Rustic Christmas Family Portraits

Are you looking for an alternative to the generic Santa photos you see every year?

Wanting to avoid the shopping centre crowds altogether?

Choose from Rustic Holiday Portraits 

upstairs at The Aerie, Tortuga Studios, St Peters, Sydney

Saturday & Sunday 18th & 19th November


Rudolf’s Summer Christmas, Sydney Park, Alexandria

Saturday 28th October

5 edited photos for $250

Book Your Studio Session

 Studio Christmas Mini sessions.

 20 mins

5 high-resolution Digital images 

Children and Parents and Grandparents and pets welcome 

Choose from 20 images in an online gallery


Lion and Cub Photography has two setups for Rustic Holiday Portraits upstairs in the Aerie at  Tortuga Studio, St Peters, NSW, 2044.

Choose from our daylight area with a white tree and rustic boho theme AND the darker red and green-themed background with lights and a horse.

Choose a 20 minute session on:

Saturday, November 18th
Sunday, November 19th

Book in via red button below

Book Your Sydney Park Session

Prefer an outdoor session in Sydney Park?

This is a great option for dogs and larger groups or for larger family groups.

We also prioritise some gorgeous natural family photos with a non-Christmas theme for you. Think treescapes of Sydney Park and rolling green hills.

Lion and Cub Photography will be just past the Sydney Park kiosk.

Follow the footpath opposite the lake  – pin-drop supplied after booking.

Saturday, October 28th

9.00 am – 2.00 pm

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Meet Your Photographer

Nikki McLennan

Lion and Cub Photography Pty Ltd is owned by acclaimed photographer Nikki McLennan, whose work has been commended for its technical and artistic strength for over 23 years. An alumni of National Art School, Nikki has won several awards including second place in the family category at the Australian Photographic Awards and was awarded the Australian Small Business Champions award in 2022.

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