With the recent relocation of our studio down to St Andrews Beach on the Mornington Peninsula, we are surrounded by stunning landscapes and a great selection of different photographic locations. Some of these locations are weather dependant, so we would always confirm with you at least the day before.
* Beach locations
You can choose to have your session either on the expansive bay beach area which is just a 5 minute drive from our studio, with stunning bay views, timber piers and swim beach OR the sensational back beach coastline with its panorama of ocean surf and sand dunes. We can design a shoot that reflects the unique relationships that best represents you and your family.
* Garden Locations
The Mornington Peninsula is renowned for its beautiful landscape, including the great variety of parks and gardens, native bush areas, golf courses and vineyards. All of these offer a relaxed and vibrant environment to have your family photo session. We can advise you on the most suitable location based on your family and individual photography style.
1. Book your style and session
The first step is to book a session and your choice of location – whether it be beach or gardens. We will schedule a time that best suits you and your family. Our photographers make the whole experience fun, and will capture the love, spirit and laughter of your family.
1.5– 2 Hour Session – includes an 8×10″ print of your choice.
Just $250 ($550 value)
2. Pre-Portrait Design and Consultation
This is where the fun starts. We will contact you to introduce our team and work together exchanging creative ideas for the shoot. This is a great opportunity for us to get to know more about you and your family, and discuss any specific requirements you may have. This allows our photographers to capture a great selection of artistic images inspired by you, and your story.
It’s always good to think about where you would like the images displayed in your home. This makes the selection process much easier. Also think about any images you would like to present to your family or friends, enabling us to capture them during your session.
4. Hair and makeup
Everyone wants to look their best for the photo shoot. Here are some helpful tips to consider.
Girls, it’s always best to wear your makeup naturally. We can try different looks with your hair so do not hesitate to bring a hairbrush and any products you may wish to use. We do not have a professional hair & makeup artist on hand, but we can certainly recommend some great stylists in the local area if you would like that extra pampering on the day.
Guys, if needed have a hair cut as least 1 week before the shoot and ensure to shave beforehand.
Keep in mind that we will ensure your images are presented in the highest quality through our retouching techniques – including softening of lines, removal of blemishes and the tidying of hair.
5. What to wear
- Bring one or two different outfits so that we can create some different looks.
- Make sure your clothes are clean and neatly ironed.
- We would recommend that you coordinate outfits with complimentary colours.
- Avoid brands or strong patterns as these can be distracting to the eye.
- Choose comfortable clothing that represents your individual style. Bring in any props or personal items to personalise your shoot.
- sports outfits and equipment
- family pet
6. The Photography Session
Whatever your style, whatever your story, we will make sure your photography session is fun and full of laughter. Our photographers are more than creative experts, they are entertainers and will guide you through the photography session in a relaxed and enjoyable way.
7. View and choose your Portraits
In a weeks time you will return to our studio to view all the fantastic images we have created. Your photographer and our design team will showcase all the best images of your session. We will assist you in choosing the images you like best and all the fantastic ways we have to display them. With a wide range of products to suit any style, taste and budget, be prepared to transform your home.
Gift vouchers available