meet the crew
we are all about creating the best (& seriously awesome) photography that reflects who you are
Hey 🙂 I’m Steph, photographer and founder of Total Capture Photography. From the whole team thank you for choosing us to be your photographers, we will capture your story, the love, the special bonds and moments you can re-live over and over with beautiful photographic artwork.
We make it fun, stress free and make you look and feel comfortable and your best in the most natural way – we’re all for natural style of photos.
Investing wisely in Total Capture as an experienced accredited professional photographer ensures you will have everything captured – the details, the loved ones, the in-between moments, the emotions, , the stunning portraits – and the love story of those most precious to you..
As A MUM I UNDERSTAND IT CAN BE A LOT TO ORGANISE A SESSION, and sometimes the choice can be overwhelming. We want to make it easy by guiding you every step of the way. from the planning session right through to designing artwork that will outlive you (how cool is that?).
With over 15 years experience we can handle anything, adapt to any situation and LOVE capturing people of all ages.
Founder & Adelaide Family, Branding, Wedding & Event Photographer
I Founded Total Capture in 2006, and I am also a mum, wife and wellness blogger.
Stephanie begun Total Capture out of a fascination with light and a passion for capturing peoples stories. Always with a camera in her hand Stephanie’s inspiration is to combine her love of health with her love of photography. As a result, she has a real passion for helping experts, thought leaders and entrepreneurs in the health, wellness and personal growth space. Her career highlights have been shooting internationally at health retreats in the Blue Zone Greek Island of Ikaria and Bali.
She spent a decade establishing the brands reputation amongst the Wellness industry in Melbourne before moving to the Adelaide Hills and expanding her team across the two states. Today manages the team in Melbourne and Adelaide who share her passions and delivers high end professional photography that our clients love us for.
A highly experienced portrait photographer in both studio and natural light environments, Stephanie is fully accredited with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and specialises in portrait, wedding, event and commercial photography.
Stephanie’s work has been published on the front cover of Womens Network Magazine & Inspired Coach magazine, and in The Age, Herald Sun, Who Weekly, Polka Dot Bride & Roar magazine amongst others.
She is a wife to Brett Hill, and a mum of 3. When she isn’t busy running a business she loves family time in nature, yoga, CrossFit, studying a nutrition degree and running a wellness blog.
Adelaide Wedding & Family Photographer
Elliott has been part of our crew since 2019. He is an innovative artist who is heavily influenced and in touch with nature.
Based in but not limited to Adelaide, he writes, illustrates and photographs, events, live music, people and culture. He approaches his subjects with not only the intention to capture an image, but to connect, appreciate and share a moent.
His easy going nature creates a relaxed, judgement free environment for his subjects to explore genuine expression. He has a vivid appreciation for light, a strong desire to travel, a dream to see it all, always with a camera in hand.
Photo credit: Sam Oster
Studio Admin Assistant & Bookings Coordinator
Samantha has been part of our crew since 2023.
Hey! I’m Samantha. I’m a mum of two girls, and between caring and chauffeuring them, studying Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), and working, I totally get the juggles of parenting life! I love working with kids but also absolutely love the adult chats I get to have through working here at the Studio and being around the energies and stories that come in here.
Adelaide Family Photographer
Hi I’m Tanya, and have been a professional photographer for over 22 years and have been privileged to capture special moments for many families. As a Mum myself, I know how quickly your children grow up and how important it is to remember everything! That is why I love photographs.
I have been described as bubbly, energetic and enthusiastic, and this is exactly what you will get! I find the fun in anything and like a good laugh while being a bit silly at times. I am also dog crazy, and will chat endlessly about my golden retriever Ellie. Just ask me!
My photography style is relaxed, fun, natural and patient. I will take the time to let you feel comfortable in front of the camera, but I will then get the shots fast.
I have also worked (and still do) as a physiotherapist for over 28 years, and have had the honour of being a part of people’s lives, often during difficult times, but also celebrating the joy in their recovery. I bring this understanding and empathetic approach to everyone I meet and no matter the circumstances, you will be seen, heard and treated with respect and kindness. What I have learnt is that the human spirit is so amazing, and that family, friends, connection, is the most important part of life. This is what I capture in my photographs.
I can’t wait to meet you all and to create some beautiful photographs for you! And if we can have some fun doing it that would be even better!
Adelaide Commercial & Event Photographer
Kelly started his interest in photography at 15 when his photography teacher loaned him a book about magnum photographers. From then on he knew he would be become a photographer.
After school he gained a cadetship with Messenger Newspapers in Adelaide. After five years with Messenger he moved to Brisbane where he worked for Quest Newspapers and the Brisbane Sunday Mail. In 2001 he moved to Melbourne where he worked as a freelance for news ltd titles the Herald Sun, Sunday Herald Sun, mx and the Australian.
In 2002 Kelly was offered a position as the deputy chief photographer in the Melbourne bureau of the Australian. Whilst there he covered the 2004 Asian tsunami in Thailand and was appointed sports photographer covering events including the commonwealth games, the ashes series, spring racing carnivals and the AFL.
In 2006 Kelly was transferred to the Australian’s Adelaide bureau, where he has covered a range of assignments from the 2011 Japan tsunami (where he was the only Australian based photographer on the ground), politics to aboriginal issues in central Australia.
In 2018 Kelly set out on his own to run Kelly Barnes photos specialising in editorial and portrait work for business and other news agencies, including Getty images, the Washington post, associated press, Australian associated press, the Adelaide Advertiser, the Age and Sydney Morning herald.
Kelly has branched out to doing portraits for athletes and teens. As well as corporate events and Headshots.
He also runs Allstar Photos a sports photography company supplying team and action photography.
Adelaide Hair & Makeup Artist
Olivia has been part of the crew since 2016. She has over 10 years industry experience in photographic, film and television, special effects makeup, bridal and fashion both in Australia and internationally. She graduated from the Academy of Makeup.
Olivia is passionate about specialising in natural makeovers that enhance peoples natural beauty.
Melbourne Wedding, Event & Family Photographer
Tony has been part of the crew since 2008. He’s a talented portrait photographer in both studio and natural light environments. His specialty in personal photography is kids, families & weddings. He is a fast event photographer ensuring candid natural moments are documented. Tony’s great sense of humour ensures our clients feel relaxed. If you are lucky enough to be photographed by Tony you are guaranteed to laugh your way though the photoshoot. He always has a huge smile on his face too.
He’s skilled at professional corporate photography too, he regularly photographs in Sydney and Canberra, photographing for the Australian government and overseas for the Egyptian government. He also loves to travel the country for Total Capture photographing our regional and interstate clients.
Melbourne Hair & Makeup Artist
Lanie has been part of our crew since 2014. She is an award winning professional artist and fashion stylist with over 20 years industry experience in bridal, fashion, editorial, commercial and photographic.
Her clients include Channel 7 and The Logies. Her work is published regularly on the cover of Melbourne Bride magazine and she’s travelled internationally for the Victorias Secret Fashion Show. Famous faces she’s worked with include Miranda Kerr, Jennifer Hawkins, Tania Zanetta, Grant Denya, Corey Feldman & more.
She’s currently also making over TV hosts at Channel 9.
Lanie is a passionate vegan and ambassador for makeovers that don’t compromise the health of our clients. Her extensive makeup kit includes only the highest pure certified organic, cruelty free, vegan products for the Total Capture clients.
Photo credit: Kelly Nowell Talking Portraits