14yr old Kundai came to us this week for photographs for her first model folio. Kundai’s family are originally from Zimbabwe and her heritage has most definitely given her an amazing look. Kundai looks amazing and she did a great job in the session.
We have photographed a lot of young girls for their first model folio and we always ensure that images are kept age appropriate and that the girls are comfortable and feel safe at all times. Parents are welcome to be in the session or they can choose to wait in our air conditioned lounge area.
If you would like information on a model folio session for your son or daughter please contact Karen on 0402 230 669 or you can contact us on this link.
You can find pricing and further information & prices on model folios for under 16yrs on this link.
Here is a selection of fine art children’s photography we captured last weekend for four beautiful young girls from The Ballet School Caboolture. The girls, aged 8 – 13 years were a joy to photograph and a credit to their parents and ballet teacher who came along with them. We love the results of their portrait session and hope that you do too. They each bought in their ballet tutu plus a pretty dress so we were able to devote half of their session to a few ballet poses and the other half to traditional portraiture.
Our child portrait photography sessions are carefully crafted sessions which will give you timeless fine art portraits of your child which you will treasure for generations to come. We believe that your child’s portrait should be printed and therefore our packages all include beautifully finished archival prints, produced with the best quality ink and paper to ensure that your portrait remains beautiful for generations. You will also receive the digital files for each of your printed images.
If you would like information on a child portrait photography session with us for your son or daughter please contact Karen on 0402 230 669 or you can see more information on this link.
You will find more information on a child portrait session on this link.
Jade’s father purchased her a portrait photography session as a Christmas Gift and this week Jade came in and we had a fantastic session with her. She wanted some tasteful portraits that she could show the family plus a few special images just for her. Jade had been wanting to do a portrait photography session for quite a while but had not had the courage to go ahead until her dad purchased her session. We had a lot of fun photographing her and we achieved some awesome results for her which she loves.
Jade will be receiving one of our beautiful 10 image folio boxes with her finished images printed as 8 x 12″ prints and mounted onto 11 x 14″ mounts ready to frame, or they can be kept in the sturdy black folio box.
Portrait Photography – A little bit of history
Portrait photography or portraiture is photography of a person or group of people that displays the expression, personality, and mood of the subject. Like other types of portraiture, the focus of the photograph is usually the person’s face, although the entire body and the background or context may be included.
The relatively low cost of the daguerreotype in the middle of the 19th century and the reduced sitting time for the subject, though still much longer than now, led to a general rise in the popularity of portrait photography over painted portraiture. The style of these early works reflected the technical challenges associated with long exposure times and the painterly aesthetic of the time. Subjects were generally seated against plain backgrounds and lit with the soft light of an overhead window and whatever else could be reflected with mirrors. Advances in photographic equipment and techniques developed, and gave photographers the ability to capture images with shorter exposure times and the making of portraits outside the studio.
Portrait photography today – with Dean & Karen Agar
Modern portrait photography is so very very exciting. We have at our disposal the most amazing equipment, sets, props and styling to make each image individual and dynamic.
Samantha is a personal development, business and wellness coach and wanted a folio of portrait images to use for business purposes. She wanted a fashion edge to her images rather than the usual happy smily portraits that most of the people in her industry use. She wanted to stand out.
This was a fun session as Sam was very easy to photograph as well as being a very confident and positive person. We love the portraits that we managed to capture for her and thank her for giving us permission to use them here.
Many ladies think that they must be naked or in lingerie to shoot with us. That is very far from the truth as you can see by this session with Sam. Her outfits were very simple but very elegant and effective.
During your session you are welcome to combine several styles of photography according to your personal comfort level, including glamour, boudoir, portraiture, vintage and artistic nude. You are also welcome to bring your husband/partner in for a few romantic images together if you wish. Your session includes wonderful relaxing makeover (hair and makeup) so consider planning a night out that evening to take advantage of your fantastic look.
If you would like information on a portrait photography session with us please contact Karen on 0402 230 669 or via this link.
Here is a link to our women portrait gallery.
This was a Vintage photography session for Hilary who loves her bustle skirts, corsets and little hats. Blend the fashion of the 1800’s in with a touch of Steam Punk and you have Hilary. We loved being a part of this session with her, it was so much fun.
Hilary’s good friend Bobbie, made her 2 fantastic skirts and came along for both moral support, and to help strap her into the corsets. We loved catching up with Bobbie again as we had photographed her and her partner a few years ago for a couples session. So, when Hilary told her she wanted to do a photography session in her beautiful outfits, Bobbie said the only place to go was to us, which is what we love to hear. We hope you enjoy the results of this session with the Beautiful Hilary.
If you would like information on a session with us please call Karen on 0402 230 669 or email on this link.
Feven’s friend Josh, purchased her a glamour portrait photography session with us as a gift, and today we had the pleasure of meeting them both and photographing Feven.
Feven is originally from Africa but she has lived most of her life in Australia, and it was a real treat for us to be able to photograph her and chat with the couple throughout the session. She bought in some great jewellery and fabrics as she wanted to show her African heritage along with a few glamour images.
We hope that you enjoy the results of this session with Feven. If you would like information on a session with us please contact Karen on 0402 230 669 or email on this link.
Model folio for Miss Galaxy entrant, Gemma White
This week we had the pleasure of photographing Gemma White for images for her entry into the Miss Galaxy competition. Gemma’s gowns were donated by Goddess by Nature and Begitta Bridal Couture. Her hair and makeup was by Andrea from Glamorous Hair & Make Up. Jewellery was supplied by Redki Wearable Art and Gemma’s sponsor is B and C Plumbing. We wish Gemma the very best of luck in the competition.
If you would like information on a session with us please contact Karen on 0402 230 669 or use this link for our enquiry form.
This session was for a young Opera Singer Petah Chapman. We loved this session, especially since Petah sang through most of it along with the background music. What a beautiful voice.
Petah is 6′ tall and so elegant so we had to add a few “model” type images.
If you would like information on a session please contact Karen on 0402 230669 or by email on this link.
Here is a link to our actors & performers gallery on our headshots and folios site.
This seek Kylie brought her 10 year old daughter Kiara, in for actors head shots & a few model images. Right from the moment Kiara walked in the door we knew she was a bundle of personality and if this little girl does not end up in front of the camera it will be a great loss for the viewing audience.
Kiara was smart, funny, she listened to everything we told her and she knew how to pose. This of course, made our job so much easier and we loved working with her. We would thoroughly recommend her. We hope you enjoy her images.
“Thank you Karen, and thank you to Dean & Carla also – your formidable team. Thank you for welcoming Kiara and I to your home and studio and for producing such stunning and edgy photos – we are so happy with them. We will highly recommend you and your team to everyone and anyone. I just love your photos Dean – ‘you don’t take a photograph, you make it’, thank you for making something special for Kiara. We have already had great feedback from Kiara’s agent and family and friends.
Karen thanks for giving some valuable feedback to Kiara to look at magazines and to keep practicing posing. We know she has a long way to go and it’s a tough industry, but this is what she loves and wants to do and we will continue to support her dream. We hope to return to you in the future to create more special moments.” Kylie.
If you would like pricing and details on a model folio for your child please call Karen on 0402 230669 or email on this link.
Here is a link to our child model folios on our models/actors website.
11yr old Jessica came to us this week for a model folio. Her parents chose us as they wanted to achieve high end model folio images of Jessica to take to the USA whilst they are there next month. They will be arranging to see a few agents while they are in the US on holidays. We wish them all the best.
We photograph a lot of first time models and especially younger models wanting to achieve a high end folio to take to potential agents. The benefit with having your images taken by an independent photographer and not a model agency is that if you choose to leave that agent you still own your images. If the agency takes your images they may retain ownership and if you leave, you will lose them.
We supply you with magazine quality high resolution digital files without logos or watermarks. You own the usage rights to your images and you can take them to any agent you wish as well as upload them onto third party hosting sites. We will also display your images on our website and Facebook page for added exposure.
If you would like details on a model folio for your son or daughter you will find information on this link or you can contact Karen on 0402 230669 or by email on this link.
This week we photographed 16yr old Brisbane girl Jorja Feast, for her model folio. Jorja was nervous of course, but she was a quick learner and I could see her trying so hard to remember what she was told with posing etc. Given that a first ever shoot is very daunting and with so much to remember, it was great to see that she was so focused and she was remembering what we were telling her. It is always so great for Dean and I to see when a young girl arrives to us with absolutely no idea, and leaves with enthusiasm and a new goal in life.
Because we take out time in the sessions, especially with the younger models, the girls have the time to absorb what we are teaching and they go away with so much information and new skills, which they are then keen to put into practice again.
If you would like further information about a model folio session please contact Karen on 0402 230669 or email on this link.