We love experimenting with locations, pushing the boundaries and coming up with new, never-been-done-before ideas. But something we love more is finding the perfect location for individual clients – something that represents them or is a place of meaning to them. It’s magical when you get this winning combination and the proof is definitely in the photographs.
For Family photos
We recommend choosing somewhere the kids feel comfortable and can have fun. This could be anywhere from a local park to the sandpit in your backyard. Think hard about a place or space that defines you as a family, or represents your interests and/or something you enjoy doing together. For example, don’t choose the beach if you’re not beachgoers. We’ll be able to get nice shots but we’re not going for ‘nice’, we’re going for ‘spectacular’, ‘personal’ and ‘real’. Everyone needs to be relaxed and relishing their environment to achieve a portrait that is absolutely sensational and makes people’s jaws drop when they see it!
For Couple Photos
Where did you meet? Where did you go on your first date? Where did he propose? Where do you always find yourselves on the weekend? These rich details create a beautiful back-story for your photographs and will also help the camera capture the essence of your relationship. Going back to one of these places will also help you to tap back in to some incredible memories and emotions, which our cameras love.
For Pet Photos
The type of pet you’d like a portrait of will usually dictate location. With dogs you have the most flexibility, so if you’d like to get out and about, choose a spot you like to visit on your walks as this will feel like routine for your furry pal. For cats, the best spots around your home will be where he or she likes to hang out the most – this could be an armchair, the windowsill or on the kitchen bench! Embrace their personality and pick somewhere that shows it off.
For Pregnancy Photos
Intimate spaces with natural light works best for pregnancy portraits. We can shoot these in our studio, in front of an amazing window in your home, your light-filled bedroom, on a tree-lined hilltop with the sun in the background… the list goes on. It’s important here that the mum-to-be feels natural in her surroundings and the type of portrait suits her personal style (nature lovers may prefer a grassy setting to a classic studio shoot, for example).
Have fun researching potentials locations and remember to stay true to yourself and your style. Head into our studio, give us a call on 02 9960 4600 or drop us a line and we can recommend some stunning spots for your next portrait.