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The Lane 2019 Photography Workshop, Sydney

Alongside a coterie of talented photographers and industry creatives, The Lane played host to our first Portfolio Building Photography Workshop in Sydney.


Within the dreamy, light-filled walls of Sydney’s China Heights Studio, The Lane’s first Portfolio Building Photography Workshop was brought to life. Alongside a coterie of talented industry creatives, an event spilling with bespoke styling and exquisite design ensued. Here, a small assemblage of Australia’s up and coming wedding photographers moved through the space, capturing a series of installations through their own eyes.

Our Editors worked one-on-one with each photographer within three immersive sessions – lifestyle, couples and bridal fashion. With an aim to seek the unexpected, find pockets of beauty and tell the story of each installation in their own poetic way, photographers Lover of Mine, Hello Chloe May, Dean Snushall, Bulb Creative, Megan Kelly, The Loved Ones, Ivy Road Photography and Lucie Weddings experimented with new techniques and drew upon influences that will seep into their future work.

(Image above: Megan Kelly)

Dress L’eto Bridal, Photography Megan Kelly

Dress Pallas Couture, Photography Chloe May


Shooting a curated collection of some of our favorite bridal and jewelry designers, photographers worked intimately with The Lane Fashion Editor to artistically capture each ensemble. Harnessing light, mood and composition with an editorial approach, the photographers distilled each gown’s intricate and intoxicating details; from the ornate beading to the whisper-thin lace, to the undulating flow of featherweight fabric.

Dress Mariana Hardwick, Earrings Enesea, Photography Chloe May

Dress Costarellos, Photography Dean Snushall

Dress Amy New, Photography Lucie Weddings

Dress Alca Line, Earrings Enesea, Photography Lover of Mine

“Working closely with The Lane Editors one-on-one, photographers were guided through a series of set-ups styled and produced by The Lane team, capturing unexpected, inimitable content for their portfolios.”

Dress & Veil Prea James, Photography Lover of Mine

Dress J’aton Couture, Photography Megan Kelly


Against an urban canvas of exposed brick walls, a series of beautifully styled tablescapes were designed for each photographer to navigate. The focus: to convey the mood and poetry of each setting, revealing the up-close details and story in its whole.

Photography Megan Kelly

White Chalk Tablescape

Styling (florals, chairs, lighting and decor) / Styled By Her
Table / Simply Seated

Styled By Her designed an all-white tablescape layered with textural detail and oriental elements. Kapis shell place cards sat within sleek marble bowls that elegantly juxtaposed ceramic vessels and bark-wrapped menus. A spherical paper lantern swung from above before the table was then altogether transformed, segueing into a dreamy composition of oceanic influence. Nearby, the studio’s panelled windows framed an incredible arbor by Pia + Jade, styled with orchids, roses and budding magnolias.

Photography Bulb Creative

Photography Dean Snushall

Seaglass Tablescape

Styling (florals, chairs, lighting and decor)Styled By Her
Stationery / Paper Paper Co
Table / Simply Seated

From The Hunted Yard, an autumnal-inspired table was set in a palette of earthen hues, its metallic touches gleamed betwixt wispy arrangements of textured branches. Adjacent, their midnight-hued creation drew its theme from a moodier aesthetic, with ebony-black anthuriums, crystal glassware and a focal feature of baby’s breath cascading delicately to the floor.

Photography Megan Kelly

Autumnal Tablescape

Stylist (florals, chairs, decor) / The Hunted Yard
Napkins / The Bespoke Linen Co
Runner / Silk & Willow
Glassware /  Table for Louis
Dinnerware / Noble Plateware
Stationery / Paper Paper Co
Cutlery & Table / Simply Seated

Photography (left and right): The Lane

Midnight Tablescape

Stylist (florals, vessels, candles) / The Hunted Yard
Napkins / The Bespoke Linen Co
Runner / Silk & Willow
Glassware / The Vintage Kitchen
Dinnerware / Noble Plateware
Stationery / Aqua & Ink
Cutlery, Chairs & Table / Simply Seated

Photography Lucie Weddings


Working intimately with real couples wildly in love, photographers delved deep into the story behind each of their romance. Candidly extracting the rawness of emotion shared, the sensuality, the laughter, the stolen glances in between – each moment was poetically captured, transpiring into evocative frames certain to be treasured forever.

Photography Bulb Creative

Photography Dean Snushall

Photography Lover of Mine

Photography Dean Snushall

The Experience

From the stunning, light-filled China Heights studio to the elegantly styled set-ups and contagious creative energy that danced palpably in the air – The Lane’s first photography workshop was an inspiring event that exceeded our wildest expectations. Each photographer brought a unique approach to the day, capturing incredible frames spilling with magic and soulful allure. Between sessions, photographers, couples and stylists swapped stories, sipped on champagne and sampled the decadent grazing spread created by Eleven Events.

Grazing Table Eleven Events

Special thanks to the photographers and couples who made our workshop so special, and to the brands who provided their products and services. These include:


Photographers / Lover of Mine, Hello Chloe May, Dean Snushall, Bulb Creative, Megan Kelly, The Loved Ones, Ivy Road Photography, Lucie Weddings

Venue / China Heights Studio

Floral Arbor / Pia & Jade

Grazing Board / Eleven Events

Fashion / Alca Line, Amy New, Bec & Bridge, Camilla & Marc, Costarellos, Farage, J. Andreatta, J’aton Couture, L’eto Bridal, Livné White, Luna Bea, Mariana Hardwick, Maticevski, Pallas Couture, P. Johnson Tailors, Prea James, Steven Khalil, Suzanne Harward.

Jewelry / Amelie George, Enesea, Nikki Witt

Table Stylists / Styled By Her, The Hunted Yard

Hair & Makeup / Vic Anderson, Kelly Bowman & Zoe Slatyer of The Future Mrs

Couples / Tamara & Matt, Kelly & Lance, Sarah & Tommy

ModelsSophie Ascroft @ IMG , Rose Freemantle @ IMG




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