Leanne Atherton of Sandla Studios Shortlist Photographer

Darwin, Northern Territory
5 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Having worked as an auxiliary for the NT police for 7 years, photo opportunities were frequent. My passion for chasing the ultimate shot is as strong as ever. I try to be versatile and capture many genres.

From the very large to the very small, each new opportunity is welcome.
I have completed a Diploma of Professional Photography and studied further modules.

I use a Nikon D610 and also have a Nikon D600. I have a wide angle lens for real estate shoots.

Depending on my workload, I usually have images uploaded to a private gallery within 24 hours of the shoot - real estate. The client can then download straight away.

I have images for stock sales on iStock and Imagebrief.

Please visit me on Facebook at Sandla Studios - Lea Atherton Photography


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I have an office in Pinelands at my husband's business, Guitar Lessons Darwin

Email: [email protected]

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Landscape Photography
Real Estate Photography
Corporate/Industrial Photography
Event Photography
Wildlife Photography
Baby/Children Photography
Family Photography
Portrait Photography
Nature Photography
Automotive Photography
Advertising Photography
Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services
City of Palmerston
Channel 10 Darwin
Bluemint Property (Real Estate)
Raine and Horne - Darwin
Mantra Pandanus - Darwin
Volume Advertising & Design
Century 21
About Real Estate NT
Andrew Weston - ePlace
Chin & Associates
Private owners
Defence Housing Australia
Numerous private owners who wish to sell or rent
Golden Lotus Acupuncture
2015 - iStock - Everyday Australia Competition - Editors Choice image

2011- 1st prize Black and White - Any Subject - Tennant Creek Show

Viewbug - worldwide
"Way To Go" photo competition - March 2013
Top 10, Top 20, Top 30 Class - over 490 to date as of December 2016
Industry Affiliations
AIPP - Australian Institute of Professional Photography
Phil And Karen
Lea is a professional, dedicated and passionate photographer who manages to capture more than just an image. Our family photos reflect the fun, love and happy times we spend together.

Reviewed on 16/05/2017

Ivan Cooper
Extremely helpful, knowledgable and highly experienced. Goes the extra mile to help. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed on 06/04/2016

Andrew Weston
Lea is a reliable, quick and thorough photographer. Her images do help sell properties and she is flexible with tweaking of requirements. Turnaround times are fast. I would recommend Lea to photogragh your property.

Reviewed on 07/03/2016

Anna Helms
Amazing photographer. Great to work with. Professional yet friendly and warm natured. Could not recommend highly enough. Thank you Lea.

Reviewed on 01/02/2016

Helpful, efficient and professional - excellent photos and would highly recommend. Thanks Lea

Reviewed on 12/10/2015

Luke Blackburn - Volume Advertising And Design
Our business is based in Melbourne and we needed a photographer to photograph commercial properties in Darwin. With her broad range of photography skills we chose Lea as the quality of her work was great. Lea took the time to sight the project before proceeding and provided recommendation on how the project should be shot. Lea also organised a helicopter so the project could be shown in aerial photographs too. The quality of Lea's work is A1 and working with Lea has been an absolute pleasure. I would highly recommend using Lea as she is extremely professional and takes the time to understand the project and provides fantastic results.

Reviewed on 10/07/2015

Lea was a pleasure to deal with! The photos were exactly as we needed and turned around very quickly! We would certainly recommend Lea for your property photo needs.

Reviewed on 08/11/2014

Lea is truly a fantastic photographer. She is Professional, friendly, and SO easy to work with. Lea is a family friend of ours and when she approached me to get pregnancy pictures taken, I wasn't sure what to expect. The photo shoot was so much fun and the pictures turned out fantastic! I knew once I received my photos that I wanted to get more pictures taken. A LOT more. I couldn't wait until bub was born. The photo shoot with our newborn lasted for nearly 5 hours, I couldn't believe how quickly time flew. Lea caught some gorgeous shots and if it wasn't for her patience and understanding through all the nappy changes and feeds I don't think the photo shoot would have happened. I highly recommend Lea as her passion for photography shows not only in the photos but throughout the shoots as well. Thank you so much Lea!! XOXO

Reviewed on 28/07/2013

Contact Details
Sandla Studios

Shed 4, 13 Butler Place, Darwin, Northern Territory

0889XXXXXX + Click To Show Full Number'.0889327397.'

6140XXXXXX + Click To Show Full Number

Phil And Karen
Lea is a professional, dedicated and passionate photographer who manages to capture more than just an image. Our family photos reflect the fun, love and happy times we spend together.

Reviewed on 16/05/2017

Real Estate Photography
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Landscape Photography
Wildlife Photography
Corporate/Industrial Photography
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Advertising Photography
Automotive Photography
Nature Photography
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