Lauren McGill

Finding the Light

Light is everything. Lauren McGill takes you on a journey on how to find and utilise light to create connection and emotion in your family photography. Going over camera settings, how to find the right light and an editing demonstration on how to enhance light to deliver truly beautiful images.


Lauren McGill is a sought after photographer based in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire, specializing in newborn, maternity and family photography.
Lauren’s initial love of photography began in 2009 where she started out assisting in wedding photography. After the birth of her first child Abigail, Lauren’s love affair with the camera soon turned into an obsession.

“I couldn’t get enough, learn enough, or take enough. I would hound my friends to let me take photos of their children – and my daughter really did grow up thinking that a camera-in-hand is just a normal part of everyday life!”
Lauren McGill

Soon enough, Lauren’s skills behind the lens developed quite a reputation and following on both social media and from word of mouth – and from here, McGill Photography was born.
Being a mother herself, Lauren knows first-hand how quickly our little cherubs grow; and just how important it is to have really beautiful family photography to capture these milestones.
With the blessing of having both an amazing natural light-filled studio indoors, as well as an abundant and totally unique “outdoor studio”,  being right on her doorstep (courtesy of Mother Nature herself) – Lauren’s talented eye and unlimited imagination can capture unrivaled beauty in any setting.
She has been noted on occasion to joke that the sun truly is her best friend. Lauren’s creativity with light has often turned even the most unsuspecting location into her own hidden gem and the end result is nothing short of outstanding. Just browse some of her images below, and you will find out for yourself.


Schedule 2019

Tuesday 12th November

Trade Opens & Rego Opens 8.30am Trade Show and Registration Opens
Joshua Holko 9.30am - Polar Wildlife Portraiture
Coffee Break 11.00am 
Rocco Ancora 11.15am - Creating Dramatic Portraits
Lunch Break 12.45pm 
Forum 1.30pm 
Lauren McGill 2.00pm - Finding The Light
Coffee Break 3.30pm 
Melissa Ghionis 3.45pm - Business Workflow 
Drinks 5.15pm 
Evening Hands on Shoots 6.30pm 
End 9.30pm

Wednesday 13th November

Trade Opens & Rego Opens 8.30am Trade Show and Registration Opens
George Fetting 9.30am - What makes a Good Headshot
Coffee Break 11.00am 
Jason Edwards 11.15am - The Day in the Life of News Photog
Lunch Break 12.45pm 
Forum 1.30pm 
Ashley and Nicki 2.00pm - Not So Fancy
Coffee Break 3.30pm 
Jerry Ghionis 3.45pm - Meaning & Purpose
Drinks 5.15pm 
Print Awards 6.15pm 
End 7.30pm


Leonda By The Yarra 

Leonda By The Yarra is an iconic Melbourne venue in an outstanding location. Situated on the banks of the Yarra River in Hawthorn and just 4 kilometers from the CBD, Leonda offers both convenience and tranquillity. There is complimentary parking on-site and excellent public transport links from the city, with a range of accommodation close by.

Car Parking

If you choose to drive to Leonda then we have FREE parking on-site that can accommodate up to 150 vehicles.

Public Transport

Tram - Leonda is located just steps from stop 29 Power St/Riversdale Rd on route 70. Once exiting the tram, walk approximately 200m down Wallen Rd towards the City. We will appear on your left!
Train - After exiting at Hawthorn Station, walk for approximately 630m down Evansdale Road towards Wallen Rd. The path will veer left slightly at Glan Avon Rd and go under a bridge.
Boat - For something a little bit wow, arrange for boat transport from Melbourne’s iconic Southbank to Leonda’s own private jetty