About Us

“When you photograph people in colour, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in
Black & White, you photograph their souls."

-Ted Grant


I am Simon Carroll,  I am the owner of “Living Image Photography” a professional portrait studio based in Richmond Victoria, I have over 35 years professional experience and have a small team of gifted individuals who all specialise in our true love and passion - creating natural portraits of children, dogs and their families and transforming our images into beautiful finished artwork to be enjoyed a lifetime…

Our Stories matter! Therefore, each year we photograph and publish beautiful coffee table books of dogs and their people to illustrate their emotional connection and the purity of their love.  “US - Our Stories” and “Shoot the Dog” are the titles of these beautiful books, each book is also responsible for raising funds for Australian Animal Shelters with over $100,000.00 being donated to support the sick, injured and displaced pets in our communities.

We feel blessed being able to make a positive impact with our clients, documenting their journey photographically, of which will be treasured for generations while supporting our poor defenceless dogs in shelters around the country.

Living Image Photography Shop Front


Late in 2015 we relocated our successful Sydney studio after almost 25 years and created a new boutique studio in the central part of Richmond Victoria. This was a sea change to be closer with our family and to challenge ourselves creatively after being based in one place for a long period of time.

Our new studio location was chosen and designed in a way which allows us to embrace our creativity in the studio and allow us to explore our funky urban side-streets, we have an amazing, talented young team which are eager to unleash their imagination so we can create unique masterpieces families will be proud of...

Melbourne is now our home and we enthusiastically look forward to fostering long term creative relationships with our Melbournian families. 

Meet Our Team

The creative people that make things happen

Simon Carroll

Simon Carroll

Photographer + Owner

Vanessa Leske

Vanessa Leske

Studio manager + Photographer

Olivia Pranic

Olivia Pranic

Studio Assistant +

Pearl carroll

Pearl Carroll

Hair and Makeup