I'm Sarah-Jane but everyone calls me "SJ"! I have a unique perspective as a qualified Photographer, Hair and Makeup Artist. Over the last 10 years Lady Bella has become an award winning wedding specialist in Byron Bay and the Tweed Coast. Regularly published and trusted by Billabong, White Magazine, Cotton On Body and more.
I’ve been accused once (or twice, hehe) of being excitable, full of energy and driven. With a tendency to snort when I laugh and wave my ‘Italian’ hands around when I speak. I’m always up for a laugh and have a very healthy sense of humour! I am a mother of two beautiful girls Sophia and Isabella-Rose. We live for the ocean, arts, music and dancing.
I would best describe my imagery as having editorial concepts from an extensive background in the fashion industry. It’s beauty styling, nostalgic, powerful and feminine. I believe my 'previous life’ experience as a project manager enables me to calmly deliver professional services in fast paced environments like weddings. I love people and enjoy connecting with all walks of life.
Photography, hair and makeup is about making people look and feel their very best and capturing authentic moments between loved ones. That’s why I adore capturing people’s weddings and local families.
2017 Young Entrepreneur at BEATS
2016 Awards Business Excellence in Personal ServicesCheck my wedding date!
"SJ, we are so grateful for the amazing job you did capturing our special day. From start to end you create such a relaxed, positive and fun energy that makes everyone feel at ease. Your ability to manage large groups for photos is fantastic and we are so stoked with the outcome - the photos are beautiful! Thanks so much, definitely recommend!”
Reannen, 2018 Bride
"LADY BELLA IS AMAZING!! SJ went above, and seriously, beyond to arrange, orchestrate, photograph and choreograph Sean and my incredibly emotional and intimate wedding. SJ even arranged the most incredible, divine celebrant (Ben Carlyle) to make our moment THE most beautiful moment ever. We will never be able to thank SJ enough. Our moment was perfect thanks to Lady Bella. 10 out of 10! Cannot recommend Sarah Jane Ryan and her Lady Bella team enough! Thank you SJ “
Fi, 2018 Bride
"I can’t say enough good things about her. I had her for hair & makeup and she also did my photography for my wedding. From start to finish she was a dream to work with and helped to put to rest any worries I had. Her and her team did amazing hair and makeup for me and my bridesmaids and did everything I wanted and it came together beautifully. She also captured some stunning images. She interacted with our guests so well, especially my 3 year old. I would always be so grateful for all the hard work she put in to help make my day perfect.”“
Alicia, 2018 Bride
Photography, Hair, Makeup & Styling by Lady Bella.
A Mexican theme was a perfect mix of trend setting to inspire our brides and an opportunity to push the boundaries and showcase our collective skills and style.
Byron Bay is one of the most popular wedding destinations in Australia! Majority of our clients are destination brides with guests travelling Internationally and Interstate. Which means our weddings are massive parties as everyone is on holidays – a fiesta of love!
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