Lauren Merton

I had my first camera handed to me when I left to travel around Australia at 18 with my best friend.  My mum handed a little 36mm Canon camera and told me to make sure I took lots of photos to remember my trip, and to send home.   I had so much fun taking photos from around australia, my friends, the outback, sea and stars, and seeing the results when they were printed out.  Time has moved on a lot from the little 36mm film camera's.  It was also my Mum who gave me my first DSLR - it was passed down to me after she passed away - and I decided then that I was going to follow my love and joy for photography into something more than just a hobby that i was good at.  Life is just too short not to do what you enjoy most. I have since upgraded my camera and lenses and completed a Digital Photography Uni Course.


I am based in Perth, South of the river.  I have always loved photos, and the process of taking them, and getting the images you want.  I love capturing moments and stories in an image, and bringing those moments to life frozen in time.  I aim to capture the beauty or moment in an image that brings you back to that time and invokes feelings.  I enjoy all aspects of photography, including portraits, candid shots, environmental, street art and broken down buildings, landscapes.  I am always happy to explore, expand and to try something new.

I am currently fitting photography in my life between my 2 gorgeous children, husband, and work, I am working as an education assistant, and filling my day up with the imaginations and chattering of little children. So at the moment my availability is mainly weekends and afternoons (with the exception of school holidays, i am able to be available during the day) 

I can provide portraits, family shoots, parties, maternity and baby shoots and weddings. I am always aiming to build my portfolio and to improve everyday in all aspects of life. 

I am happy to try my hand at anything thrown my way if you like my style of photography.  You can talk to me about your project you have in mind, and I am sure we can work together and achieve the results you are after.