the great service they deserve.

I deliver the photography you need in Brisbane. Your deadlines are as important to me as they are to you. The only thing that exceeds the quality of my photography is the quality of my service.

Happy Photography Customers

And of course the many happy couples who's weddings I have photographed for them.

“You don't take a photograph, you make it.”

Ansel Adams

"All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth. ” 

Richard Avedon



Delivering great photography in Brisbane.

Images you need.

I love to deliver the photography you need. All kinds of photography for all kinds of purposes. Photography is all about light, when you understand light you can make any image you want.
Whether you're after great wedding photos or product photography shots of your latest creation I can help you out. My images will talk to you, an resonate with you. With over 12 years of photography experience I understand how to get the images you want. I'm always professional, turn up on time, and deliver you your photographs when I say I will. I'm easy to get along with and understand how to get the best out of the people I'm working with. I'm great at getting people to relax in front of the camera, so the look comfortable and in control. My photography is also surprisingly  affordable and have very competitive pricing structures. So if you're looking for great photography in Brisbane why not contact me to discuss your needs.

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Images that work.

Photography Brisbane has to work. It doesn't matter whether you're selling products or services if you don't have great professional images them your important first impressions won't count.

If you need a photographer Brisbane that is great with customers, that produces photos that are clean and detailed. Photographer Brisbane who is great and represents your vision. A Brisbane Photographer who is professional, who understands people, who turn up on time for classic photos. A Photographer Brisbane who is simply the best. A Brisbane Photographer who can take direction, who love to help their clients then

Clients I've work with include Norton Rose Fullbright Deutsche Bank Andy Tom Baby's got style

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my Services

The types of photography in Brisbane I can help you with.


I love being a wedding photographer in Brisbane. It gives me great pride to be chosen to photograph the most important day in many peoples lives. To capture all the memories for then to look back on the future.


There's so many stunning locations for wedding photography in Brisbane. We truly are blessed.
I know how to get the most out of your chosen location and will take many photos you will cherish for your married life.


With 12 years of photography in Brisbane, you can trust me with the most important of jobs. I shoot in a reportage style wedding photography that is classic and timeless. I won't get in the way so you can just enjoy your day.

Corporate Portraits

Corporate portrait photography Brisbane is an important part of modern business. A professional Brisbane photographer makes sure that you make a good impression before you even meet with your client with outstanding portrait.

Corporate Photography

I can create image libraries for use in corporate documents. Use the power of a Corporate Photographer Brisbane to add a dynamic element to your reports and tenders and submissions. Show how you work in photos.


I can photograph all types of clothing, shoes and accessories. Ideal for use in online stores or catalogues. I can do flat lay clothing, mannequin, or ghost mannequin photography. Making your product look at their beautiful best.


Electronic photography done to the highest standard. Computers, tablets and phones can all be photographed with their screens showing whatever you like. We can also add reflections to your product photography Brisbane


I do jewellery photography  and other accessories in Brisbane. The images can be on black or white, backgrounds are done with clipping paths, so they have super clean edges. Images suitable for websites or catalogues.


As a great product photographer I can make your products look their best. Bottles can be shot with water bubbles for added effect. Reflections and shadows make sure that the photographs always look classy and 3D. Product Photography Brisbane.

Kids Portraits

Children's Brisbane portrait photography is a favourite of mine. I've got 2 kids of my own so I understand children. I know you've got to work super fast as they have very short attention spans. Beautiful kids portrait photography.

Fun Portraits

I love taking fun portraits of kids. I let their personality shine through. It's important to capture what they were like when they were little so you can remember how much fun they were Photographer Brisbane.

Family Portraits

I can also do classically styled portraits of families. I can shoot on location in your home or a nearby park. I use a latest generation portable studio so I can get the results you'd get in a studio anywhere Photography Brisbane.


my Work

Just a small selection of the work I've done for others.

Trail Running Photography

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Sunglasses Photography

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Outdoor Photography

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Sports Photographer Brisbane

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Product Photographer Brisbane

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Corporate Photography

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Clothing Photography

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Promotional Photography

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Wine Bottle Photography

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Beautiful Wedding Photographs

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Cosmetics Photography Brisbane

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Architecture Photography

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Corporate Portraits Brisbane

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Wedding Photography Brisbane

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Corporate Images

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Brisbane Interior Photographer

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Wedding Photographer

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Interior Photography Brisbane

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Landscape Photography

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What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.

John Berger

Photography is about light and what it does and how it is captured on a piece of negative.

Matthew Modine


unique images

Photography and videography projects.

A photographic project about cyclist and their bikes.This project is about the breadth and width of the cycling community in Brisbane and around Australia.

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Trail and ultra running photography from races around the country. I love photographing Australia's toughest runners as they smash themselves on mountains, through rivers in the rain, hail or shine. My trail running photography can be downloaded for personal use on websites, blogs or facebook. So ssee if I captured you at your latest race.

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Videos from trail races from around Brisbane. Shot on Go-pros and Canon DSLR's edited in Funal Cut and Motion. Video is heaps of fun and great for communicating with customers.

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The world seen as little planets. 360 Degree Panoramas of Brisbane and Australia. Stereographic Projections of the Little Planet variety.

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Triathlons are fantastic events. I love doing Triathlon Photography and getting stunning actions shots of the competitors swimming, bikes and running.

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Get in touch

Need a great photographer in Brisbane?

Let's work together

Drop me a line so you can find out how I can make you the stunning images that you're after.

Email: michaelleadbetter@me.com

Phone: +61 435 011 076

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