About

Sarah Lorien Photography – Designed and Documentary – is based in Sydney with quarterly trips to Brisbane …. which will resume when we get this pandemic under control!

As a photographer and an observer of life, this is all hugely rewarding for me, and you become the proud guardians of artisan photographic prints and albums. These are your stories and I cannot put into words the significance of owning who you are, of celebrating it.

It’s so much fun working with you, listening to what you tell me about yourself or your family, and creating art works that are specifically about you, and for you. I’m here to guide you and to click the shutter just at the right moments. There is no worn out formula here, no set backgrounds or poses – the world is changing and we are prioritising authenticity and individuality more than ever before.

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The joy and positivity people experience simply by having photographs they love is my constant inspiration.

It's irresistible!

Sarah Lorien Photography flower

Sydney Portrait, Family & Wedding Photographer

If having your photos taken is not something you’re used to doing, all it takes is a little faith to break the habit of anonymity.

If you are the parent of one or more small humans printing their images and displaying them in your home is a simple yet infinitely valuable affirmation of their self worth and belonging. This year I’m introducing a whole lot more fine art options because Life Is Art and it should be on your walls. 

What’s with the ‘Designed and Documentary’? Well, it’s the way I work – using skills and strategy while simultaneously ‘seeing’ with the eye of a documentarian.

Whether I’m taking your portrait or designing your corporate branding shoot we get the great lighting AND the true expression, the flattering poses AND the authentic moments.  You let your guard down and actually enjoy the whole thing.

And yes, I can still direct and light a subject to look like a movie star, or wrangle 50+ people into an awesome group portrait. All of these skills work together.

COVID-19 doesn’t appear to be going anywhere too soon, but we can easily work within the restrictions, following safety guidelines.

I also train other photographers in Adobe Photoshop and photographic retouching, and incorporate my Graphic Design skills in everything from composition to post production. 

It’s all creativity and every day is an adventure.

photographer, Sarah Lorien, with camera