WE ARE SO GLAD YOU ARE HERE!
We are here to tell your family story and capture precious memories for your future generations. We don't just consider ourselves professional photographers... we are professional storytellers...We have deep connections with Sydney and family life and we love documenting people's stories through our photographs and wall art...
WHY CHOOSE US?
gm photographics is Sydney’s leading boutique family portrait studio. For over 25 years people have trusted us to capture their memories and precious moments.
Led by Canon Master Photographer Graham Monro, our studio prides itself on spontaneously capturing the essence of your family with fun, warmth and creativity.
Capturing your precious moments, true to life, is our mission. We're so privileged to have this role of documenting family life in an authentic way and we would love to get to know you better and capture your special moments- whatever the occasion is
MEET THE FOUNDER GRAHAM MONRO
"I'm doing what I love - photographing people and their special moments. All of my life and work travels have helped me build strong connections with people. To me photography is not my job; it's my craft, a lifestyle that I choose, I love and I need"For over 40 years, Canon Master Photographer Graham Monro has been honing his craft as a professional photographer. Whether he’s on the beach, climbing a ladder, crawling along the ground for a better angle, or in a client’s home, Graham is always learning and says that every job makes him a better photographer.“The most rewarding part of our work is when our clients display our images on their walls in their home - The photos that we create become family heirlooms!”
When he’s not taking photos, Graham is a husband to Simona and Dad to twin girls, Sofia & Isabella. It’s rare that you find him without his camera even when he’s out and about mountain biking and kayaking.
Canon EOS | Portrait Photography with Graham Monro
✓ 1 Hour Photoshoot
✓ Props provided
✓ 15 Edited Images on High Resolution
✓ 2 Hour Photoshoot
✓ Props provided
✓ 30 Edited Images on High Resolution
✓ 3 Hour Photoshoot
✓ Props provided
✓ 45 Edited Images on High Resolution
If you are looking for style, elegance and classic professional photography, then we are here waiting to capture your special moments. Your milestone memories will be beautifully captured in timeless images that will grace your home for generations to come.
Sydney Lifestyle Photographer
Capturing life as it is, because every picture tells a story!
At gm photographics, all the precious memories you share with your loved ones can be frozen in time with just a click of our camera. We are here to capture every moment you share with your family and friends and make them perpetual images that last a lifetime.
We believe individual, couple and family portraits are treasures that you should keep for the next generations and the best way to share your story is through timeless photographs. At gm photographics we are here to help you tell your story and with our lifestyle family photography, we will capture the most candid and natural moments of you and your family.
Our team of lifestyle photographers are not just professionals who will capture your most intimate and loving moments but we ensure you are comfortable in the process and most of all having a fun and enjoyable experience.
What is Lifestyle Photography?
Lifestyle photography is all about capturing the most real time, real life events in an artistic and imaginative manner. It's about creating authentic real life photos of you and your family. It's a planned photoshoot to capture life as it is, but rather than waiting for the everyday moments to occur, it’s created naturally by the photographer to share your story. Lifestyle photography is about creating a narrative with photos, capturing details to provide context making the portraits more meaningful.
Whilst lifestyle photography is a planned photoshoot session, the aim is to make it as real and authentic as possible! It’s about photography of your daily activities, at your usual or familiar locations, and about looking like you and using props that you would have and use on a daily basis.
Lifestyle Photographer Sydney
Award winning Canon master photographer Graham Monro from gm photographics is a renowned Sydney lifestyle photographer with over 25 years experience who has the learned ability to predict people’s behaviour in order to get that amazing photo! The attention to detail and knowing when a moment is going to occur will make for a great lifestyle photoshoot and stunning images. Capturing timeless photos that depict a narrative when featured as wall art in your home, can be a discussion point at your next family gathering and for all the gatherings to come!
In this style of photography Graham and his team plan your shoot ahead of time and will guide the activities rather than guide you posing in order to get the most candid natural image. Lifestyle photography is about creating a balance between spontaneity and guidance to capture the most honest real life images.
Experience Lifestyle Photography Sydney!
gm photographics will plan your shoot, discuss comfortable everyday locations with you, prepare your scene ahead of time and guide you through the lifestyle activities you love, to get the best authentic photos. Let us create a story to remember.
Contact us today to experience a lifestyle photoshoot of you doing your thing in your place!
WHAT OUR CLIENT'S SAY ABOUT US + 5 STAR REVIEWS
5.0 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 158 Reviews
I booked a family photoshoot with gm photographics as a present for my mums birthday. My parents were a bit hesitant at first as we had never had professional family photos before...
I had the best experience with Graham & the team at GM Photographics. My dog, Romeo had his pet portraits done and even being a timid dog with a fear of men, he did so well at this shoot...
This turned out to be an excellent experience for the family. Despite the kids being very hesitant (and me insisting on a family photo before they got too old)...
Way back in 1997 we asked Graham to take our wedding photographs. We had admired the photos Graham had taken for our friend’s wedding as he had managed to capture...
5.0 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 197 Reviews
Graham photographed our Wedding 22 yrs ago and we recently asked him to our home to photograph our family...
gm photographics, Graham photographed our wedding nearly 20 years ago, he was professional and personable...
Always provide great shots - great to deal with too
Have done a number of family photo shoots, but have never experienced such efficiency...
We want to make your family’s photography experience to be hassle free yet memorable, so we have created a step-by-step guide to plan your perfect portrait session. Simply follow each step below to get started.
1. Select a location
2. Pick your style
3. Follow our getting ready tips
4. Personalise your photography session
5. Submit your photography session plan
We will speak to you about these steps at your personal consultation over the phone or in our showroom, We will guide you every step of the way.
We shoot at all three! Think about what you want your shoot to look like but also where you are most comfortable.
We specialise shooting on location, we love to photograph your family at one of your favourite locations - such as: Balmoral Beach, Clifton Gardens (dog friendly), Chinamans Beach, Bradley’s Head, Freshwater Beach, Nielsen Park + Centennial Park plus many more.
However, if you would like us to come to your home we love to capture you in your natural environment where you feel relaxed and at ease.
We also have a small studio where we can photograph newborns and children.
Most people are, but rest assured we are here to guide you every step of the way.
We meet all kinds of personalities over the years. Graham and our assistants have lots of tricks up their sleeve to help shy kids relax and come out of their shell. Trust us, you are in good hands!
If your child is especially shy, perhaps bring them by the studio before your shoot to meet us, so we aren't meeting for the first time at the shoot.
After your photo shoot we work hard downloading and editing your images. A week after your photo shoot they will be ready to view at our Mosman showroom.
Your cinema viewing session lasts between 1-2hours with our design consultant.
This is your one opportunity to view, design and purchase the images that you love. We suggest leaving the children with your babysitter so you can make decisions and enjoy the process.
Graham Monro has been the main photographer at gm photographics for over 26 years. However, we have many other talented photographers that also shoot for us.
Simona and Joy assist Graham on shoots, but they also love taking photos themselves and are always eager to get behind the camera.
Please allow up to 1 hour for all family shoots.
Allow 1.5 hours if it is an extended family shoot.
If we are photographing your newborn photos, please allow 2-3 hours so there is time for feeding and settling between takes.
If you are bringing pets allow an extra 15-30 minutes.
Photo shoots cost $150 on a weekday and $250 on a weekend
Extended family cost $250 weekday or weekend.
The shoot fee includes
- a 40 minute consultation at our Mosman showroom
- 1 hour family location shoot with photographer and director
- plus a cinema viewing session with our design consultant.
The number one rule is to be yourselves and be comfortable with what you choose to wear. The only advice we would give you is to make sure that you don’t clash with other family members. For example wearing patterned clothes is ok, but if all the family are wearing patterns you can imagine how busy the photos will look, so please keep it simple, but don’t be afraid of patterns and colours if that’s who you are!
Pastel colours work well and we love when you accessorise with hats, scarves and jewellery.
Every family is individual, so please bring along anything that might be meaningful to you and your children right now. For example, musical instruments, scooter, bike, toys, scarfs, beanie, hat, swimmers, and bucket and spade for the beach etc
Also don’t forget to bring a change of clothes and a towel, incase the kids go in the water and get wet.
As you know, shooting outside can be unpredictable, we will be in contact with you before the shoot date to confirm and do a weather check.
If it rains on the day of the shoot we can reschedule.
GET IN TOUCH WITH US
If you’d like to talk about corporate and commercial photography, please get in touch.
You can contact us through call or email. We're excited to hear from you.
Tuesday-Saturday 9am - 5pm
02 9960 4600