Lavender Lane Photography is located on Brisbane’s northside. Nicole does all newborn and milestone sessions at her home-studio at Boondall but will be moving into a new retail space at Aspley by the end of the year. Nicole does all afternoon location sessions at Nudgee and sunrise location sessions at Shorncliffe.
Nicole is a bit of a mixed bag, she has three degrees none of which are related to photography! She previously worked as a commercial litigation and insolvency lawyer and is a qualified drama, English and legal studies teacher but has decided to pursue her photography career because creating beautiful art for clients is what fulfils her.
In 2019 Nicole won three bronze awards at the Rise International Photography Awards in the family and baby category. To view the winning images, please visit the Lavender Lane Photography Facebook Page.
Nicole is also a mother to two boisterous boys, Harrison who will be five in February 2020 and William who will be four in June 2020. That’s right two boys 16 months apart, and yes, she recommends a bigger age gap to anyone that asks. Their household is always full of high energy, loud stomping, monster noises and dinosaur roaring. It’s not for the faint hearted, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Nicole’s boys are perfectly imperfect and completely adored by her and the plethora of wonderful friends and family they have around them.
Nicole picked up her first DSLR in September 2016 and has barely put one down since. Just a few short months after learning how to use her DSLR in Manual mode, Nicole started Lavender Lane Photography and spent long nights learning while her sweet boys slept. It was a steep learning curve but she now feels confident and happy with a camera in her hand particularly when she has the pleasure of photographing so many wonderful clients.
Nicole adores photographing a beautiful baby belly particularly when she gets to see the expecting parents again in a few short months for their newborn baby photography session. She holds those moments very close to her heart, and considers it an absolute honour to be provided with the important job of documenting the start of a new human’s life journey.
She is terribly sentimental, many clients have seen Nicole tear up through their stories of loss and the courage undertaken by such strong people in welcoming new life into their families and hearts.
She will welcome you into her home-studio with a warm smile, she will listen to you, she will make you feel comfortable even if you hate getting photos taken. She will be patient with you and your children, she will work WITH you to create photographs that you will pass down onto your children, and them theirs. Above all else, she will love working with you and creating art for you, because she genuinely loves what she does.
Formalities: Nicole is completely up-to-date with all of her vaccinations, including her whooping cough booster. Nicole also holds a current Blue Card, if you wish to check it’s validity, please ask Nicole and she will provide you with these details. Nicole and Lavender Lane Photography are also completely insured, including public liability insurance by NRMA.
Photo Credit: Big thanks to the wonderful Mandii Jones of Xanthe Photography for taking Nicole’s family photos in 2017. Mandii has a warm soul, sentimental heart and a terrific eye for family photography. Thank you Mandii.