Family

Hello! If you are landing here for the first time I am Sarah-Jane. An award winning photographer, hair and makeup artist based in Coolangatta (South Gold Coast) and Byron Bay.

I adore capturing family sessions at every stage: Maternity, Newborn, Family, Engagement and Weddings! I have been fortunate to successfully juggle business with my own journey through Motherhood. I believe this gives me insight, understanding and compassionate towards your portrait session needs. 

You will often find my daughters around the studio or playing in the sand at a beach shoot. I traveled overseas with Isabella-Rose when she was 5months (I was breastfeeding so had to bring her) to a luxury elopement in the Maldives! We are a family and community at Lady Bella. This energy is on set. No stressful sessions, it’s relaxed and fun. In turn your family will respond naturally and I will be able to capture you in a genuine and beautiful way. 

I get it… babies, toddlers and teenagers can be challenging at times. I’m here to make your session effortless and FUN. 

My daughters are Sophia and Isabella-Rose. We have 2 x dogs: Rusty (Kings Charles x Cavalier) and Jacksy (Black Labrador) and my Mums dog Pat (pictured) who is often visiting. We are pet friendly and welcome your fur babies to your sessions!

I adore Golden Light and do my best work, barefoot amongst Mother Nature. 

I have a styled, peaceful and private studio with Mount Warning views, only 5mins from the Gold Coast airport. My studio is great for newborns and breastfeeding Mothers. I have vintage chairs, egg chairs and crochet wooden swing for toddlers. 

 

Sunrise >>> Sunset
Collections
 
WHY WINTER OR SPRING?

We shoot all year around but I recommend Winter or Spring, why?

  1. Sunsets are epic! They light up pink, purples and turquoise seas
  2. Sunset is earlier (5-6pm) = toddlers can stay up and aren’t feral compared to Summer (7-8pm) ;P
  3. It’s generally a quieter time of year for everyone
  4. You will have plenty of time to order Christmas gifts!
LOCATION

Lady Bella has a private and peaceful studio in Bilambil Heights – 5mins from GC Airport, 10mins from Kingscliff, 35 from Byron Bay. We are spoilt for location choices within 10mins of our studio. We start in our studio to get to know each other and do Mum’s hair & makeup. We then set off to catch that golden light just before sunset.

Within 10mins of our studio we can offer you hinterland, white sandy beach, cliff top ocean views, windy rainforest roads, cane fields, Mount Warning views, Tweed River and plenty of other gorgeous natural backdrops.

Our favourite locations are:

  • Our Studio – white, vintage chaises, forest + gardens!
  • Hastings Point, Kingscliff
  • Fingal Headland, Fingal
  • Froggy’s Beach, Coolangatta
  • Murwillumbah Cane Fields with Mount Warning Views
  • Bilambil Heights
PHOTO SHOOTS
  • Family portraits
  • Maternity
  • Milk Baths – Maternity + Newborns
  • Newborn
  • Breastfeeding
  • Milestones – 6mths, first year etc
  • Cake smash
  • Fairytale styled sessions with a pony!
  • Smoke bombs and more!
WOKING WITH KIDS

We understand the importance of beautiful portraits but we also understand that kids are kids. Newborns have a mind of their own! We don’t ‘pose’ per say unless its a styled session – we will give direction and guidance. For families with lively toddlers/kids we LOVE to play! I will give you playful direction to really highlight the natural connections you have together.

DIGITAL DOWNLOADS

On average we deliver a gallery of 50 images per 45min photo shoot. We use a cloud-based and password protected online gallery via Pixieset. You can easily download, share to social media, share to loved one’s or order 100 year art gallery grade prints, albums and products. The amount of digital image’s are listed below. There is a small additional fee for the entire collection – this is common as client’s adore the full collection! You will receive a 20% discount on all products when you upgrade to a full collection.

 

 

*Newborns have different needs and take time. We allow extra time so you can comfortably feed/change without time restrictions. We can get photos with Dad, with Mum, and with siblings. A full collection in the comfort and safety of a private studio. 

sj@ladybella.com.au

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