About

Hi, I'm Nikki McLennan a passionate photographer, living in Sydney

Lion & Cub Photography is headed up by acclaimed photographer Nikki McLennan, whose work has been commended for its technical and artistic strength for over 20 years. An alumni of National Art School, Nikki has won several awards, including the Project Wall at the Australian Centre for Photography, Shutterbug, (2007) in Paddington, City of Sydney’s seminal Art & About, program in Hyde Park (2004, 2016), and the Mono awards, Her work is routinely exhibited in Australia and overseas, and she is a published writer for Capture magazine, detailing her experience as a photographer.

The Lion & Cub team are resourceful, meticulous and knowledgeable, and we are industry leaders in style and technical approach. Alongside all relevant training and certification [Working w/ Children/OH+S etc], Lion & Cub’s photographers are trained in the safety of newborns and posing babies appropriately, and attend a yearly Newborn Photography conference. Our props are sourced from around Australia and most are handmade in neutral tones from natural fibres, which will compliment any styling choices and interiors.

“With over 20 years experience in photographic portraiture, I’ve learnt that my talent lies in soulful, imagery that tells a story, your story. I have always found it easy to connect with people, and knowing that I can capture a moment of their lives for ever is all the inspiration I need to do what I do with love and gratitude. Having two gorgeous boys of my own I also know how to best evoke kids and babies emotive and playful sides, and, I love documenting couples in love.” 
Nikki McLennan
Photographer

Awards

2020

Bronze Medal - Rise International Photography Awards

2020

Highly Commended - Monochrome Photography Awards

2019

Winner Bronze Medal - Australian Mumpreneur / NSW Business Excellence Awards

2019

Highly Commended - Monochrome Photography Awards

2007

Finalist - Paddington Shutterbug Photography Awards

2001

Winner - Australian Centre for Photography / Project Wall

Exhibitions

2020

Tortuga Studios - St Peters / Kaleidoscopic

2019

Tortuga Studios - St Peters / There goes the Neighborhood

2018

Tortuga Studios - St Peters / Dystopia

2016

Art & About - Hyde Park / Australian Life

2020

Incubator Studios - Redfern / Rock & Roll Photography

2004

Art & About - Hyde Park / Australian Life

2001

First Draft Gallery - Sydney / Emerging

2000

National Art School - Darlinghurst / Graduate Show

Publications

2015

Capture Magazine - The Art of Newborn Photography

2015

Capture Magazine - The Digital File Dilemma

2014

Capture Magazine - Contemporary Trends in Nude Portraiture

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