Lisa Saad APP M.Photog III - 2016 AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year

"Not only was I blessed to win the Advertising category but to win the overall and be the 2016 AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year has completely humbled and honoured me in so many ways that I am overwhelmed with pride. These awards do mean a lot to me. I have been working consistently the only way I know how to achieve this milestone and I am so glad that I have done it completely on my terms and in my own unique way. There is no other feeling than realising a goal and having it recognised in such a way. I truly believe that in order to achieve anything all you need to do is truly follow what feels right and only create when it does that way you know you are in line with your true path. Thank you AIPP, Judges and Sponsors for such an honour."


Lisa Saad is an accomplished Advertising and Commercial Photographer as well as a shooting DOP with over 29 years experience in image development, creation and delivery and is always on the hunt for unique photographic briefs.

Lisa Saad owns and operates two photographic businesses from her studio in Melbourne. The first Lisa Saad Photographer -, is aimed at high end Advertising and Corporate clients wanting remarkable new and groundbreaking imagery, whist the second, Gotham Studios -, is an online prepaid photography service that is unique and serves to be placed as a market leader in the supply of functional high-end photography to B2B clients across Australia as well as a learning and mentoring portal for those wanting to increase their skill set in photography and maintain and run a photographic business. 

Lisa has always believed that good quality photography should be accessible to everyone and that no one should miss out the opportunity to work with a professional photographer. Her experience in all platforms of digital and analogue media has made her an expert in producing imagery, digital manipulation, branding and campaign requirements and old school techniques. 

Lisa’s in depth knowledge of all levels of client briefs, pre & post production, casting, lighting & camera requirements, crews, locations, retouching, composites, layered effects, cinematography, video editing and delivery has been proven over and over again and without fault hitting each and every brief, everytime.

Over the years Lisa has won some 200+ awards for her commissioned and conceptual personal work, both locally and overseas which now allows her the honour of being a rare true master dedicated to the art of photography.

Lisa is the 2016 AIPP Australian and Victorian Photographer of the Year, the AIPP 2016 Australian Professional Advertising Photographer of the Year, the AIPP 2016 Victorian Professional Commercial and Illustrative Photographer of the Year. An ILFORD Master, the Australian Professional Ambassador for Manfrotto and is sponsored by Epson.