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.
Nicole has ambitious plans for the business and her amazing team, having recently put on 3 new staff members, she is excited to watch the next stage of expansion and growth take it’s course. Nicole was recently nominated for the 2021 Mumpreneur awards, namely the National category for Rising Star AusMumpreneur of the Year and state categories for Service Business Award and the People’s Choice Award for Customer Service. Keep your eye on our socials to know how Nicole went at these amazing awards. In the meantime, you can read more on the AusMumpreneur Awards here: https://ausmumpreneur.com/
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.
Susan started dabbling in photography shortly after her son was born, 5 years ago. Her husband is a photographer too, so he has helped nurture her interest and turn it into a passion. She loves being able to create magic & memories for other families to cherish forever in the form of her art.
Now a mother of 2 (Cooper 5 & Charlotte 3), as well as working as a Disability Support Worker for the past 9 years, she has great patience when it comes to others and enjoys the different challenges life throws at her.
Susan is super excited to join the Lavender Lane Photography team as our Associate Photographer, she brings with her a wealth of knowledge and a passion for creating magical artwork that your family will love for generations to come.
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.
Since Alyssah was young, she has always been interested in photography. She used to take the camera off her mum on holidays and go around taking photos of everyone and every sunset possible. Alyssah had a family photography session which sparked her interest in the industry and also the type of photos that she wanted to take. In grade 11 she chose to do a TAFE at schools’ program and started studying photography.
From there Alyssah gained her Certificate III and Diploma in photography and image processing. During the 2020 pandemic, Alyssah’s sister Shahne had a beautiful baby girl named Harriette, during this time Alyssah picked up her camera and tried newborn photography for the first time and loved the overall experience that came along with it.
Alyssah is excited to be working in an industry she loves and can’t wait to work alongside Nicole, Kaytee and Susan to make every client experience easy and fun.