A costume and photography studio, like no other

 The Lair is a unique creative portrait photography studio in Sydney for women wanting a costume to wear in fantastical lands, restrained by self-doubt and/or simply looking for a costume and photo studio with a unique difference. As a Creative Arts Specialist in costume, set and artistry in the digital realm, Ana can help you reclaim your sense of self, in an enchanting world as the extraordinary you.

The evolving studio space has been carefully constructed with beautiful and bizarre detail. Find the chandelier teacup and carousel animal tree props, faux cakes and spilt ice-cream cones to enchant and delight. The dolls house ‘like no other’ has working miniature chandeliers, real aged choko vines throughout, cut up vintage Barbie dolls. It’s a full colour spectrum landing, for those with an imaginative spirit. Entrance your inner child with Alice in Wonderland inspired props and surrounds, your costume and makeup with high fashion flair. The creative photography is your record to this tale down the rabbit hole. Book your day out to the Lair!

Packages now available!

The ‘About the Lair’ explains the process. See the Creative Services page for further outline and the ‘Packages‘ section to help guide you, prior to booking.

Bookings by appointment ONLY – (Daytime – Wednesday/Friday/Saturday ONLY) 

The first studio photo shoot at the Lair was in March with Mimi, the competition winner of the ‘Extraordinary costume and photo shoot day’.

Since March, more refinement to the studio space, inclusive of new costumes. Packages only live since 16 May. Faux cakes ordered from the USA 18 May, excited to photograph the first group package ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ ..when the time arrives, said the White Rabbit!

Photography finals are posted to Facebook and creative artistry now to Instagram.


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

Model – Mimi Belle

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.

Bella Wolf – Earthly Delight

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!

Imogen Terry – Marie Antoinette character (Photo Shoot)

The wardrobe is there to be raided.. up for it?

As a Creative Arts Specialist in costume and props, Ana can help you overcome any reluctance, with fantastical costuming, that will transport you to another world.

Every woman deserves the right of a fantastical life. Reclaim your sense of self in this enchanting world as the extraordinary you.

Ana’s expertise as a Creative Arts Specialist, in hand with our planning prior to the shoot, is all about letting your inner child know, it’s finally time to come out and play!


to my heart’s content,

at any age

‘My style is all about being artistic. It’s based on colour, shape, flattery and art. I hate fast fashion. I don’t follow trends; they’re common and boring. I’m an individual, and I am not scared to express myself. In fact, I get a hell of a buzz out of going out on a limb because it brings in other people who are interested in the same sort of thing and it wipes out all the bland people who can go and sit in the corner like wallflowers’. – Jenny Bannister