Meet The Crew

Stephanie’s lifelong love of photography and connecting with people is what created Total Capture AKA “The Wellness Photographer” over a decade ago. She leads a team of photographers, stylists & makeup artists all around Australia that share her passion for health and wellness.

“We create a unique client experience without compromising the health of our clients”

Stephanie Reiter

Creative Director

+ Photographer

Stephanie founded Total Capture Photography in 2006 and is the creative director and photographer. 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.

She is a self-taught intuitive photographer.

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.

Stephanie’s work has been published on the front cover of Womens Network Magazine & Inspired Coach magazine (2015) and in The Age, Herald Sun, Polka Dot Bride & Roar magazine (2016).

In 2016 she photographed internationally at a health retreat on the Greek Island of Ikaria – one of the worlds Blue Zones – where they explored the secrets to longevity. In September 2016 she travelled to Bali to photograph a boot camp & yoga retreat in Ubud.

She is engaged to Dr Brett Hill and lives in the beautiful Adelaide Hills with her step-children, pony, chooks & puppy. She still loves to travel, you’ll see her photographing regularly around Adelaide, Melbourne and photographing Brett’s Wellness events all over Australia.

Today she travels the world as The Wellness Photographer and she also shares her wisdom as The Wellness Lifestyler www.thewellnesslifestyler.com through teaching yoga, social media, blogging, writing, speaking and running her own events to inspire thousands of people to join her on her wellness journey. She is also a Vinyasa & Yin yoga teacher completing her 230 hour training and is currently studying Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition.

Lanie Phelps

Manager

+ Hair & Makeup Artist

+ Booking agent

Lanie’s portfolio here & here 

Lanie is the manager of Total Capture Photography. She’s also the Melbourne Head Makeup Artist, Stylist + Booking agent.

She is an award winning professional artist 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.

She lives in Melbourne, engaged to the love of her life with two beautiful step-children.

Lanie has been part of the Total Capture crew since 2013.

Lauren Whatling

Photographer

+ Social Media Manager

Lauren is one of our amazing Wellness Photographers based in Melbourne. She’s also our Social Media Marketing Manager.

She achieved a bachelor of arts in Photography in the UK and shortly after she graduated she went to work as a cruise ship photographer on P&O cruises for two years. She travelled the world whilst doing what she loved!

She met her wonderful boyfriend Stefan on the cruise ship and they moved to Melbourne in 2015. Lauren has worked at 4 well known studios in Melbourne as well her own freelance work. She’s a talented portrait photographer in both studio and natural light locations. She loves portraiture, discovering clients stories, capturing their personalities and empowering women through portraiture.

She also loves event & wedding photography too.

Lauren is an extremely passionate vegan! She loves all animals and everything cruelty free. She sticks by her beliefs and only works with make up artists who use cruelty free make up – perfectly aligned with the Total Capture philosophy.

Lauren has been part of the Total Capture crew since 2018.

Jade Taylor

Photographer

+ Graphic Designer

Jade is a photographer based in Melbourne & she’s also the creative head graphic designer at TC HQ. She’s often referred to as Steph’s little clone because they have a very similar photography style.

Jade is an amazing pocket rocket bubble of energy with 10 years industry experience.

She has an Advanced Diploma in Photography and is an AIPP accredited photographer.

Plus an amazing Yoga instructor in training! She is engaged to the man of her dreams and is getting married in 2019 just before Steph (they need to photograph each others weddings, after all!)

Jade has been part of the Total Capture Crew since 2014.

Tony Mikhail

Photographer

Tony is a portrait photographer based in Melbourne. Steph and Tony have been working together since way back in 2008 (funny story) when an event organiser double booked the photographer and they both turned up. Their similar shooting style and personalities meant they continued to photograph for each other from that day. Our philosophy is that there is always enough photography jobs to go around and neither of us saw competition – we saw collaboration.

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 clients.

Tony became a father in 2018 after marrying the love of his life.

Olivia Graham

Hair & Makeup Artist

+ Photographer

Olivia’s Portfolio

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Olivia is the head makeup artist in Adelaide.

She has 11 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.

Olivia lives in the Adelaide Hills with her puppy and is also a talented photographer and passionate about empowering women through portraiture and loves capturing women with their fur babies.

Olivia has been part of the Total Capture Crew since 2012.

Hailey Ryan

Hair & Makeup Artist

Hailey’s portfolio 

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Hailey completed her Diploma in Makeup Services in 2010 – since then she has worked in Melbournes leading portraiture studios including Vivienne Steer.

Her work has been published in numerous fashion magazines, during the time she became a passionate vegetarian & so naturally she began to support eco-friendly, cruelty free & local products.

She loves working with Stephanie as they both attend to bringing out the best in the women that walk though the studio doors.

Hailey is based on the Great Ocean Road of Victoria with her beautiful daughter and puppy.

Hailey has been part of the Total Capture Crew since 2011.

Torie Tye

Hair & Makeup Artist

Torie’s portfolio 

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Torie is a published hair and makeup artist with a background in film, tv and fashion. She has her Diploma in Makeup from Sydney College of Makeup Art.

Her love of makeup started 12 years ago when she was employed as the makeup artist for theatre productions in NZ.

She has a unique gift for making people shine by accentuating their natural beauty and using only the best cruelty free and vegan products.

Some of her clients include international artist Ta-Ku, Mars, Canon, Greyhounds as Pets and Screenwise Australia.

Torie lives in Sydney with her hubby and gorgeous children. She takes care of our NSW & QLD clients.

Torie has been part of the Total Capture Crew since 2016.