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.

Working like this means every day is an adventure. I am intuitively adapting to and constantly aware of the individuality of my clients. This matters because my clients get to own and love photographic memories that are completely individual to them.

All of my photography projects are very much influenced by this approach.

We’ll tick every box in the list of photos that you want, and then get those extra ones, the quiet or fleeting things, the surprisingly loud and funny things, the expressions of emotion – the moments in between.

I’m based in Sydney with quarterly trips to Brisbane …. which will resume their regular frequency when we get this pandemic under control! In the meantime, Brisbane people keep in touch and I’ll let you know when my next trip to the Sunshine State is confirmed – probably May-June 2021.

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

It's irresistible!

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Sydney Portrait, Family & Pets Photographer

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, organising your bridal party and family members into groups, making weird noises to get your pet’s attention or designing your corporate branding shoot we get the great lighting AND the true expression, the flattering poses AND the authentic moments.  You can just 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 20+ people into an awesome group portrait. All of these skills work together seamlessly.

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

Did I mention...

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

I’m also a musician – vocalist mainly with enough guitar and keyboards for composition. Music is just as much an influence on my photographic work as Graphic Design because creative inspiration pretty well ignores the definitions we give things. There’s never a dull moment!

photographer, Sarah Lorien, with camera