Refashioned vintage attire to Lolita Alice in Wonderland dresses. Creative photography is the record to this tale. This gallery enriched space awaits all imaginative souls (like Alice) who need a costume to wear, that speaks volumes, to your creativity and way. Entrance your inner child at the Lair!

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Bowen Mountain, Sydney NSW 2753
*By appointment ONLY

Packages

The Lair, through the curtains to front of house

THE LAIR, STUDIO

Beautiful to the bizarre, it’s time to be enchanted.. From the glowing magical trees, golden goddess chair, to the Alice in Wonderland themed props, it’s all about having you happily lost within the space. Extraordinary props and accessories, most can be hand picked from the space like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The 2.3metre arch has draped netting attached with both real vines dried from the garden, as well as faux vines, checked black and white sequin fabric can hang as an option as an Alice in Wonderland backdrop. Typically placed next to one of the enchanted trees and the space has been opened up to give you more variety backgrounds to utilise. Another, Victorian styled dividers, nearby vintage wedding dresses that drape down.

Why is The Lair – Not to be compared to other photography places about town, re pricing?

  • The Lair, is a quirky wonderland gallery experience, rich in detail.
  • The main two packages ‘Ultra Day Out!’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland themed’ are with full costume styling (ex footwear and stockings if applicable)
  • Creative makeup and hair (or wig styled) included for both packages – ‘Ultra Day Out!’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland themed’
  • Access to all the props, headpieces and accessories whilst at the studio during your shoot. – See the updated range early June, 2022.

Please note – If your having your hair (or wig) and makeup professionally applied, you will be at The Lair for 3-4 hours.

COSTUMES AND STYLING

Vintage clothes from second hand stores, gorgeous one off finds, like antique wedding dresses are refashioned into something completely original. Recently purchased, several flaming red and a whimsical dragonfly featured dress. As well as several vintage gothic dresses.

Several headpieces have been finished, a new Alice in Wonderland styled outfit for Sizes – Small to Medium, to also showcase soon.

New Lolita dresses specifically for the Alice themed and Little Red Riding Hood attire. See the Costumes and Styling options page.

See the ‘Styling at the Lair’ pdf which asks questions to ensure your styled to your heart’s content and all bases covered. Any questions, book a call back via the home page.

The Lair - Studio space in Sydney, Liz in the studio
Ultra Violet Lair - Costuming with model Mimi
Ultra Violet Lair - Costuming with model Charlotte
The Lair - Studio space in Sydney, model in studio

CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

Ana shoots her photography with a Canon Mark III, utilising different modes, all angles with her camera to get the most out of the scene. References are on hand in the studio, props galore at your disposal. Ana loves taking photos in-particular through fabrics, items on hand. Model Charlotte is featured in the main studio room with the Victorian styled dividers as a backdrop, exploring her creativity via poses through a crinoline skirt.

WHICH ONE SERVES YOU?

PACKAGES

A complimentary coffee (Underground brand) or specialty tea on arrival & a glass of wine (if you are legal age of drinking also complimentary at your request. If your getting your makeup and/or hair styled, you will be here between 3 to 5 hours, therefore a delicious smoothie from a choice of ‘dreamy orange’ or a ‘berry delight’ is offered to keep you going, naturally with a straw (reusable metal) to keep your makeup in all the right places! Protein balls go in hand.
Add on catering is listed below if you feel a good treat is well in order.
  • Location Photo Shoot
  • $ 249.00
  • Arrive at a location (pre-organised, other than The Lair) styled (both makeup and costume)
    ..ready for the shoot

    • 1 Hour – Photo session
    • 1/2 Hour – extra time for costume change
    • Use of selected props on hand, one headpiece (pre-organised/if requested)
    • 1 Photographer
  • Come as you dare
  • $ 329.00
  • Arrive at the Lair, styled (both makeup and costume)
    ..ready for the shoot

    • 1 Hour – Photo session
    • 1/2 Hour – extra time for 2nd costume change
    • Use of props, headpieces and accessories galore whilst in the studio space
    • 1 Photographer

    PLEASE NOTE
    * This is for x2 Costumes, styled by you. Arrive in own attire, ready to shoot
    + one costume change at the Lair.
    * Complimentary coffee &/or glass of wine!

  • Alice in Wonderland themed
  • $ 409.00
      • 2-3 Hours – Professional makeup and hair artistry
      • Use of props and accessories galore whilst in the studio space
      • 1 Hour – Photo session
      • 1 styled costume, Alice in Wonderland themed
      • 1 Photographer

    PLEASE NOTE
    Factor in 3-4 hours at the Lair,
    styling takes time, depending on your look, this time is also added on top
    * The costume, all items listed above is for hire/use whilst in the studio space only
    * Complimentary coffee or glass of wine!

  • Ultra Day Out
  • $ 489.00
    • 2-3 Hours – Professional makeup and hair artistry
    • Use of props, headpieces and accessories galore whilst in the studio space
    • 1 Hour – Photo session
    • 2 Styled costumes
    • 1 Photographer

    PLEASE NOTE
    Factor in 3-4 hours at the Lair, styling takes time, depending on your look, this time is also added on top
    * The costume, all items listed above is for hire/use whilst in the studio space only
    * Complimentary coffee or glass of wine!

TO COMPLETE YOUR THE DAY

ADD ON’S

The ‘Delightful fruit box’ caters to 2-3 people, the custom cakes or biscuits are another gorgeous treat. Please note, the styling takes time, so why not treat yourself!
  • Delightful fruit box
  • $ 95
    • Delightful fruit box
    • Dark and delicious, cheese, crackers and seasonal fruit
    • See product link for full details
  • Custom cakes or biscuits (x12)
  • $ 95
    • Custom cakes or cookies
    • Box of 12, gorgeous creations of wonder
    • See product link for full details

Testimonials

Sasha Nederpelt

My recent photoshoot with Ana at Ultraviolet Lair was such a wonderful experience. A chance to step back in time, experience vintage fashions of years gone by, and allow my inner child to play in front of the camera. Fun, professional and costume choices aplenty. Ana helped me feel at ease during the process and hair and make-up helped bring the creative vision to life. Thank you for such a memorable experience. The final creative images are amazing!

Testimonials

Elizabeth Brandt

What a wonderful experience at Ultra Violet Lair! Taken away from the ordinary, looked after and treated to an extensive range of props, outfits and settings, the photo shoot was at once professional and enjoyable. So recommend this for a memorable experience, dress up, play and have a professional photographer, hair and makeup stylist bring a fantasy to life with photos to remember. Thank you so much Ana.

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Ronald Levesque

The imagination in the artistry is beyond amazing. The talent and art displayed is exceptional. A true artist in every sense of the word.

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Pammy Sparre – Phoenix Hair & Makeup Artistry

I had the absolute pleasure of working with Ana on a enter the art zone lockdown photoshoot.. Ana gave me so many great options and was a joy to work with.. I am so over the moon with the final edits.. Absolutely fabulous! Ana's creativity is unique and magical.. I would highly recommend her if your looking for something completely outside the box..I look forward to working with this amazing lady in the future.. Thankyou Ana!

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Imogen Terry – (Photo Shoot)

I would highly recommend Ana, her attention to detail and artwork is incredibly good and unique! If you are in need of a graphic artist or looking for a unique photo shoot, Ana is your lady!

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Bella Wolf – Earthly Delight

It is so much joy to work with Ana! She takes the stress out of tricky design work and infuses so much fun into the process for those of us mere mortals in the blogging world. I love Ana’s magical sense of aesthetics and real attention to the finest details. she went above and beyond for me and took the time to really listen to what I wanted and guide me through the process coming up with lots of options. I am so pleased with the final results. Thanks Ana. I loved spending time in your Lair. Let’s do it again soon. (Portrait/Graphic Design work)

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Model – Mimi Belle

I found Ultra Violet Lair online and entered a photoshoot competition with the lovely Ana! Luckily I won and got to experience the magic that is the Ultra Violet Lair! So many beautiful costume choices, props and sets, it’s really like stepping into Wonderland! Had a fabulous day shooting and Ana was very flexible as I had injured myself just before the shoot and was in a moon boot (not that you can tell looking at the pics hehe). Thanks so much Ana, can’t wait to be back in the studio again sometime soon xx

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