Daycare photos 2023
dates TBC


Lion & Cub Photography will be photographing children at Boundary Lane Children’s Centre. Click on the plus sign before each step for more information.



To have your child’s photograph taken, you must register them first using the google form on this page. Please ensure you take a moment to read the terms of purchase located at the bottom of this page.


Lion & Cub Photography’s award winning photographer Nikki McLennan has over 22 years experience. We pride ourselves on capturing genuine smiles & quirks with a natural and fun approach that is led by the child as much as possible.

You will receive a gallery of up to 12 photos of each individual child to choose from in both colour and black and white.

SIBLINGS – Siblings can be photographed together.

Tell your children that the lady with the camera is super funny and will tell you how clever you are. You can tell them that Nikki took their photos last year and it will be easy because she will show her wooden motorbike and puppet collection.

If your child is super shy, we have several strategies to bring them out of their shell.


I recommend avoiding logos, characters or stripes as they distract from the gorgeous face of your child. I do encourage favourite outfits, party dresses and great shirts that look super cute on little boys. Simple singlets and onesies in neutral tones look super cute! Denim always photographs well.

IMPORTANT: If you do not intend to purchase images of your child or you do not wish for your child’s photo to be taken, please advise your educators.

Each registered child will be photographed individually and in a class photo.

Class Photographs – Lion & Cub does a group photo that has everyone in together along with the room’s educators.

NOTE: You will NOT be able to view the class portrait prior to purchase. Please be aware that the name you supply on the form is the name used in the class photo names list.

Sibling Photographs ARE AVAILABLE

The team at Lion & Cub take care to edit, colour correct and crop you images to the professional standard as seen here for our families.

You will receive an email from Lion & Cub Photography with your password to access your private online gallery when the photographs are ready with 2 -3 weeks.

To ensure the gallery is private, last year we used your child’s date of birth in month/day format e.g. If your child was born 28/11 the code would be 2811. For siblings, use the oldest child’s DOB.

You will have ONE WEEK to order your images online. This ensures orders will be ready for Christmas.

Orders are placed online via your private gallery.

If you purchase digital photographs, you will receive an email with a link to download the photographs instantly.

Print parcels will be delivered to daycare downstairs for pick up around 3-4 weeks later.

Please read this to understand what you are agreeing to when you register your child for preschool photos.

Photo days are Tuesday Oct 11th & Thursday Oct 13th.

There will be a make up day on a Wednesday the following week.

If you wish to select a specific day for your child to be photographed, please register them for that day only and ensure you advise your educators.

By registering for preschool portraits you agree to the following Terms and Conditions of Purchase.

– Full payment is due and payable upon ordering. Digital files are only available after payment is processed.

– Please ensure you pack another change of clothes that are suitable for photos. 

– Once your order has been placed and paid for, your files are ordered immediately. You cannot change or cancel your order, but you can add to an existing one.

– Printed Photographs will be available to collect downstairs early November

– Digital photographs are provided as JPEG files via email and are suitable or printing up to 8 x 12 inches. RAW files are not available.

– The Photographer retains Copyright of ALL photographs. All photographs are protected by Copyright Law.

– Where permission is granted, the Client grants the Photographer right to use  photographs for advertising and other purposes that promote Lion & Cub Photography. 

– If you are late to daycare, your child may miss out on being in the class photo.

–Retouching that involves adding a different face from another photo or other background elements incurs an additional fee of $25 per image.

Ordered images will remain on file for one year from the date of photo day. Unordered images  will be purged after 30 days of the first viewing.

Reprint orders can be made at any time throughout the year while your images are on file. As always, there is a minimum print order amount of $35, therefore it is best to place all orders at one time to  avoid having to meet the minimum each time.

Due to the custom nature of the products and services provided by Lion & Cub Photography, all sales are final. Items cannot be returned or exchanged. You may add on to your order at any time, but a sale is  considered final at the time it is made. 

-It is your responsibility to backup your digital files.


We offer premium lustre prints and high res digital files that you can make your own prints from. You can choose to order a few prints or digital files, or choose from the   3 packages below after you have seen your portraits.

Basic $79

One Class Photograph, Two 6x4 prints, Two 5x7 prints
  • Two 5x7 prints

Popular $149

All the digital files in your gallery for immediate download
  • All the digital files in your gallery for immediate download

Premium $189

All the digital files plus prints -class photo plus two 8x10 inch; four 7x5 inch; two 6x4 prints
  • Two 6x4 prints
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Meet Your Photographer

Nikki McLennan

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 recently WON the national photography category for the Australian Small Business Champions & a gold award in NSW Ausmumpreneur Award for Creative Entrepreneur. Nikki puts her heart and soul into her business and genuinely cares about delivering portraits that you will absolutely love.

“With over 20 years of 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 forever 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 adore documenting families and their love for one another.”
Nikki McLennan

What people are saying!

“Nikki shot a range of pictures of our family, including our newborn son and our dog! The photos are amazing, and we are so impressed she was able to capture the pure joy and happiness shared between our two boys. Nikki is so warm, friendly and professional, which made the experience fun and light-hearted. Highly recommend Nikki from Lion and Cub Photography”
Business owner
“Nikki photographed our family as a present for our aunt’s 70th birthday. To say the photos were beautiful is an understatement. Nikki was so great with the kids (even the ones who were less than pleased to be there). She read the mood so well knowing when to move on. The quality of the photos is superb, and the products she offered were perfect for what we needed. Our aunt was in tears upon receiving her gift. I couldn’t recommend Lion & Cub highly enough.”
“We had a wonderful experience working with Nikki to capture family photos with our two sons (one 4 years and one 8 months). She provided lots of guidance on how to prepare and what to expect, and during the shoot, we were all able to relax and have fun. The images we have of our family, and especially our boys, are absolutely gorgeous and will be treasured for years. Nikki’s work is amazing!’
Emily Simmons

Lion & Cub Photography Studios

31 Princes Highway, St Peters, 2044 NSW Australia | 0424 344 842