The Experience

Our Promise

Lion & Cub are visual storytellers, and stories are what we as humans respond to. In order to tell your story, we need to get to know you – find out what makes you tick – and work with you to find the best angles for both you and your story. 

Rather than treating our clients as numbers, we invest time, energy and thought into every shoot, from the first call to the presentation of finished work for you to proudly display. We are a bespoke service, crafted with people in mind, so we tailor the experience to you. 

Planning Consultation

An initial consultation will help us get an idea of what you want, how you see yourself and the story you want to tell. We can do this in the studio, at your house/ place of business, or at a cafe/ bar you like. This is the perfect time to show us what inspires you, we can make a mood board together, discuss props, and think about locations. 

Once you’ve decided on a date and booked your session, we take a $50 deposit to save the date, and we schedule a time after the shoot for the big reveal! This can be in the studio, in your home or via Zoom, whatever works. 

Photography Session

The day of your photography session is all about you –  Our lead photographer, Nikki McLennan, takes care of the rest, making sure you are comfortable, happy and enjoying yourself the whole way through. 

Our Family Sessions are designed to ensure that each member of your family is looked after. After an initial consultation, we can discuss what you are looking for and brainstorm location ideas – we can do a lifestyle shoot in your home, an outdoor park or beach location, or you can experience our incredible St Peters warehouse studio.

Design Consultation

We’ll try and get your portraits back to you as soon as we can, and this Design Consultation is a joy for everyone! In the studio, at your home or via Zoom, this consultation is your opportunity to design the images you connect with into finished artwork according to your specifications – anything from a elegantly framed fine-art photographic print to a gallery style collection or storyboard. Send us a picture of your wall that you intend to hand the work on, and be sure to describe your furniture, fabric choices, upholstery and taste so that together we choose artwork that will make your home shine and burst with style, love and great energy.