Nicole is the proprietor and principal photographer at Lavender Lane Photography. Previously a lawyer, and a qualified English, legal and drama teacher, Nicole chose to throw it all in and pursue her love for photography, children, and business. A mother to two boys a year a part (Harrison aged 5 and William aged 4), Lavender Lane Photography became her third baby shortly after the birth of her second son William (aka Woo). She started the business in November 2016, which has proven to have its fair share of highs, lows, lessons, and successes. Would she do it all again? YES! But she’d probably skip the 3 now unnecessary degrees and buy the camera much earlier with far less hesitation
Nicole has had the honour of photographing well over 1,000 families. Nicole has completed newborn photography safety courses and attended in-person workshops taught by some of the industry world leaders. Nicole has watched a plethora of online workshops on newborn posing, posing, lighting etc. Nicole is completely up to date with her whooping cough booster vaccination and her seasonal flu shot.
Since childhood, Katie has fostered a deep love of photography and creativity. As an adult, she knew she wanted photography to be the center of her life and career. After 4 years working as a professional photographer for weddings and families, she decided it was time to aid others in their love of photography. For the last 3 years, Katie has worked as a photo editor, helping other photographers to bring their photo goals to life. These days, she works from her home in Kelowna, BC, Canada, where she can do what she loves while spending quality time with her family, her beloved dog, and her hobbies of crafting and gaming.
Clare works casually as Nicole’s assistant here at Lavender Lane Photography. If you’re lucky enough you might see her tapping away merrily at the laptop replying to emails in one of your sessions.
While she mostly helps Nicole with admin tasks she will never say no to an opportunity to entertain children. Her background is originally in Human Resources and the best way she finds to describe what that involves is by saying she babysits adults, so really this job isn’t too different.
Clare looks forward to helping you with your queries and working with Nicole to make your photoshoot a wonderful experience and a memory you’ll keep forever!
Kaytee is our new onsite hair and makeup artist set to join the team at Lavender Lane Photography late 2020, early 2021. Kaytee has a wide knowledge of the beauty industry working in stores such as Napoleon Perdis and as an independent events makeup artist. Kaytee has multiple certifications and has done plenty of training not only in the beauty industry but business and retail and has a great knowledge in hair and skincare. She has just become a mama to a beautiful little baby girl Temperance and can’t wait to enjoy and explore life with her. Kaytee is excited to join our team and is hard at work practicing a wide range of looks for all our lovely clients and mums to be. Along with the lovely ladies here at Lavender Lane Photography, Kaytee is also up to date with her whooping cough booster and seasonal flu shot.
Peta is originally from sunny Queensland, but recently made the jump across the pacific to follow my love of mountains, below zero temperatures, and snowboarding, to Canada.
Ever since I could hold up the big and bulky family camcorder, I have been capturing moments in time and creating videos. I vividly remember my brother and I running around with the old camcorder, making silly videos, and mostly annoying our sister with it. Over the years, as the technology has advanced, so too have my skills in both videography and video editing (my sister actually asks me to make videos now). I pride myself in making emotive videos, ones that you can look back on in ten, twenty, and even fifty years from now and be brought back in time to that special moment and remember it forever.