Glen and Fiona, the photographers from Lionheart Photography

meet the lionheart photography team

Lionheart Photography is headed up by Glen and Fiona, and a small team of assistants and editors. Fresh for 2017, we’re now based halfway between Melbourne City and the Yarra Valley in Victoria, so we can focus heavily on those rad areas. We’re available for weddings in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, our hometown for the first 7 years of our business, and destination weddings throughout Australia and New Zealand too.

The basics on us: We love eating sushi, quoting lines from movies, and drinking all the bubble tea in sight. The long story? well, we interviewed ourselves below, so read on.

We decided not to make this a page about how long we have been shooting weddings, or what type of equipment we use, because chances are you don’t really care much about that, and it’s just not that important. If you’re seriously thinking of hiring us to shoot what is one of the most important days of your lives – which we don’t take on lightly – then you probably want to get to know everything about us. We believe there’s something important about having a good connection with your photographer. So, read on, and get to know all about us.


Glen Holdaway, photographer at Lionheart Photography

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What’s your spare time look like?
I love to watch (sort of) old films. Love it. Like the original star wars movies, or pulp fiction, or even further back like ghost busters or robocop. There’s something awesome about the visual effects of the day that brings a smile to my face. I love to take photos, obviously, that’s my job… but I do try and challenge myself with something a little different to the daily grind, like getting a team together for some themed creative portraiture every now and then. Travel photography, nothing better than that. If I could go back to New Zealand every year for a snowboarding holiday, and wake up with the sun, and capture the scenery, the sunrises over the mountains of Queenstown… I’d be a very happy dude.

Where do you shop?
When Fiona is buying clothes online from the U.S. as she frequently does, I usually put in my order for some new nerdy t-shirts. Roger David gets a lot of my dollars when I’m buying suave stuff, otherwise it’s something like General Pants Co. or Country Road. Shoes! I love buying shoes, so add foot locker to that list. Everything else? Ebay and Etsy!

What do you eat?
I could eat sushi every day. Mexcican food is always on my radar, and I’m partial to a thai red curry for a little spice. Ok, I like spicy food. Most of all, I love to cook at home and get creative in the kitchen. Lately I’ve been trying to broaden my horizons, and get a little healthy, so I’m fond of my spinach, chick peas… salads with mango and prawns, or pumpkin, toasted almonds and goats cheese.. oh my!

What music do you listen to?
Everything. Seriously. Back in the day it was Blink 182, Bodyjar, Pennywise, and now I’m keen on some indie / rock stuff, like Of Monsters and Men, Passenger, Fun. and Bastille, but I always keep going back to my faves: Foo Fighters, Green Day and New Found Glory! That’s just the short list, music is a big part of my life.

What do you do for fun?
Catch up with friends. I’ve got a posse that loves to head out with our mountain bikes and hammocks for an adventure. Take the kayak out, and maybe bring the acoustic guitar along. Films; I mentioned that already. Learn stuff. For the last two years I’ve been studying Spanish. It’s been awesome to learn another language and challenge myself, definitely fun, so that fits in here.

What do you value the most?
Fiona. My family. Good friends. My hard drive backups?!? The opportunity to travel, laugh, smile, and spend time with those who I care the most about on earth.

What causes or organisations do you care about?
I’m a big fan of this home & school for disadvantaged children in Guatemala. I’ve sent them some dollars in the past, and, because of my love of all things Spanish, I’m keen to head there soon and volunteer some time. The work they do is awesome. It’s called Casa Guatemala, you can find them at www.casa-guatemala.org.


Fiona Holdaway, photographer at Lionheart Photography

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What’s your spare time look like?
Busy. I LOVE movies; watching them, finding out news about new ones, collecting memorabilia, everything! I’d really like to be in one, just if you know anyone? Reading is another addiction that possibly fills up a bit too much of my time. I like to take photos, not just for work. I want to start learning Spanish too (I need to catch up with Glen so I can understand what he’s saying to me) and learn to sew. Hanging with my friends and, of course, my awesome family. My number one thing to do in my spare time… TRAVEL! Unfortunately I haven’t been to as many places as I’d like just yet. My bucket list is pretty much just a picture of the world.

Where do you shop?
I adore online shopping. I have a huge collection of movie/nerdy tee shirts. I have a lot of Just Jeans clothes. Wedding outfits I buy from anywhere from Myer to Valley Girl. JB is my go to for DVDs/Blu-Rays/Tech. I can’t walk in without buying something, unless of course Glen drags me out.

What do you eat?
I LOVE sushi and pancakes, and Thai is a favourite too. And bread, I really enjoy a good garlic bread or cob loaf. I make an amazing white choc and raspberry cheesecake… mmmm, cheesecake. Not a huge fan of hot and spicy stuff, but I definitely do love a good (mild) curry or stir fry. I’m pretty lucky that Glen’s a good cook (better than me, but don’t tell him tho) so I get to enjoy his healthy salad creations.

What music do you listen to?
I have a very eclectic taste in music, my absolute faves will always be New Found Glory and Foo Fighters – it’s kinda handy having so many things in common with Glen. But I love a bit of classical (Mozart, Debussy and Beethoven); Film composers (John Williams, Hans Zimmer); House (Daft Punk, David Guetta); Pop (Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars); Rock and Roll (ACDC, Queen); Pop Punk/Alt Rock (Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Paramore, Green Day, Jimmy Eat World, Linkin Park); Soul (Adele, Ray Charles); Indie Pop (Fun, Ed Sheeran); Folk/indie rock (Passenger, Of Monsters and Men, Bastille); ska punk (Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish). So yeah a bit of everything. I wasn’t kidding.

What do you do for fun?
Copy and paste what my spare time looks like into here and add going to the cinema, restaurants, conventions and mountain climbing (not with ropes or anything) preferably with some friends. I’m working on a film review blog as well as a novel, which is very much fun for me.

What do you value the most?
Glen. I know it sounds sappy, but he really is an answer to my prayers. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without him. My family of course, I’m crazy lucky that I can say I have an awesome family, in-laws, extended, cousins, aunts and uncles. They’re all fun people that all get along and I love it. That I was born in a free country and can travel if I wish. Laughter. Love. Honesty. Faith.

What causes or organisations do you care about?
I love the work that the 501st and the Rebel Legion do, and will hopefully be able to make my own costume and join the Rebels this year. I am also very passionate about stopping child slavery and prostitution. One of my favourite organisations is themandalayprojects.net. They do amazing work, and they need our support.