About Sarah-Jane

Wedding Industry Experience

I have 12 years of experience in the wedding industry! I have a unique experience as an award-winning Photographer, Wedding Planner and Ex Bridal Hair and Makeup artist! You won't find someone with this much experience in every aspect of a wedding day. Before my journey into the wedding industry, I was a project manager and a business and marketing manager. These skills translate to our wild and often crazy industry! 

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On The Day Vibe

 

My superpower is connecting with all walks of life! By the end of the day your mother will love me, your kids and I will be besties (I am fluent in Bluey and Paw Patrol ;P ) and your bridal party will be buzzing! 

 

I have seen and heard it ALL before. Nothing rattles me. I will be your calm in the storm. Your emotional support person that has the ability to make you look like a movie star ;) I am your hair and makeup fixer-upper. Your wedding day guru!

A part of my wedding photography service is working with you on your ceremony time and daily timeline. We work the day BACKWARDS from Sunset. We want yummy Golden Light for your portraits! 

 

My goal is to find a beautiful location with stunning light and I will guide you into flattering poses and evoke emotion! 

Photography Style 

 

I started my career in the fashion industry when I lived in Byron Bay. I bring fashion and editorial concepts to my photography and posing. Posing is such a dirty word now - I like to use the term 'directional posing'. I find a location with flattering light, I will pose you and give you a direction ie " hold hands and walk towards me" or "let's have a dance-off!". I want to evoke emotion and capture the connection between you. I use the same flow with bridal parties, newlyweds, kids, or groups of 100+ guests! 

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Lady Bella Studio - Newborns

 

I always dreamed of having a home studio and I finally have one! Lady Bella Studio is in Bilambil Heights, Tweed Coast. 10mins from the Gold Coast Airport and 40mins from Byron Bay.

 

Suitable for Newborn, Maternity, or Branding sessions.

 

I have filled it will modern styling: natural lighting, white linen curtains, white vintage chaise, cane bassinet, and white urns with dried palm leaves. I also have a client wardrobe for Mum and Bub! Stunning pieces from Coven and Co, Spell and Arnhem, and Oh Mia Bambina. I have all the styling for Bubba - unisex, female, and male options - I have a collection of designer outfits, wraps, milestone cards, etc

Personal Life 

 

I was born in 1985, and as I type this I am 36 years old. I grew up in the "hood" aka, Logan haha. I moved to Byron Bay when I was 21 to chase the creative-hippie lifestyle. I lived in the Byron region for 10 years, before we moved to the Tweed Coast and bought our first home.

 

I have 2 x daughters; Sophia (12) and Bella (6). My partner's name is Graham - you'll see him floating around the studio or helping on jobs. He is the one with a thick Irish accent! We have two fur babies; Jacksie (Labrador) and Rusty (King Charles). 

 

I do my best work barefoot amongst Mother Nature. I'm a hippy at heart but I like nice things haha. I LOVE pink - my logo, feature wall in my house, engagement ring - everything is pink :) 

 

Now I'm at a different stage in my life, I enjoy Sunday brunch with my family, beach day followed by sunset with a live band = perfect! 

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Awards, Publications and Accreditations 

 

I am proud to have won multiple business awards, regularly published in wedding magazines, and worked with major brands.

 

I'll give you the highlights: 

 

  • WINNER @ 2021, 2019 + 2016 Business Excellence in Personal Services and Retails 

  • WINNER @ 2017 Young Entrepreneur 

  • Published @ Polka Dot Bride, Whites Magazine, QLD Brides, Hello May, To The Isle, New Idea Magazine, etc 

  • Fashion Brands @ Cotton On Body, Billabong, Piping Hot, Arnhem, Warriors of the Divine, etc 

  • Multiple articles in Gold Coast Bulletin about my career 

  • and so on! 

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