mum and toddler at the beach

Stunning natural photography

For creative souls and adventurous hearts who want their gorgeous images to be real.

Contact me and we’ll brainstorm your own custom session! There’s no obligation to book, let’s see if we can come up with some ideas to inspire you. 

Click on the image below for the type of photography session you’re interested in: Families, Couples, Pets or Headshots and Branding.

Lifestyle Family Portrait
Family, Kids & Lifestyle
Couples, Proposals & Engagements
portrait bull arab
Pet Photography
mens head shot
Headshots and Branding

ABOUT ME (and you)

Someone tried to teach me poker once and pronounced it a lost cause, not even 5 minutes in.  My expression gave everything away, every time.

We put the cards back in the box and had a lovely afternoon drinking great coffee (I’m very particular about my coffee) and laughing about lots of things including the fact that I am certainly no poker player.

I also laugh in movies sometimes when nobody else is laughing. I don’t mean to, if anything I’m bewildered why nobody else got the joke the director intended. It feels louder than it really is when it sort of echoes over everyone’s silent heads, but that’s ok. It’s good to see humour in the world, I think. And beauty. I see a lot of beauty too.

With all of these fabulous, funny, heartfelt and gorgeous things going on I am quite addicted to capturing the best of those moments with my camera. That’s why I do this photography thing, to reveal to you some of the magic of your life that is too easy to miss as we go day-to-day. 

To get these special images though, we need a bit of pre-planning. The conversations we have before our photo session are just as important as the actual shoot. 

I am also (so my clients tell me) infinitely patient and a master improviser when there are curve balls – which is pretty common when working with kids, pets or the weather. But don’t confuse patience with time wasting – because there’s none of that!

 

fine art print sarah lorien

Whichever kind of photography session you’re thinking of, the best way to see if we’re right for each other is by having a chat – in person, over Zoom or on the phone. It’s a compatibility check as well as an information exchange.

young child running towards camera at the beach

If you’re after a bossy schoolmarm photographer who yells your kids (or teenagers!) into order – I’m not your person. I will do everything I can to get the best possible results in a fun way. 

If you have a beautiful new baby and you want those wrapped, baskets-and-bows newborn portraits – also not me. They are stunning, of course, they’re just not my style. If you love the storytelling magic of photographing your baby at home, in your space, we’re a great fit.

parents at home with new baby

Do you want to book a photo session online, turn up on the day with no direct communication beforehand and walk away with a handful of digital files that you may or may not print at some stage? We’re not a match there either.

I work with my clients before, during and after our shoot to get awesome images and to create precious printed treasures to enjoy now and for many years to come. 

Photo sessions during COVID-19

We’re still in flux when it comes to COVID-19 and it’s really important to me that we take every precaution to stay safe.  For Portraits and Family shoots I’m still booking mainly outdoor locations. This can be at your favourite place to go, in your garden or even on the verandah! Professional Portraits, Head Shots and Commercial projects are generally in your workplace, but can be outdoors as well. There are guidelines we all need to follow for physical distancing and hygiene, but that’s all fine! We can still enjoy it, get great images and stay safe. 

Contact me and we’ll brainstorm your own custom session! There’s no obligation to book, let’s see if we can come up with some ideas to inspire you. 

bull arab puppy at home in front of the couch
toddler looking at mum's pregnant belly

What is Lifestyle Photography?

  This is is real life, real emotion and interaction, in-your-home photography. It’s where authentic and artistic meet, creating visual documents of this moment in time

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