Dancing & Fitness

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…

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…

Pole dancing got me pregnant!

The quest to fall pregnant after 35 is undoubtedly a hopeful one; I still feel young and my world is that of the millennials –globalisation, interconnectivity and social media allow us all to inhabit the same space, with little regard for the vagaries of age, and our broader horizons mean that fashion, travel, political activism,…

Acrobats, Pole, Cross-fit, Gymnasts – Strong Women!
Dancing & Fitness / May 10, 2020

Lioness Photography was released this week! The recent restrictions have been lifted and I was able to photograph again at my favourite studio in Sydney, Tortuga Studios. It’s an old warehouse, with streams of golden light, unusual sculptures, art, and home to my 43mm brass pole, purchased from Sydney Pole. This shoot was special as…

Burlesque Party
Dancing & Fitness / May 1, 2020

Sydney Pole hosts Chaya’s 20th Birthday! It was a Burlesque dance class with Ash King and the lesson described how to use your hand, how to strut, and wiggle, and hair flick, all the while learning a routine with dress-ups in one hour! Lioness Photography was hired to capture the sassiness!

Jess Pearce at Tortuga Studios
Dancing & Fitness / April 12, 2020

Jess was super organised as she had a list of moves that she wanted to be photographed after all of her hard work training @peachpolestudio & her local gym. Jess’s best friend purchased her the ultimate 21st birthday present – a gift voucher for a pole dancing photoshoot with Lioness Photography. Jess did her research…

80’s Pole Class!
Dancing & Fitness / August 7, 2019

80’s pole was my favorite class created by Emma Hoy and Missy! The choreography, music, and the girls made this the highlight of my week. Here are some shots by Lioness Photography of our last class!

Sydney Pole Showcase
Dancing & Fitness / March 17, 2019

It was a spectacular afternoon of pole dancing & aerial fitness at Sydney Pole yesterday afternoon. There were so many highlights, brilliant choreography, and superb outfits over the three hours. So much entertainment and variety! Rock n Pole, 80’s Pole, Aerial fitness, and beginners through to Advanced -not to forget Chair & Lap and Sexy…