Kids love seeing themselves on the wall – it reinforces how loved they are. And how many shots of your baby do you have with you in them? Often the parents of young children are conspicuously absent in the images of their little people, because they are the ones behind the lens.
In an age where digital is king, Lion & Cub believes that there is power and beauty in real photos, hung on the wall for everyone to see rather than hidden in a folder on your computer for eternity.
So, we offer an incredible range of artwork that is designed to suit any home and budget, from linen-bound albums, to professionally framed and ready-to-hang art collections, canvas, timber and steel mounted prints for the walls, and handmade timber boxes that allow you to change the hero image as often as you like.
A contemporary take on traditional A4-sized bridal or infancy images, our Cape single image wall art pieces are striking works that command attention in a room. We recommend this option for the hero image, the one that makes you gasp or shriek with delight.
Printed on cotton rag paper to best show detail, clarity and colour, your image can be floating within a deep-set wooden frame, or traditionally mounted. Handmade wooden frames provide a natural contrast in a contemporary homes or a feeling of authenticity in traditional period interiors.Frames come in grey ash, pale oak, dark timber or black or white, and in a range of sizes in square and rectangular formats.
Starting from $695 for 16 x 24”
Intentionally using diminutive frames like the Acacia range beckons the viewer to step closer, and can be more intimate take, perfect for a mantlepiece or hallway, or surrounded by things you love.
Smaller frames are available as single pieces in square, rectangular or circular formats, printed on fine art cotton rag, hand torn around the edges, with an acid-free mount behind UV resistant acrylic.
Starting from $395 for a 12 x 12” and up to 20 x 20”
As an impact statement, collections or ‘clusters’ of images are perfect for larger walls, above sideboards, couches and bedheads. By collecting works in a grouping or triptych, you are building a gallery of your family over time, using contrast, form, shape and depth to tell your story.
Lion & Cub specialises in canvas groupings, with mirror edge wraps, or simple frame options. We use genuine archival-grade heavy-weight canvas from the US, and Canon pigment inks that produce high definition images with crisp tones and vibrant colours, designed to last over 75 years without fading.
Perfectly suited to dining areas, living rooms and bedrooms, the Masai Collection (Collection 1)(above) consists of three individual portraits that can be printed on canvas or presented in a traditional classic frame with a double thickness white mount board.
Available from $1,495
A collection of three individual framed pieces available in three sizes (between 14 x 14” and 20 x 20”), for the Kilimanjaro Collection you can choose between traditional framed prints or boxed framed canvas for a contemporary, art-gallery look.
Available from $995
The big daddy of art clusters, the five-piece Sahara collection can be presented as a luxury canvas montage, wood prints for a more rustic feel, or simply framed. It’s beauty lies in its versatility: one child, as above, or get all the kids in there with grandparents, aunts, uncles and the family pets!
Available in two sizes starting from $1,495
Metal or canvas print storyboards have a strong design aesthetic, and the Savannah collection of four prints has versatility in its aspect, with a panoramic main image featured as a portrait or landscape.
The Serengeti collection is the most popular of our framed artwork series, and features nine images presented as a storyboard montage. This is the ideal way to display multiple images in one area without having to separately hang each one, and it is a stunning collection that stands alone on a large wall as an instant gallery.
Available in two sizes as a framed mounted cotton-rag print in a square format with your choice of frame colour. From $1,495
Our Cub collection can be a triptych storyboard or three individual images that hang next to each other, as shown above. We think this works particularly well for newborn and baby sessions.
Before your Lion & Cub photo session, it is a good idea to think about what sort of artworks you like, and what would suit your home. And ask us to help! You can send in smart-phone picture of the space where you want your photos to hang and then use our state-of-the-art software to paste your image collection into the space so you can visualise how it will look and make sure the size and location are perfect.
All Lion & Cub commissions are printed in industry processing labs that supply professional trade photographers only. This means we can guarantee you will receive world-class standard museum-quality prints.
Boxes & Blocks
An Australian made hard-wood timber box available in two depths, the Mara portrait box is designed to hold 10-20 of your frame mounted images. With photo-grade acrylic on both sides of the box, which elegantly displays your favourite image as a gorgeous desk or shelf piece and is easily moved around, the Mara box features rustic gold hinges and a swing clasp to keep it close. It is beautifully finished with beeswax and varnished to a honeyed shine.
Classic Portfolio Box is a lid and base box that includes 10 of yoru frame mounted images sizes at 8 x 10 inches in Earth Colour with a ribbon.
Crystal Blocks are a sleek and striking take on a traditional desk frame with their immaculate acrylic finish. A series of three blocks can make a compelling series. They come with a 35-year guarantee.
Lion & Cub albums are custom designed to your specifications. Each album has a customisable cover and 20 flat-lay pages that display your photos. They are a far cry from the plastic sheaths of the past, or the tiny-screens of today’s smartphones, and are the perfect thing to pass around at a gathering.
The Lion’s Pride Album is 10 x 10”, has a leather or linen cover, 20 flat-lay pages, and high-quality photographic art paper to best display your photos.
It includes 30 images from your session, and an embossed title in copper or rose gold foil. The photos inside are printed on double-page spreads of 1.1mm cotton-rag paper and printed using colour inkjet processing
30 digital files on a USB are included in both colour and black and white. The Lion’s Pride Album costs $1995.
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The Lion & Cub Album is 8 x 12” with matted pages into which you can slip in your most favourite images. This is an elegantly simple and effective way of displaying your images.
The Leonine Album is a grandparent’s album. A replica of a larger parent collection, these mini-albums are the ideal thank-you gift to the doting grandparent or to keep and give to your child on a significant birthday, graduation or leaving home, or just as a keepsake for you.
High-resolution digital files are provided on a USB and accompany all Lion & Cub photoshoots, and while we stand firm in our belief that beautiful images should be displayed in your home for everyone to see, we understand the joy of sharing images on social media or with family interstate or overseas, so Lion + Cub offers digital albums too.
Gift vouchers are available for Lion & Cub Photography sessions – they really are the most lovely gift, promising an incredible experience and memories to treasure for a lifetime. They only cost $95 to buy for the customer, but gives $375 of value, which includes a 90 mins studio or on- location session and $250 credit towards the purchase of presentation albums or framed artworks.