The Importance of Portrait Photography

The Importance of Portrait Photography

Throughout our lives we encounter countless precious moments that we want to relive over and over again. Thinking of these moments evokes powerful emotions – they can make us burst with happiness, laughter, love, longing and nostalgia.

We feel so fortunate to have followed our couples and families, through this roller coaster we call life, photographing engagements, weddings, pregnancies, babies, fur babies, kids, teenagers, grandparents and the beautiful relationships between them all.

It never matters until you need it, crave it or wish you had it – does it?  Portraits became even closer to our hearts 9 years ago, following the passing of Shireen’s father.

“I remember my sister and I searching through every album that my mother had put together from when we were young – trying to find a single family photo of my brothers, sister, parents and I – only to find that there were actually none of us all together after the age of 2 years old. We were just devastated.”

Time flies, especially as our children grow. Before you know it your tiny bubbas will become teenagers, then  adults and it will feel like time flew by so fast. It’s so important to sit back, soak it all in and recognise how lucky we are to have each other and go through life experiences together. That’s what portraits are for!

Nothing beats being able to look back on and revisit the past. It’s an experience not only you, but your entire family and generations to come, will thank you for in the future.

There is nothing as precious as snuggling on the couch, fondly reliving the moments of your life.

“Photographs provide evidence that you lived, that you mattered, that you loved and were loved.”

Throughout our lives we encounter countless precious moments that we want to relive over and over again. Thinking of these moments evokes powerful emotions – they can make us burst with happiness, laughter, love, longing and nostalgia.

We feel so fortunate to have followed our couples and families, through this roller coaster we call life, photographing engagements, weddings, pregnancies, babies, fur babies, kids, teenagers, grandparents and the beautiful relationships between them all.

It never matters until you need it, crave it or wish you had it – does it?  Portraits became even closer to our hearts 9 years ago, following the passing of Shireen’s father.

“I remember my sister and I searching through every album that my mother had put together from when we were young – trying to find a single family photo of my brothers, sister, parents and I – only to find that there were actually none of us all together after the age of 2 years old. We were just devastated.”

Time flies, especially as our children grow. Before you know it your tiny bubbas will become teenagers, then  adults and it will feel like time flew by so fast. It’s so important to sit back, soak it all in and recognise how lucky we are to have each other and go through life experiences together. That’s what portraits are for!

Nothing beats being able to look back on and revisit the past. It’s an experience not only you, but your entire family and generations to come, will thank you for in the future.

There is nothing as precious as snuggling on the couch, fondly reliving the moments of your life.

Photographs provide evidence that you lived, that you mattered, that you loved and were loved.

It all Starts Here

It All Starts Here

It’s easy! First we invite you into our studio to meet Shireen in a ‘pre planning’ ½ hour appointment,  as this totally alleviates any concerns you may have prior to your session and genuinely replaces it with excitement!

Together we decide on clothing, colours, the style of shoot you would like and of course we discuss the location (of which we can suggest plenty of gorgeous spots),  so you’re able to properly prepare for the shoot ahead.

Shireen will also take you through our beautiful products and pricing, so she can create the shoot specifically with your choices in mind and finally, together you’ll set the date for your actual shoot.

It’s easy! First we invite you into our studio to meet Shireen in a ‘pre planning’ ½ hour appointment,  as this totally alleviates any concerns you may have prior to your session and genuinely replaces it with excitement!

Together we decide on clothing, colours, the style of shoot you would like and of course we discuss the location (of which we can suggest plenty of gorgeous spots),  so you’re able to properly prepare for the shoot ahead.

Shireen will also take you through our beautiful products and pricing, so she can create the shoot specifically with your choices in mind and finally, together you’ll set the date for your actual shoot.

PREGNANCY
Newborn
NEWBORN
Toddler
TODDLER
Family
FAMILY
Pet
PET
Fine Art
FINE ART
PREGNANCY
Newborn
NEWBORN
Toddler
TODDLER
Family
FAMILY
Pet
PET
Fine Art
FINE ART

On The Day Of Your Portraits

On The Day Of Your Portraits

Let the fun begin! The length of your portrait session depends on the type of portrait we’re capturing, most sessions are between 1 to 1 ½ hours.  

Our sessions are relaxed and fun taken on location, away from the restrictions of a studio environment, capturing the very special and unique relationships you share.

Shireen says “I love finding special locations that will mean something to you, because I love the freedom and beautiful, natural images that come from capturing you on location, in gorgeous light and often unique places.”

Let the fun begin! The length of your portrait session depends on the type of portrait we’re capturing, most sessions are between 1 to 1 ½ hours.  

Our sessions are relaxed and fun taken on location, away from the restrictions of a studio environment, capturing the very special and unique relationships you share.

Shireen says “I love finding special locations that will mean something to you, because I love the freedom and beautiful, natural images that come from capturing you on location, in gorgeous light and often unique places.”

Let The Designing Begin

Let The Designing Begin

This is the exciting part! Your beautiful slide-show of the day will be ready to view about a week after the day of the shoot.   Be prepared, these viewings are often punctuated by tears and laughter!

Once you’ve chosen your favourite images, we then create the most beautiful custom art pieces for your home that you, your children and the generations to come are going to cherish forever. More so, in just a few years time these moments will become even more precious.

They will become the priceless, treasured memories that you and your family will lovingly crowd around, giggle about and remember the day fondly with perhaps a tear but definitely laughter, together.

This is the exciting part! Your beautiful slide-show of the day will be ready to view about a week after the day of the shoot.   Be prepared, these viewings are often punctuated by tears and laughter!

Once you’ve chosen your favourite images, we then create the most beautiful custom art pieces for your home that you, your children and the generations to come are going to cherish forever. More so, in just a few years time these moments will become even more precious.

They will become the priceless, treasured memories that you and your family will lovingly crowd around, giggle about and remember the day fondly with perhaps a tear but definitely laughter, together.

Your Say

Your Say

We first met Shireen when we were looking for a photographer for our wedding in 2008. We were instantly attracted to Shireen’s warmth and laugh as well as impressed by her portfolio of work. Our wedding photographs are amazing and still people talk about our album.

Three years after we married we welcomed our beautiful daughter. We did not hesitate to contact Shireen to capture our precious babe..and she has for the last 7 years. In 2013 we welcomed our son. Shireen again captured some beautiful family memories. When our son turned one we completed another shoot and had the privilege of our two babes being part of the now award winning “Tea Party” piece. We were so honoured when she and Robert asked if they could submit it for the AIPP awards. We were even prouder when it was judged so highly by her peers.

In 2016 we welcomed our 2nd daughter. Shireen was ready and waiting to capture those precious newborn moments. On a personal level, I feel Shireen is part of our family. We often joke she should be in our family photo. She has offered support to our family in our darkest days…above and beyond the professional that she is. We are truly blessed to have her amazing pieces in our home. She and Robert are so gifted with their skills.

We always look forward to Shireeny days (as my kids call them). We hit the jackpot the day we first met Shireen and Robbie.

Love Kate & Michael xo

“Oh Shireen, thank you for always always ALWAYS coming up with the goods!!!

Haha! You are the best and I wouldn’t trust anyone else!

Gosh I let you photograph my half naked pregnant body!!! No one else could do that!! I will treasure these beautiful memories and our experience forever!”

Love Lyndell, Shaun and Annie xxx

“I’ve always been nervous in front of the camera (like many mums), and my son was at a temperamental age when we booked in to have our photos so I was concerned about how our session would go. but Shireen and Rob were amazing and made the entire session so much fun, the kids LOVED it!! They didn’t want to go home.

Shireen even showed my 6 year old daughter a few tips with a camera, she made me feel at ease in every shot, & Robbie had my son giggling the whole time.

The result from our super fun day is a stunningly gorgeous collection of images that we have up in our home. We’ve had so many compliments from friends and family about the images, and the kids really love having our family images on display. By far the best investment we’ve made & can’t wait to make more throughout the years.”

Love Natalie, Pete, Sofia and Michael

“The above sounds amazing, can you give me an indication of my investment?” we hear you ask.

Sure, every family is different, you may want a single image, a canvas piece, a framed collage of images, a beautiful portfolio box set or a stunning album, however, as an indication your archival “Wall Art” – printed on exquisite Canson art paper, gallery matted, fully framed with non-reflective glass and ready to hang, starts from $395.00.

Most families will spend somewhere between $500 and $1500.00 depending on the kind of shoot, the amount of images they love and the product/s they choose for their home.

“The above sounds amazing, can you give me an indication of my investment?” we hear you ask.

Sure, every family is different, you may want a single image, a canvas piece, a framed collage of images, a beautiful portfolio box set or a stunning album, however, as an indication your archival “Wall Art” – printed on exquisite Canson art paper, gallery matted, fully framed with non-reflective glass and ready to hang, starts from $395.00.

Most families will spend somewhere between $500 and $1500.00 depending on the kind of shoot, the amount of images they love and the product/s they choose for their home.

The Next Step

The Next Step

Ready to take the next step? You can either send us a message or check our availability and book directly.

The Next Step

By Appointment Only

STUDIO – 2 Rasmussen Drive, Templestowe, VIC. 3106