Jobs completed by Lion & Cub Photography (28)
Jobs completed (28)
Lisa hired Lion & Cub PhotographyVerifiedJan 5, 2018Job Type: Wedding PhotographyLocation: Ramsgate, NSWEvent being shot: Ceremony preparation, Ceremony photos, Reception photos, Wedding style: Formal, Indoor, How long is this service needed: More than 6 hours, Format of photos: USB stick or digital download, Additional services: None, When: On the 9th of June 2018Lisa's Review
Lisa hired Lion & Cub Photography for their Wedding Photographer job.Jan 28, 2018
Craig hired Lion & Cub PhotographyVerifiedJan 9, 2017Job Type: PhotographerLocation: Haymarket, NSWJob Description: Wedding at Chinese Gardens, at 11am.Craig's Review
Nikki from Lion and Cub, is great to work with. Gold star effortJan 25, 2017
Timothy hired Lion & Cub PhotographyVerifiedMay 24, 2016Job Type: PhotographerLocation: Manly, NSWJob Description: For year bookTimothy's Review
I found Nikki to be an excellent photographer who produces outstanding work. She made me feel very relaxed and took a very natural portrait of me. I can highly recommend her services.Jun 3, 2016
Kim hired Lion & Cub PhotographyVerifiedDec 3, 2015Job Type: PhotographerLocation: Mosman, NSWJob Description: we have a client in Mosman and we want a very special stained glass window photographed in a new Bathroom settingKim's Review
Hi there, from as soon as we put out that we needed a photographer i had 3 companies contact me and Nikki was right on top of it and she was fantastic to deal with , very professional and the photos were exactly what i wanted. great service.Dec 18, 2015
Serena hired Lion & Cub PhotographyVerifiedNov 11, 2015Job Type: PhotographerLocation: Pyrmont, NSWJob Description: We would like a photographer to take photos at our Christmas party which starts on a boat from Casino Wharf which heads to Doyle on the Beach at Watsons Bay. Only required 2 hours of photos please. There will be around 190 staff attending the function.Serena's Review
Nikki called me before she submitted a quote which was a nice touch. The photos she produced are great - a variety of B&W and colour and lots of people shots - poised and natural. Everyone's really happy with the pictures. She even stayed longer than she had to at our party!Dec 2, 2015
More reviews (16)
JaneVerifiedJul 13, 2017
Nikki was great to work with and her pictures speak for themselves. She was very accomodating, especially with our 4 month old baby. We will definitely be looking at organising more photo shoots with Nikki in the future.
OlgaVerifiedLast edited Jul 8, 2017
We hired Nikki to take family portraits in our home of our newborn & toddler. I found that she made us all feel relaxed, knew how to safely pose our newborn and the results were so gorgeous! There is a photo of my son holding his baby sister that melts my heart!
LynetteVerifiedLast edited Jul 8, 2017
Nikki immediately delighted my two granddaughters with her friendly approach and dare I say, antics to make them laugh. The photos are beautiful and will always be treasured. Nikki is a professional and experienced photographer. Photos of family are her thing. I recommend her unreservedly. Fanta... Nikki immediately delighted my two granddaughters with her friendly approach and dare I say, antics to make them laugh. The photos are beautiful and will always be treasured. Nikki is a professional and experienced photographer. Photos of family are her thing. I recommend her unreservedly. Fantastic!!!!! Read more
SandyVerifiedLast edited Jul 7, 2017
Nikki was an absolute delight to work with and put us both at ease. Thank you so much for our beautiful photos I will be forever grateful for the moments Nikki captured, so very special to me and my partner. I would highly recommend Nikki she is very friendly and does beautiful work.
CatrionaVerifiedLast edited Jul 5, 2017
Lack of Communication or uneducated enough to comprehend what moments to capture even after a 2.5 hour meeting, a power point presentation and checklist of what we wanted on Camera was provided. Arrived late, ultimately the whole day was behind and we were hit with Overtime Fees from other servi... Lack of Communication or uneducated enough to comprehend what moments to capture even after a 2.5 hour meeting, a power point presentation and checklist of what we wanted on Camera was provided. Arrived late, ultimately the whole day was behind and we were hit with Overtime Fees from other service providers. No chorographer angle or photo pose suggestions, we stood around waiting for professional instructions and got photos with NO one looking at the same time, awkward positions and a whole heaps of anxiety NOT ONE photo of OUR children together with us in a family portrait, but I have 500 of other kids (would have been nice to be our OWN) the KIDS together we have ONE and they were not even focused or looking at the camera The first scene was shot all in BLACK and WHITE with NO recovery to colour when I approached her and specifically said NO BLACK AND WHITE, we had AMAZING Costal colours to surround us. “SD Card” ran out of memory so she DELETED photos Reception, again late and we lost the natural light to capture moments but I was the one running around chasing the guests because Nikki couldn’t do her Job and engage with the audience. She did enjoy the open bar, and free on the spot accommodation charge we DID not address until the day! I’m sure all the ladies are enjoying the 17 images of my TOPLESS brother (could have been my Husband at least) Sure the initial promise of Thank you cards and two free small prints was offered however that was quickly revoked once you cancel your order based on quality and quantity. The “edited” images were poor quality with Tree branches covering my dress, peoples legs in the back ground not removed, shadows over faces and the close ups are hideous. (Happy to send samples) The photographer’s role is to capture your day, that one day you will cherish for the rest of our life. To Share the Photos and memories for years to come. On a bonus, I get to wear my dress again when we re shoot with a professional photographer. I would highly suggest you invest your WEDDING memories elsewhere. Read moreNikki replied
It is a shame you feel this way. I intended to give you photos that you would love and I am sure there are many, along with the artwork for your home and the bonus gift prints I have ordered for you. I find it very awkward when people ask for a discount for products ordered, as refusal often offe... It is a shame you feel this way. I intended to give you photos that you would love and I am sure there are many, along with the artwork for your home and the bonus gift prints I have ordered for you. I find it very awkward when people ask for a discount for products ordered, as refusal often offends. You asked candid photos, which means people are not looking at the camera and I felt well prepared after giving 2.5 hrs of my time in our consultation meeting. For anyone else who reads this, they may consider that the other 19 reviews tell a very different story.Jul 5, 2017
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should a customer hire you over another service provider?
I have over 15 years experience in portrait and even photography. I can guarantee that you will be satisfied with the product, and in the case of family photography will offer a reshoot. I am aware of safety procedures when photographing newborns, and use a child entertainer when there are more than two children for family portraits to ensure a fantastic result. I am able to use studio lighting or natural light and a thorough understanding of the technical aspects of photography.
What experience, skills, qualifications or training do you have to make you the right person for the job?
Nikki’s photographic career began in 2001, after graduating with distinction from National Art School, a centre of excellence which has nurtured the talents of many acclaimed Australian artists. Subsequently she established a wedding,portrait & event photography business operating from Incubator Studios in Surry Hills, Sydney. The narrative and artistic strength of her photographs has led to exhibitions in Sydney and Melbourne, and she has won several awards in Sydney, including the “Project Wall” at The Australian Centre for Photography, (2001). Nikki has been a finalist in “Shutterbug” held at the Chauvel Cinema (2007) in Paddington, and exhibited in Hyde Park in “Art & About”, Sydney, (2004) and am a finalist this year too! Watch this space!
Is there a particular aspect of your trade or industry that you specialise in?
Family photography and weddings. I specialise in 7-12 day newborn shoots in the comfort of the family's home, and also capturing the love between siblings. I also love capturing the sense of occasion and joy at weddings. Lighting, posing and directing my subjects is another learned skill, gathered from over 15 years experience. Anyone can take a photo these days, but I aim to create an artwork.
How do you normally charge for your service?
I have set rates for each type of job. For example a headshot/profile is $350 per job, a wedding will be charged by the hour and a family portrait sitting attracts a fee of $150.
What makes your pricing competitive?
I have researched the market as I am a writer for Capture Magazine and am aware of what competitors charge from being at trade shows. My prices are competitive considering I offer a finished product that has been retouched, colour corrected and printed on professional archival paper (rather than just handing over a raw file).
Are there any special offers you would like to offer to Oneflare customers?
If you book me for a party with a minimum of 3 hrs I give a discount.
There is also another special of a two for one headshot package where two friends can have their head shots photographed together for $350.
My final offer is for dance schools or childcare centres - free centre photography for websites when booked to do class and individual photos.
What are the typical things that you need to know before you can provide a quote to a customer?
Whether the shoot takes place at my studio or their home or location of choice.
What kind of investment they are interested in making - e.g. wall art, photo book, prints or digital files
How long the job is anticipated to go for?
Are you an insured business and do you guarantee your work?
Yes I have public liability insurance to the value of $20 million and equipment insurance. I do guarantee my work with a reshoot if the client is not happy with the images, or if it rains or a child is unwell.
How did you decide to get into your line of work?
I have always love photography and taking photos of my friends, pets and of beaches. I grew up in Evans Head and was very inspired by the North Coast lifestyle and had a fantastic mentor who inspired me from the aged of 13.
What questions should a customer ask to hire the right service professional?
What their qualifications and experience are. If they are insured. Whether they are using an assistant and if there will be any post production, retouching and what the final product is.
What do you like most about your job?
Meeting families and witnessing the amazing dynamics between them. Enjoying celebrations such as weddings and parties and exploring other cultures. Capturing a babies first smile and seeing the love and fascination between siblings with their new baby.
What makes you the most reliable and trustworthy person for the job?
I have insurance and excellent camera gear. I am older and have experience dealing with client expectations. I have qualifications in teaching ESL English so can communicate well with people from different ethnic backgrounds.
What questions do customers commonly ask and how would you answer them?
How much does it cost? It depends on what you order. It is an investment and these photos are to be treasured as family heirlooms.
Do you give digital files? They are available only with the purchase of a product
How can a customer save money before you start the work? Please give 3 tips
By being clear about what they want for their home in terms of wall art, gift prints and only buying what they truly love.
Do you have a favourite customer story you would like to share?
Seeing a baby's smile and their response to their new parents in their eyes when their name is called is definitely a highlight for me.