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Client Testimonials

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Diane Pevreal (Grandmother)

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"Just a quick note of thanks for your time with baby Phoebe, Laura and Pev today.  They were so excited about it when I was talking to them this evening,  and were speaking so highly of your studio and gorgeous pics, how talented you are, how great you were with Phoebe and helpful tips they learnt from you today. They said they totally enjoyed the experience from start to finish. I am just so appreciative of the time and effort you put in and gave them."


Bain Family

"Sarah was very relaxed and professional and was good with direction. I have no idea how to pose for photos and Sarahs direction really helped. I like the natural and classic style of baby photos that Sarah rocks at! Not too many props needed, just natural and relaxed photos. She even managed to persuade my hubby to have a few family shots (which he used to think were cheesy!) but he secretly enjoyed himself. I used the hair and make-up lady recommended by Sarah too which was great as it was one thing less, as a mum of 2 small children, to have to think about. I look forward to having some more older sibling shots done with Sarah at a later date."


Wilson Family

"When I hired Sarah I had no real fear as I had looked at your work and trusted you. I also knew any feedback I may have had on photos would of been taken constructively and not been a negative thing. As it turned out I loved all the photos! If friends were to ask I would say Sarah is really passionate about her work and provides lots of helpful advice and information leading up to the shoot. On the day she's relaxed and patient while gently handling your baby. Very easy to work with."




"At a time of change, excitement and growth as I transition into a mummy; Sarah ensured my vision and ideas for my maternity photos where exactly how I pictured them. Sarah is a great communicator, easy to get along with and very down to earth - which made the whole experience even more relaxing and memorable! She was prepared with dress options and pose ideas and helped create gorgeous pictures that I am so proud of showing off in my house! We have booked Sarah for our little family photo shoot once baby is born and I can't wait to work with her again! Thank you Sarah"



"I was very nervous going to a maternity shoot as I'm not very natural in front of a camera. Sarah had an easy going demeanor and personality which made it easy to relax and have fun. The end product was gorgeous and I am glad to have something to remember my last few weeks of pregnancy with. I left with some stunning keepsakes of a time in my life that goes too fast! Great price too :-) Thanks Sarah!"


Hue Tzy

Professional and well skilled photographer. Thanks Sarah. We love your work so much.

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"Thank you for your patience with our boys, photographing such young children can't be easy but you made it such a breeze, and it resulted in such beautiful photos! We honestly could not be happier, thank you so much Sarah! x"



"I loved the quality and natural-ness of the photos. I still looked like me, you just captured and embraced the beauty of my pregnancy. I would definitely recommend you, and my co workers, friends and family also thought that the photos were just beautiful."


Hurley Family

"My little family recently had a mini session with Sarah. A short digital only package was perfect for us. We are so happy with the results! Sarah is very friendly and efficient and we are so happy to have found her!"

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Lawrence Family

"Sarah took some beautiful photos of our family. She was lovely to deal with and so easy to talk to. I love her natural style and would recommend her to others. We will definitely use Sarah again!"



"Sarah is super friendly and her studio set up is great, it has a nice homely feel which makes it easy to relax into your session. The end product is outstanding, I have had so many comments on my beautiful photos. Thanks again Sarah!"



Great photographer and easy to work with. Awesome photos for such a great price. Thanks Sarah"


Scott Family

"I was scared it was going to be stressful and I'd have an upset baby like I have had in the past. This didn't come true. The session was completely relaxed and not rushed, and both my baby and I were made to feel at home. Getting my hair and makeup done was a real treat and again I loved how relaxed and enjoyable the session was. I could sit back and admire my sleeping baby in gorgeous poses while Sarah clicked away. And I will never forget the feeling of looking through the finished images. They were so special it brought me to tears! Sarah is excellent at handling babies in a way to keep them happy and relaxed, she takes her time and doesn't rush. Her photos are impeccably exquisite and she is lovely to deal with. I highly recommend her!"


Applegate Family

"My biggest fear when hiring a photographer was a repeat of a bad experience I had, of paying for what I was hoping would be long lasting precious memories and being left with nothing. This was certainly not true with Sarah, Instead Sarah was accommodating of my likes and dislikes and worked with us to achieve exactly what we were looking for. My favorite part of this experience was the gorgeous location that felt like was picked specifically to fit our lifestyle and the type of photos I had dreamed of. I would (and have) recommended Sarah to friends and family because she has an easy and welcoming attitude that makes you feel at ease (not an easy thing for me) and produces beautiful art work that now takes pride of place in my house."

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Mikkelson Family

"I chose Sarah from Sarah Alloway Photography for my maternity and newborn photos as her thorough pre-booking chat and explanation about the process and expectations made me feel at ease. I also LOVED her relaxed and natural set styling. I am very self conscious so was terrified of being directed in front of the camera. I struggle to relax and pull funny faces instead of natural poses. Sarah used all the tools in her bag of tricks to capture some truly beautiful maternity, newborn and family photos our family will treasure forever. I’ve already forgotten how teeny my baby was, but when I look back at our gorgeous printed memories, I’m instantly reminded that my 4 day old baby was such a wee gem. Sarah made sure I felt like a glam queen even with a 4 day old newborn and after driving 1.5hrs to visit her studio by arranging hair, makeup, snacks and refreshments. I’m so pleased with all the gorgeous prints I received and the timber box she presented them in. Thank you again for my amazing images."