Sarah Lorien Photography Sydney



casual yet classic pose for creative professional headshot, woman wearing black, black and white photo

Do you think ‘Great!’ every time you know someone is going to look up your About page or LinkedIn profile? That profile picture is how most people first get to meet you.


Your online image or brand is considered the number one factor influencing how people perceive you and your business, so it needs to be current, in line with your brand and it needs to look good.

Sarah recently photographed professional portraits for our team of 25+ lawyers. We were after something a little different, and with Sarah's expert guidance the team relaxed into the session and the photos were fantastic! Having had several photographers attempt this in the past, we were thrilled with the outcome.


your look

Your professional portraits can be classically corporate or designed to convey a message specific to you and your brand. During our consultation we talk about the persona and qualities you want to present and how those can be achieved.

Many business people love a contemporary formal approach – chic clothing and styled compositions and poses that look ‘real’ but with an editorial edge. Real Estate, Stylists, Law Firms and Entertainment Industry suit this well.

Small businesses and service-based industries often request a more relaxed feel for their images. These require just as much planning and attention to detail from me, but the resulting gallery of images feels spontaneous and organic. Hair and Beauty industry, Hand Crafted Products, Home Decor and Yoga, Fitness and Personal Training businesses often choose this.

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price guide


The $225 Session Fee reserves your appointment and covers:

  • Your pre-session design and planning consultation
  • I set up my mobile studio at your location for your photography shoot
  • Individual editing of your images
  • Curated presentation of your online image gallery

The session fee does not include any prints or digital files.


Headshots are $175 each, supplied in colour and black & white print resolution digital JPEG files. 

Digital Collections for individuals are:

  • 4 images – $600 ($150 each, add $150 per extra image)
  • 10 images – $995 ($100 each, add $100 per extra image)

Custom pricing for more than one person, groups and teams is available on request


experience guide

For individuals and small groups our pre-shoot consultation establishes the amount of time we’ll need for your shoot, locations including environmental settings, backgrounds for the portraits and outfit choices and options.

On location, I bring a mobile studio setup including lighting and take advantage of natural light where suitable.

HEADSHOTS: If you’re after a single headshot we’ll book in 20 minutes per person, 5-10 mins is fine when time is an issue. Your online proof gallery will be ready to view and make your selections 2 days after our shoot. (For large groups this timeframe will be extended.)

PERSONAL BRANDING: For a full gallery of headshots and branding images which can also feature your business location and products in lifestyle settings, allow up to 90 mins per person.

collage of three humorous headshots in black and white


A general timeline guide is 5-7 business days after photo day for the proof gallery (2 days for single headshots), then 5-10 business days for editing and delivery of final images. (Please note these estimations will be different for large groups.)

If you need your headshots ASAP let me know and we can book in a priority session. I photograph, process and deliver your images within 24 hours. Priority sessions add $150 per person, or custom fee for groups.

Your selected images include standard editing – evening skin tones and colour balance. This provides a professional finish.

Additional charges apply for high-end retouching (from $95 per image) and extracting subject from background (from $35 per image).

The proof gallery is watermarked with minimal or no edits. Final editing is applied to the images you select for purchase.

The proof gallery images are watermarked and lightly edited. These previews are provided for you to make your selection.

Each shoot is customised based on our pre-shoot consultation to you so the number of images is relevant to your agreement.

If you are an individual and after 1-3 headshots, your proof gallery will likely be 8-15 images.

For a full personal branding shoot for 10+ images your proof gallery will be 30+ images.

Large groups often have a selection of 1-3 proofs per person.

Your final selection of Branding, Headshots and Event images are delivered as digital 300 DPI (high resolution) 8×10 inch JPG files suitable for print or archiving, and in web resolution for your website, social platform profile portraits.

Hair and makeup options are not offered at this time, but you’re very welcome organise your own hair and makeup artist. Please ensure they contact me in the planning stages of your photo day so they can be included in the design requirements of your shoot.