Industry Secrets

What to Expect
Lioness Experience / September 8, 2021

Before you book What experience do you have? Way back in 2001 I started my photography business, and in 2011 I began shooting boudoir sessions full time. Since then I’ve photographed around 150 women (and men!) a year. I started off assisting Richard Arthur, a well known Penthouse magazine photographer after graduating from National Art…

Love notes

“I’ve previously been involved in a photoshoot with Nikki, she is very professional and proactive in her style of shooting. Not only was she very prompt and well-versed in her craft but she was really lovely and absolutely fabulous to be around! I would highly recommend her services to anyone that’s interested :)” – Wez Debono

Haven’t stopped smiling

“I had the most amazing shoot in my entire life. Nikki captures the most amazing angles and the way she can make you look without any editing is incredible. I would definitely recommend her. I liked her so much, planning to get another shoot already! I was more than happy with the photos I received….

Yoga fitness shoot

“Nikki from Lioness Photography did a yoga fitness shoot for me to launch my new Yoga studio and I couldn’t have been happier with the photos and the whole experience! Nikki used her extensive professional experience as a photographer to advise on the types of photos that would have the greatest impact for my website,…


“The photos of our Showcase event we receive from Nikki are always incredible! She has a knack for capturing great moments, both of solo performers and of groups. Her photos always reflect the vibrancy, fun & strength of the women performing and she always provides photos and edits speedily after the event. We are so happy…

I can’t recommend her enough!

“Shooting with Nikki was a dream. From our planning discussions and phone calls all the way to the beautifully edited shots sent to me so quickly, I can’t recommend her enough. Nikki made me feel totally comfortable and her unique creative energy really allowed me to blossom on camera. I loved every minute of it!” 

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work? I will guide and direct you to get the very best out of you and capture your ultimate shots. Even if you have zero experience, as a pole dancer and long-time photographer I know how to make it work – I understand pole moves and how to get the best out…

Pole dancing portraits that purr

Interview with Nikki McLennan Nikki McLennan, the owner of Lioness Photography, has a deep passion for creating an experience for women that leaves them feeling incredible, empowered and delicious.  “Lioness Photography is about dressing up or dressing down – it’s about capturing a woman’s confidence and style, her elegance, and perhaps only your skin, if…

Many hats
Lioness Experience / June 11, 2021

“I am my work, and my work is me” Nikki McLennan I am a consummate hat-wearer, a different one for each slice of my life, and never more so in my work. As a busy photographer, I get to capture both the delicate minutiae and the great scope of people’s lives – and that requires…

The colour of Covid
Lioness Experience / June 11, 2021

Every cloud has a silver lining, and, while these current times are testing the best of us, even a global pandemic might offer up the goods.  For seven years, Lion + Cub has existed beneath the soft beauty of a teal blue palette, but lockdown does funny things to people, not least founder and lead…