This week we photographed one of our wonderful makeup artists, Monique Torres from Zalique Makeup. We had been wanting to get Monique in front of the camera for the past 18 months but she was a bit too nervous. We managed to convince her to come in for a few portraits and we had an amazing session with her. Even though she actively avoided being on the other side of the camera, she was a natural. She has a grace and poise which made our job so easy and the results, amazing.
Now Monique knows first hand what a session is like as she is often asked by our clients. She had such a great time that she is planning a trip back with her husband for a romantic couples session.
If you are searching for the right Brisbane photographer to capture your personality and spirit then please get in touch. We would love to have the opportunity to give you amazing photographs that you never thought were possible. Monique may even end up being your makeup artist for your session.
Please call Karen on 0402 230 669 if you would like to discuss your own personally designed photography session.
You can find more information on our women’s photography sessions on this link.
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.