Award-winning Sydney Portrait Photographer

Hi there! I’m Nikki McLennan, award-winning Sydney Portrait Photographer and the face behind the camera of Lion and Cub Photography. I’m passionate about creating soulful imagery that tells a story; your story. Because as a Mum of two gorgeous and mischievous boys, I know how quickly times passes. Your children are forever growing and constantly changing. So to capture a unique moment in their life, to freeze that moment forever in a stunning portrait, it’s truly a gift.

And it’s a gift I want to share with you.

Sydney Portrait Photographer

Here at Lion and Cub Photography, Sydney, we’re dedicated to creating lasting memories, lifelong keepsakes, and capturing your family’s individual unique personalities. It doesn’t matter if you’re a newly engaged couple, getting married, expecting your first baby, or wanting beautiful family portraits.
We offer a luxurious boutique photography experience for all of life’s most special moments.

Are you ready to document life’s special moments with a Sydney portrait photography experience?

Nikki McLennan


Lulu Campbell


Why choose Lion & Cub for your portrait photography?

A photograph. It’s a moment in time, a journey to the past, a memory of a loved one, their laughter, their tears. It’s a precious moment from the past revisited through a photograph.

Sydney Portrait Photographer

At Lion & Cub, we have years of professional experience. With an artist’s eye and a knack of making our clients comfortable and at ease, we capture natural moments and genuine emotions in stunning portraits.


Lion & Cub capture all the most significant moments in life. We offer family portraits, wedding photography, maternity and newborn photos, as well as business and personal branding photography. Whatever you need, we provide beautiful portraits for every occasion.


What people say about us

“Hi Nikki, I just want to tell you all of my friends love my newborn photos! I had a wonderful time during the photo shoot. Your images really are so beautiful! Thank you for giving me such special memories of my first baby. I will treasure them forever.”
“Hi Nikki, I am so glad we chose you to take photos of both my pregnancies and two babies! We felt so comfortable and relaxed with you, and you have captured such amazing photos for us to treasure always. Everyone comments on our wall art!”
“We booked in for a pregnancy and newborn photo shoot with Lion & Cub Photography. My husband and I were a bit apprehensive about it but Nikki made us feel instantly welcome. It was such a relaxed feel in her studio were she did the shoot."

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Nikki McLennan is a finalist for Australian Small Business Champion Awards 2022