White Lane Studio


Photography & Cinematography

We have been described as ‘sensory’ photographers and film makers. Although we’re not exactly sure what that means, we do get pretty darn excited at every wedding and throw our whole selves into capturing light, shadows, movement and expressions.

Adventurers at heart, we like to push ourselves to go beyond our creative abilities and reach new heights (quite literally – you’ll often find Sam up a tree!). We thrive best when life is real and raw and love is infectious. We are a little bent towards the off-beat, yet honour the masters of photography and aim to create photos and films that are pieces of art, bringing smiles to faces for generations to come. 

  • What do you love most about what you do? Ali: Making people realise how beautiful they are. I love showing people a photography and they have that moment that says 'Wow, that's me!' Sam: Living a creative and passionate lifestyle.
  • What gets you out of bed in the morning? Ali: The realisation that every day is a fresh start - and a snug from my 'lil boy and nice cup of tea :) Sam: A couple of snooze buttons.
  • Where did your passion for what you do start? Ali: At University with my first SLR camera. I spent hours in the darkroom developing B+W's and just loved seeing images magically appear in the developer trays. Sam: I fell inlove with the craft as it allowed me the space to express how I felt about certain events in my life. And hopefully, my passion it it, allows others to feel a similar liberation.
  • What is your advice for a healthy, long lasting relationship? Ali: Learn the song in your lover's heart... and sing it back to them when they have forgotten it. Sam: Tim tams.
  • What is your best advice to couples planning their wedding? Ali: Have fun and enjoy it! Chat to your photographer early. We can give you lots of advice on what works well... we are at weddings most weekends :) Sam: Untie yourself from the word wedding. Don't follow traditions for traditions sake. You're looking awesome, you're with treasured company, what do you want to do? How do you want to celebrate...
  • The most romantic movie of all time is... Ali: 'Betty Blue: 37.2C In The Morning' Sam: Wolf of Wall Street ;)
  • My favourite dance floor jam is... Ali: 'Call Me' by Blondie Sam: Uptown Funk
  • The most romantic location in Australia is... Ali: Oh so many romantic places in Australia! 'The Forest' is one of our favourite places'. Its a beautiful woodland chapel in a rainforest in Wamberal. It's on Lauren, our amazing editor's, property, so it feels like home. We love doing weddings there. Sam: Our office. Coincidentally, our clients are so inlove with each other. I think it must be the fragrance we buy from Bunnings.
  • If you were an animal, which would best describe you? Ali: A puppy, I get a bit over excited at times... Sam: A bird. I like to stand on edges, and eat food from the ground. Although I've never tried weeing from the sky, I'm sure it would be a favourited experience.
  • In my spare time I love collecting... Ali: Vintage knick knacks Sam: Old film photographs from markets.