Living Studio Photography - Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast based Photographer, less than 30 minutes from Noosa, the Living Studio offers boutique natural light images.

Specialising in portrait photographs including family, children, maternity and babies, using the beauty of our surrounds to capture vivid, gorgeous and natural photos. 


Nicole Yardley

Nicole Yardley

Nicole started working life as a engineer in the hot dusty Pilbara region of North West Western Australia. She spent her spare time painting and photographing the landscape. Being an area that attracted many artists, she was given opportunity to mentor with several highly talented and respected photogprahers and artists such as Christian Fletcher, Peter Eastway, Tony Hewitt, and Helen Ansell. After the birth of her first child in 2011, she took up photography more seriously as a way of documenting family life and it quickly grew into a busy part time business. She has a natural eye for composition and tone; and a flare for capturing candid moments. Upon moving back to Queensland and the beautiful Sunshine Coast area with her family, Nicole set about creating a space of her own to create, grow, teach and shoot. The Living Studio was born.



  • Josh Cox
    Josh Cox
    Nicole Yardley is my favourite photographer (hands down). I have used Nicole’s services many times, both personally (birthdays, prenatal, fitness) and professionally (corporate events and portraits). She delivered a great product every time. Nicole is very personable and has a great eye for capturing people and places. I highly recommend Nicole Yardley as a photographer!!
  • Rachel
    Our experience with Nicole as our photographer was nothing less than exceptional! I'm sure working with my family of 4 young children was no easy task for her but she handled it all with ease and creativity! Not only did our photos turn out better than expected I felt as if I left the photo shoot with another friend. The photos were so natural and captured my kids individual personalities. The location she chose clearly took thought and creativity on her part. She goes the extra mile for sure. The only down side is that I now live to far away to use Nicole for our family photos otherwise I would go back again and again!
  • Sandy
    Nicole really has a unique gift, she captured natural timeless moments in our lives, we can love for a lifetime. Don’t have enough praise for and how at ease we were with Nicole and her eye to foresee the cherished moments that now bless the rooms of our home. From start to delivery of the pics, Nicole exceeded our hopes and desire for a photo experience to capture the uniqueness of “us” as a family.
    They say a picture is worth a 1000 words, we have a life time of love and memories captured in the prints that we  have, thanks Nicole, honestly we can’t thank you enough they are so precious to us!