Feature : SA Award Winner – Sam Liddicoat of Little Wood Studio, Adelaide Hills

The 2020 Find A Photographer awards program was such an exciting time! Clients from around the country reviewed their favourite photographers and some absolutely fantastic businesses were awarded. Today we speak with the 2020 South Australian Find A Photographer Award winner, Sam Liddicoat of Little Wood Studio in the Adelaide Hills.

Sam’s Story

Photography is a creative and artistic outlet that I have always loved. I bought my first film camera at a young age, but it was really having my own children that inspired me to really dive deep into capturing the beautiful moments of childhood and family. For myself first, and then for others.

From there I discovered newborn photography and it completely captured my heart.

For a time photography was more of a hobby that I kept on the side while I was working as a primary school teacher, but as it became something I wanted to be more involved in and pursue with more energy, it evolved into the creation of Little Wood Studio and I couldn’t be happier!

We live in our version of paradise, tucked away in the heart of Ironbank. Just over 3 acres of peaceful heaven and trees as far as you can see. This is why I’ve named my studio Little Wood Studio- we live in a small forest… our ‘Little Wood’ and it is here that I also offer private family outdoor photography sessions and in home studio sessions. The best of both worlds!

Her Work

My style, is simple but artistic, yet naturally styled photography- I love minimalism, and the use of textures and simple sets to show case the beauty of newborns, babies and children.

Family sessions and all about enjoying each other and capturing the connection. I love relaxed and fun family sessions where families can be themselves and capture those loving moments shared together.

I offer both outdoor and studio sessions, and love the differences each session offers. All my session include digital packages, because in this day and age, I think we all like to have the freedom to use our photos, print them and display them how we wish. I know I do, and this is the freedom I pass onto my clients.

What She Loves

I love the flexibility of working from home, the ability to be creative and to know that I am giving my clients something they will love and cherish forever. I love every aspect of photography, from capturing the images, to editing and seeing my creative vision come to life. I love that the magic happens in front of the camera, but also sometimes that magic is created in the editing process.

I love that there is no limit to ways that creativity can be incorporated, whether it is through set design, making and creating props or using the outdoor light and scenery as a beautiful backdrop. It is incredibly satisfying and rewarding business to run.

Her Reaction When She Won

I am incredibly thankful to my clients for taking the time to review me at Find a Photographer Australia. Happy clients are the best reward for sharing my love of photography, and word of mouth is a powerful tool to promote my business. Thank you!

Sam’s 2021 Plans

I am so excited for 2021! My youngest child starts kindy, which gives me more freedom and time to work and I am very happy to be able to have more session availability next year. I am also planning to offer a special collection of products, which is currently in the works and will be made available to past and future clients next year!

Little Wood Studio

Adelaide Hills South Australia



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