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


Hello, Simon Carroll here…  owner of “Living Image Photography” a professional portrait studio based in Richmond Victoria, I have over 40 years professional experience and I work together with a small team of gifted individuals who all specialise in our true love and passion - creating natural portraits of children, dogs and their families, we then transform our images into beautiful finished artwork to enjoy 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 they will treasure for generations while supporting our poor defenceless dogs in shelters around the country and finding them fur-ever homes.

Living Image Photography Shop Front


Late in 2015 we moved 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.

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.