Lydia Shaw Photography | Commercial, Portrait & Travel Photographer | Melbourne | Portrait Testimonials

"We got the disk yesterday and I can't even begin to tell you how good our pictures are. We're genuinely really impressed.

Thank you so much for going out of your way for us.

We had a proper session in front of the TV with the whole family and both sets of grandparents and everyone said how good they are."

David Jacobs - Family Session


“It was a true pleasure to work with Lydia. She is professional, friendly and discrete and managed to capture some truly special and memorable moments of our big day.”

Miet Saelens - Wedding Photography


“We just finished looking through the photos for the sixth or seventh time...they are amazing.  Seriously, we can't thank you enough - they are above and beyond what we could have imagined or hoped for! Thanks again for everything - you've really created memories that will last a lifetime for us.”

Jordan Benchich - Couples Session


"I put a few of the photos on our FB account so friends and family could see.  The response was unbelievable.  Even brought a couple of family members to tears. Thanks for doing such a great job capturing our family."

Julie Smith - Family Session


"BRAVO Lydia, you've done the impossible!  You've made a very critical client, happy!  These are great and I really love shots from each scene.  For our purposes, it's really cool to have some of the Arabic writing in the background on the signs, illustrating the middle east is where we were."

Kelley Van Der Meer - Family Session


“Lydia is a wonderful photographer. She did a family series for me and managed to capture everyone’s personality on 'film'. Her work is natural and spontaneous. She is both professional and flexible. Lydia has given me a wonderful collection of photographs that I will be able to enjoy now and forever. I would not hesitate in recommending her to anyone.”

Natascha Asselstine - Family Session


“Lydia took photos of my family and I at the Old Souq in Qatar - the results were fabulous. Lydia took the time to get to know all of us and so was able to capture our personalities on 'film' to great effect and with striking and exotic backdrops - we were comfortable with Lydia and as a result looked 'natural' which is what we wanted. I would recommend Lydia to everyone.”

Sarah May - Family Session


“I first hired Lydia to take pregnancy photos during my second pregnancy. We also hired her to shoot our newborn from 2 weeks through 1 year of life amounting to an almost monthly shoot for a year. Why? She is simply that talented. Her photos really capture the essence of the person she is shooting. She likes using natural light and capturing the moment. I really wanted someone with an artist's eye not a photographer that does only portraits that are staged. Lydia is a true artist. Not to mention she was great with our infant and our son. We had many 8x10 photos framed which now adorn our stairwell. Would highly recommend her to anyone!”

Rajka Galbraith - Family Session


“Lydia has a unique ability to capture a photograph as if she wasn't there. This means her family photographs look spontaneous and relaxed, not an easy task when you are having to capture kids. We have a number of her photographs in our home that she has taken of our family over the years. Everyone who comes into our home comments on them and asks who the photographer is. She has an amazing gift, is extremely professional and very passionate about what she does. Her photographs not only capture a moment in time, but leave a lasting memory on our walls and serve as pieces of artwork in our home. If you want the best in the business then I would look no further than Lydia Shaw Photography.”

Karen Philps - Kids' Session


“We are soooo happy with the boys’ pictures. Words cannot convey how thankful we are. The little moments in some of those photos are priceless, and your camera and lens gave those moments that we will treasure forever.”

Paula Al Nuaimi