Together We Make Memories
Together we will create memories – we’ll take one moment in time and make it last a life time. We’ll roll on the ground and be silly. We’ll make funny faces. We’ll play with bubbles or toy trucks. We’ll run and jump or just sit and see the world from new perspectives.
Sessions are always playful! I strive to make them such a fun experience that kids forget that they are even there for a photoshoot. My goal is to get everyone so comfortable, especially the kids, that it’s like the camera is not even there. And I definitely don’t shy away from being a complete goofball. The best way to prep kids for my sessions is to tell them it’s all about just hanging out together as a family. No stiff poses, no matching outfits to stuff the kids in. It’s about capturing everyone in the family together, in this moment, and yes, that means mom needs to be in the pictures too, not just taking the pictures like usual!
Natural and loving photos come from when you feel completely comfortable.
Your Portraits of Melbourne Experience 1...2...3
1. PLANNING APPOINTMENT: Every family is unique so we would love to invite you to the studio to meet with Clarke for a casual 15-20 minute chat to discuss how we can create something truly unique for your family. We can discuss things like clothing and props, the best time of day, what you want to do with your portraits, i.e albums, wall art etc and also run you through the process and our pricing in more detail if you wish. Clarke loves to be able to meet as many of the people who will be involved in the shoot as possible, especially the children but it's not compulsory. Make sure you bring your diary so we can book in a time for your shoot.

2. THE SHOOT: This is the fun part! Clarke will often spend a few minutes having a chat and play with the little ones to make sure they feel at ease. Make yourself at home while we talk through some ideas and find out what you brought along with you. Then we’ll spend about an hour creating a series of different images that will tell the story of your family at its beautiful best.

3. ORDERING APPOINTMENT: Seeing your images for the first time can be an emotional experience but a good one – we promise. We highly recommend that all decision makers are present as this is the only time we are able to set aside for you to select your images. Extended family are more than welcome to attend too. After a brief slideshow, we’ll run you through all of our image collections and A la carte pricing and you can choose which images you would like to order. Every printed product that leaves our studio carries a 75 year guarantee so rest assured, your investment will last a lifetime.

FOREVER: A Portraits of Melbourne portrait will last forever! But it is not a once in a lifetime experience. Many of our clients come back for a visit every few years to celebrate the milestones as their families grow and this is one of Clarke's favourite parts of the job. During a babies first 12 months, clients will often visit 3 or 4 times as a part of our ‘Portraits of Melbourne Babes’ program. Whatever the reason is for your visit, we would love to welcome you to the Portraits of Melbourne Family Experience.

Cancellation Policy We understand that life with little people can get hectic, and that the best laid plans can fall apart. If you need to make changes to any appointment please contact us as soon as possible so that we can make a new time in the diary. We ask that you give us a weeks notice to change your shoot or ordering appointment. Changes made after this time may require a deposit of $330 payable at time of rebooking. This deposit will be put towards any artwork purchased at your ordering appointment.
Let's Create Display Art Together

Wall Galleries

A collection of images, artfully arranged, wall galleries are the perfect addition to your home decor. They quickly become centre pieces and make for great eye catching art. This is a perfect way to showcase your family and a guaranteed conversation starter when entertaining.

During the ordering session, I will present ideas on what designs we can create together and then you get narrow down your favourite photos to use in the gallery. Images are printed directly onto museum quality canvas material using high quality archival inks. UV light protection is also applied so that your images will last for years.

Fine Art Prints

Fine Art Prints are not the standard floppy print that you get at Officeworks! Out fine-art images are printed on fine-art paper with a fine grain pebble texture and then professionally mounted on a styrene backing with UV light protection to give the image durability, rigidity, and strength. These are instant art pieces and can stand alone on a simple wall shelf or be professionally framed. They make excellent gifts from your family session to family and friends, especially grandparents. Each collection comes with a certain number of gift prints so that you can make sure that everyone in the family can enjoy the images for years to come.

We offer a selection of the best photographic displays that are available in Australia. From fine-art canvas, to acrylics prints, to traditional fine-art framed prints, every family and home requires something a little different. This is why prior we like to discuss your personal requirements and style prior to the photoshoot. Some people prefer framed images, others love the canvas finish, and some wish to include a family album to keep for future generations as an heirloom.

Portraits Of Melbourne Family Photography Pricing
It’s impossible to say how much you will spend, the only thing we can guarantee is that you’ll fall in love with your portraits and probably want to own them all.
Most people do and will purchase one of our great value collections, which generally include at least one beautiful piece for the wall, ( a gallery wrapped canvas or framed fine-art print) some smaller gift prints and also some digital copies to share with loved ones. We don’t enforce a minimum spend and are happy to set up a direct debit lay-by to make owning your portraits easier.

To break it down a bit for you: the experience itself, including your planning appointment, the shoot and the ordering appointment is only $100 and $190 for a outdoor location shoot.
A la Carte, our prints (8×12″) start at $150 and come down to just $99 based on how many you order. Our archival fine-art wall canvas art pieces start from $350 and go up from there, and our great value print collections start at $1250.

Some families spend $300 and other families spend $3,000 - how much you spend is entirely up to your family.
On average we'd say that most families spend between $1500 – $3000 worth of portraits and this all depends on how much you love your images and how many you would like to decorate the walls of your home. But the first thing we need to do for you is create your images.

We encourage families to visit our studio for your planning appointment in order see and feel all of our products and ask any questions you may have about any part of the process.

At Portraits of Melbourne we pride ourselves on creating the highest quality family photos and delivering the highest quality printed products. Every Portraits of Melbourne portrait is designed to last a lifetime.
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Where is portraits of Melbourne Studio?

234 Langridge street, Abbotsford VIC
studio: 03 9995 8269
mobile: 0432 763 735

234 Langridge street, Abbotsford VIC
studio: 03 9995 8269
mobile: 0432 763 735

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