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 hats, as well as a clever play on words…


The family-focused orbit of my work, Lion & Cub Photography specialises in life – families, parties, pregnancies, weddings and kids, and all those moments that stop your heart, make you smile or take you by surprise. 

Lion + Cub captures the expression that almost escaped on a kid with naughty in his eyes; a gaggle of laughing aunts; the daydreamer, the innate hope you hold for the future, hand clasped over a swollen belly…

It’s about connection, and while the old adage suggests we should never work with children or animals, somehow this is where I excel, in drawing out the naturally emotive and playful side of humans and capturing their moments in the most poignant of settings. 

The hat? It’s a tangle-tailed beanie, much adored and giggling with irreverence. 


Lionhead focuses on corporate photography – headshots, actor’s profiles, events and locations and interiors. 

It’s about capturing images that differentiate your brand and promote your message, portraying to your audience the perception of instant trust and enduring quality. And it is perfect for rejuvenating an online presence, promotional materials and sales collateral with intelligent new imagery of your people, products and places. 

The hat? Jaunty bowler atop freshly done mane. 


Lioness Photograph is about dressing up or dressing down – it’s about capturing a woman’s confidence and style, her elegance, and perhaps a glimpse of skin if that’s your thing. Featuring timeless boudoir shoots, the glitz and sex appeal of a glamour shoot, or the high-octane pulse of a pole-dancing shoot, this is about unleashing the inner woman in all her glory. 

The hat? Darling, I just leave it off…