A new approach to family portraits for the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is home to a new photography business that aims to capture families’ special moments and family portraits in a fun and edgy way.

Tanya Lea’s journey from an amateur photographer to a business owner began several years ago.

“I started getting serious about photography in 2021 when I lived in WA for a short time. My camera was practically glued to me,” says Tanya.

Tanya officially launched her photography business this year due to increasing demand from friends and referrals. “I’ve covered everything from portraits and events to interiors and real estate,” she notes.

Her specialty lies in family portraits. “I really enjoy capturing family portraiture as I love to see the interactions of people and family—the warm, intimate and familiar. I’ll capture those moments for my clients to treasure. They make for the best imagery,” Tanya explains.

Tanya’s approach to photography is anything but standard. “I don’t just point and shoot. If you choose me for a photoshoot, expect unique, fun, and sometimes edgy photos. I have a creative eye and want everyone to enjoy the experience.”

Looking ahead, Tanya aims to continue growing her businesses within the Sunshine Coast community, focusing on local families. “I aim to keep offering high-quality, affordable photography for families here on the Sunshine Coast.”

When preparing for a photo shoot, her advice to families is simple: “Come as your carefree selves. Let the kids play. Laugh. Take the hour to be together and enjoy each other. I will capture these moments and suspend them in time.”

Tanya also plans to expand her horizons. “I have an active imagination and so many ideas. I would love to produce creative portraits for clients in the future.”



By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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